Girls Fastpitch Softball

Keeping softball fun — especially in the early stages of youth participation — is the primary concern of our programs. We believe in participation for all, positive competition and building character. We teach fundamentals and traditions of the game, champion sportsmanship and encourage family and community support.

Registration begins with Youth Sports Registration Nights from 6-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, January 19, and Thursday, January 22, in the lower level of the Civic Auditorium. Cost for Pitch Perfect Softball (Machine Pitch) is $60 for first child and $50 for each additional child in same household and league. Cost for 10U-14U Fastpitch Softball is $75 for first child and $65 for each additional child in same household and league. Registration available beginning January 22 by calling the Park Office at 219-326-9600. An additional $20 will be added to registration fee after March 5. Financial assistance is available for qualifying families.

Make checks payable to the La Porte Park and Recreation Department. Visa/Master Card accepted. Please bring the participant's birth certificate along with the appropriate registration fee.

2020 BAT RULES

YOUTH SPORTS COACHING APPLICATION


Pitch Perfect (Machine Pitch) Softball (For Girls, Ages 7-9) (Divisions determined by participants age on or before April 30, 2020)
Start your young player out right by learning the fundamentals of softball, with manual pitching machines providing consistent pitching to help develop hitting skills. Girls will learn other essential skills such as throwing, catching and fielding.  Rally Day will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 13, at the Civic Auditorium.  League practices may begin April 15, games run May through beginning of July.


Fastpitch Softball (Divisions determined by participants age on or before December 31, 2020)

10U Fastpitch (For Girls, Ages 9-10)
Playing outside competition through the KVA, league uses a combination of a pitching machine and player pitching to assist in building fundamentals. Program includes five weeks of preseason practices followed by 12-game schedule and double-elimination tournament. Rally Day will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Civic Auditorium.
League practices may begin week of March 29, games run May through June.


12U Fastpitch (For Girls, Ages 11-12)
Playing outside competition through the KVA, program uses strictly player pitch and includes five weeks of preseason practices followed by a 12-game schedule and double-elimination tournament. Rally Day will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Civic Auditorium.  League practices may begin March 29, games run May through June.


14U Fastpitch (For Girls, Ages 13-14)
Playing outside competition through the KVA, program includes five weeks of preseason practices followed by a 12-game schedule and double-elimination tournament.  Rally Day will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 27, at the Civic Auditorium.
League practices may begin March 29, games run May through June.


Preseason Clinics

Like most organizations serving our community, we are closely monitoring the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and how it impacts our parks and programs. We are committed to providing services in a safe, responsible fashion and are complying with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the State of Indiana.


All participants are encouraged to attend the preseason clinics scheduled for Saturdays, March 6, 13 and 20 the La Porte High School field house. The clinics will feature instruction in the fundamentals and allow players to knock off the "rust" from the winter. The clinics run from 11-11:50 a.m. for Pitch Perfect and from noon-12:50 p.m. for fastpitch divisions.