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GENERAL

Managers and coaches provide age-appropriate instruction in encouraging and supportive settings. Players are responsible for gloves, pants and shoes – other player equipment is provided. Athletic cleats are recommended but not required. 

Our league is for girls only.  The leagues are set up by age and skill. All leagues but the 8U league have teams based on a skills draft. While we try to honor parent requests for team placement, priority goes to creating teams with evenly divided skill levels to keep league play competitive.

8U - girls ages 8 and under

This is a coach soft toss pitch, Louisville Slugger Machine pitch, or tee based game, depending on the skill and coordination of the player. 

Objective: Instruction on basic elements of the game. Managers and coaches introduce and advance understanding of the rules, positions and proper throwing, catching, fielding and hitting mechanics.

Key concepts: How outs are made, composition of an inning, proper catcher positioning and compliance with coach instructions.

Players play various positions in the field. No published team standings. Emphasis on building baseball knowledge and improving mechanics. All players bat in the lineup. 

Games are generally played at Collingwood Park in the Spring or Walt Whitman Middle School in the Fall.

10U - girls ages 10 and under

Combination Coach/Kid Pitch. Players placed on teams via a draft dependent on skills assessments, to encourage properly balanced teams. 

Objectives: Become more comfortable at the plate. Develop situational awareness and make plays when fielding, identify the strike zone, demonstrate proper mechanics in throwing, catching, fielding and hitting. Introduction and development of pitching skills.

Coaches assign players to a variety of positions in the field they can play safely.

Games are generally played at Walt Whitman Middle School fields.

Parent support is essential for umpiring, field preparation,
post-game field maintenance, as score-keeping.

 

In the SPring, there is an end-of-season tournament is usually conducted to determine a Division Tournament Champion. After that, an All Star team will play at the FYFA tournament in the Spring after regular league play is completed.

12U for girls ages 12 and under

Primary ages for this group are girls aged 11 and 12.  Exceptional players who are younger can come to assessments to qualify, or be nominated by their coach to play at this level. Playing up is not guaranteed, but is dependant on skill and space availability on the teams.

Kid Pitch. Development continues; play becomes more competitive. Base stealing in effect. Emphasis on pitcher-catcher-infield ball handling to control base runners. In these games, an inning ends when there are three recorded outs, or when four runs are scored (whichever occurs first). Players assigned teams by a draft.

Objective – Begin and continue to develop pitching and hitting, develop fielding and hitting skills, emphasize good sportsmanship. Skills: arm strength, relays, cutoffs, managing base runners, hitting and base running.

Players continue to play a variety of positions in the field consistent with safety. 

Games are generally played at either Carl Sandburg Middle School softball field or Walt Whitman Middle School fields.

Parent support is essential for field preparation,
post- game field maintenance, as well as basic statistics during the game.

An end-of-season tournament is usually conducted to determine a Division Tournament Champion and allow coaches to select/nominate All Star players. After that, an All Star team will play at the FYFA tournament in the Spring after regular league play is completed.

18U - girls ages 18 and under

Primary ages for this group are girls aged 13 -15.  A few older girls may be playing, which is why the league is technically named 18U, but the core range of girls is in the middle school or early high school grades.  Exceptional players who are younger can come to assessments to qualify, or be nominated by their coach to play at this level. Playing up is not guaranteed, but is dependant on skill and space availability on the teams.

Kid Pitch. Development continues; play becomes more competitive. Base stealing in effect. Emphasis on pitcher-catcher-infield ball handling to control base runners. In these games, an inning ends when there are three recorded outs, or when four runs are scored (whichever occurs first). Players assigned teams by a draft.

Objective – Begin and continue to develop pitching and hitting, develop fielding and hitting skills, emphasize good sportsmanship. Skills: arm strength, relays, cutoffs, managing base runners, hitting and base running.

Players continue to play a variety of positions in the field consistent with safety. 

Games are generally played at either Carl Sandburg Middle School softball field or Walt Whitman Middle School fields.

Parent support is essential for field preparation, 
post- game field maintenance, as well as basic statistics during the game.
 

An end-of-season tournament is usually conducted to determine a Division Tournament Champion and allow coaches to select/nominate All Star players. After that, an All Star team will play at the FYFA tournament in the Spring after regular league play is completed.

FHLL T-Ball - ages 4-6

Fort Hunt Little League runs the T Ball program for children of both genders, ages 4-6. 

 

FHLL Challengers Division

We are proud to support Fort Hunt Little League's Challengers Division for children of both genders, with special needs, who wish to play baseball. A recap of the program is below, but please see their Challengers Division webiste for full details and contact information. 

Fort Hunt Challenger is Little League Baseball for boys and girls, ages 6-15, who have special needs that preclude them from participating in a mainstream Little League program.

Fort Hunt Challenger Baseball offers your player an opportunity to participate in baseball, regardless of skill level—we adapt the game to your child’s abilities. We don’t count strikes and we don't count outs. Everybody scores each inning and everybody wins. Each player has the opportunity to play defense, bat and score each inning. 

Being on the field is just one of the benefits resulting from playing Challenger Baseball—socialization, friendship, and a feeling of success are part of the game plan. Challenger is a two or three-inning non-competitive game played on weekend afternoons. For families, we offer a connection with other parents and siblings and a chance to cheer for your special player and their teammates. Players are also teamed up with buddies. Buddies are current Fort Hunt players who assist players with batting, fielding, and running the bases. All players will receive uniforms, and trophies at the end of the season.