6U/T-Softball is for participants’ ages 4-5 years old (with an option for 6 year olds) who are new to the game of softball or who would like another season to develop the fundamentals of throwing, hitting, and fielding. In Tee Softball, players will primarily use a batting tee and some coach pitch depending on the progress of the girls. Rules of the game may be varied to accommodate the need for proper instruction and teaching. The primary goals of Tee Softball are to instruct the girls in the fundamentals of the game of softball and to allow them to experience the value of teamwork. Team rosters are suggested to be smaller to allow for more engagement. The diamond to be used is suggested at 50 foot. Scores are not kept during games at this level, and games will be played against other Tee Softball teams in New Milford. Equipment required at this level includes a helmet, bat, and glove. The teaching at the Tee Softball level sets the girls’ foundation as ball players and will enable them to comfortably move up through New Milford Youth Softball.
In addition to learning sportsmanship and teamwork, we expect that at the conclusion of Tee Softball our players will be able to:
Demonstrate the execution of a proper batting stance
Routinely run to and through first base upon hitting the ball
Recognize all four bases on the field
Be in a Softball “Ready Position” on the field (while playing defense)
Field a ground ball using two hands (Alligator approach)
Step with the proper foot, while pointing their glove and throwing to their target.