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Bobcats - 6 and under
Development of basic fundamental Softball skills and the rules of the game. Emphasis should be on the growth of the player and the enjoyment of the game, with winning and standings left as the last issue to be discussed. Games and practices last about one hour. Games are played on a shortened field with 50-foot bases. The game is coach-pitched (a tee is used if necessary) and players will use a 10-inch "Incrediball" softball. Players are issued uniform shirts and visors.

 

Commissioner   Christine Titus

Cougars - 8 and under
Development of basic fundamental Softball skills and the rules of the game. Emphasis should be on the growth of the player and the enjoyment of the game, with winning and standings left as the last issue to be discussed. Games and practices last between 1 1/2 and two hours. Games are played on a full sized field with 60-foot bases. The game is coach-pitched and players will use a 11-inch, traditional softball. Players are issued uniform shirts and visors.
Field: West Branch Park and Unami MS

 

Commissioner   Bill Marsland

 


Jaguars - 10 and under
Further development of skills, with coaching of the games strategies. Emphasis should be how to play as a team, with players sharing in all positions and roles on the team. The basic ASA skills such as pitching, sliding and how to turn a play should be taught, but not strongly enforced. Games and practices typically last two hours. Games are played on a full sized, skinned field (all-dirt infield) with 60-foot bases. The game is kid-pitched with no walks allowed (coaches come in to pitch if ball four is issued) and players will use a 11-inch, traditional softball. Players are issued uniform shirts, pants, socks and visors.
Field: North Branch Park and Unami MS

 

Commissioner   Michael St. John  

 


Panthers- 13 and under
The Skill level of the 13U girls should be such that they are aware and understand the ASA rules completely. The players should be developed for specific positions (as well as backup positions), so as to compete comfortably at the next level. Games are played on a full sized, skinned field (all-dirt infield) with 60-foot bases. The game is completely kid-pitched and players will use a regulation 12-inch softball. Players are issued uniform shirts, pants, socks and visors. We replaced the 12U Panther division with a 13U Panther division in 2009. We felt that this restructuring of our in-house divisions gave more girls the opportunity to play in our instructional program as many of these girls are often not ready for the more competitive VIGS league play. The bottom line: we want to gives as many girls the opportunity to play softball and we feel that this change will do just that.
Field: North Branch Park and Central Bucks West HS

 

Commissioner   Sue Migliore  

 


Wildcats - 18 and under & 14 and under
LVSB Seniors participate in the Valley Inter-Community Girls Softball League (VIGS), which is comprised of teams from Bucks and Montgomery county. Teams play exclusively by ASA rules and are Umpired by ASA certified umpires. The umpires are in charge of the game.
Field: North Branch Park and surrounding communities

 


Sunday Select Teams - U12 and U10 Wildcats
Lenape Valley will have "Sunday Select" teams participate at both the 10U and 12U level for the 2009 season. Our teams will play in the Valley Inter-Community Girls Softball League (VIGS) which consists of local teams from Doylestown, North Penn, Souderton, Harleysville and other surrounding communities.
Field: North Branch Park and surrounding communities