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2021 BRW Spring / Summer Rec League

Fun, Team-Friendly Competition

The BRW REC league is for girls 6 to 14 years of age. All skill levels are welcome, from never playing the game to more advanced players. Practices start in April and the final 8U, 10U and 12U games are the last weekend in June. The 14U season ends in mid-July. Most games and practices are at Borse Memorial Community Park in Willowbrook, IL.

BRW Rec League Descriptions by League
 
8 & UnderThis division uses the 11” flex softball which is a softer ball to minimize injury. Players will be taught basic fundamentals to play the game of softball and the rules of the game. Player pitching is introduced in this division and is used in conjunction with a mechanical pitching machine. The first two innings feature a player pitcher with machine relief (no walks). The remaining innings feature only the pitching machine. Starting players pitching at this level prepares them for 10U where the players pitch the entire game. The pitching machine develops the hitting ability of the players. 
 
10 & Under: This division uses the 11” softball which is a regulation (hard) ball. Players will be taught basic fundamentals to play the game of softball and the rules and strategy of the game. This is a 100% player pitched league with walks. Emphasis in this league is on improvement, specifically in pitching as improved pitching leads to improved hitting. Pitching distance is 35 feet. Stealing is allowed after the ball crosses home plate, one base at a time but not home, to teach baserunning and catchers how to throw out base runners. 
 
12 & Under: This division uses the 12” softball which is a hard ball. Players will be taught basic fundamentals as well as advanced skills and strategy. Pitching distance in this league moves to 40 feet. This level of play is the game of Fast Pitch with few limiting rules. Game action begins to speed up as we begin to focus on integrating lessons from prior age levels, individual skill-goal setting and preparing to play on high school teams.
 
14 & Under: While BRW is an active participant in this age group, BRW does not operate this league. We partner with Southwest Suburban FastPitch (In-House League) to put on the season which will require "travel" for games. Games locations are in southwest suburbs of Chicago roughly bounded by I-55, I-355 and I-80. Travel to these area teams for away games is expected. There will be 10 home games and 10 away games plus a double elimination tournament. The season will begin end of May / early June with the double elimination tournament will be held throughout July. While this is not a “travel club” level of play, increased competition and skill levels will be needed / developed.
 
Age eligibility for all divisions is based on the child's age on December 31st, 2020. Contrary to popular belief, your grade in school has no bearing on your age-eligibility! 
·        If you’ve not yet reached your 9th birthday by 12/31/2020 you are still eligible for 8U in 2021
·        If you’ve not yet reached your 11th birthday by 12/31/2020, you are still eligible for 10U in 2021
·        If you’ve not yet reached your 13th birthday by 12/31/2020, you are still eligible for 12U in 2021.
A player may play UP one level but may never play DOWN! Decisions to play UP should only be made based on Softball skills, not for social reasons. While this can be hard to accept, the player’s Softball experience (and the experience of others in the league) will be much improved if we all make the best possible Softball decisions within the structure of the overall age eligibility requirements.
Player Provided Equipment Requirements:
- Fielding Mitt (All Levels)
- Softball Pants, shorts are strongly discouraged (Team Manager selects color that must be worn for the season)
- Batting Helmet with mask is required.
- Softball Bat
- Fielding Mask (Strongly Suggested - All Levels)
- Batting Gloves - (recommended)
- Cleats (recommended)
League Provided Equipment
- Jersey's, Softball Socks
- Practice / Game Balls
- Catchers Gear
In 8U, a pitching machine will be available to each coach. We use the Louisville Slugger Blue Flame mechanical machine. It is widely available on Amazon and other retailers for those wishing to purchase their own for additional practice. See your coach for league-approved settings.

8U

Registration closes on 03/28/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/17/2021 to 06/30/2021
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$210.00

10U

Registration closes on 03/28/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/17/2021 to 06/30/2021
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$210.00

12U

Registration closes on 03/28/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/17/2021 to 06/30/2021
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$210.00

14U

Registration closes on 03/28/2021 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 04/17/2021 to 06/30/2021
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$210.00

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BRW Softball

208 Midway Drive 
Willowbrook, Illinois 60527

Email: [email protected]

BRW Softball

208 Midway Drive 
Willowbrook, Illinois 60527

Email: [email protected]
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