FAQ

Q: When does the season begin?

A: See the calendar page for practice and game start dates.

Q: When does each league practice and play?

A: The practice and game schedule is different for each age group as follows:

The Clinic Juniors (ages 5 and 6 by September 1, 2017) will only meet Saturday mornings from 9-10:30. They will practice from 9-9:45 and have a scrimmage against another team from 9:45-10:30. The scrimmages have typically been played such that everyone bats and we don’t record outs or keep score. The focus is on building fundamental skills for the game.

The Clinic Seniors (ages 7 and 8 by September 1, 2017) will have a practice/game on Saturday morning from 9-10:30 and will have one mid-week evening practice based on field and coaching availability. The games on Saturday will have more structure as the season goes along. Coaches will pitch, but other than that the girls will play close to a “real” game by the end of the season.

9-10 League: Prior to the start of games, each team will have one weeknight and one weekend practice per week at times to be chosen by the coach. Practices may then be held in-season at the discretion of the coach, subject to field availability. Games are scheduled for Saturdays (typically at 11 AM) and one weeknight evening starting at 6 PM. Historically the weeknight games have been on Tuesday, and this will likely be the case for 2017.

11-13 League: Prior to the start of games, each team will have one weeknight and one weekend practice per week at times to be chosen by the coach. Practices may then be held in-season at the discretion of the coach, subject to field availability. Games are scheduled for Saturdays (typically in the afternoon) and each team will play one weeknight game starting at 6 PM. Historically the weeknight games have been on Monday or Thursday, and this will likely be the case for 2017.

14+ League: Prior to the start of games, each team will have one weeknight and one weekend practice per week at times to be chosen by the coach. Practices may then be held in-season at the discretion of the coach, subject to field availability. Games are scheduled for two weeknight evenings starting at 6 PM. Historically the weeknight games have been scheduled for Monday and Wednesday, and this will likely be the case for 2017.

Games that need to be made up due to weather cancellations will be scheduled based on field availability during the week and on weekends.

Q: Where are practices and games held?

A: All games will be played at Lutherville Lab Elementary, Timonium Elementary, Orchard Hills Park, or Dulaney High School. Practices will be held at these locations and at other locations within the Lutherville-Timonium area.

Q: When and where does registration for rec softball take place?

A: LTRC Girls Softball offers online registration only for the Spring season. The opening and closing dates for registration are December 1st and February 19th. Registration is through Stone Alley and can be reached via this link: 

https://www.stonealley.com/program/LTRC/group/GirlsSoftball

Q: What is the cost to register?

A: The cost for the 2017 season is $55 for Clinic Juniors and Clinic Seniors, $65 for the 9-10 league and the 11-13 league, and $75 for the 14+ league. There is a maximum limit of $150 per family.

Q: Can my daughter request to play on the same team as their friends, or can I request teammates to facilitate car pooling? Can I request a coach that my child had previously?

A: Friend and coach requests will be considered for Clinic Juniors and Clinic Seniors only. Requests will not be considered for the 9-10, 11-13, and 14+ leagues due to the fact that drafts are held to form teams. Siblings who qualify to play in the same age group will be placed together unless specifically requested otherwise.

Q: Can my daughter play in an age group higher or lower than the league they would otherwise play in based on their age as of September 1st?

A:  Requests to play up/down will be decided on a on a case-by-case basis by the softball Board of Directors. The decision will be based on prior year rating, amount of experience, player safety, coach and league commissioner input, etc.

Q: What equipment is provided by the league and what does the player need to own/provide?

A: In terms of required equipment, your daughter will only need a glove. Other optional equipment includes cleats, a hat or visor, sunglasses, and a protective face mask for fielding. The league will provide bats and batting helmets; however, players are allowed to use their own.

Q: What brand shirts are used and what size should I order?

A: The shirt style for 2017 will be chosen soon, please check back for updates.

During the early spring the girls often wear a long-sleeve layer under their team shirt. If in doubt regarding the size, consider choosing one size up.

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