ZLL’s recreation softball program provides a fun and competitive atmosphere for girls to learn softball skills and advance their level of play. It consists of three divisions: a coach-pitch program for ages 6, 7, and 8; and a player-pitch program for ages 9 through 12. Each level operates under separate rules and objectives.
The table below is a brief summary of the 3 different recreation softball programs offered, primarily based on age. If you have questions about these programs, please contact Steve Strecker, VP of Softball.
|Rookie softball||6 through 8||Introductory recreational softball program with coach pitch.||Instructional and recreational softball. Winning and losing is de-emphasized in favor of developing skills, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.|
|Minors softball||9 and 10 year olds with limited opportunities for advanced 8 year olds.||First level of player pitch softball.||Instructional and recreational softball. Increased emphasis on developing skills and understanding of softball strategy and situations. Increased level of competition without overly emphasizing winning and losing.|
|Majors softball||11 and 12 year olds, with limited opportunities for advanced 10 year olds||Highest level of player pitch softball||Instructional and recreational softball. Strong emphasis on developing skills and understanding of softball strategy and situations. Higher level of competition without overly emphasizing winning and losing.|