Divisions

 T-Ball
Children in Kindergarten are welcome to participate.
Co-ed T-Ball is a great introduction to River Forest Youth Baseball and Softball.
Coaches focus on FUNdamentals of the game - teaching and improving throwing, catching, fielding and hitting.
Children learn to play the game in a fun and relaxed environment.
Teams play two (2) 3-inning games per week during the season, which ends in early June.
Batters will use a "T" to hit the ball.
A continuous batting order is used (all players bat each inning and get on base - there are no outs!).
Coaches are allowed in the field to help instruct. Fielding is taught and plays are practiced, but not enforced.
A team shirt, game equipment (except glove), and coaching instruction are included in registration fee.

Girls Rookie
Current 1st and 2nd Grade Girls.

Uses 11 inch softball.
Modified Coach pitch.
10 players in field and continuous batting order.
Girls will have an opportunity to hit 5 coach pitch balls. If they fail to put the ball in play a tee will be used.
Focus on basic skills including throwing, catching, fielding and running.
Fundamentals and fun make this a perfect first foray into Girls Softball.

Boys Rookie
Current 1st and 2nd Grade Boys.

In-Season transition from Coach pitch to kid pitch. No walks.
10 players in field and continuous batting order.
Developmental season schedule and double elimination playoffs.
Emphasis on good sportsmanship and fundamental instruction.

Girls Minors
Current 3rd and 4th Grade girls.

Uses 11 inch softball.
Kid pitch from 35 feet. No walks.
If a girl is walked, a coach is brought in to pitch them 5 additional balls.
Focus continues on throwing, catching, fielding and hitting. Additional emphasis on pitching and game situations.
The exposure to pitching will help both pitchers and hitters refine their skills for the next level of softball.

Boys Minors
Current 3rd, 4th and Little League Age 10 5th Graders

Emphasis on good sportsmanship and baseball fundamentals.
Provide instruction on proper fielding, hitting, base running and throwing techniques.
10 players in the field with a continuous batting order.

Girls Majors
Current 5th and 6th Grade girls.

Uses 12 inch softball.
Emphasis on sportsmanship, player development, softball strategy.
9 players in the field and continuous batting order.

Boys Majors
Current 5th, 6th and Little League Age 12 7th Graders 

Emphasis on sportsmanship, player development, baseball strategy.
9 players in the field with a continuous batting order.

Girls Seniors
Current 7th and 8th Graders, as of January 1, 2017. 
High School girls under 15 as of January 1, 201
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