12U Softball Description:Players ages 11 & 12. Continued play into the complete game, with no restrictions on base stealing in the Spring and Fall. Strict pitching restrictions based on innings are used and enforced. 9 players are used on the field. There is a mandatory two inning defensive play rule. In addition – for softball – each team member must play an infield position at least one inning of each game (defined as P, Catcher, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B). All players are in the batting lineup. Maximum of four coaches in softball are allowed in the dugout at any time. Each coach is background checked and approved by the Softball Committee.
Frequently asked 12U Softball Questions
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- Baseball bats are not allowed. All softball bats used must be ASA approved with the barrel of the bat not to exceed 2 1⁄4”.
- Only rubber soled shoes are to be worn by participants. Metal cleated shoes will
not be allowed.
- Helmet with attached face mask is required.
- All players fielding the defensive position of pitcher shall be required to wear an
NOCSAE certified protective face mask and chest gear during active play which will be provided by the league. Failure to wear the face mask and/or chest gear will result in immediate removal of the player from that position.
The Home & Visiting Team shall be responsible for pre-game field preparation and post-game cleanup, which shall include assuring that post-game field maintenance is performed, trash is picked up, and the field lights are turned off before leaving the complex.
In the Fall, most regular season games are played on Saturdays, with an occasional Sunday afternoon game. In the Spring, each team will have one or two weekday games, and one weekend game (usually on Saturday). Games are played at Oak Hill, but because of the limited number of teams in softball, games are scheduled with other leagues in the Austin area (from San Marcos to Georgetown) and are played at the other leagues’ fields too. Weekend travel to other leagues is anticipated and should be expected. We will do our best to minimize travel and create a balanced schedule. In addition, some double header games may be played.
Round Robin and/or tournament weekends during the season are also possible where teams may play multiple games or on Saturday and Sunday during those weekends. The regular season will conclude with a weeklong end of season tournament between Oak Hill teams.