Divisions

Girls are placed in leagues according to their age. St. John Girls Softball follows National Softball Association (N.S.A.) standards when classifying players. A girl's playing age is her age as of January 1st, 2014. A player is always eligible to play up, meaning she can play in a higher (older) league classification. However, a player is never eligible to play down in a younger classification than her age dictates. The following is a list of our leagues by classification, along with a brief description of that league.

TEE-BALL (5 & 6 Yrs Old):
Rules and Guidelines

Entry level league where players learn to hit off the T and/or from coach's pitch. Coaches are stationed in the field to help the beginning players learn the basics of the game. Fifty foot bases are used along with a smaller, softer, softball. All practices and games will be played at Heartland Park located on White Oak Ave next to the St. John Ice Arena.

INSTRUCTIONAL (8 Yrs Old & UNDER):
2016 8 & Under Instructional Division Rules

Entry level league where players are introduced to hitting a pitched ball. This is a "Coach Pitch" league, where a player will start off pitching to a hitter. In the event the hitter receives a walk, the coach from the offensive team will then enter the field and finish the "at bat". There are no walks in this league, and two defensive coaches are stationed in the infield to instruct the players. This league uses an 11 inch "soft" softball, 60 foot bases, and pitches from a distance of 30 feet. All practices and games will be played at Heartland Park located on White Oak Ave. next to the St. John Ice Arena.

MINORS (10 Yrs Old & UNDER):
2016 10 & Under Minor Division Rules

This league follows all NSA (National Softball Association) rules and regulations for 10 & Under classification. All practices and games will be held at Heartland Park located on White Oak Ave. next to the St. John Ice Arena.

MAJORS (12 Yrs Old & UNDER):
Rules and Guidelines

This league follows all NSA (National Softball Association) rules and regulations for 12 & Under classification. All practices will be held at Heartland Park located on White oak Ave next to the St. John Ice Arena. Games will be scheduled at either Heartland Park or Northgate Park in Dyer or Community Park in Munster.

SENIORS (14 Yrs Old & UNDER):
Rules and Guidelines

This league follows all NSA (National Softball Association) rules and regulations for 14 & Under classification. This is also a cross town league. All practices will be held at Heartland Park located on White Oak Ave next to the St. John Ice Arena. Games are scheduled with other towns that participate in the Cross Town League.

SENIORS (18 Yrs Old & UNDER):

This league follows all NSA (National Softball Association) rules and regulations for 18 & Under classification. This is also a cross town league. All practices will be held at Heartland Park located on White Oak Ave next to the St. John Ice Arena. Games are scheduled with other towns that participate in the Cross Town League.