Southeast Portland Little League
Minors softball is an instructional division for girls who are still learning the fundamentals of hitting and fielding. Players pitch from 35 feet. Games are 2 hours or 6 innings and may be considered complete after 4 innings. All innings are limited to 5 runs, except the last inning which is open scoring. Stealing is allowed after the ball crosses the plate.
Ages: Players League Age 9 through 11 may play Minor softball. Players League Age 8 may play Minor softball if their assessment indicates readiness to move up from Farm Softball. Please use the "League Age Calculator" on the left side of this page.
Fees: Please go here for information on our current fees. Scholarships are available to families in need. Contact the Player Agent or Treasurer for information on scholarships.
Volunteers: Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.
Team Formation: Minors softball teams have approximately 11-14 players. The league groups children according to age and player assessment, trying to ensure a relative balance among the teams. We do our best to honor parent preferences, but cannot make any guarantees.
Uniforms: Each player will wear a league provided jersey and receive a team visor. Players will need to provide their own matching “baseball” pants and cleats. The color of the pants will be determined by individual coaches and teams.
Equipment: Players will need to bring their own glove to practice and games. The League provides each team with bats, tees, balls and helmets. Players may also bring their own.
Practices: Teams may begin practicing in about mid-March. How often a team practices is up to the manager. Softball teams generally practice about 2 times per week until the regular season begins in early April. After the regular season begins, team coaches determine the frequency of practices.
Games: Softball teams play 2 games per week - usually one at 6:00 pm during the week and one on Saturday. Games are scheduled from early April through mid-June. In late March the official schedule will be published at www.sepll.org.
Rules: Softball follows the Little League Softball Official Regulations and Playing Rules unless otherwise stated in the District #2 interleague rules.
Softball League Rep: Contact Julie Smith at email@example.com or 971.340.8204 if you have any questions about Softball.