U9 Softball Information and Rules


U9 Softball *NEW THIS YEAR*

OVERVIEW

  • This is a developmental age group of children who are 9 or under before December 31.
  • Rules in development will be posted asap.

SCHEDULE & PLAYING SEASON

The softball season begins in very late April, weather permitting. Teams play two games per week, on Monday & Wednesday and usually practice an additional one day per week, at the coach’s discretion. Games do get rained out, and coaches try to schedule make-up games, typically on a weekend.  So, some weeks you may play three games, or on unusual nights.  Games begin at 7:00 p.m., but coaches want players to arrive 30-60 minutes early for a pre-game warm-up. Typically, U10 games are finished by around 8:45 p.m.  Macdonald plays in the Winnipeg South West Youth Softball Association League.  The league will finish play before the end of June with the team’s option to participate in various weekend tournaments and provincials, with the registration fees to be paid by the team. 

 

TEAM FORMATION

All of the communities in Macdonald combine to form B-League teams based on the town of residence, and with the goal of forming teams of about equal ability level. 

We try to keep players on teams based out of their home town as much as possible.  However, most years, a few players are placed on teams hosted in other communities.

 

Equipment You Need to Provide

  • ball glove
  • batting helmet with working chin strap and cage
  • official softball bat* (optional)
  • water bottle labelled with the player’s name
  • blue ball pants are preferred but not required; sweatpants or shorts work just fine.

*If you are purchasing a bat, length and weight vary depending on size and strength of the player.   Kahunaverse (formerly Home Run Sports), offers 10% off the regular price of bats to players from Macdonald Minor Ball.  The staff will help guide you in the direction of best bat size for your child.

 

 

 

 

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