SOFTBALL Program Info

BGSL Spring Season 2017

The BGSL 2017 Spring Season runs about 12 weeks (April - June). During the course of the season, teams will practice and compete with teams consisting of other BGSL teams as well as surrounding township teams of their peers.

The girls will also compete in various tournaments during and after the regular season as well as participate in playoff games, depending on the division.

See below for specific division information.

18U

The Division (18U) is a player pitch division for girls ages 16 to 18.  15U players that may want to play 18U GSA need to attend a tryout with the BGSL coaches first.

The 18U Division is even more advanced than the 15U Division. At this level the players continue to play with the full-sized 12" softball and pitch from a distance of 43’ from the plate. Fundamentals are reinforced, and more advanced styles of play are taught.  Players in 18U tend to have 5+ more years travel softball experience.

The 2017 girls compete in the South Jersey Girls Softball Association (GSA) against the following towns: Washington Twp., Gloucester Twp., Deptford, and Somerdale as well as a few other towns.

The regular season is twelve (12) games and will be followed by a championship playoff tournament.

 

  • Age Group:     16 - 18
  • Field:                Travel team (Home games at  BGSL)
  • Games:            Weekday nights
  • Pitching:         Player pitch
  • Stealing:         Yes
  • Required Equipment:     Glove, bat, batting helmet
  • Optional Equipment:      Cleats, batting gloves, fielding                                                       face mask, equipment bag

15U

The Majors Division (15U) is a player pitch division for girls ages 12 to 15.

The 15U Division is even more advanced then the 12U Division. At this level the players continue to play with the full-sized 12" softball and pitch from a greater distance of 43’ from the plate. Fundamentals are reinforced, and more advanced styles of play are taught.

The 2017 girls compete in the South Jersey Girls Softball Association (GSA) against the following towns: Washington Twp., Gloucester Twp., Deptford, and Somerdale.

The current team of players are the defending 15U Junior National Champions. The regular season is twelve (12) games and will be followed by a championship playoff tournament.

  • Age Group:     12 - 15
  • Field:                Travel team (Home games at  BGSL)
  • Games:            Weekday nights
  • Pitching:         Player pitch
  • Stealing:         Yes
  • Required Equipment:     Glove, bat, batting helmet
  • Optional Equipment:      Cleats, batting gloves, fielding                                                       face mask, equipment bag

12U

The Minors Division (12U) is a player pitch division for girls ages 11 & 12.

The 12 U Division continues to advance the complexity of play, introducing rules such as the dropped third strike and the infield fly rule. At this level the players play with the full-sized 12" softball, and pitch from a greater distance from the plate. Fundamentals are reinforced, and more advanced styles of play are taught.

The 2017 12U girls will compete in the South Jersey Girls Softball Association (GSA) against the following towns: Brooklawn, Haddon Township, Gloucester City and Elk Township.

The regular season is twelve (12) games and will be followed by a championship playoff tournament.

  • Age Group:     11 & 12
  • Field:                Travel team (Home games at  BGSL)
  • Games:            Weekday nights
  • Pitching:         Player pitch
  • Stealing:         Yes
  • Required Equipment:     Glove, bat, batting helmet
  • Optional Equipment:      Cleats, batting gloves, fielding                                                       face mask, equipment bag

10U

The Minors Division (10U) is a player pitch division for girls ages 9 & 10.

The 10U Division is the first division where the players begin to pitch and the coaches manage the team from the dugout.  At this level players are also introduced to walks, strikeouts, and base stealing (2nd and 3rd base only).

The 2017 10U teams are traveling teams and compete in the United Girls Softball League (UGSL) against the following towns: Barrington, Haddon Heights, Glendora and Bellmawr.  The regular season is twelve (12) games and will be followed by a championship playoff tournament.

There will also be a mid-season UGSL Tournament hosted for the second consecutive year by the Barrington Girls Softball League.

  • Age Group:     9 & 10
  • Field:                Travel team (Home games at  BGSL)
  • Games:            Weekday nights
  • Pitching:         Player pitch
  • Stealing:         Yes (2nd and 3rd base only)
  • Required Equipment:     Glove, bat, batting helmet
  • Optional Equipment:      Cleats, batting gloves, fielding                                                       face mask, equipment bag

Ponytails

The Ponytail Division (8U) is a machine pitch division for girls ages 7 to 9.

Players continue to learn the fundamentals of the game and will continue to work on developing their softball skills.  There is no base stealing at this level but there is usually plenty of offense.  There are usually one or two coaches on the field to guide the players during the game.

The Ponytail girls will compete in a ten (10) game regular season with other age equivalent teams from Barrington, Haddon Heights and Audubon. There will also be a mid-season and an end-of-season tournament with the same teams.

At the end of the regular season a tournament team will be formed pulling girls from each of the three Barrington Ponytail teams.  This tournament team will represent Barrington 8U all-stars in the Gloucester City Tournament in July.

  • Age Group:     7 - 9
  • Field:                Ponytails field & Majors/Minors field (when available)
  • Games:            Weekday nights & Saturday mornings
  • Pitching:         Machine pitch
  • Stealing:         No
  • Required Equipment:     Glove, bat, batting helmet
  • Optional Equipment:      Cleats, batting gloves, fielding                                                       face mask, equipment bag

Clinic

The Clinic Division (6U) is an instructional division for girls ages 4 to 6 who are just beginning to play softball.

The essentials of the game are taught, focusing on the fundamentals of throwing, catching, hitting and running.  The basic concepts of how the game is played and the proper positioning of the players on the field is also taught to the girls.

Hitting is done from a tee to begin and as the players progress they will learn to hit pitches thrown by a coach.  Games and practices are played with an emphasis on learning and development of skills to prepare players for the Ponytail Division (8U).  Games are not scored, though outs are recorded to reward good defensive play.

Simply put, the Clinic Division provides an excellent opportunity to teach the basics and a love for the game of softball.

  • Age Group:     4 - 6
  • Field:                Clinic field
  • Games:            Saturday mornings
  • Pitching:         Tee-ball and coach pitch
  • Stealing:         No
  • Required Equipment:     Glove, bat, batting helmet
  • Optional Equipment:      Cleats, batting gloves, fielding                                                       face mask, equipment bag