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Danny Smith Softball Rec League Division

Softball is back at Danny Smith! The softball rec league is open to ages 9 to 11. This division continues to build on fundamentals while allowing players the opportunity to further develop their skills and understanding of the game.   This division will continue to address fundamentals (hitting, throwing, catching and fielding) while incorporating a more advanced understanding of baserunning, situational plays, etc. Base stealing is allowed. The division uses a combination of player pitchers and coach pitchers. Games are 6 innings or 1 hour 30 minutes.  An 11-inch ball is used.  Pitching distance is 35'. Base paths are 60'. 

Equipment

Required: Glove, helmet, and bat

Provided: Team shirt, pants, and hat

All players, coaches, and family members are invited to a league-wide Jamboree that kicks off the game season. The season closes with a league-wide Ice Cream Social where we will celebrate each team and close out the season with the championship games.


Danny Smith Baseball Rec League Divisions

Danny Smith offers recreation divisions for ages 3 to 12. All divisions are co-ed and follow a similar schedule running from mid-March to the end of June. Practices begin the season followed by games starting in mid-April. At the end of the season Incrediball, Pony, Mustang, and Bronco compete in a tournament style game series and a champion is named for each division. 

All players, coaches, and family members are invited to a league-wide Jamboree that kicks off the game season. The season closes with a league-wide Ice Cream Social where we will celebrate each team and close out the season with the championship games for the Pony, Mustang, and Bronco divisions.


Tee-ball (ages 3 and 4)

Co-ed for ages 3 and 4. Tee-ball is a great way to introduce young players to baseball. In this non-competitive division, players will begin to learn the basics of baseball. Practices give players time to meet their coach(es) and get to know the basics such as running the bases and how to hit off the tee. Games will provide each team a chance to field and bat through the entire line up. Parents are encouraged to help during practices and games. The season will consist of three weeks of practice once a week followed by once a week games the rest of the season. Each practice and game will last 45 minutes.

Equipment

Required: Glove

Suggested: Helmet and bat

Provided: Team shirt and hat

Incrediball (ages 5 and 6)

Co-ed for ages 5 and 6. This division continues to focus on the fundamentals of baseball including hitting, throwing, catching, and fielding. The lighter, softer Incrediball allows players to strengthen their skills in a safe environment. Games will be scored and outs are recorded. Coaches will pitch to their players but tees are also available. The season will begin with three weeks of practices followed by a mix of games and practices for the rest of the season. Each practice and game will last one hour. 

Equipment

Required: Glove

Suggested: Helmet and bat

Provided: Team shirt, hat, and baseball pants


Pony (ages 7 and 8)


Co-ed for ages 7 and 8. Through strengthening fundamentals and promotion of teamwork and sportsmanship players will continue to expand their knowledge of the game and see what it means to be part of a team. This division is also the start of the competitive divisions. The score is kept and outs are tracked. This division is coach pitch from 38 feet. Players will have the opportunity to learn a variety of positions. The season will begin with three weeks of practices followed by a mix of games and practices for the rest of the season. Each practice and game will be for 1 hour.

Equipment

Required: Glove, helmet, and bat

Suggested: Baseball cleats

Provided: Team shirt, hat, and baseball pants

Mustang (ages 9 and 10)

Coed, for ages 9 and 10. This division provides players the opportunity to play in a division that focuses on more advanced baseball skills. A basic understanding of the game is helpful. Coaches will focus on building fundamentals and explaining the rules of baseball. The competitive division is the first time in which players will pitch. The division plays on a 43/65 setup (43-foot pitching distance and 65-foot base paths) and base stealing is not allowed. The season will begin with three weeks of practices followed by a mix of games and practices for the rest of the season. Each practice will be for 1 hour. For games, a new inning won't begin after 90 minutes. 

Equipment

Required: Glove, helmet, baseball cleats, and bat

Provided: Team shirt, hat, and baseball pants

 

Bronco (ages 11 and 12)

Co-ed for ages 11 and 12. This division prepares players for high school and beyond. The division plays on a 50-foot pitching distance and 70-foot base paths an intermediary step between the Mustang division and what they will play on in high school (60-foot pitching distance and 90-foot base paths). This division will follow baseball rules including allowing base runners to lead off and pitchers will be allowed to pick off runners. The season will begin with three weeks of practices followed by a mix of games and practices for the rest of the season. Each practice will be for 1 hour. Games are limited to 6 innings or 1 hour and 15 minutes.


Equipment

Required: Glove, helmet, baseball cleats, and bat

Provided: Team shirt, hat, and baseball pants

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Danny Smith Memorial Park, 6800 East State Road 45
Bloomington, Indiana 47408

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