Early registration for spring softball opens the 1st of December and closes the end of January. Mandatory assessments are held each spring for kid pitch divisions with teams forming the first week of March. Teams in younger divisions are formed mid March and assigned based on which school your child attends.

Anyone within Boise city limits can register to play for our spring softball program. [sg_popup id=2]

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Tee Ball is for girls league age 5 and 6. Players league age 4 will need to wait until the following season to begin playing Tee Ball. View the age chart for girls. Small teams are created with generally 8-10 players per team to help keep kids engaged in practices and games. In an effort to start the East Boise Softball program earlier, we are no longer forming co-ed teams for Tee Ball. All girls will be placed on their own teams and will play other teams of girls and teams of boys. While this is the goal, if there is a sibling request outside of this structure then we will be able to accommodate that request.

This division serves as an introduction to baseball/softball rules with teams mostly formed based on the elementary school they attend (varies on participation). The purpose for this division is to introduce your child to the game and to have fun learning the basics of hitting, catching, throwing, and base running. All players will hit a safety ball from a hitting tee and do their best to make a play in the field. 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 skips their second year of Tee Ball to play up to 8U, then they must do so after completing registration for the Tee Ball division.


Practices and Games

Games are played at Simplot Sports Complex on field C, D, and E near the main baseball parking lot. Practice times are available on these same fields before the season begins, but generally coaches opt to practice at nearby elementary schools instead. Games will begin in April and run until the end of May. Generally 12 games per season with 1-2 games per week.

For Parents

Coaches at this level might have knowledge of the game, but generally little to no experience in coaching. 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 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 softball from repetition, so please work with your child at home reinforcing what is taught in practices and games.

Equipment Needed
  • Tee Ball glove, typically 8.5″ to 10″, soft leather recommended
  • Plastic molded cleats are recommended
  • Tee Ball bat (optional), USSSA 1.15 BPF, 2-1/4″ barrel diameter
  • Baseball 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 visors and jerseys for each player.

8U is a division offered in the spring season for girls ages 7 and 8, as well as inexperienced players that are age 9 (view age chart for boys). The 8U division serves as the next step up from Tee Ball in the progression through the various divisions of EBYBS. The field increases in size, softballs are used, and batters will hit off a pitching machine. A pitching machine 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 softball. 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 8U to be assessed for 10U, then they must do so after completing registration for the 8U division.


Practices and Games

Games are played at Simplot Sports Complex on fields B. Practice times are available on these same fields before the season begins, but generally coaches opt to practice at nearby elementary schools instead. Depending on participation numbers, some games will be played against other leagues at our facility or their facility. Possible opponents include Nampa, Kuna, Meridian, and Mountain Home. Games will begin in April and run until the end of May. Generally 12 games per season with 1-2 games per week.

For Parents

Coaches at this level might have knowledge of the game, but generally little to no experience in coaching. 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 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 softball from repetition, so please work with your child at home reinforcing what is taught in practices and games.

Equipment Needed
  • Youth softball glove, typically 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 visors and jerseys for each player.

10U is a division offered in the spring season for girls ages 9 and 10, as well as inexperienced players that are age 11 (view age chart for girls). The 10U division is a large step up from 8U in the progression through the various divisions of EBYBS. The field increases in size from 8U and batters will now hit off a pitcher from the opposing team. The field size has standard 60′ base paths with a 38′ pitching distance. If the pitcher struggles to throw strikes and walks more than 2 batters, their coach will step in and pitch to each batter that receives 4 pitched balls.

The purpose for this division will be to introduce the players to real softball rules with very few limitations in play. Players will continue to build on what was learned in lower divisions with more practice to develop higher level skills in hitting, catching, throwing, and base running. Players interested in pitching will also experience their first introduction to pitching mechanics. More emphasis will be placed on rules and defensive strategy in softball. Coaches are not allowed on the field with the players during games. 10U is considered a semi-competitive division. Scores and standings will be kept, outs will count, and teams will participate in a divisional end of season tournament based on the results of the regular season.

Umpires
A home plate umpire may be hired by your child’s coach for each home game in this division. The cost of this umpire is in addition to spring registration dues.

Mandatory Assessments
This is the first division that requires assessments for determining teams. This is done to create more balanced teams and help determine which division is safest for your child. Assessments generally involve playing catch with another player, catching a couple fly balls, fielding a couple grounders, and a short batting practice.

Playing Up or Down
If parents would like to request their child plays up from 10U to be assessed for 12U, then they must do so after completing registration for the 10U division. If your child registers for 10U, and at assessments it is determined your child will be safer in a lower division, then we will place your child on a team in a lower 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

Games are played at Simplot Sports Complex on fields 1 and 2. Depending on participation numbers, some games will be played against other leagues at our facility or their facility. Possible opponents include Nampa, Kuna, Meridian, and 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 in April and run until the end of May. Generally 14 games per season with 1-2 games per week.

For Parents

Coaches at this level might have knowledge of the game, but generally little to no experience in coaching. 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 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 softball from repetition, so please work with your child at home reinforcing what is taught in practices and games. If you see your coach running a practice by themselves, prepping the field before or after a game or practice, then step in and help them out.

Equipment Needed
  • Leather softball glove, typically 11″ to 13″
  • 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.

12U is a division offered in the spring season for girls ages 11 and 12 (view age chart for girls). The 12U division is played at a noticeably higher skill level and faster pace than the 10U division. Pitching is more accurate and faster than in 10U and the coach assist pitching is not an option. The field size has standard 60′ base paths with a 43′ pitching distance. There are no significant limitations to game play in this division.

In 12U, players will be able to demonstrate their skills and knowledge learned from previous seasons of EBYBS and continue to fine tune those skills with higher level practices and fast paced games. Additional emphasis will be placed on all softball rules, as well as offensive and defensive strategy in softball. 12U is considered a competitive division. Scores and standings will be kept and teams will participate in a divisional end of season tournament based on the results of the regular season.

Umpires
A home plate umpire may be hired by your child’s coach for each home game in this division. The cost of this umpire is in addition to spring registration dues.

Mandatory Assessments
Assessments are conducted before the season to determine teams. This is done to create more balanced teams and help determine which division is safest for your child. Assessments generally involve playing catch with another player, catching a couple fly balls, fielding a couple grounders, and a short batting practice.

Playing Up or Down
If parents would like to request their child plays up from 10U to be assessed for 12U, then they must do so after completing registration for the 12U division. If your child registers for 12U, and at assessments it is determined your child will be safer in a lower division, then we will place your child on a team in a lower 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

Games are played at Simplot Sports Complex on fields 1 and 2. Depending on participation numbers, some games will be played against other leagues at our facility or their facility. Possible opponents include Nampa, Kuna, Meridian, and 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 in April and run until the end of May. Generally 14 games per season with 1-2 games per week.

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 11″ to 14″
  • Positions specific baseball 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.

14U is a division offered in the spring season for girls ages 13 and 14 (view age chart for boys). The 14U division is the highest level of play offered by EBYBS. The field size has standard 60′ base paths with a 45′ pitching distance. There are no major limitations to game play in this division.

When players reach this division, they are fully demonstrating a high level of skills in all facets and display a solid understanding of the tactical approach to softball. Pitching is at the highest level in this division with older experienced pitchers throwing accurately, and generally throwing different types of pitches. Scores and standings will be kept and teams will participate in a divisional end of season tournament based on the results of the regular season.

Umpires
A home plate umpire may be hired by your child’s coach for each home game in this division. The cost of this umpire is in addition to spring registration dues.

Mandatory Assessments
Assessments are conducted before the season to determine teams. This is done to create more balanced teams. Assessments generally involve playing catch with another player, catching a couple fly balls, fielding a couple grounders, and a short batting practice.

Playing Up or Down
Players are not able to play up into 14U or play down into 12U. Once your daughter is league 13, she must play in 14U, regardless of skill level.

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

Games are played at Simplot Sports Complex on fields 1 and 2. Depending on participation numbers, some games will be played against other leagues at our facility or their facility. Possible opponents include Nampa, Kuna, Meridian, and 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 in April and run until the end of May. Generally 14 games per season with 1-2 games per week.

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 14″
  • Positions specific softball glove (optional), ie, first base, catcher, outfield
  • Metal 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.