This table outlines the fees and age levels for the upcoming 2021 Fall season. Minors may be broken out to player pitch, a split player/coach pitch levels, and a machine pitch level depending on the number of registrations.
All players will be required to wear softball face masks, regardless of position, except the catcher which requires a catchers helmet. Note: Girls aged from 4-6 should sign up for Little League Baseball as we combine these levels at TB and Coach Pitch.
|Level of Play||Softball Age||Beg Date||End Date||Early Bird Registration Fee||County Fee||Out of County Fee||Volunteer Opt-Out|
|Minors-Majors||7 to 12||1/1/2009||12/31/2014||$159.50||$5.50||$30||$50|
|Seniors||13 to 16||1/1/2005||12/31/2008||$179.50||$5.50||$30||$50|
Fairfax County Youth Sports Scholarship Program
SYA provides team jerseys that can be worn over a T-shirt or alone. If buying a softball glove: The sporting goods stores have larger selections in the spring. Check the tag carefully to be sure you’re buying a softball glove, not a baseball glove. The displays get awfully mixed up!
Wear loose fitting shorts, athletic shorts, or sweatpants. Jeans and fitted shorts don’t allow enough freedom of movement. Most players will get baseball/softball pants. Coaches will determine color.
Sneakers are fine to start. If you stick with softball, you’ll probably want to get a pair of non-metal softball or baseball cleats.
Teams are not provided equipment as all players must have their own gear to include: glove, face mask, bat, helmet, cleats, softball pants. Catchers must have their own gear.
Girls’ softball is played with metal or wood bats. Bats must be certified by the Little League International. Check out the web site for all the details. TeeBall and Coach Pitch bats must align to the Little League Baseball bat standard – USA Baseball label.
Batting helmets must meet Little League standards and be marked with “Meets NOCSAE Standard”. Chin straps and face guards for batting helmets are optional but encouraged, however please note that any alteration to the helmet after purchase must be approved by the manufacturer. Adding paint, decals, and the like may also void the manufacturer warranty. See Little League Softball rule 1.16 for all the details.