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DIFFERENCE BETWEEN “LITTLE LEAGUE” AND “RECREATION” SOFTBALL

We often get asked whether you should sign up your child for “recreation” or “Little League” softball. The biggest area that causes parents confusion is the fact that 7-9 years olds can choose to either do recreation baseball/softball, or little league baseball/softball. To help with your decision, below is a brief breakdown of the difference between Little League softball and Recreation softball:

  • Little League Softball
    • Age: 7-14 yr olds
    • Price: $65-$75 (depending on age level)
    • Dates: early April – late June (with July as an additional possibility for those that make the Little League all-star team)
    • Practices/Games: There are multiple practice and games per week, including Saturdays
    • Experience: Little League is a good fit for kids who have at least some previous experience
  • Recreation Softball
    • Age Level: K-4th Graders
    • Price: $30
    • Dates: early May – late June
    • Practices/Games: There is one game per week and 1-2 practices per week
    • Experience: Recreation softball is a good fit for those with limited softball experience. It is a great introduction to the game of softball with less of a time commitment

 

SPRING/SUMMER PROGRAMS

 

Co-Ed Toddler Tee Ball (4-5 year olds | June 5-29 OR August 1-31 | $25)
This is a co-ed league for 4-5 year olds and a parent(s)/guardian(s), with two separate sessions options (one in June, one in August). Each team has one game per week at either 6pm or 7pm at Adams Elementary Fields between Monday and Thursday. The goal of this program is to have the parent(s) guide their children through the basics of baseball/softball, which means parents will be in the field and at bat with their child shadowing every step of the way. In order to enroll, a parent(s)/guardian(s) must be able to attend games with their child, as well as any practices that the parents of each team want to set up through the field availability that is offered (practices are not required, but dates and times are available if parents of each team are interested). Registration includes a t-shirt. Registration opens February 14, 2017. To register, click here or call (616) 748-3230.

  • June 5-29 Session Mandatory Parent Meeting: Wed, May 31, 6pm @ Adams Elementary Fields
  • August 1-31 Session Mandatory Parent Meeting: Wed, July 26, 6pm @ Adam Elementary Fields

 

Recreation Softball (K – 4th grade | April – mid June | $30)

Practices start in April at the coach’s discretion, with games starting in May and running until approximately mid-June. Players will play one game per week. Games are played Mondays through Fridays. Registration closes on Sat, March 4. League designations are listed below. To register, click here or call at (616) 748-3230.

  • Kindergarteners: T-Ball
  • 1st-2nd Graders: Coach Pitch
  • 3rd-4th Graders: Machine Pitch

 

Zeeland Little League Softball 

For information on the 2017 Zeeland Little League Softball programs, click here.  To find schedules, calendars, and more, visit the website for our partner with youth softball, Hudsonville Little League, by clicking here. Registration for the 2017 season closed on February 11th, 2017. For late registration, contact Kelli Koss at kkoss@zps.org or (616)748.3232.

 

FALL/WINTER PROGRAMS

 

Softball Clinic (7 yrs old + | Feb 3-24 | 7pm-8:30pm @ SportsQuest)
This clinic is designed for girls ages 7 and up who want to improve their pitching, hitting, catching and fielding skills. Please bring a ball glove and bat, if you have one. Program size is limited. This clinic runs on Fridays February 3-24 from 7:00-8:30pm at SportsQuest. Registration will open in August, 2017

 

NEW: Softball Pitching Clinic (1st-12th Graders | Saturdays in Feb, 2018 | 7pm-8:30pm @ SportsQuest | $20)
We are excited to partner with the Zeeland East and Zeeland West Varsity Softball coaches and players to offer our first ever “Softball Pitching Clinic”! Come learn the basics of how to pitch a softball all the way up to advanced levels of pitching! No experience necessary! Registration will open in August, 2017

  • 1st-6th Graders: 10:00am – 11:00am
  • 7th-12th Graders: 11:00am – 12:00pm