In U17 softball, players use 12” balls and pitch from 43 feet. Base paths are 60 feet.
The regular season runs from early April to mid June.
Players can expect to have 1-2 practices a week and 1-2 games.
Home games are played at Pemberton Park.
Travel will be required for local games with other parks in south Vancouver island (Carnarvon, Langford, Lakehill, Central Saanich, Cordova Bay, Salt Spring Island)
Players need to purchase and wear their own plain grey ball pants (no stripes or ribbing, please).
Each player will receive a hat, long-sleeved practice shirt, and socks — theirs to keep.
Team jerseys will be distributed and must be returned at the end of the season. Please bring a $50 deposit cheque to your team coach made out to ‘Beacon Hill Baseball & Softball Association’. The cheque will be destroyed when you return the jersey at the end of the season.
Players need their own glove, rubber cleats, and batting helmet with cage.
They must also wear pelvic protection (a “jock” or “jill”) to every practice and game.
Team bats are supplied. Players may also use their own bat.
If you have any questions about our softball programs or would like to participate as a volunteer or coach, please contact our VP of Softball, Yudy Lee.