Welcome to the home of the youth softball program with Howard Suamico Youth Sports Association. We offer fun, competitive and safe leagues for girls age 4 and up. From learning the fundamentals of the game to forming advanced skills, your daughter is poised for a positive experience.
The last day to register is March 31st 2019
This year’s format will be very different than in previous years. Every age group league, with the exception of the Pee Wee League, will practice on Monday nights, and play games on Wednesday nights. The focus will be on learning softball fundamentals and practicing skills instead of playing games only.
Current Grade 4K – K: This is an INSTRUCTIONAL Tee Ball league. It is meant to foster fun and teach girls the basic fundamentals of the game. Play is on Monday nights only. No scores are kept. Does not participate in tryouts.
Current Grades 1-2-3: This is a beginner INSTRUCTIONAL Machine Pitch league. No scores will be kept until the league tournament. No strikeouts, player will hit off tee after 5 pitches. Rookie league will participate in the end of year league tournament. Does not participate in tryouts.
Current Grades 3-4-5: This is an INSTRUCTIONAL kid/coach pitch league. Kids pitch, but a coach will pitch the remaining count after 1 walk per inning. Teams will be drafted to assure balanced teams. Players will participate in try outs by grade. Teams will be required to rotate players between infield and outfield positions.
Current Grades 5-6-7-8: These team(s) will be comprised of non-Pirate Fastpitch players. This league is intended to provide girls an opportunity to play softball in an inclusive, recreational setting with friendly competition. Team structure, league format and game rules will be dependent upon the number of registered girls. Further details will be provided to you after registration closes.
Pirate FastPitch offers tournament team opportunities for age groups 8U – 16U. Pirate Fastpitch players who are eligible for the HSYSA Rookie and Minor Leagues will register and play in the appropriate HSYSA league, but will practice on Monday with their Pirate Fastpitch team. All 12U and older Pirate Fastpitch players will practice and play with their Pirate Fastpitch team(s). All 8u, 10u, 12u and 14u girls will practice with their Pirate Fastpitch teams on Monday night. The 8u and 10u Pirate Fastpitch players will play games with their HSYSA teams on Wednesday nights. Each girl will still register in the HSYSA softball program. Please see the Pirate Fastpitch website for additional contact info: www.piratefastpitch.com
To encourage new participants in the youth softball program we are offering you the opportunity to play with a friend! Any girl who has participated it the HSYSA softball program in the past can sign up to be on the same team as a friend who has not participated it the HSYSA softball program in the past. Both girls must list each other on the registration form in the comments area and will be placed on the same team at the draft. Tee Ball participants can request to play with a friend even if neither girl participated last year. We encourage you to use this opportunity to introduce softball to a friend who may not have played in the past or who has thought about playing but did not want to end up on a team where she did not know anyone else. If you signed up to play with a friend in the past, the two girls may sign up together again in 2019.
We will need lots of help this spring with our league. In addition to coaches, we also need volunteers for various roles. Some volunteer projects are one night a few hours just one night and others involve multiple nights. If you are able to volunteer any amount of time this, year please indicate that on your child’s registration form in the appropriate area.
Please email Softball League Coordinator Jared VandenBranden with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.