SOFTBALL & BASEBALL 2016
The VE Arbutus Softball/Baseball League is proud to offer organized T-Ball, Baseball and Softball for boys and girls in our area. Our organization has the goal of continuing to offer youth baseball and softball within our community. Both VE Erickson and Arbutus are established leagues with long running traditions. We are conveniently located along Eisenhower Blvd. at the Geistown/Richland Lions Club Recreational Park and at Luray Ave. Community Park
Eligibility will be determined by the following cut off dates:
T-Ball and Baseball – Birthdays on or before August 31, 2005 must be required age by April 30, 2017 and birthdays after August 31, 2005 must be required age by August 31, 2017
Ponytail and All Softball Division – Must be required age by December 31, 2016
What we offer at VE Arbutus:
- 5 premium fields which accommodate all of our divisions at both the VE Erickson ballpark and Arbutus ballpark.
- Your kids can experience playing baseball and softball under the lights.
- Everyone plays in every game and all players receive a full uniform.
- We emphasize FUN and COMMUNITY which will help lead to a lifelong love of the game.
The following baseball and softball divisions are offered :
T-Ball – (boys and girls ages 4-6) - This year at VE we will offer a T-Ball only program for our 4-6 year old boys and girls. We will focus on developing the fundamentals of the game with an emphasis on throwing and batting. We play with a reduced roster size in order to allow each child to have more at bats during each game and more opportunities to make plays in the field. Like last year, we will also have all girl teams. Age 6 can optionally play t-ball or in the next division.
Ponytail Softball – (girls ages 6-8) - The ponytail division is a competitive stepping stone for our girls to further develop their skills and their knowledge of the game. First time players will feel comfortable starting in this division. We emphasize throwing technique, hitting coaches’ pitching, catching, and running the bases. The focus of this division is learning and preparing each of the girls to move on to the upper softball divisions.
Softball – (girls ages 9-18) – Divisions are 10U, 12U, 15U, and 18U. The softball divisions of VE are for girls to play competitively against teams from other leagues in our areas. Girls will be participating in the Cambria Somerset Softball League and play by official ASA rules.
Rookie Baseball – (boys ages 6-8) – The rookie baseball division is a competitive stepping stone for our boys to further develop their knowledge of the game. This division is for boys that have developed their skills to move on from T-Ball and still need work before entering the Minor League Baseball division. This will be a coach-pitch division that will be played under similar rules as the Minor League Baseball division. We will strongly emphasize fundamentals in this division.
Minor League Baseball – (boys ages 8-10) - Our minor league baseball division will play all games in house. No travel. This is a competitive league where the boys will have the opportunity to pitch and further develop their skills. Boys age 8 will be able to play in the Rookie division or tryout for the Minor division.
Major League Baseball – (boys ages 10-12) - Like our minor league program, the major league division will play all games in house. No travel. In this division, the boys will advance their skills and play competitively against their peers within our league. Boys age 10 will be able to play for the Minor division or tryout for Major division.