YYC Girls Softball
1. Scoring and standing will not be kept
The focus for young athletes is
to develop skills, make friends, and have fun. When scoring or standings are kept, the focus shifts
to winning, which often alters how a team is coached.
2. All players bat every inning, and the order is shuffled each
The more a player gets up to bat in a game, the more development opportunities
there are. This rule ensures equitable playing time in various spots in the batting order. Plus,
kids love to hit the ball!!!
3. Runners cannot steal bases
Keeping more runners on base creates more
defensive opportunities in, as there will be more forced plays. Additionally, players just don't
have the skills to defend against stealing. So offensive and defensive players are not developing
4. A player cannot play the same position in consecutive innings
players need to have equitable opportunities to play in various positions. It is extremely important
that all players are given opportunities to pitch, to ensure there are plenty of pitchers in future
years and to avoid pitcher overuse.
5. Bunting is not permitted
Bunting is a specialized skill. The focus
should be on the proper technique of swinging a bat. Bunting should be used as an addition to a
players skill set, not in replacement of.
6. Runners cannot advance on an overthrow
Defensive players should be
encouraged to make the appropriate play and avoid not throwing the ball for fear of making a