Minors & 10U Softball is the first level of player only-pitched baseball and softball in Lancaster Youth Baseball and Softball. Minors is played on a 60’ base path and 46’ pitcher’s mound distance. 10U Softball is played on a 60' base path and a 35' pitcher's rubber distance. The majority of the players in Minors and 10U will be 9 to 10-years-old. Experienced 8-year-olds may be on Minors teams if they meet all requirements. Any player that doesn't meet the requirements to play in Minors, may request to be reassigned to Rookies for another season.
In Minors and 10U, coaches emphasize the advancement of player's baseball and softball skills. Players are taught to apply those skills and make their own decisions in live game situations. Minors and 10U introduces live pitching from the players, as well as a hard baseball and an 11", hard softball. Amoung other rules, base stealing and bunting is introduced. Minors and 10U is meant to prepare players for their introduction to competitive baseball in Majors and 12U Softball.
Developmental Guidelines for Minors & 10U Softball
Players who register for Minors & 10U should be able to demonstrate the following skills upon completion:
Minors & 10U Division Details