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Frankfort Girls Softball
P.O. Box 348
Frankfort, Illinois 60423

SOME INFORMATION ABOUT OUR LEAGUES


T-Ball (ages 5-6)  
Rookies 1 (age 7)
Rookies 2 (age 8)  
Junior (age 9-10)  
Minor (ages 11-12)
 
Major (age 13-15)  
Senior (age 15-18)

All Ages are determined by the Age as of 1/1 of the season

For detailed information about Rules of Play for our Individual leagues please click on the “Rules” button at the top of the Home Page.

TBALL

This is where it all starts Tball is awesome. For many of the players, it is the first time they have ever put on a mitt-so you have fresh minds. Basically, we want our players to come away from the season with and understanding of the game of baseball- just the basics.

Throwing, Teamwork, Catching, Safety, Baserunning, Hitting from a tee are some of the key elements your first time player will learn from their Coach. (that, and the precise start of “Snack Time.”)

A Tee is used for hitting for most of the season. Your coach may choose to begin pitching to his players towards the end of the season, Of course, some players may use the Tee all season long-and that’s okay!

TBall players are ages 5 and 6 as of December 31 of the year prior to the season. In fairness to your player and all FGS players, any exceptions must be presented and agreed upon by the FGS Board on a case by case basis.  Teams are picked randomly by the Commissioner.

A smaller (10 inch “Softie”) softball is used to prevent injuries. Bases are 45 feet in length .

To keep the emphasis on the instructional aspect of TBall, there is no outs, scoring or standings kept. Both Teams bat all players for 3-4  innings  depending on time and daylight.

For more detailed information on the Official Rules of Tball, please refer to the “Rules” button at the top of the home page.

ROOKIES

For the most part, the Tees are put away for game time and used primarily in to practice those big swings they'll need to hit their Coaches pitching.

While most players come up from the TBall league, there still may be some first time players.   This is still primarily an Instructional League!

Throwing, Teamwork, Catching, Safety, Baserunning,and Hitting pitched balls are some of the key elements your Rookies player will learn from their Coach. Parents and Coaches will be amazed when they witness their first caught fly ball, "put out" at first, or line shot to the outfield.

Rookies players are ages 7 and 8as of December 31 of the year prior to the season (i.e, your daughter is 5 or 6 as of December 2009 for the upcoming 2010 season) In fairness to your player and all FGS players, any exceptions must be presented and agreed upon by the FGS Board on a case  by case basis. Since, there is no draft at this level, Teams are picked randomly by the Commissioner.

A smaller (11 inch  “Softie”) softball is used to prevent injuries. Bases are 50 feet in length .

To keep the emphasis on the instructional aspect of the Rookies League, there are no strikeouts, and scoring or standings are not kept. Both Teams bat all players for 4-5  innings depending on time and daylight.

For more detailed information on the Official Rules of Rookies, please refer to the “Rules” button at the top of the home page.


JUNIORS

  This is the closest thing to the real game most of these players have seen.

 While this is still considered an instructional level league, this is the first FGS league where outs, scores and standings are kept.

Juniors players provide all of the pitching and this is the first level where Umpires are used to call balls and strikes.

While most players come up from the Rookies  league, first time players are welcome.This is still primarily an Instructional League!

While all the basic Softball elements are taught, Coaches will begin stressing the "on field" strategies of recognizing balls from strikes, force outs, pitching techniques and physical fitness. 

Teams are choosen by a draft. 

There is a Playoff Tournament at the end of the year and playoff seeding is determined by regular season standings.

Players pitch to the opposing team from 35 feet, and games are 6 innings depending on daylight. 
A standard 11" softball is used and Bases are 60 feet in length .

Juniors players are ages 9 and 10 as of December 31 of the year prior to the season.  

For more detailed information on the Official Rules of Juniors, please refer to the “Rules” button at the top of the home page.