6U Softball Description:Players ages 5 & 6. Using a t-ball batting tee, 6U focuses on instruction and development for beginner players and competitive game play and strategy for more experienced players. 10 players are fielded defensively and all players bat. No leading off or stealing of bases is allowed. Mandatory two inning defensive play rule. In addition, each team member must play an infield position at least inning of each game (defined as P, Catcher, 1B, 2B, SS, 3B). 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 6U Softball Questions
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- Baseball bats are not allowed.
- 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 any required equipment will stop play until the issue is resolved or the player is removed from play.
In Spring and in Fall, a maximum of three (3) team meetings per calendar week is allowed during the declared pre-season period, and a maximum of four (4) team meetings per calendar week (including games) is allowed during the regular season. Each team will have one to two weekday games, one field practice, and one weekend game per week. Practice days for each team are determined after each team is formed and coaches draw for practice slots.
In the Fall, a maximum of two (2) team meetings per calendar week is allowed during the declared pre-season period, and a maximum of two (2) team meetings per calendar week (including games) is allowed during the regular season. Each team will have one field practice and one weekend game per week (usually on Saturday). Practice days for each team are determined after each team is formed and coaches draw for practice slots.
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 headers are 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.