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WCWAA SOFTBALL

AGE AND AGE GROUPS 

The reference to age in Softball is in terms of “softball age” which may or may not be the same as the player’s current age at the time of registration. The Char-Meck association defines Softball Age as the age of  the player as of June 30th, 2011 for the 2011 Fall Season. The table below will assist you in determining your child’s Softball Age for the Fall 2011 season.  

 

Birth Date

Softball Age

Age Group

   

 

6/30/95 to 6/30/96

15

15 & Under

6/30/96 to 6/30/97

14

15 & Under

6/30/97 to 6/30/98

13

15 & Under

6/30/98 to 6/30/99

12

12 & Under

6/30/99 to 6/30/00

11

12 & Under

6/30/00 to 6/30/01

10

10 & Under

6/30/01 to 6/30/02

9

10 & Under

6/30/02 to 6/30/03

8

8 & Under

6/30/03 to 6/30/04

7

8 & Under

6/30/04 to 6/30/05

6

T-ball

6/30/05 to 6/30/06

5

T-ball

 

AGE DIVISIONS & RULES

Play up Rule:

WCWAA recreational league provides leagues and competition that are designed to be separated by age group.  Although skills and capability may vary between players, in most cases players benefit from playing within their defined age group.  There are specific, yet limited, instances where playing “up” (into a higher age group) is an option or is needed.  These specific instances include:

  • Players younger than 8U eligible who have played a minimum of 2 seasons of T Ball and are at least 6 years old may request to play 8U Softball (NOTE:  both Softball Board approval and coaches assessment are required).
  • On occasions there is a need for additional players to make numbers work for a team (i.e. ensure enough players for the team) or enable a team to split into multiple teams in a higher age group.  If the lower age group has a sufficient number of players to make its needed number of teams, then the Softball Board can approve the right number of skill capable players to play in the higher age group.  Parent and Board approval are required.
  • Once a player is allowed to “play up” then they will be permitted to continue to “play up” in future seasons in that specific age division.