Wed
Aug
10
06:30 PM
Brookside Minor Mite
Harman Minor Mite
4
10
Wed
Aug
10
06:30 PM
Harman Squirt
Courtice Squirt
20
3
Thu
Aug
11
06:30 PM
Harman Mite
Bathe Mite
14
7
Thu
Aug
11
06:30 PM
Courtice Mite
MacKenzie Mite
8
7
Thu
Aug
11
06:30 PM
Harman Peewee
Brookside Peewee
12
9
Thu
Aug
11
06:30 PM
Courtice Peewee
MacKenzie Peewee
18
16
Tue
Aug
16
06:30 PM
Bathe Mite
Courtice Mite
3
9
Tue
Aug
16
06:30 PM
MacKenzie Mite
Harman Mite
20
7
Tue
Aug
16
06:30 PM
Brookside Peewee
Courtice Peewee
11
10
Tue
Aug
16
06:30 PM
MacKenzie Peewee
Harman Peewee
12
8

Equipment


Equipment needed to play

Parents must provide

1.  Glove

2.  Batting helmet with cage

3.  Running shoes

Optional:

1. Softball Cleats

2. Jock/Jill are strongly recommended especially for those who wish to catch

3.  Bats are provided but players may wish to bring their own and they should be softball approved.

Acceptable Bat Certification stamps

 One of the below stamps has to be on the bat

 

BAT SELECTION

It is essential that each player selects a bat that fits their unique body configuration and skill level. The player must be able to cover the entire strike zone with the bat (length) but must be able to control the bat (weight) to produce an efficient swing. Generally speaking, the lighter the bat, the faster it can be swung and the shorter the bat, the easier it is to control. Many mechanical issues seen in children’s swings are due to using a bat that is either too heavy or too long for that player.

Bat speed will dictate how far the ball is hit and how hard. Bat speed is the result of a player’s power and technique. Therefore, it is important that a player can swing their bat through the strike zone at maximum speed to produce a hard hit.

The bat's weight (usually measured in ounces) is balanced to its length (usually measured in inches). Many bats have a weight-to-length ratio or drop weight, displayed as minus 4 (-4), minus 6 (-6), etc. This simply means a 33-inch bat with a -10 ratio or drop weight weighs 23 ounces. For girls in the U14 and younger age categories, bats are typically -11 to -13 and for U16 girls, bats are -10 to -11. 

Fast Pitch Softball Bat (2 ¼" Barrel) Sizing by Age Chart

The following chart is meant to be a general guideline to follow when sizing a player for a softball bat. Experiment within the range indicated to find the ideal length and weight for each player.

 

AGE

under 7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14 and over

Length (inches)

24" - 26" 26" - 29" 28" - 31" 29" - 33" 31" - 34"
Drop Weight (-13.5) - (-10) (-13.5) - (-10) (-13) - (-8) (-12) - (-8)

(-10)-(-8) 

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