Fastpitch Softball Program
Salmon Creek Little League (SCLL) operates several age/skill appropriate levels of recreational fastpitch softball. The program is open to girls only.
We offer softball programs at the tee ball, minors, majors and juniors levels. Evaluations are held each year for all drafted levels of play to help determine each players overall skill and aptitude, and to ensure each player is properly placed at the correct level.
Our programs are designed to teach players (and parents) the fundamentals of the game while offering a fun, team-oriented environment to develop good sportsmanship, leadership skills, accountability and physical fitness.
No longer just a spring-time activity, Salmon Creek Little League offers programs through the spring, summer, fall and winter (indoor clinics & camps as available).
Requirements And Overview
Players must live within, or attend school within the approved SCLL Boundary to be eligible to play on a SCLL team.
The program is open to girls only.
Players must be between league age 6 and 16.
Each year, Salmon Creek Little League holds evaluations for all drafted level players. Evaluations help to determine a players overall skill and aptitude, while helping to identify strengths and weaknesses for managers and coaches. Evaluations are usually held each February. Evaluation results are confidential, and are not posted or published publicly.
The regular season typically runs from approximately mid-March to mid-June each year. Players and families will be contacted by the league and/or their respective team Manager regarding practice schedules, game schedules, etc.
- T-Ball typically has 2 events per week. Practice begins in March with one game per week on Saturdays starting in late March. A mid-week game will be added starting in May.
- PeeWee levels begin practices in March. Players and families can expect two events per week at the PeeWee level, and 10 to 12 games will be played during the season.
- Minors level begin practices in late March. Players and families can expect up to three events per week, and up to 12 games in the regular season.
- Drafted Levels (Majors, Juniors) typically begin practices in early March. Players and families can expect up to five events per week, with 14 or more games in the regular season.
Games begin around the third week of March (depending on level) and run through early June.
Major and Junior levels typically play in a District 6 tournament mid-season. At the end of the regular season, Majors and Juniors team players are eligible to try out for All-Stars.
Levels Of Play
Salmon Creek Little League offers the following levels of play for softball:
League age may be different than the player's actual age.
The Age Determination Date for a Little League Baseball player is the actual age of a child as of August 31 of the current year. These respective dates identify the “league age” as it relates to a player’s eligibility to participate in any of Little League’s divisions of play.
Players are placed on age and skill appropriate teams. All players must be League Age 4 to 16 years to participate.
T-Ball Division (Ages 5-6)
The Salmon Creek Little League T-Ball program is specifically designed for boys and girls, age 5 to 6, and provides a foundation and introduction to baseball and softball. Over the course of the season coaches and players will engage in a series of lessons and activities to teach the fundamentals of the game including catching, throwing, batting (from a stationary tee), and physical fitness. Parents and players can submit requests to play on teams with friends, neighbors, or based on school attendance.
PeeWee (Ages 7-8)
Coach Pitch - Continuing introduction of initial concepts of softball with emphasis on throwing, catching, hitting and sportsmanship. Scores or statistics are not kept at this level. Teams are predominantly formed based on school affiliation and/or friend requests. We do our best to make sure that kids play with their friends or school mates. If your child attends a private school please be sure to indicate what Salmon Creek area school they would attend, based on their neighborhood.
Minors Division (Ages 9-10)
Player Pitch - Evaluations Attendance Required - Continue building upon basic concepts, develop pitching skills and increasing fielding and hitting techniques. Emphasis on pitching, throwing, catching, hitting and sportsmanship. Scores are kept at this level. Teams are formed at this level using a draft based on the Skills Evaluations scores. Friend and Coach requests are not considered for the Triple A division. Evaluations are used to determine placement, and the league will adjust registrations, as needed, depending on which level the player is assigned.
Majors Division (Ages 11-12)
Competitive - Evaluations Attendance Required - Emphasis on advanced concepts of softball, improving the players fielding, hitting and pitching. Majors softball uses a 12-inch ball, and a pitching distance of 40-feet. Teams are formed through a draft. School and friend requests are not considered. Main goal in team formation at this level is parity amongst the teams within this division. 10 year olds who wish to be considered for Majors softball must attend evaluations and, should they be assigned to the Majors level, receive approval from the Salmon Creek Little League Board of Directors.
Juniors Division (Ages 12-14)
Softball through Little League Juniors Program for league age 12 through 14 year olds. Juniors softball uses a 12-inch ball, 60-foot base paths, and pitching distance of 43-feet. Games are played against teams from other leagues, within District 6. Eligible players are encouraged to try our for All-Stars.
The Juniors-level World Series is held locally each year in Kirkland, WA.
Seniors Division (Ages 15-16)
Softball through Little League Seniors Program for league age 15 and 16 year olds. Seniors softball uses a 12-inch ball, 60-foot base paths, and pitching distance of 43-feet. Games are played against teams from other leagues, within District 6. Eligible players are encouraged to try our for All-Stars.