Early registration for fall softball opens the 1st of July and closes the end of the first Sunday in August. Teams in the youngest division, Rookies, are formed at the same time and assigned based on which school your child attends.

Anyone within Boise city limits can register to play for our fall softball division. [sg_popup id=8]

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Rookies is a division offered in the fall season for boys and girls ages 5 to 7, as well as inexperienced players that are age 8 (view age chart for girls). The Rookies division serves as an introductory to full baseball rules. The field increases in size from Tee Ball, outs do count, and batters will hit off a pitches thrown by the coach. This will help them build confidence in hitting a moving ball without the fear of getting hit by the ball. Players will begin to make defensive outs and switch sides (offense/defense) when 3 outs are achieved in an inning. The purpose for this division is to build on what was learned in Tee Ball by continuing to practice and develop skills in hitting, catching, throwing, and base running, while also adding more basic rules and defensive strategy in baseball. Score will not be kept during games and there will be no divisional winners or end of season tournament.

Teammate or Coach Requests
Teams are formed based on the elementary school your child attends. During registration, you may request to play with a friend/player from another school and/or a particular coach. Both parents must make the request to be validated. We do try to fulfill requests, but cannot guarantee that your request will be fulfilled.

Playing Up
If parents would like to request their child plays up from Rookies to be assessed for 10U softball, then they must do so after completing registration for the Rookies division.


Practices and Games

Practices will start the third week of August and take place two nights per week leading up to the first game. Games are played at Simplot Sports Complex on fields A and F. Once games begin, teams will practice once per week. Games will begin early September and run until mid October. Generally 6-8 games per season with 1-2 games per week.

For Parents

Because this season is so short, we try to bring more experienced coaches to coach these teams. This generally helps these young players progress quicker and helps parents interested in coaching have a chance to learn from an experienced youth coach. If you are able to assist your team’s coach, then please do so. If your child’s coach is new to coaching, then at the very least, please have patience with them as they begin their endeavor into coaching youth sports. This league runs entirely on volunteers so the true strength of the league comes from parents stepping up to contribute in any way they can. Kids learn to play baseball from repetition, so please work with your child at home reinforcing what is taught in practices and games.

Equipment Needed
  • Youth softball glove, typically 10″ to 11″, soft leather recommended
  • Plastic molded cleats
  • Youth softball bat (optional), USSSA 1.15 BPF, 2-1/4″ barrel diameter
  • Softball pants, style per the recommendation of your child’s coach

EBYBS will provide your coach with helmets and safety balls for the team, along with hats and jerseys for each player.

10U is a division offered in the fall season for girls ages 8 and 9, with older, less experienced players included as well (view age chart for girls). This is the fall version of spring 10U, but less competitive, more laid back, and skews towards younger ages compared to in spring. Girls that are league age 10 will advance to 13U in order to prepare them for their next spring season in a higher division. Some pitchers in 10U fall are experienced and accurate while others are still gaining experience. The field size has standard 60′ base paths with a 38′ pitching distance.

In fall 10U, players are working to prepare themselves for the spring season. Some are getting used to faster pitching while others are learning new positions in a more laid back environment than the spring season. Scores and standings will be kept.

Team Selection
Players are divided as evenly as possible by the coaches in the division. Players recognized with experience pitching and catching are divided between the teams. This is done to create more balanced teams so that all teams can be competitive.

Playing Up or Down
If parents would like to request their child plays up from 10U to 13U, then they must do so after completing registration for the 10U division. If you register your child for 10U, and it is determined your child will be safer in a lower division, then we will place your child on a team in the Rookies division.

Teammate or Coach Requests
Requests for certain teammates or coaches will not be honored in this division. The only way to select your child’s coach is to volunteer to coach the team yourself or assist someone you know.


Practices and Games

The fall season is unique in that games are played all across the valley. Most games are still played at Simplot Sports Complex on fields 1 and 2. Other games can be played at Settler’s Park in Meridian. Practice times are available on these same fields before and during the season, as well as the batting cages nearby. Games will begin late August or early September and run until mid October. Generally 12 games per season with a double header each Saturday.

For Parents

Coaches at this level generally are more experienced than lower divisions and have knowledge of the game. That doesn’t mean they don’t need your help. If you are able to assist your team’s coach, then please do so. At the very least, please have patience with these coaches as they continue their endeavor into coaching youth sports. This league runs entirely on volunteers so the true strength of the league comes from parents stepping up to contribute in any way they can. Kids learn to play softball from repetition, so please work with your child at home reinforcing what is taught in practices and games.

Equipment Needed
  • Leather softball glove, typically 12″ to 13″
  • Positions specific softball glove (optional), ie, first base, catcher
  • Plastic molded softball cleats
  • Helmet (optional)
  • Softball bat (optional), USSSA 1.15 BPF, 2-1/4″ barrel diameter
  • Softball pants, style per the recommendation of your child’s coach

EBYBS will provide your coach with helmets and catcher’s gear for the team, along with visors and jerseys for each player.

13U is a division offered in the fall season for girls ages 10, 11, 12, and 13 (view age chart for girls). The field size has standard 60′ base paths with a 43′ pitching distance. There are no major limitations to game play in this division.

In fall 13U, players are working to prepare themselves for the upcoming spring season, either in 12U or 14U. Some are getting used to faster pitching and a larger field, while others are learning new positions in a more laid back environment than the spring season. Scores and standings will be kept.

Team Selection
Players are divided as evenly as possible by the coaches in the division. Players recognized with experience pitching and catching are divided between the teams. This is done to create more balanced teams so that all teams can be competitive.

Playing Up or Down
If parents would like to request their child plays down from 13U to 10U, then they must do so after completing registration for the 13U division. If you register your child for 13U, and it is determined your child will be safer in a lower division, then we will place your child on a team in the 10U division.

Teammate or Coach Requests
Requests for certain teammates or coaches will not be honored in this division. The only way to select your child’s coach is to volunteer to coach the team yourself or assist someone you know.


Practices and Games

The fall season is unique in that games are played all across the valley. Most games are still played at Simplot Sports Complex on fields 5 and 8. Other games can be played at Meridian, Kuna, Nampa, or Mountain Home. Practice times are available on these same fields before and during the season, as well as the batting cages nearby. Games will begin late August or early September and run until mid October. Generally 12 games per season with a double header each Saturday.

For Parents

Coaches at this level generally are more experienced than lower divisions and have knowledge of the game. That doesn’t mean they don’t need your help. If you are able to assist your team’s coach, then please do so. At the very least, please have patience with these coaches as they continue their endeavor into coaching youth sports. This league runs entirely on volunteers so the true strength of the league comes from parents stepping up to contribute in any way they can. Kids learn to play baseball from repetition, so please work with your child at home reinforcing what is taught in practices and games.

Equipment Needed
  • Leather softball glove, typically 11.5″ to 13″
  • Positions specific softball glove (optional), ie, first base, catcher, outfield
  • Plastic molded softball cleats
  • Helmet (optional)
  • Softball bat (optional), USSSA 1.15 BPF, 2-1/4″ barrel diameter
  • Softball pants, style per the recommendation of your child’s coach

EBYBS will provide your coach with helmets and catcher’s gear for the team, along with visors and jerseys for each player.