Little League Softball Division Age

West Seattle Little League is an instructional softball league focused on learning the game of softball in a fun atmosphere that promotes Little League values of courage, character and loyalty. Softball divisions ages are based off the League Age which is your player's age on January 1st of the calendar year.

Tee Ball & Coach Pitch

Visit our baseball divisions page to learn more about our co-ed Tee Ball and Coach Pitch divisions for players ages 4-7.

Softball Divisions of Play


Rookies Softball
For ages 7 & 8 
 
- Rookie softball is geared toward teaching sound softball fundamentals, like throwing, fielding and batting techniques

- Coach pitch (no walks and no base stealing)
- All players play on defense and the full roster is in the batting order
- 10” ball
- Team selection by request and player placement.
- Parents of team players are required to volunteer as field umpires and will call basic safe/out and prevent excessive base running
- No infield fly, obstruction, interference rule enforcement
- Individual game scores will be kept, but overall standings and records will not be maintained
- Teams typically have 1 evening practice during the week
- 1-2 games a week and may be any day except Sunday  
- Practice and game schedules are not determined at time of registration

Typical skill level: All skill levels welcome. Players are developing the ability to throw and catch consistently and beginning to understand defensive situations. 

Minors Softball
For ages 9 and 10
 

- Minors softball is both instructional and competitive, with a greater emphasis on instruction
- Modified coach pitch, with kids pitching at least a portion of every game
- 11” ball, pitching rubber is 35ft from home plate
- Players are drafted onto teams after player assessment day; all kids are drafted onto teams
- Standings are maintained and there is a division tournament at the end of the season
- Parents of team players are required to volunteer as umpires to officiate games and enforce the applicable rules; training provided and opportunities for mentorship exist
- 1-2 practices per week starting in March and running through May
- 2 games per week and may be any day except Sunday
- Practice and game schedules are not determined at time of registration

Typical skill level: Increasing ability to throw and catch and can hit pitched balls some of the time. Players have an increased softball awareness of more complex situations.

Majors Softball
For ages 11 and 12

- Majors softball continues development of skills, pitching, and strategy. This division incorporates and encourages a higher skill level to develop a more competitive level of play
- Players are eligible to be considered for All Star team that may compete for the Little League Softball World Series
- Kid pitch
- Players are drafted onto teams after player assessment day; all kids are drafted onto teams
- 12” ball, 40ft pitching distance
- Standings are maintained and there is a division tournament at the end of the season
- Playing times may be unequal, with Little League minimums enforced
- Defensive positioning becomes more specialized
- Parents of team players are required to volunteer as umpires to officiate games and enforce the applicable rules; training provided and opportunities for mentorship exist
- 1-2 practices per week starting in March and running through May
- 2 games per week and may be any day except Sunday
- Practice and game schedules are not determined at time of registration

Typical skill level: Can make routine infield and outfield plays. Stealing is allowed. Players usually understand softball situations without adult guidance.

Juniors Softball
For ages 13 & 14

- Juniors softball continues development of skills, pitching, and strategy. This division incorporates and encourages a higher skill level to develop a more competitive level of play
- Players are eligible to be considered for All Star team that may compete for the Junior League Softball World Series
- Kid pitch
- Players are drafted onto teams after player assessment day; all kids are drafted onto teams
- 12” ball, 60ft diamond, 43ft pitching distance
- Standings are maintained and there is a division tournament at the end of the season
- Playing times may be unequal, with Little League minimums enforced
- Defensive positioning becomes more specialized
- Parents of team players are required to volunteer as umpires to officiate games and enforce the applicable rules; training provided and opportunities for mentorship exist
- 1-2 practices per week starting in March and running through May
- 2 games per week and may be any day except Sunday
- Practice and game schedules are not determined at time of registration

Typical skill level: Can make routine infield and outfield plays and hit consistently.  Stealing is allowed. Players usually understand softball situations without adult guidance and preparing to play at the high school level. 

Registration Listing

2022 Spring Softball

Welcome to the West Seattle Little League 2022 Spring Softball Season. 

Rookies Softball - League Ages 7 & 8

Registration closes on 02/15/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/01/2022 to 06/30/2022
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$155.00

Minors Softball - League Ages 9 & 10

Registration closes on 02/15/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/01/2022 to 06/30/2022
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$195.00

Majors Softball - League Ages 11 & 12

Registration closes on 02/15/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/01/2022 to 06/30/2022
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$195.00

Juniors Softball - League Age 13 or 14

Registration closes on 02/15/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/01/2022 to 06/30/2022
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$195.00

2022 Spring Baseball

Welcome to the West Seattle Little League 2022 Spring Baseball Season. 

Tee Ball - League Ages 4 & 5

Registration closes on 02/15/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/01/2022 to 06/30/2022
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$145.00

Coach Pitch Baseball - League Ages 6 & 7

Registration closes on 02/15/2022 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 03/01/2022 to 06/30/2022
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$145.00

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