Rec Teams

The WDMGS Rec League is a recreational softball program that runs late April through June and is open to all girls. Leagues are determined by age and coached by volunteers.

Each girl will receive a team t-shirt to complete their uniform, but are responsible for providing their own:

  • softball pants (we recommend black pants, if you don't already have a pair)
  • softball glove
  • closed toe shoes/cleats (no metal spikes)
  • bat (optional)
  • batter’s helmet with proper face guard and chin strap
  • softball fielding mask 

Bitty Ball (Pre-K - K):

This league is for girls in Pre-K and Kindergarten. This age group focuses on learning the basic fundamentals of softball while having their coach pitch to them. After three swings, if the girl has not put the softball into play, a tee will be brought out for her to hit from. This age group usually has one or two games per week (10 games total) and practices are left to the coach’s discretion. Players are usually placed on teams according to the elementary school that they attend and/or their address. There are no umpires for this league.

Petite League (1st - 2nd):

This league is for girls who are in 1st - 2nd grades. This age group focuses on learning the basic fundamentals of softball while having their coach pitch to them. This age group may have one to two scheduled games per week (12 games total) and practices are left to the coach’s discretion. Players are usually placed on teams according to the elementary school that they attend and/or their address. There are no umpires for this league.

Junior League (3rd - 4th):

This league is for girls who are in 3rd - 4th grades. This age group also focuses on learning the basic fundamentals of softball while having the opponent pitch to them. In order to continue focusing on hitting there are no “walks” in this league. If a batter receives 4 balls from the pitcher, the batter’s count will receive one ball and two strikes in their count and their coach will then pitch to them. This age group may have one to two scheduled games per week (12 games total) and practices are left to the coach’s discretion. All 3rd graders (plus 4th graders who are new to this league) go through a league round-up process in February. The players are then drafted and placed on teams. A 3rd grader then will remain on that same team for the next season. This league begins the use of one umpire at every game and standings are kept.

Intermediate League (5th - 6th):

This league is for girls who are in 5th - 6th grades (and for 7th graders who have not played on a competitive team). This age group also focuses on learning the basic fundamentals of softball while having the opponent pitch to them. This age group may have one to three scheduled games per week (10 games total) and practices are left to the coach’s discretion. All 5th graders (plus 6th or 7th graders who are new to this league) go through a league round-up process in February. The players are then drafted and placed on teams. She will then remain on that same team for the next seasons. This league has one umpire at every game and standings are kept.

Senior League (7th - 10th):

This league is for ladies who are in 7th - 10th grades (An 11th grade girl may also play in this league but must receive board approval.) This league serves as a prep league to those playing softball in high school. It is an eight game season which is played between April and early May prior to the start of high school softball practice. Practices are left to the coach’s discretion. In order to provide balanced teams in this league, the Senior League Committee places girls on teams according to age and skill. This league has one umpire at every game and standings are not kept.

 

2018 Rec Softball News, Notes & What to Know

Our WDMGS website, Facebook page, and TeamSnap team management services are the best ways to stay informed with what is going on month-to-month, day-to-day and minute-to-minute, within our organization.

Organization Events & Activities are posted to our online calendar, on our website.

Calendar

Player & Parent Meeting

Saturday, March 24, 9am at Holiday Park

Schedule Posting

We plan to have schedules for all levels posted around April 14. Bitty and Petite Level teams will play on Opening Day, Saturday April 21, following our Annual Parade & Opening Day Ceremonies.

Opening Day Parade & Ceremonies

Saturday, April 21, 8:30am. We line up for our parade, with all of our teams and decorated trucks in the Valley High School (east) parking lot, beside the softball field.

Team Picture Days

Picture days will take place just prior to our Rec games, this season. We've blocked off April 23, 24 & 26, from 6-7pm. Stay tuned for the specific night that your team will have its pictures.