Register for Lexington’s summer travel softball teams: “Lexington Liberty” in the Middle-Essex League
Ready to take your softball and your fun up a level? Lexington Little League is inviting competitive girls softball players to sign up for the summer travel team for their grade group. Lexington Little League will be entering three teams (Lexington Liberty) into the Middle-Essex girls softball league, with teams in the 10U, 12U and 14U divisions. This year, the 14U and 12U teams will be in the B league, while 10U is likely to be collapsed into one league without regard to A and B level teams (although we are trying to work with the league to channel our games to B level competition).
These teams are great fun and offer a more competitive league in which players have an opportunity to play alongside their peers while advancing their skills against neighboring communities (prior seasons have included Woburn, Winchester, Billerica, Lowell, and Somerville). These leagues feature faster pitching, aggressive baserunning, and more serious teams.
The season is slated to start during the week of June 24 and will go through August 9. We plan to convene team practices by mid June. Teams will play a 14 game schedule with 2 games per week, Monday-Thursday. Games are typically scheduled from 6:15 pm – 8:15 pm. One practice per week will be held at Bridge School, on Sundays, usually later in the afternoon.
Reflecting the more competitive nature of the league, we will host tryouts for our 10U and 12U teams Sunday, June 2 from 10:30a – noon at Clarke softball field. Based on historical registration, we do not anticipate a need for tryouts for 14U.
Recognizing that families have travel and vacation plans during the summer and some players miss several games, we will build rosters with 12-16 players.
The following summarizes the grades that fall into each of the teams. Registration will be via your LLL family homepage beginning May 26. Please complete the signup by May 31 (payment will be delayed until teams are finalized).
10U: current grades 3 and 4
12U: current grades 5 and 6
14U: current grades 7 and 8