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Welcome to Girls Softball

East Meadow Girls Softball is for players from 5 to 18 years of age. The cutoff date for age level is December 31st.  Player's age as of December 31st determines in which division they are to play. For the 2014 Spring Intramural Season for example, a player born on December 17, 2004 would be 9 and play in our Minors division, whereas a player born on January 1, 2005 would be 8 and play in the Farms division. One of the key concepts we stress in Girls Softball is “Sportsmanship”, we try and instill in our players, managers, and coaches that sportsmanship is more important than winning. Please see the 2014 Little League Age Chart - Softball Division for clarification on where your child will be classified as “League Age”.

 

Girls Softball consists of East Meadow intramural seasons, described below, and travel programs starting at 8u (ages 7 & 8 years old) and going through 18u (ages 15-18).

Players ages 3 and 4 years old are welcome to participate in our kickball program run by our Mini League.

 

Season:

The season typically starts in late March and runs through June.

2014 Schedule

 

Games:

Games played during the week may start at between 5 and 6PM.

Games played on weekends will have scheduled start times ranging from 8:00AM to 6PM.

Players should arrive 30-45 minutes prior to game time.

Game length is typically 1 and 1/2 hours and can go no longer than 2 hours, and consist of 6 innings (7 innings for Majors, Juniors and Seniors).

 

Practice:

Will be determined by the Manager.

 

Uniforms:

EMBSA provides a shirt, pants, socks and visor.

 

Playing Equipment:

Parents must provide glove, bat, rubber cleats, and a batting helmet with a face mask and chin strap (each team bag will contain a batting helmet for players without their own). We also recommend that parents consider purchasing heart guards and face masks for all players in all age groups above Ponytails (especially Minors and above).

Catchers gear will be supplied by EMBSA.

 

Coaching:

Team coaching staffs consist of a volunteer manager, two to three volunteer coaches, and a volunteer team parent.

Anyone expressing interest in managing or coaching should contact the Player Agents. You must complete the volunteer form.

 

Division comparisons:

 

Division

Player Agent

Ages

Cost

# players

Draft

# games

Playoffs

# innings

Ponytails

Lisa Imperiale

Gregg Thebner

5-6

$85

~10

no

~12

no

6

Farms

John Duhs

7-8

$110

~12

no

~12

no

6

Minors

Linda Bent-Koerick

9-10

$120

~12

yes

~12

yes

6

Majors

Carl Wrynn

11-12

$120

~12

yes

~12

yes

6

Juniors

Mike Halkitis

13-14

$140

~14

yes

~12

yes

7

Seniors

Michael Inger

15-18

$140

~14

yes

~12

yes

7

Supplemental Rules:

2014 Supplemental Rules

Ponytails Division:

Our Ponytail division is for players 5 and 6 years old. Players are introduced to the game of softball utilizing 11” Softie or Training balls and bat off of a tee. Fundamentals are stressed at this age level, teaching them to “throw like a girl”, catch as well as hitting. At some point during the season, coaches usually transition the players from using the tee to “coach pitching”. All players bat every inning, outs are not recorded and score is not kept.

Division   Sponsor Color Manager
Ponytails SB-1 Figarelly's Deli & Catering Yellow Tim Lederer
SB-2 Century 21 American Homes Pink Kevin Fitzgerald
SB-3 Dick's Sporting Goods Royal Tom Columbia
SB-4 Executive Auto Collision Scarlet Kathy Twible
SB-6 Tom Cruise Planners Travel.com Purple Michael Welsh

 


Farms Division:
 

Our Farms division is for players 7 and 8 years old. Building on the fundamentals taught in the Ponytail division, play is advanced by introducing a pitching machine utilizing 11” Dimple balls, the machine is electric powered and is approximately 35 feet from home plate and the balls are pitched at approximately 35 mph. Each batter gets five pitches in an attempt to either reach a base or record an out. Each player does not bat every inning as inning end with either three outs or five runs scored. Score is kept for these games but standings are not recorded, and therefor playoffs are not held. Players in this division are eligible to try out for the 8u Travel Team.

Division   Sponsor Color Manager
Farms SB-7 Empress Diner Scarlet Linda Bent-Koerick
SB-8 Beverage Barn Carolina Blue Tracy Catalano
SB-9 A Taste of Home Royal Matt Francis
SB-10 The Principe Insurance Agency Pink Anthony Mogilski

 

Minors Division:

Our Minors division is for players 9 and 10 years old. Building on the fundamentals of the Ponytail and Farms divisions, play is advanced by introducing players to live or “player pitched” softball. The pitching rubber is located at 35 feet from the home plate. At this age level, players are introduced to walks, strike outs, and stealing of bases (as the pitch crosses the plate). Innings consist of either three outs or four runs scored, with the exception of the sixth inning. Score is kept for these games and standings are recorded, playoffs are held in this division. Players in this division are eligible to try out for the 10u Williamsport Travel Team.

Division   Sponsor Color Manager
Minors SB-11 Bagelicious Royal Billy Belfield
SB-12 Apollo Diner Scarlet Orlando Hernandez
SB-13 Melody Cleaners Carolina Blue James Hollywood

Schedule / Standings (Managers must login to submit scores)

Majors Division:

Our Majors division is for players 11 and 12 years old. This age group the players are playing “real softball” with the introduction of the “Dropped Third Strike” and “Infield Fly” rules, also stealing at this level is “on release”. The pitching rubber is located at 40 feet from the home plate. Innings consist of either three outs or five runs scored, with the exception of the sixth inning. Score is kept for these games and standings are recorded, playoffs are held in this division. Players in this division are eligible to try out for the 11u or 12u Williamsport Travel Teams.

Division   Sponsor Color Manager
Majors SB-21 Steverino's Pizza Scarlet John Duhs
SB-22 Kate Murray for Supervisor Royal Jimmy Saladino
SB-23 New York Community Bank Carolina Blue Eric Huber

Schedule / Standings (Managers must login to submit scores)

Juniors Division:

Our Junior division is for players 13 and 14 years old. The pitching rubber is moved from at 40 feet to 43 feet from the home plate. Innings consist of three outs. Score is kept for these games and standings are recorded, playoffs are held in this division. Players in this division are eligible to try out for the 14u Travel Team.

Schedule / Standings (Managers must login to submit scores)

Seniors Division:

Our Senior division is for players 15 through 18 years old. The pitching rubber is located at 43 feet from the home plate. Innings consist of three outs. Score is kept for these games and standings are recorded, playoffs are held in this division. Players in this division are eligible to try out for the 18u Travel Team.

 

If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.

Michael Inger, President
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Mike Halkitis, Vice President
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Linda Bent-Koerick, Secretary
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John Duhs
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Orlando Hernandez
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Lisa Imperiale
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Gregg Thebner
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Carl Wrynn
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