GRD Softball

Game Schedules: 

Picture Day: 

Opening Day: May 2, 2020 @ RVP

Central Ohio Girls Fast Pitch League Rules: 6U | 8U | 10U | 12U

Process of Team Selection

6U division t-ball/softball teams are appointed by GRD staff.

8U, 10U, 12U divisions select teams by draft process.

8U, 10U, 12U Player Evaluation Prior To Draft

To gauge each child we will conduct an evaluation on Saturday or Sunday, 3/5 & 6, 2016 at the GIS.  Specific evaluation times will be emailed to parents prior to evaluations.

If your child is:

  1. New to our league
  2. Entering a new age division of play.
  3. Has received GRD permission to be redrafted onto a new team

Your child will be scheduled to participate in one of these evaluation dates.   Children will be expected to throw/catch, hit, field ground balls, catch pop flies.  More details will follow.

Petition To Re-enter Draft

A child’s family may request that their child be re-entered in the draft process.  Parents must submit a written request to Mike Dutton (GRD Youth Sports Supervisor) at the  via email at mdutton@granvillerec.org.  Re-entering the draft is not guaranteed.

  1. Must be written (electronic correspondence acceptable)
  2. Must explain the rationale for the petition.
    1. To be placed on a more competitive team is not acceptable.
  3. Must be received no later than February 26, 2016

Petition To “Play-Up”

We segment the playing development process by league age.  We recognize that children have unique emotional and physical developmental rates and therefore the GRD does offer parents of children who are both emotionally and physically capable to request permission to “play-up” one level.

“Play-up” Options:

  1. 6U to 8U
  2. 8U to 10U
  3. 10U to 12U

“Play-up” Petitions

1.  Must be in writing

2.  Must be sent to Mike Dutton (GRD Youth Sports Supervisor) via email at mdutton@granvillerec.org  by Friday, February 26, 2016. 

3.  Child must attend one evaluation appointment.

-The “play-up” petition will be approved or declined by the GRD after the “play-up” division coaches provide an assessment of the child’s optimal division of play.

6U SOFTBALL:

Practices will be one day each week for 1-hour between 6-7pm.  Practices will be held during the week at either RVP or GES.  A specific practice day and practice location will be assigned to each team.  6U softball games will be played in the morning of each Saturday (May – June ) at RVP.  There will be no games on Memorial Day weekend.  Games will be for 1-hour.  6U softball teams will play Granville 6U baseball teams.  If you prefer that your daughter play within the 6U baseball program, you are free to register her within our 6U T-baseball program.

6U softball players will receive a team shirt and hat.

8U (Machine Pitch/Softball):

Our 8U softball teams participate within the Central Ohio Girls Fast Pitch League (COGFP), which includes many of our surrounding communities.  Some incorporated rules from this organization include strike-out (3-strikes OR 4 machine pitch maximum) and 3-out rule.  Games are 7-innings in length (2-hour maximum).  Game score is recorded.  All team members will appear in the batting order without regard to participation on defense.  All participants will play defense for a minimum of 6-outs.

Games will be held according to the assigned COGFP schedule.  Regular season will begin in April and continue to late June.  Once teams are drafted, coaches will communicate their team’s practice and game schedule.  Teams are expected to participate in a post-season tournament that may extend into July.

10U (Softball):

Our 10U softball teams participate within the Central Ohio Girls Fast Pitch League (COGFP), which includes our many of our surrounding communities.  Some incorporated rules from this organization include opponent player as pitcher, the strike-out (3 strikes or 7-pitches), limited base stealing.  Games are 7-innings in length (2-hour maximum).  Game score is recorded.  All team members will appear in the batting order without regard to participation on defense.  All participants will play defense for a minimum of 6-outs.

Games will be held according to the assigned COGFP schedule.  Regular season will begin in April and continue to late June.  Once teams are drafted, coaches will communicate their team’s practice and game schedule.  Teams are expected to participate in a post-season tournament that may extend into July.

12U (Softball):

Our 12U softball teams participate within the Central Ohio Girls Fast Pitch League (COGFP), which includes our many of our surrounding communities.

Games will be held according to the assigned COGFP schedule.  Regular season will begin in April and continue to late June.  Once teams are drafted, coaches will communicate their team’s practice and game schedule.  Teams are expected to participate in a post-season tournament that may extend into July.