2023 Spring Recreational Information

Spring season is the most popular time of the year for softball!  Over 230 girls participate in BHGS softball in Spring.  Learn how to play softball while making lifelong friends. All girls are assigned to a team and get playing time, regardless of physical ability, skill level, or financial situation*. The rules and coaching are adjusted based on age level, so everyone has fun and learns how to play the game.

 

Events and Dates

  • Registration opens Wednesday, October 26th
  • Late registration fee applies January 8th.
  • Off-season skill clinics begin mid-January
  • Donut social-meet your team- Saturday February 4th
  • Season begins, first practices – Second week of February
  • Opening Day Saturday, March 4th
  • Spring season first Games- early March
  • Spring Break - April 10-14 - Practices are optional/voluntary
  • Hit a thon and Photo Day Saturday April 1st
  • Last week of the season/ Closing Ceremonies- early May

Included in Registration (6u-14u)

  • Seasonal fee includes jersey, socks, yearbook, medal, visors (6U only) and team photo.
  • Free skills clinics are held before the season starts and mid-season (Register early to receive notification, they fill up fast!).

Refer a Friend – all age divisions

  • Refer a friend for the spring 2023 season and be entered to win prizes such as, BHGS swag, Registration fee refunded, Cash prizes and Gear credit, get a new composite bat or glove of your choice on us! 
  • List who referred you on your registration form

Gear Requirements (6U-14U)

  • Required gear to be purchased by family includes softball mitt, pants, Cleats and Slider Shorts (10u and above).
  • Highly recommended gear includes a batting helmet with face-mask. The league has a few helmets, but they are shared. Infield safety masks and a Bat.
  • Optional gear to be purchased by family includes batting gloves, belt, gear bag.
  • The league is open to all girls, regardless of financial situation. We typically host a Recycled Equipment Table at the beginning of the season. Please contact someone on the board if equipment costs are prohibitive for your family. We will find a way to discreetly get your daughter geared up.
  • The league has wholesale equipment accounts to help BHGS families save money on equipment purchases. Contact the league with any equipment questions from bats to gloves to cleats and much more. 

Additional Costs and Family Commitments (6U-14U)

  • End of season celebration / Coaches gifts - Some teams opt to have a year-end celebration party and/or collect donations for coaches' gifts.  These are optional fees, usually $10 to $20 per player.
  • Team Sponsor - Everyone on the team is expected to help find a team sponsor, a company that donates at least $300 for the season. Typically, sponsorship comes from a local business, team business owner, or corporate sponsors. The sponsor's logo is included on the team page in the yearbook. Although the league is dependent on sponsorships to operate (and keep fees low), families are never expected to "chip in" to cover this sponsorship if the team can't find a business to contribute.
  • Snack Shack - Parents are required to volunteer in the Snack Shack.  Games and practices will not begin until the Snack Shack has the necessary number of volunteers. The Snack Shack Coordinator works with the Team Managers at the beginning of the season to coordinate shifts.

Interested in Coaching? Learn more here or register here

Parent involvement -

  • BHGS is a 100% volunteer-based organization. From the board to the coaches and team Managers, we are all volunteers. We cannot exist without your help. Parents are required to volunteer their time in some capacity including but not limited to, coaching, assistant coaching, being a team manager, game day field preps, cleanup and maintenance or Snack shack duty. Learn about volunteering on the Board page.

Divisions for Girls

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Little Hitters (3-4.5 years old)

  • Little Hitters is for girls 3 - 4.5 years old.
  • An introductory program to the BHGS softball program. Players will learn the basic skills of throwing, catching, base running and hitting.
  • 2018-2019 Birth Years.
  • Practices/Games will be Saturday mornings for about 45 minutes
  • Location is Alta Vista Elementary School
  • BHGS T-shirt included with registration
  • Fees: $60
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6 and Under (6U)

  • The 6U level is for girls 5 or 6 years old.
  • 2016-2017 Birth Years
  • They learn basic fundamentals of throwing, hitting and catching.
  • Practice/Game are normally on one weekday evenings (Monday) and Saturday mornings.
  • Location is Alta Vista Elementary School
  • Ball and rules are adjusted for the littlest players - 6U Rules
  • Fees: $180
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8 and Under (8U)

  • 8U level is for girls 7 or 8 years old.
  • They learn hitting, throwing, and catching along with the rules of the games.  Pitching is done by players with occasional coach pitch.
  • Practice /Game are normally on one weekday evenings (Wednesday) and Saturday mornings.
  • Location is Alta Vista Elementary
  • Rules are age adjusted - 8U Rules
  • Fees $210
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10 and Under (10U)

  • The 10U level is for girls 9 and 10 year olds
  • 2012-2013 Birth Years
  • They learn fundamentals along with rules of the game. Players pitch and learn base stealing. Teams play in inter-league (against teams from other leagues) and against other BHGS teams.
  • Practice/Game are normally on one to two weekdays (Tuesday/Thursday) evenings and Saturdays.
  • Location is Alta Vista or other local fields
  • 10U Rules
  • Fees $230
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12 and Under (12U)

  • 12u level is for girls 11, and 12 years old.
  • Beginner players welcome!
  • Most players have experience in playing but players with no experience are encouraged to play. Teams play in inter-league (against other team from other leagues) and against other BHGS teams.
  • There may be two practices a week and/or 2 games a week (Usually Mondays and Thursdays and  Saturday)
  • Location is Alta Vista or other local fields
  • 13U Rules
  • Fees $230
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14 and Under (14U)

  • 14u level is for girls 13, and 14 years old.
  • Teams play in inter-league (against other team from other leagues).
  • There may be two practices a week and/or 2 games a week (Usually Mondays and Thursdays and Saturday)
  • Location is Alta Vista or other local fields
  • 13U Rules
  • Fees $230