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Green Run Little League

Juniors Softball

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY

League age 13 and 14 years old.

SEASON

The season typically starts in early April and runs through mid June.

GAMES

Each team will be scheduled to play 15-16 games during the season. Usually two games per week, with Junior games Monday thru Saturday. Games played during the week generally start at 7:45 PM, occasionally at 5:45 PM Games played on Saturday will be scheduled at times ranging from 8:00 AM to 7:45 PM. Game length is typically 1½ hours and can go no longer than two hours. Majors are scheduled for six innings.

PRACTICE

Practice occurs once or twice per week during the season. Practice schedules vary from team to team based on the requirements of the manager.

UNIFORMS

GRLL provides a jersey and headband. Parents provide socks, softball pants, belt and rubber softball cleats or sneakers.

PLAYING EQUIPMENT

Players provide a glove, and are encouraged to have their own bat.

TEAM

Teams usually consist of 12-15 players, a volunteer manager, two volunteer coaches, field preparation coordinator, and a volunteer team parent. Other parents are encouraged to help at practices.

Teams are selected via a draft in early March after a player skills assessment clinic is conducted in February. 

PHILOSOPHY

To have fun learning the basic fundamentals and game strategy of softball.

VOLUNTEER WORK/FUND RAISING

GRLL is an all volunteer organization. We need everyone's help! Parents are expected to serve one shift of concession stand duty during the season.

MAJOR LEAGUE SOFTBALL - FAQ'S

Q: Do you keep score and are there umpires?
A: Yes. Every manager maintains a scorebook. League standings are kept to determine a regular season winner and to determine playoff games. There is a home plate umpire and a manager from the previous game to umpire the bases.

Q: What size field do they play on?
A: All games are played on a regulation Little League Softball field with a dirt infield and grass outfield. Bases are 60' apart and the pitchers' circle is 40' from home plate. Majors use a 12” ball.

Q: Can I have my child play on a team with their friends?
A: It is NOT guaranteed at the major level. You may make such a request, but in these age groups, player's skills are evaluated in a skills assessment clinic. Then a draft is held. Managers may give some consideration to these requests at the draft.

Q: Can I Manage or coach a team?
A: Yes, if positions are available. Prospective managers must complete an online application in October. If you would to serve a coach please note that on your child's spring registration form. All managers and coaches must be approved by the Green Run Little League Board of Directors.

Q: How much will my child get to play?
A: To be fair to all players, our rules require that each child play in at least half of each game and start at least half of the games.

Q: What are the volunteer requirements?
A: GRLL is an all volunteer organization so there are many ways to volunteer. Help is always needed with registration, team parenting, assisting with picture and opening day activities, helping with post-season tournaments, and working in the concession stand to name just a few of the many ways to help support GRLL. 

Q: Why a draft? Sounds pretty serious.
A: A draft is the best way to evenly spread the various skill level of players throughout the league. GRLL holds a player skills assessment clinic. Each child is required to swing a bat and run to first base, throw the ball, field a ground ball and catch a fly ball. The player's skills are assessed and the manager then decides what child he would like to draft in the various rounds of the draft.

Q: I have two daughters and I'd rather not be driving them back and forth to practices and games every night. Can they be on the same team?
A: Yes! As long as they are both in the Juniors age group. We cannot cross-over between two leagues. Their league-age will determine that. Please indicate your request on the registration form.

Q: My daughter is 13 but has never played before. I'm worried that the Juniors/Seniors may be a bit too advanced for her. Can she play in the Majors?
A: No. National Little League does not allow us to cross-over between the Majors and the Juniors/Seniors. But it is never too late to get started playing, and our managers and coaches welcome the opportunity to work with your daughter. If she works at it, we're sure she'll have a great time!

Q: My daughter already plays school ball. Why should she play at GRLL?
A: Quite simply, the more they play, the better they will get, and the more fun they will have on the softball field. At Green Run, we start a month earlier than school ball, giving the girls more practice time. GRLL also affords the opportunity to try different positions, play with their friends and make new friends. Finally, GRLL schedules attempt to accommodate other activities the girls may be involved in, and of course, school work!

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Virginia Beach, Virginia 23453
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