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Youth Softball

Spring & Summer Programs

LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL (4-12 yr olds)

Showcase Day - Sat, Mar 13 (8-12 Yr Olds)

In order to form evenly skilled teams, ZLL evaluates skill levels at our “Showcase Day”, along with using ratings given to each player by their coaches from previous seasons (if your child is in his first season playing Little League, the “Showcase Day” will be used as the baseline for his skill set). “Showcase Day” involves coaches leading all participants through a series of drills while volunteer coaches and ZLL Board members evaluate skill sets to ensure teams are formed as evenly skilled as possible. This IS NOT a tryout, as everyone gets placed on a team and plays! 

Sat, Mar 13      
Age Check-In Time Start Time End Time
 8  11:30am   12pm  1pm
 9  10:30am  11am  12pm
 10  9:30am  10am  11am
 11  8:30am  9am  10am
 12

 7:30am

 8am  9am

 

Team Formation Process:

  • Rookie, T-League, Single A, and Minors teams are put together by the ZLL Board
  • Majors teams are put together during a Draft where coaches select their team
  • For full details on the process of placing players on teams, Click Here
  • Parents also have some options on determining what division their child plays in. For details, check out our Divisions Waivers Page
  • Requests to play on the same team as a sibling will be granted unless the skill gap between players is large enough to pose a safety concern
  • Requests to play for a certain coach or play on the same team as a friend or other non-sibling relative cannot be granted

Little League Softball Divisions

Rookie Ball (4 Yr Olds): 

This new and improved co-ed program serves as the perfect into to baseball and softball! It consists of one day a week of skill development for four weeks.

  • Register Here
  • Late Registration Deadline: Apr 30
  • Late Registration Fee: $54r/$69nr (Includes $15 Late Fee - Deadline was Feb 20
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosa: zllpresident@gmail.com
  • Session 1: May 31-June 25 | 6-7pm | One Day P/Week | Parents Will Be Given Options for Days to Choose From at Later Time
  • Session 2: July 12-Aug 6 | 6-7pm | One Day P/Week | Parents Will Be Given Options for Which Day of the Week Works Best for Them at Later Time

T-League (5-6 Yr Olds):

This is our Tee-Ball League! All balls are hit off tees with no live pitching from coaches or players. This program includes one practice and one game per week.

  • Registration Deadline was Feb 20 | Call (616) 748-3230 to be Added to Waitlist
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosa: zllpresident@gmail.com
  • Dates: Mid-April to Mid-June
  • Practices: One practice per week (Mon-Fri)
  • Games: One game per week (Mon-Sat)

Single A League (6-7 Yr Olds):

This is our Coach-Pitch League. Coaches pitch to players, with no live pitching from participants. This program includes one practice and one game per week.

  • Registration Deadline was Feb 20 | Call (616) 748-3230 to be Added to Waitlist
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosa: zllpresident@gmail.com
  • Dates: Mid-April to Mid-June
  • Practices: One practice per week (Mon-Fri)
  • Games: One game per week (Mon-Sat)

Minors League (8-10 Yr Olds):

This is our Kid-Pitch/Coach-Pitch League. It’s designed to teach participants how to pitch and how to hit against live pitching from other participants. Batters will begin by facing an opposing pitcher, but coaches will step in to pitch if the batter is walked to ensure all hitters get the chance to improve their hitting skills. Stealing is not allowed. The regular season ends with a tournament amongst all other Minors teams.

  • Registration Deadline was Feb 20 | Call (616) 748-3230 to be Added to Waitlist
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosa: zllpresident@gmail.com
  • Dates: Mid-April to Mid-June
  • Practices: 1-2 practices per week (Mon-Fri)
  • Games: 1-3 games per week (Mon-Sat)
  • ZLL Tournament: Mid-June
  • All-Stars: Mid-June to Mid-July

Majors League (10-12 Yr Olds):

This league is for 12 year olds and younger and is the division that the Little League World Series is associated with. This is a Kid Pitch League designed for those with more experience in pitching and hitting live pitching. Coaches do not assist in pitching. Teams in the Majors division also play in a District wide tournament at the end of the regular season.

  • Registration Deadline was Feb 20 | Call (616) 748-3230 to be Added to Waitlist
  • Full DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosa: zllpresident@gmail.com
  • Dates: Mid-April to Mid-June
  • Practices: 1-2 practices per week (Mon-Fri)
  • Games: 1-3 games per week (Mon-Sat)
  • ZLL Tournament: Mid-June
  • All-Stars: Mid-June to Mid-July