8U Softball Description:Players ages 7 & 8. Basic fundamentals of softball utilizing an adult coach to pitch to players. 10 players on the field during regular season and end of season tournament play. All players bat. No leading off or stealing of bases allowed. There is a mandatory two inning defensive play rule and each player must play an infield position at least one inning of each game. Maximum of 4 coaches for softball allowed on the field at any time.
Frequently asked 8U Softball Questions
Please contact Commissioner Bill McLennan if your question has not been answered.
- 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.
Regulation games will be a maximum of six (6) innings, but no regulation inning (one through six) may be started after one (1) hour and fifteen (15) minutes. Should the game be tied after six (6) innings and there is time remaining, an extra five (5) run inning may be played.
Coaches in the league must go through an application process each season and pass an annual background check. Coaching candidates are approved on a seasonal basis. A coach is allowed to be the Head Coach for only one team per season, but can be an assistant coach on another team if approved. Coaching Clinics are provided to our coaches at no charge.
In Spring, a maximum of four (4) 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.
In Fall, a maximum of three (3) team meetings per calendar week is allowed during the declared pre-season period, and a maximum of three (3) team meetings per calendar week (including games) is allowed during the regular season.
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.