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Softball

Winter Programs

Softball Pitching & Catching Clinic

(ages 6 - 18)

This clinic is for girls interested in improving their pitching and catching skills. All levels from beginners to experienced players are welcome. Enroll based on age at start date. Min: 10 Max: 20

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $30r/$45nr
  • Coaches: Ken Jipping, ZE Varsity Coach | Scott Sliva, ZW Varsity Coach
  • Day: Saturdays
  • Dates: Feb 15 & 22
  • 6-10 yr olds: 9:00-10:00am
  • 11-18 yr olds: 10:00-11:00am
  • Location: Zeeland West HS Gym

Winter Softball Clinic

(ages 7 - 18)

This clinic will improve hitting, catching and fielding skills. Please bring a glove, helmet and bat (if you have them). Enroll based on age at start date. Min: 20 Max: 40

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $40r/$55nr
  • Coaches: Ken Jipping, ZE Varsity Coach | Scott Sliva, ZW Varsity Coach
  • Day: Fridays
  • Time: 7:00-9:00pm
  • Session 2: Feb 21 & 28
  • Location: SportsQuest (3325 100th Ave, Zeeland)

 

Spring & Summer Programs

LITTLE LEAGUE SOFTBALL

8-12 yr olds - based on age of child on Jan 1, 2020

Little League is the next step for 8 yr olds+ to improve their skills, knowledge and love for the game! All registered participants are placed on a team and given equal playing time. After registration, players are evaluated at a "Showcase Day" in March to help determine current skill levels. Then, players are placed into divisions based on a combination of age and skill level to give each kid the best experience possible. Finally, equally skilled teams are then formed inside each division. 

  • Registration deadline was Feb 1. Call (616) 748-3230 or stop in our office to be added to our first come, first serve wait list. 
  • Full ZLL DetailsExternal LinkZeeland Little League Website
  • Questions: Email ZLL President, Brandon LaRosazllpresident@gmail.com
  • Parent Meeting: Tue, Feb 25 @ 7pm - Lokers Auditorium @ Cityside MS
  • Softball Showcase Day: Sat, Mar 14 @ SportsQuest
  • Practices: March 30 - Late June (1-2 p/wk)
  • Games: Late Apr - Late June (1-3 p/wk)
  • Equipment: Players provide pants, cleats (rubber), and glove. Jerseys and socks are provided. Bats, catcher’s equipment/glove, balls, and infield masks (softball) are also provided. Players may also use own equipment. 
  • All-Stars: After the season, an All-Star tournament takes place from the end of June-mid-July. If a player is interested in trying out for an All-Star team, families must complete an “All-Star Commitment Form”. A try-out then takes place in early June. All-Star teams are selected by appointed committees and based on multiple factors (try-out performance, regular season performance, team needs, etc.). Players interested in All-Stars can find more information on ZLL website (link below). 
  • Divisions
    • Placement in divisions is based on combination of age + skill level
    • Minors: 8-10 yr olds (Kid/Coach Pitch)
    • Majors: 10-12 yr olds (Kid Pitch)

CO-ED TODDLER TEE BALL

4 yr olds

This program consists of one evening a week of a one-hour practice followed by a one-hour game, and it requires a parent/ guardian to be on the field with your child each practice and game. Parents will be the lead for the teaching and of skills, with guidance from the Rec Dept and a lead parent. Teams will be formed at random.

  • Register Here
  • Cost: $32r/$47nr
  • Session 1 Dates: June 1-26
  • Session 1 Deadline: May 2
  • Session 1 Parent Meeting: May 27, 6pm – Adams Elem
  • Session 2 Dates: Aug 3-28
  • Session 2 Deadline: June 27
  • Session 2 Parent Meeting: July 29, 6pm – Adams Elem
  • Practices: One p/week | 6pm on Weeknights | 9am-4pm on Sat
  • Games: One p/week | Mon-Fri @ 6pm

TEE-BALL

5 yr olds - based on age of child as of Jan 1, 2020

Learn baseball or softball fundamentals through one practice and one game per week! Boys and girls are in separate leagues. After registration, your child will be placed at random on a team. Coaches will contact parents in Mid-April after the coaches meeting to communicate team placements and schedules. 

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Mar 7
  • Cost: $37r/$52nr
  • Practices: One p/Week | Mon-Sat | Begin End of April
  • Gamess: One p/Week | Mon-Thur @ 6pm | May-June

COACH-PITCH SOFTBALL

6 yr olds - based on age of child as of Jan 1, 2020

Improve your baseball or softball skills through one practice and one game per week! Coaches will be pitching over hand for baseball and underhand for softball. After registration, your child will be placed at random on a team. Coaches will contact parents in Mid-April after the coaches meeting to communicate team placements and schedules. 

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Mar 7
  • Cost: $37r/$52nr
  • Practices: One p/Week | Mon-Sat | Begin End of April
  • Gamess: One p/Week | Mon-Thur | May-June

COACH PITCH / KID PITCH SOFTBALL

7 yr olds - based on age of child as of Jan 1, 2020

Improve your baseball or softball skills through 1-2 practices per week and one game per week! Coaches will pitch the first half of the game season (3 games) while developing pitching skills during practices. Kids will pitch the second half of the season (3 games), with coach assistance when needed. After registration, your child will be placed at random on a team. Coaches will contact parents in Mid-April after the coaches meeting to communicate team placements and schedules. 

  • Register Here
  • Registration Deadline: Mar 7
  • Cost: $37r/$52nr
  • Practices: One p/Week | Mon-Sat | Begin End of April
  • Games: One p/Week | Mon-Thur | May-June