Amherst Recreation Department

Softball, Spring

Come join girls ages 5-16 on the softball diamond.  Whether you want the experience of an instructional league or are ready for some fun and competition there is a spot for you on one of our many teams.

All instructional, minor/major and juniors teams will play teams from surrounding towns.
Practices and games will begin the first of April weather permitting.
Uniform shirts and socks will be provided. 
Softball age is based on the participant's age on December 31, 2013.

***Registration by Friday March 7 to avoid a $25.00 late fee. Teams will be formed and uniforms ordered Friday March 28*** 

All of the Clinics, Screenings & Teams are supported solely by volunteer coaches. Please consider volunteering your time and make a note of your desired position when you register your child.

NOTE: The screening for the Minor/Major League players is Saturday, March 22 10:00-11:30AM at AMS. Players will be required to stay for the entire 90 min period.

5 & 6 year olds: T Ball (Softball)
  • T-Ball introduces the player to organized softball.
  • Players will begin to learn the fundamentals of the game.
  • Emphasis is on skill development where batters hit from a ”T”.
  • No uniform pants required.
7 & 8 year olds: Instructional
  • Fundamentals of softball reinforced
  • Games played with surrounding towns- Bedford, Milford, Hollis, Brookline and Wilton. (1 or 2 weekly games)
  • No uniform pants required.
9-12 year olds: Minors/Majors
  • Team placement will be based on skill development based on screening. All players will screen.
  • 2 games per week
  • Play games with Bedford, Brookline, Hollis, Milford & Wilton
  • Uniform pants or shorts required.
13-16 year olds: Juniors
  • 2 games per week
  • Play games with Bedford, Brookline, Hollis, Milford & Wilton
  • Uniform pants or shorts required.
  • This is a Middle School friendly league! The league recognizes that Middle School practices and games are the priority. The New Hampshire Babe Ruth practices will be held after Middle School practice times. Babe Ruth games will generally be played on Wednesdays and Saturdays to not conflict with Middle School games normally played on Tuesdays and Thursdays. If there is ever a conflict in schedule, the Middle School will take priority.
  • The Amherst Recreation Department encourages all players trying out for the Middle School team to also sign up for Babe Ruth before the March 10 cutoff. If the player makes the Middle School team, no conflict and more games to play. If the player does not make the team, then there is still a team to play on. Players that want to pitch will get the opportunity with Babe Ruth. The schedule extends beyond the Middle School schedule with playoffs.
  • Girls participating on the Amherst Middle School team are eligible to play in our recreation league even though the seasons may overlap a bit.
  • If we do not have enough players to form a team, players will be blended with a nearby town to complete a full roster.