Spring SoftballUpdated Thursday November 29, 2018 by Thomas Lindquist.
|Program||Age Level||Register Before Jan 1||Register After Jan 1|
|U8 Softball||Age 8 and under||$65||$75|
|U10 Softball||Age 10 and under||$95||$105|
|U12 Softball||Age 12 and under||$105||$115|
|U14 Softball||Age 14 and under||$105||$115|
|U16 Softball||Age 16 and under||$115||$125|
Softball age is the age of the child as of January 1st of the program year
HASB Softball League Descriptions
8U - The 8U division is a player’s first introduction to softball. Fun, fundamentals and safety are the focus. Recommended for ages 7 and 8. The league is comprised of players from Hampstead and surrounding towns. Coaches will pitch to the players or use a spring loaded pitching machine. Continuous batting order is used. No stealing, leading or bunting. Players are introduced to all positions. Score is kept but no league standings. The season culminates with a tournament. Games played at Town Hall field and are typically 1.5 hours starting at 6 pm weeknights and times vary on Saturday.
10U - The 10U division furthers the knowledge and play of the game of softball for our developing players. Recommended for ages 9 and 10. Fun, fundamentals and safety remain a focus. A full rotation batting order is used. Each inning consists of 3 outs or 4 runs, whichever comes first. Players begin to pitch at this level. Coach will come in to pitch if the youth pitcher walks 2 batters in an inning. Unlimited stealing although not allowed to steal home. Home games are played at Depot Road Softball field. Score is kept. The season culminates with a tournament. Emphasis is on instruction including a coach in the field to help with positioning.
12U - The 12U division furthers the knowledge and play of the game of softball. Recommended for ages 11 and 12. Players pitch at this level with no support from coach. A full rotation batting order is used. A maximum of 5 runs per inning are allowed. Stealing of home is allowed. No stealing is permitted, however, when a team is up by 5 or more runs.
14U - The 14U division furthers the knowledge and play of the game of softball. Recommended for ages 13 and 14. Each half inning consists of 3 outs or 6 runs, whatever comes first. Player lists are exchanged at the beginning of the game with coaches having an option for unlimited number of additional hitters (AH).
16U - This league is available with the potential for better competition and more travel if we have enough interest.
Towns in our softball league include Atkinson, Hampstead, Sandown, Danville, Kingston, Fremont, and Plaistow.