The Fall season is the “less competitive” season. In general, eight to ten games are played (eight games is normal) during the season. Prior to the start of games, a coach may have one to three practices per week (two would be reasonable in most cases). After games start, there will generally be one practice per week. Emphasis is placed on instruction and playing different positions.
The Spring season is the “competitive“ season. In general, 12 to 16 games are played (12 games is normal) during season. Prior to the start of games, a coach may have two practices per week. After games start, there will generally be one practice per week depending on the coach. Scores are kept, more emphasis is placed on winning, and standings are kept in most leagues. There is an “All-Star” league that plays at the end of the regular season.
Pony All Star season starts after the T&C spring recreational season. Teams will play warm up games with other associations and warm-up tournaments to get ready for Pony Sectional and Regional Tournaments.
Players and coaches will submit a application to the T&C Softball Board in which they will discuss and select players and coaches for a 14-player team. There will be four coaches selected for each team.
There are several divisions of softball available at Town & Country. T-Ball (Shetland or 6U) is for girls aged 5 through 6. In this league, girls hit off a softball tee. Coach Pitch (Pinto or 8U) is for girls age 7 to 8. In this league, the team’s coach pitches to the girls. Fast pitch (Mustang or 10U) is for girls age 9 to 10 and is the first league where a player pitches to the batters. Fast pitch (Bronco or 12U) is for girls age 11 and 12. Fast pitch is for (Pony/Colt) or girls ages 13-16.