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Elgin National Little League

Since 1951

Softball

SOFTBALL

Little League Softball was established in 1974 and today 360,000 athletes participate on more than 24,000 softball teams in over 20 countries. Softball initially began with only two divisions, Little League and Big League, but now offers programs for girls ages 4 through 16. Every year, local Little Leagues enroll players within their boundaries to create teams and play a regular season against neighboring communities. In June, leagues have the opportunity to select and enter all-star teams to compete in the Little League International Tournament. 

SOFTBALL DIVISIONS

  • Minor B - League Ages 6-9
    • Minor B League Softball is for participants "league age" 6-9 years old. A player who is league age 6 for the current season and has played a year in Tee Ball is eligible for the Minor B division. All 9 year olds that play in the Minor B Division will be new to Softball and have no experience playing the game, or need further experience before they are ready for the Minor A Division.  Minor B is a blended "coach pitch" and "hitting tee" division. The diamond has 60-foot base paths. There will be travel to other District 13 leagues.
  • Minor A - League Ages 8-10
    • Minor A League Softball is for participants league age 8-10 years old who are either new to softball and Little League or only have a year or two of experience. If a family requests that an 11 or 12 year old play down in the Minor A Division due to safety concerns they can sign the Little League Document and have their 11 or 12 year old play down with the League’s Approval. An 11 or 12 year old that plays at this level will NOT be eligible for Majors Allstars. Minor A is a split season of blended "player pitch and coach pitch" and "player pitch" only. Stealing and bunting are also allowed in this division. In Minor A Softball only 9 players may be used on defense. The diamond has 60-foot base paths and a 35 foot pitching distance.There will be travel to other District 13 leagues.
  • Major - League Ages 10-12
    • The Little League Softball Major Division is for players league ages 10-12. The field uses a 60-foot diamond and a 40 foot pitching distance. A local league may dual-roster 12-year-olds, assessed capable, to a Major and a Junior division softball teams. This division may include 1 -2 regular season tournaments where teams outside of District 13, and outside of Little League, are invited to participate. There will be travel to other District 13 leagues.
  • Junior - League Ages 12-15
    • The Junior League Softball division is a program for players league ages 12-15, and uses a conventional 60-foot diamond with a 43 foot pitching distance. A local league may dual-roster 12-year-olds, assessed capable, to a Major and a Junior division softball teams. There will be travel to other District 13 leagues.

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Elgin National Little League

709 Summit Street 
Elgin, Illinois 60120

Email: [email protected]

Elgin National Little League

709 Summit Street 
Elgin, Illinois 60120

Email: [email protected]
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