Hey K-3 families - the softball rosters are set, the schedules are set, the uniforms have been ordered and the clinics are organized - we are ready to go!! We can't wait to see you all at the K-3 clinics starting the week of 4/20 and at your "season openers" on Saturday 4/25 and Sunday 4/26!!
Welcome to the 2015 Spring Softball season! It's been a long, cold winter and we are all ready for some fun, so let's hope the weather breaks and it will be a warm, enjoyable Spring for us all!
The K-3 Practice Clinics will begin after Spring Break. Sara Holland of Kids Sports Zone will be leading our young gals through their practices each week. Sara holds a M.ED., with emphasis in motor learning and a B.A. with an emphasis on child development. She has been teaching/working with children for over 15 years.
These K-3 clinics will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5:00-6:00 at the Town Hall fields. Sara will take the girls through hitting, catching (grounders/pop ups) and throwing. These clinics are open to all girls between kindergarten and 3rd grade. All girls should bring their gloves and helmets to these practice clinics. If they have a bat, great - but make sure that everything is clearly labeled. Girls should wear cleats if they have them.
The games for the K-3 girls will begin on Saturday the 25th. We "welcome" Weston to our league this year and look forward to playing with their girls throughout the season at all levels!
The K/1 Instructional league will generally play at 9:00 am, the A2 second graders will either play at 9:00 am or 10:30 and the AA3 third graders will play at 10:30 am, 11:30 am or noon (in the case of double headers or field conflicts).
Girls in 2nd and 3rd grade should have face masks. We will require those at 1st/3rd and pitcher. Girls should also "cage" their helmets - ASF can do this for you. We encourage you to buy your "gear" at ASF since they are such a huge supporter of Westport Softball throughout the year!!
The K-3 schedules are listed on the website. Please select "team" and highlight your team. Click on the "schedule" tab for the full season highlights. If you have not heard from your coach yet, please email me at
We look forward to seeing you all throughout the season and we wish you a very successful and FUN Spring!
See you on the field!
Terri Dusch, K-3 Softball Commissioner
Craig Connors & Eric Emmert, K/1 Co-Commissioners
Pitching Clinics for grades 2-8: Registration is Open
Registration is now open for pitching clinics with Sara Holland on Sunday, May 3rd. There are 2 sessions - the 4:00 session is for girls in 2/3 grade and the 5:00 session is for girls in 4-8 grade.
Welcome to the 2015 Spring season of Westport Softball!
Our Mission is to give every girl a great experience and to provide them with the skills they need to succeed at our great sport.
To register, please click HERE. For age/grade details, please see below.
Juniors - Grades 8/9
"Juniors" League players must be in grade 8 or 9 during the 2014-2015 school year, and be born on or before 12/31/09.
Juniors (8-9th) is a competitive league with Fairfield, Black Rock, Trumbull, Stratford and maybe more. Pitching is from 43'. Games may be scheduled anytime during the week. Practices will begin as soon as the weather allows perhaps as soon as March 28th (Games begin in early April). High School freshman players may join the league in late May when the HS releases them. There is a weekly practice at a time chosen by the coaches. Please list conflict days as prompted in the registration process so coaches can try to schedule practices around them but there are usually only 1-2 teams so flexibility is limited. If you sign up to play, the team will be counting on you to be there most of the time.
The season concludes with a tournament.
The rules are similar to High School.
Majors - Grades 6/7
"Majors" League players must be in grade 6 or 7 during the 2014-2015 school year, and be born on or before 12/31/09.
Majors (6-7th) is a competitive league in town that may includes some play with surrounding towns. Pitching is from 40' and the girls are getting good at it. Games are on Saturday mornings (9am) or under the lights in the evening, and once during the week usually Tuesday, Thursday or Friday. Practice and pre-season games will take place starting March 28th and the official schedule starts right after the break. There is a weekly practice at a time chosen by the coaches. Please list conflict days as prompted in the registration process so you won't be assigned to a team with whom you can't practice (within limits). Friend requests are secondary to competitive balance. If you sign up to play, the team will be counting on you to be there most of the time.
Runners lead on the pitch and stealing now includes home.
The catcher becomes vital and outfielders see the ball a lot.
The season concludes with a playoff tournament.
AAA - Grades 4/5
AAA League players must be in grade 4 or grade 5 during the 2014-2015 school year, and be born on or before 12/31/09.
"AAA" League (4-5th) will play once during the week on Monday or Wednesday at 5:30PM and Saturday morning at 11:30 (games have a 2 hour time limit). Practice and pre-season games will take place starting March 28th (weather permitting) and the official schedule starts right after the break. There is a weekly practice at a time chosen by the coaches. Please list conflict days as prompted in the registration process so you won't be assigned to a team with whom you can't practice (within limits). Friend requests are considered but the teams are drafted by coaches to create a competitive balance throughout the league. This league begins the girls' experience with the real game. If you sign up to play, the team will be counting on you to be there most of the time.
The girls pitch from 35'. For the first part of the season, after 2 walks a coach will come in to pitch on a 3 ball count. At the conclusion of the at-bat the pitcher returns. Coaches can't walk batters. Later in the season the girls will pitch themselves.
Walks, strikeouts, limited stealing, bunting and running the bases are part of the game.
Rules exist to be sure all girls have similar opportunities to play.
Scores and Standings are kept, and there are playoffs for all teams with the chance to win a championship.
The league plays in town.
AA3 - Grade 3
AA3 League players must be in grade 3 during the 2014-2015 school year, and be born on or before 12/31/09.
"AA3" League (3rd grade) will play on Saturday morning at 10:30 or 11:30 (games have a 1.5 hour time limit). Practice and pre-season clinics will take place starting April 1 and the official schedule starts right after the break. Weekly professionally coached clinics will take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays (Team practices may be offered in addition or instead of the clinic at some point in the season. Time will be determined by the coach). Please list your conflict times where prompted in the registration process. This league begins the girls' experience with the real game. The girls pitch and catch with coach backup. Players begin to learn stealing, one base on overthrows and no stealing home. If you sign up to play, the team will be counting on you to be there most of the time.
A2 - Grade 2
A2 League players must be in grade 2 during the 2014-2015 school year, and be born on or before 12/31/09.
"A2" League (2nd) will play Saturday morning at 9 or 10:30 (games have a 1.5 hour time limit) from right after the spring break to the end of school. They will also have professionally coached clinics every Tuesday or Thursday. If you have a conflict on one day you'll be able to go on the other. General rules of play: Outs are recorded and 3 outs ends an inning. Coaches pitch to begin the seasons and the girls can learn to pitch throughout the season; there can only be 1 walk - and that is when the girls are pitching. One base on hit or the possibility of two if it goes to the outfield untouched. Scores are not kept.
Instructional League players must be in kindergarten or grade 1 during the 2014-2015 school year, and be born on or before 12/31/09.
K/1 Instructional league will play on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. Games have a 1 hour time limit. Games and practices/clinics begin after Spring Break to the end of school. They will also have professionally coaches clinics every Tuesday and Thursday. Coaches pitch and catch. T's can be used while learning to hit, but girls will progress to being pitched at. All girls bat and all girls play the field. The Instructional league is to learn the basics of hitting, throwing and catching. The game will run for at least 1 hour with all girls hitting every time at bat, then the side switches. Outs do not count but are praised when made!