12U Softball

Updated Monday January 21, 2019 by OYO.

12U Softball is a player-pitch softball program for 11- and 12-year-old girls.  Using traditional softball rules, 12U is structured in the following manner:

  • Practices begin in mid-March and games begin in mid-April
  • Teams will be scheduled for up to three games each week, including occasional doubleheaders on Saturdays
  • Teams receive an expanded 15-game-schedule with a no-make-up policy on rainouts
  • Teams participate in a double-elimination tournament in mid-June
  • Games are scheduled for seven innings or 2 hours, whichever comes first
  • Fair play rule during regular season – every player must play in the infield and the outfield one inning in every game
  • Player pitching is done from a 40’ pitching distance and basepaths are 60’ long
  • Players may steal home and dropped third strikes are played
  • Teams use 12” softballs
  • Other 12U Softball league game-specific rules are available on the OYO website
  • OYO provides socks, team jersey, and pants for each player. Players are responsible for non-metal cleats and their own softball glove. Additional equipment (e.g. helmets, bats, etc.) is optional for players to purchase. Helmets, bats, balls, etc will be provided in the team equipment bag.

To learn more about 12U Softball, contact Paul Phalen, 12U Commissioner.

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