Field Specs: 60-foot base paths; a 35 foot pitching distance.
Option to operate with multiple divisions based on age and/or ability. Divisions may include:
Local option: a player who is league age 6 for the current season and has played a year in Tee Ball is eligible for the Coach Pitch or Machine Pitch Minor divisions. League age 12-year-olds may participate in the Minor Division under certain circumstances.
A local league might organize its 7-8-year-olds in the Coach Pitch Division and its 9-10-year-olds in the Player Pitch division; however, by local option, some of the 9-year-olds could "play down" in the coach pitch division, and some of the 8-year-olds could "play up." This is entirely the choice of the local league board of directors.
There is no minimum or maximum composition for rosters, but most leagues have rosters in the 8-12 range. Competitive divisions of Minor League Softball may only use nine players on defense.
Season culminates with the 9-10 and 10-11 Tournament which advances to the State level or Regional Invitational. Tournament Team (or All-Stars) may be selected from age appropriate and eligible Minor or Little League players