This year Winchester Youth Softball will be offering three individual seasons geared towards players' skill level and needs. Our spring season the year will include Pre- Season practices held at the Edge Sports Complex in Bedford begin Feb 28, 2021(attendance not mandatory) with the regular season games beginning the week after April vacation. Our spring season will conclude with a round-robin tournament for 10U ,12U, and 14U age brackets. All times and days of games are subject to change based on field availability. The spring season will roll right into our Summer Softball season which typically is a more competitive travel league gear for more advanced players as well as players who are looking to continue to play and learn the game. After the completion of our spring and summer seasons, we will have a short in town only fall league, that will include both instructional coaching from some of Winchester High School's current and former players as well as in town games. This league is designed to help the girls continue to learn the game of softball in a very laid back environment.
Winchester Youth Softball will provide shirts and visors to all participants. Black softball pants and red socks are recommended to complete the uniform (not provided by WYBS).
Helmets are required for all batters and face masks are required for 1B, 3B and pitchers. Winchester Youth Softball will provide helmets and face masks for 6U and 8U programs only. Participants in the 10U, 12U and 14U programs are responsible for providing their own helmets and face masks.
The Divisions below are broken out by age. All ages are as of Jan 1 of 2021.
14U Softball (Ages: 13-14)
Game + Practice: This league will be a part of the league which includes teams from surrounding towns. Players' pitch and stealing are allowed, along with other league-specific rules. Players are required to provide their own helmet and face mask. Game days, times, and locations are Monday - Friday. With multiple teams from Winchester in this league, the majority of games will be in Winchester. Practices will be scheduled by the coach.
12U Softball (Ages: 11-12)
Game + Practice: This league will be a part of the league which includes teams from surrounding towns. Players pitch and stealing is allowed, along with other league-specific rules. Game days are currently scheduled for Monday and Wednesday. With multiple teams from Winchester, the expectation is that the majority of games will be in Winchester. Practices will be scheduled by the coach.
10U Softball (Ages: 9-10)
Game + Practice: This league will be part of a new league for the Winchester Youth Softball program that includes teams from Arlington, Belmont, Watertown, Brighton and Waltham. This league will continue to build on skills but games will be player pitch with coach pitch after 4 balls (i.e., no walks). Winchester teams will be comprised of Winchester players selected by the coaches. Game days are currently scheduled for Monday and Friday (times and locations TBD). With multiple teams from Winchester, the expectation is that the majority of games will be in Winchester. Practices will be scheduled by the coach.
8U Softball (Ages: 7-8)
Clinic + Game: Instructional league building on the fundamentals learned in 6U. Games will be coach pitch. Teams will be school based as best possible. Saturday Clinic 2:30pm at Nutile Field (combined 6U & 8U). Weekday game at Ginn Field vs Winchester teams (day and time TBD).
An additional weekday game is available to interested 8U participants to play against a local town (day and time TBD).
6U Softball (Ages: 5-6)
Clinic + Game: Introductory league focusing on teaching and reinforcing fundamental skills (i.e., throwing, catching, hitting, fielding and base running). Games will be tee and coach pitch. Teams will be school based as best possible. Saturday Clinic 2:30pm at Nutile Field (combined 6U & 8U). Weekday scrimmage/game at Nutile/Ginn Field (day and time TBD).