Soft T-Ball

Soft T-Ball is for 5 and 6-year-old girls with no prior softball experience. For the first half of the seaon, girls use a “smoosh ball” and hit off of a batting tee for the first half of the season. At mid-season, play switches to coach pitch depending on the player's development.

Soft T-Ball is set up as a fun, learning division. No scores or standings are kept; and there are no playoff activities. Coaches are very involved on the field during the game. The emphasis is on skill development and gaining a basic knowledge of the game. Games and practices are kept to 60 minutes. All Soft T-Ball games are played at Bustard Park.

TYA also holds an Opening Day ceremony and an All-Star Day skills competition. All girls are invited to All-Star day; traditionally, the older girls will help mentor the younger ones during the skill competition.

Soft T-Ball Important Dates:

  • Registration - January (late registrations accepted in February)
  • Team creation - Late February, early March
  • Roster distribution – Mid-March
  • Preliminary Schedule – Mid-to-late March
  • Practices - Late March, early April
  • Games – Mid-to-late April
  • Skills Day/Graduation Game – the Saturday after Memorial Day
  • Season Ends – Mid-June

Both Soft T-Ball and Sr Coach Pitch

In both of these divisions, a strong emphasis is placed on making the game informative, fun and enjoyable for the girls. When the teams are assembled in the spring, all reasonable parent requests for girl pairings/groupings are honored to the best of each commissioner's ability. There is a section of the TYA Softball registration form for making special requests – i.e., requesting a particular coach, or to group players together for carpool reasons.

  • Seasons run from middle-to-the-end of March thru mid-June. All activities finish up around the same time as the end of the school year.
  • Practices are held the first couple of weeks, followed by game play against other teams in their divisions.
  • Practices and games could be held any night of the week and/or on Saturdays. Days will vary from week to week.
  • Weekday times run from 6:00 p.m. till about 7:30 p.m.
  • Saturday times can run between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.
  • We traditionally avoid holding practices and game on Sundays; however inclement weather my force us to hold activities on Sunday.
  • Soft T-Ball games are approximately 1-hour in length; Senior Coach Pitch games are 1-hr and 20 minutes in length.