Lexington Little League Spring 2020 Softball Programs
Open to all Lexington residents or students attending a school in Lexington, K-8th grade.
Season runs from Late April through late June (end of school). Playoffs are for Majors and Sr League.
Tee Ball ($175) Kindergarten and 1st Grade:
All K and 1st graders are eligible to play. Players are placed on mixed grade, though largely school-based teams. T-ball is a wonderful introduction to the game and the League’s emphasis is on the FUN-damentals of the game: hitting, throwing, catching and making new friends. T-ball teams meet twice a week for roughly 6-8 weeks, usually one weekday (on either Monday or Wednesday starting at 5:30 or 6 pm), and with a second game on Sat. afternoons (usually 1:30 or 3 pm). Each practice/game is 1 hour. Every effort will be made to assign school-based teams but in some cases schools may be combined based on registration numbers. Placement on school-based teams are first-come, first served and late registrations are not guaranteed placement on school-based teams.
Minors ($250) 2nd Grade and 3rd Grade:
The Softball Minors division is a developmental, non-drafted, non-tournament league with a continued focus on fundamentals. Registered 2nd and 3rd graders are placed, to the best of the League’s ability, on largely school-based teams with 2nd and 3rd graders. The Minors’ season runs approximately 6-8 weeks with a division-wide end of year celebration. Pre-season indoor clinics (for all Minors teams together) run for 3-4 weeks in late March and April. Teams play 2 games a week and have a Sunday practice. Games are held on Tuesdays or Thursdays (with a 5:30 or 6:00pm start) during the week, and Saturday afternoons (with a 1:30 or 3:30 start). (Typically teams will play one weekday game and one Saturday game but depending on number of teams and field availability, that may vary week to week.) Sunday practice times are set at the start of the season and practices are run for all Minors teams together in a clinic format. Games run 5 innings or 2 hours—whichever comes first. Pitching in this league is combined coach with some player-pitch opportunities each game. Placement on school-based teams are first-come, first served and late registrations are not guaranteed placement on school-based teams.
Majors ($275) Combined 4th and 5th graders.
The draft is based on evaluations conducted the fall prior to the spring season and is intended to ensure fair and balanced teams across the division. The Majors season runs approximately 8 weeks, beginning in late April. There are 6 weeks of regulation play plus a 2-week championship tournament culminating with Majors championship game in mid June. Pre-season indoor team practices begin in March. Majors games are held on Mondays OR Wednesdays (with a 5:30 or 6:00 start) and Saturday afternoons (with a 1:30 or 3:30 start). Games run 6 innings or 2 hours—whichever comes first. Pitching in this league is strictly player-pitch.
Seniors ($275) 6th Grade, 7th Grade and 8th Grade:
The Seniors division is LLL’s middle school, in-town league and is therefore designed to complement middle school schedules, minimize conflicts with other activities and maximize field/playing time for 6th-8th graders who love softball! The Seniors schedule is comprised of 8-weeks of largely in-town play, with some inter-town (e.g. Bedford, Belmont, Arlington) games added where possible for additional competitive play. Regular season games are played on Fridays and Sundays. There is 1 practice per week per team. The season culminates with a 1-2 week championship tournament in early to mid June. League rules follow American Softball Association rules, consistent with middle school, summer, tournament and fall ball leagues. Pre-season indoor team practices begin in March.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT OF $25 IS ASSESSED TO THE ACCOUNT
TBALL/MINORS DEC 31 - REGISTRATION WAITLIST STARTS MARCH 1
MAJORS/SRS -OCT 31 REGISTRATION WAITLIST STARTS JAN 1
FAMILY MAX OVER THE YEAR IS $700