SOFTBALL

RAA Softball Overview

The RAA Softball Program is open to all of our area youth from ages 5 through 17. We do NOT limit participation in our program to only Oakmont and Verona residents. Our in-house season starts in early April and ends in June.  Practices start roughly 3 weeks prior to the season. Our Travel Team season runs from June through August.

Softball Information

  • Gray Pants are MANDATORY
  • Players are responsible for providing their own pants.
  • The RAA provides shirts and hats/visors
  • Complete uniforms are provided for all Fast Pitch leagues.

8u Manager Pitch

Ages 8 and under

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  • Position names and locations
  • Basic fielder assignments
  • Base running basics
  • Batter's box orientation
  • Batting stance/grip
  • Direct downward swing plane
  • Basic catching zones
  • Glove position (forehand/backhand/high/low)
  • Fielding grounders
  • Proper ball grip
  • Proper throw
  • Playing catch correctly
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10u Manager Pitch

Ages 9-10

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  • Improve T-Ball concepts
  • Force outs vs. tag outs
  • Intermediate base running & decisions
  • Intermediate fielder assignments
  • Basic load in sync with live pitcher (gentle coach-pitch)
  • Defensive situational awareness

12u Fast Pitch

Ages 11-12

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  • Improve Youth concepts
  • Comfort with hard ball
  • Machine-pitching (more velocity and distance)
  • Catching fly balls/basic OF skills
  • Moving to field ground balls
  • Extra base hits and base running/sliding
  • Pitch selection
  • Catcher position & safety
  • Cutoffs/relays
  • Tagging up
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15u Fast Pitch

Ages 13-15

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  • Improve Minors concepts
  • Comfort hitting live pitching
  • Secondary leads/steals
  • Reading passed balls & batted balls
  • Improve cuts/relays
  • Intermediate catcher skills
  • Proper tagging of runners at bases
  • Reading signs
  • Managing at-bats
  • Basic pitching mechanics & grips (2-seam, 4-seam, changeup)
  • Basic OF play
  • Hierarchy of positions
  • Handling winning & losing

Other League?

Ages XX-XX

Overview message about this specific devision goes right here.

  • Improve T-Ball concepts
  • Force outs vs. tag outs
  • Intermediate base running & decisions
  • Intermediate fielder assignments
  • Basic load in sync with live pitcher (gentle coach-pitch)
  • Defensive situational awareness