Our goal is for each player to have fun while improving her knowledge and skill of the game.
We field teams at the 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, and 18U divisions. Five and six year olds play T-Ball with the boys in the baseball league. There are approximately 120 girls that participate in softball (not including T-ball players) each season.
Teams will typically play two games per week from early April through mid-June. In most cases, it’s a 6:00pm weekday game and a Saturday morning game. Pre-season skills clinics will be held on March 15th and March 29th, 2016. Home games are played at the two softball fields at Lookout Park off River Road, Upper Makefield Township.
Age Levels and League Affiliations
At the 8U and 10U levels, the league joins with teams from surrounding areas in Pennsylvania and New Jersey to form leagues. 8U is a coach pitch age group. The goal of 8U is to teach softball fundamentals and prepare them for playing the full game of softball. At the 10U level, kids pitch, scores are kept, and there is an end of season playoff tournament.
At the 12U, 14U, and 18U levels, the teams participate in the Inter-Township League, which includes Upper Makefield, New Hope, Newtown, Southampton and Warminster. At these levels, we utilize ASSA rules with specific modifications for each level. There will be a mid-season and end-of-season tournament.
The league does not field any travel teams, but does sometimes field teams for tournaments and fall ball.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can my daughter play with her friend?
Yes. In most cases, we can accommodate player requests. Especially at the younger age levels (8U and 10U).
Who is eligible to play?
Our league begins in the first grade. First and second graders play in 8U which is a coach pitch league. Sometimes kindergartners play softball at the 8U level.
Are there residence boundaries?
No. Generally, the players in Upper Makefield Softball are girls from the Council Rock North School District (Wrightstown Elementary, Sol Feinstone, Newtown Elementary, Goodnoe Elementary, Newtown Middle School, St. Andrews, etc.).
When will the season start and end?
The spring season is scheduled to begin in early April and end before school is over (mid-June).
When are the games played?
There will usually be one weekday evening game at 6:00pm and a game on Saturday mornings. The coach will hold practices during the week which is generally a weekday evening practice.
Where are the practices and home games held?
Lookout Park. River Road, Upper Makefield Township.
Are uniforms and trophies provided?
What equipment do I need to purchase?
The league will provide practice balls, batting helmets, catchers gear and bats. You are responsible for a fielder’s glove. In most cases, parents prefer to purchase their own batting helmet. Cleats are highly recommended. At the 10U level and above, defensive masks are required for pitchers.
What size ball should I buy for my daughter to practice with?
Girls first grade through fourth grade use an 11–inch Fastpitch softball. When they reach fifth grade, they switch to the 12-inch ball.