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SOFTBALL NEWS & UPDATES

Are you wondering where your softball slugger can play in the off season? Look no further as South Eastern Softball is looking to field 10U (minor/major*), 12U, and 14U teams for the 2024 fall season. 

Register: Now through August 1st 2024

Ages: Current ages 8 to 14 year old girls (14yo as of January 1, 2024).

Participation Fee: $60 registration fee if you already have a 2024 jersey to use for the Fall season.
For those players that do not have a jersey or need a replacement and need to purchase one the registration fee is $60 plus $40 for the new jersey.

Schedule: Practice starts early to mid August, games are on weekends and will start after Labor Day and run through the end of October for a total of 6 weekends. With the exception of 10U minor (single game Weekend), all games will be scheduled as weekend doubleheaders, either Saturday or Sunday. 

League: In the SCPAS league (York County). Home games and practices will be played in the Southeastern school district. 

Equipment: Your daughter will need cleats, black softball pants, glove, bat, batting helmet, fielding shield and their 2024 spring jersey. 

Disclaimer:
1. No 7U age division in the Fall.
2. *10U Minor/Major will be determined based on registration count and interest.
3. No refunds will be offered unless we cannot field a team. 
4. No tournament team for Fall 2024 Season

Sponsors & Fundraising: 
We are always looking for your help, as we all know sponsorships and fundraising is a key part of having a successful softball organization for the girls. If you have any suggestion please reach out to [email protected]

Please email [email protected] if you have any questions. 
Thank you,
South Eastern Rams Softball

Spirit Wear

Our South Eastern Rams Softball Apparel Store is currently OPEN and will close on March 24th at midnight!

SE Softball Apparel Store

Registration Listing

2024 South Eastern Rams Youth Softball - Fall

Are you wondering where your softball slugger can play in the off season? Look no further as South Eastern Softball is looking to field 10U (minor/major*), 12U, and 14U teams for the 2024 fall season. 

Register: Now through August 1st 2024

Ages: Current ages 8 to 14 year old girls (14yo as of January 1, 2024).

Participation Fee: $60 registration fee if you already have a 2024 jersey to use for the Fall season.
For those players that do not have a jersey or need a replacement and need to purchase one the registration fee is $60 plus $40 for the new jersey.

Schedule: Practice starts early to mid August, games are on weekends and will start after Labor Day and run through the end of October for a total of 6 weekends. With the exception of 10U minor (single game Weekend), all games will be scheduled as weekend doubleheaders, either Saturday or Sunday. 

League: In the SCPAS league (York County). Home games and practices will be played in the Southeastern school district. 

Equipment: Your daughter will need cleats, black softball pants, glove, bat, batting helmet, fielding shield and their 2024 spring jersey. 

Disclaimer:
1. No 7U age division in the Fall.
2. *10U Minor/Major will be determined based on registration count and interest.
3. No refunds will be offered unless we cannot field a team. 
4. No tournament team for Fall 2024 Season

Questions: Please email [email protected]

10u South Eastern Rams Youth Softball Team

Registration closes on 08/01/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 10/31/2024
$60.00

10u SE Rams Youth Softball Team-Need Jersey

Registration closes on 08/01/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 10/31/2024
$100.00

12u SE Rams Youth Softball Team

Registration closes on 08/01/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 10/31/2024
$60.00

14u SE Rams Youth Softball Team

Registration closes on 08/01/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 10/31/2024
$60.00

14u SE Rams Youth Softball Team-Need Jersey

Registration closes on 08/01/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 10/31/2024
$100.00

12u SE Rams Youth Softball Team-Need Jersey

Registration closes on 08/01/2024 at 11:59 PM
Season Dates: 08/12/2024 to 10/31/2024
$100.00

Rules & Policies

Official Rules
1.  South Central PA Softball (SCPAS) - These rules are league-specific 2024 scpas playing rules
2.  USA Softball Rules (formally ASA) https://www.usasoftball.com/official-rulebook/ 
3.  USSSA Fastpitch Rules usssa_fastpitch_rules.pdf
SCPAS rules are based on USA Softball Rules and should be viewed first. If a rule is not included in the SCPAS league rules, please refer to the USA Softball rules. 

South Eastern Fielding Face Mask Policy
The South Eastern Softball policy regarding fielding face masks is as follows:
-  ALL 7U players are required to wear fielding face masks at all positions during practice and games.
- ALL 10U players are required to wear fielding face masks at all positions during practice and games.
- 12U infield players (1st base, 2nd base, 3rd base, shortstop, and pitcher) are required to wear fielding face masks during practice and games.
- 14U pitchers are required to wear fielding face masks during practice and games.
- 14U infield positions are highly recommended to wear fielding face masks.
This policy is based on evolving safety concerns within the softball community, and is not exclusive to SE. Face mask policies are rapidly being enacted at other local organizations and league.

In an study published by the American Journal of Emergency Medicine, it was concluded that "being hit by a ball was the most common mechanism of injury (52.4%) and accounted for most of face (89.6%) and head (75.7%) injuries". Pitchers and third base are especially vulnerable to fast moving balls.

Equipment

Equipment Supplied by the Players:

The following equipment requires specialized fitting. For new players it may be helpful to visit a store that specializes in softball gear to get properly fit.

  • Black Softball Pants
    • 7U can wear black spandex, athletic pants, or softball pants. 
    • 10U & up require black softball pants.
  • Fielding Face Mask (See Policy section): Example
    • 7U required for all players
    • 10U required for all players
    • 12U required for all infield positions
    • 14U required for pitchers
  • Softball cleats
    • Comfortable softball cleats are very important.
    • Metal cleats are not allowed.
  • Glove
    • Match glove to ball size. If your division plays with an 11″ ball, use an 11″ glove MINIMUM. A slightly larger glove is acceptable too (11.5″ or 12″). Larger gloves will be heavier & harder for young players to use.  Store your glove with a ball in it.
      • 7U - 10" Rubber Ball
      • 10U - 11" ball
      • 12U and 14U - 12" ball
    • Batting helmet with face guard: Example 
      • Necessary whenever a player has a bat in their hand.
      • Must have face guard attached to the helmet.
      • Make sure the helmet and face guard are "NOCSAE" approved.
      • Make sure the helmet fits properly. Player should shake and nod their head with the helmet staying snugly in place. DO NOT look for larger sizes to grow into. Find one that fits now and it will last.
    • USSSA Softball Bat
      • 7U - Can use tee ball bat or softball bat
      • 10U & Up - Must be a USSSA Certified Softball Bat
    • Equipment Bag or Backpack - Necessary to keep track of your glove, batting gloves, bats, helmet, water bottle, etc.

  • Softball Committee

    SE Rams Youth Girls Softball Volunteer Committee

    Chair - Nick Wojnowski
    Co-Chair - Misty Davis
    Secretary - Kim Hall
    Treasurer - Kim Hall
    Fundraiser & Events Coordinator - Elaine Juergensen
    Website & Social Media Coordinator- Stacy Fitzpatrick
    Clearance Coordinator - Lindsey Ryer
    Uniform Coordinator - Pat Cornell
    Spirit Wear Coordinator - Lindsey Ryer
    Field & Barn Coordinator - Nick Wojnowski
    Equipment Coordinator - Josh Zimmerman

    Field Directory

    HARP Fields - 16 College Ave. Stewartstown PA 17363 for Field #1, Field #2, Field #3 
    90 Camelot Ct. Stewartstown PA 17363 for Camelot Field.


    Fawn Area Fields - 417 Main St, Fawn Grove, PA 17321
    (Fawn Elementary, KDHS #5, Field #1, Field #3)


    Olde Tyme Days - 110 N Market St, Fawn Grove, PA 17321


    Stewartstown Elementary Fields - 82 N Main St, Stewartstown, PA 17363
    (Junior Field)



    Contact

    Hopewell Area Recreation & Parks
    16 College Ave (Physical Location), PO Box 959 (Mail)
    Stewartstown, Pennsylvania 17363

    Phone: 717-993-2255
    Email: [email protected]

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