Softball Director: Open PositionNorth Metro Softball was introduced again in the 2003 season. As part of the little League system, we play under the Little League guidelines and rules. Our level of play has increased by having a large number of returning players. We encourage players of all abilities and feel that we have become more competitive in our upper divisions. All players are required to play a number of innings per game and the focus is on the development of each player.
Softball DivisionsAt all levels, North Metro accepts players of all levels of ability. For information on age determination, see the FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions). Coach Pitch Division (Ages 5 - 8)
Girls are placed on baseball coach pitch teams with the boys.Minors Division (Ages 9 and 10)
Emphasis is on beginning pitching from a 35 feet distance. Players are taught basic pitching techniques trying to pitch within the strike zone. Most players are developing basic softball skills of catching, throwing, and batting. Strategy and plays of gaining outs are taught and applied.Majors Division (Ages 11 and 12)
Many players are demonstrating more advanced softball skills. Beginners are taught quickly as they develop fast. The level of competition is increased and strategy is more technical. The skill level takes a leap form the Minors Division and the playing speed is more rapid. Pitchers are nearing 35-40 MPH with more consistency. Pitchers throw from 40 feet.Junior Division (Ages 13 and 14)
Many players are competitive. A 12 inch ball is used. The pitchers are nearing 40-45 MPH with accuracy. Bunting and the short game of playing are developing. Some players have used this level to develop their skills to tryout for High School teams.