High Fives All Around
McFarland Youth Softball is committed to skill development, fostering a competitive and team spirit, and above all having fun. Our girls go through a transformation process throughout the season that leads to a much different team walking off the field after their last game, than the team that walked onto the field for their first game.
Our organization is a community-based softball program. Participants are required to either reside within the Village of McFarland or attend McFarland Schools.
We understand the importance of having a predictable schedule and we certainly do our best to accommodate that. However, there are many variables that we need to consider (coach and field availability, other teams schedules, etc) when determining team schedules. Your individual team schedule will be provided at the beginning of the season. That schedule is unlikely to change with the exception of weather events.
Team practices (10U-14U) will begin mid-May with games starting in June. The season concludes by the end of July.
Team practices/scrimmages for 8U will be on Tuesday evenings beginning in early June and concluding by the end of July.
Participants are required to reside within the Village of McFarland or attend school in the McFarland School District. The age level of a participant is determined based on their age as of January 1 of each year. McFarland Youth Softball will consider requests to play-up when made during the registration process. There are many factors our Board considers prior to permitting a participant to play-up including the number of participants at each age level and the participant's skill/ability.
McFarland Youth Softball will not consider requests to be placed on the same team as a friend or of a particular coach. While we understand the desire to play with friends or the logistics of carpooling, we can't possibly accommodate everyone.
For girls who were 8 years old and younger as of January 1st. The overriding concept for this age group is introductory skill development and fundamentals of softball. The season starts as t-ball and concludes with an introduction to coach pitch. Depending on registration numbers, kids will be split into teams and inter-squad games will be played. Practices will be held on the same night (Tuesday) of the week for the duration of summer.
For girls who were 10 years old and younger as of January 1st. This age group is for both beginners and returning players. Teams compete in a community-based league organized by the South Central Girls Softball League. The focus for this age group is skill development and fundamentals. One of the more notable skills that are introduced at this age group is pitching.
For girls who were 12 years old and younger as of January 1st. This age group is for both beginners and returning players. Teams compete in a community-based league organized by the South Central Girls Softball League. The focus for this age group is the refinement and specialization of skills in a more competitive atmosphere.
For girls who were 14 years old and younger as of January 1st. This age group is for intermediate to advanced players. Teams compete in a community-based league organized by the South Central Girls Softball League. The focus for this age group is advanced skill development and specialization in a competitive team environment to prepare athletes for high school softball.