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Islanders Softball

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Mercer Island Little League Softball
 

We welcome all athletes interested in learning the basic fundamentals of our sport in a fantastic environment that fosters teamwork, leadership and skills development. Read more about our programs by age group: 

Our Programs

Juniors

13-14 Year Olds

Fastpitch softball for 13-14 year-old girls. One or two practices, and generally two games each week, plus an end of season league tournament. As with other levels of little league, players are eligible to compete in end-of-the-season tournaments and All-Stars. Juniors softball uses a full size 12’’ softball.

Coast

10-11 Year Olds

This is designed for 5th grade level Fastpitch, 10 year olds and 11 year olds. Teams will practice one or two nights a week and play two games a week. As with other levels of little league, players are eligible to compete in end-of-the-season tournaments and All-Stars. Coast softball uses an 11’’ softball.  Season begins first week in March. 

Single-A & Double-A

6-7 Year Olds

A/AA is mainly for 1st and 2nd graders.  This is modified machine or coach pitch league with emphasis on development of skills and team fun! Practice is one time per week on Thursdays and 1-2 games per week.  League typically will interlock with other District 9 teams. 

Majors

11-12 Year Olds

Majors is an advanced, 6th grade level, Fastpitch division for strong 11 year olds and all 12 year old girls. Majors will have one or two weeknight practices, and up to two games a week.   As with other levels of little league, players are eligible to compete in end-of-the-season tournaments and All-Stars. Majors softball uses a full size 12’’ softball.  Season begins first week in March. 

Triple-A (AAA)

8-10 Year Olds

AAA Softball is for girls 8, 9 and 10 years old. This division is designed to teach players the fundamentals of softball while developing self-esteem, team camaraderie and softball skills, including pitching. This is entry-level Fastpitch. This is a player pitch league with coach assist early on. AAA softball will practice once a week and have one or two games a week. It uses an 11’’ soft-sided softball.  Season begins first week in March. 

All Stars

Post Season 

All-Stars is an opportunity for a select group of MILL’s most competitive softball players to participate in tournament(s) against “all-star” teams from other leagues. This typically runs in June and July.

FAQs

Where are the games played?

Games are played on Mercer Island (typically Homestead or South Mercer) and off-Island.  Our softball teams play in interlocked leagues with teams from District 9 (the Eastside).  Away games will be played at different locations on the Eastside, but most frequently in Bellevue.

What time are the games played?

Weeknight games typically start at 6 pm, but some may start at 5:30 pm.  Weekend game times vary depending on field availability.

When are practices? 
 

Coaches select their specific practice day, time and location.  Practices are once a week for A/AA and typically twice a week for AAA, Coast, Majors and Juniors.  One of those practices is batting cage time at South Mercer or PEAK.  Registrants cannot request a specific practice day/time/location.

How are teams formed?

Typically, we don’t have more than two teams at a level.  We generally split to balance the talent among the teams although the MIBGC and MILL board have some discretion in the process.

What is my daughter's league age?

Softball League Age is determined by your daughter’s birthdate.  Please review the Little League Age Chart to confirm your child’s League Age.  Baseball has a different League Age cutoff.  

Who plays on the
MI All Star Teams?

Players are nominated by their coaches at the end of Regular season.  The "All Star Season" begins as soon as regular season concludes, and kicks off with a District 9 tournament.  If we advance beyond districts, the season can go into July.  All Stars vary by division. More info. will be provided in season.

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