The 8U Softball division is designed for girls ages six through eight. League age is determined by how old the player will be on December 31, 2016. Among teammates of their own age and experience level, players begin building and refining their fundamental softball skills while they begin to understand game strategy. 8U softball is played under the official Babe Ruth Softball rules, but implements some special rules as necessary for the development and welfare of this young age group. The game is played on a 60-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 35 feet. A pitching machine will be used or coaches will pitch and special base running rules are in effect.
**Registration Fee for 8U Softball is $95
The last day to register & be guaranteed a spot is February 26th. After that a $50 late fee applies plus there is no guarantee your child will have a spot on a team, they may be wait-listed. This is because we have to plan for the number of teams, get managers, order uniforms, etc. However, we will do whatever we can to get all the kids in the league that we can.
PROSPECTIVE MANAGERS AND COACHES
There are new Babe Ruth League certification requirements for prospective managers and coaches. Please complete the manager/coach application on the registration link and visit www.ripkencoaching.org to learn more about the coaching education requirements.
QUESTIONS / COMMENTS
Eric Klinger, Softball Commissioner at firstname.lastname@example.org