Softball

The North Haledon Recreation Commissions offers the following softball programs for North Haledon residents.


 

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K (or 5 years old) | Tee Ball – Co-ed  |  Registration: $55   Games : Saturday AM

 

Clinic | Grades 1 & 2 |  Registration: $55

Season: As soon as weather breaks, usually Mid-April until Mid-June

Opponents: Other NH Clinic teams

Games and practices take place on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Practices last one hour, games may be a little longer.

First half of the season is just practices. Our coaches work with the girls teaching them the skills needed for softball – throwing, catching, running and batting

Second half of the season – games are played. Clinic is a step up from T-Ball in that we follow basic softball rules. We use 11″ softballs, bases – 50′ apart, Coaches pitch to the girls, 3 outs per half inning, batters can advance more than one base if the ball is hit into the outfield,
We keep team sizes small to encourage one on one coaching, usually 8 – 10 girls per team. We do not need a pitcher or catcher, so we can field a team with as little as 6 girls in the field.

Goal: To teach the girls the basics of softball in a team atmosphere while enjoying running around outside with their friends.

We end each season for the Clinic girls with “game” with the 7th and 8th grade Senior girls. It is always the most enjoyable game of the season. The Seniors still haven’t figured out how to beat them.

 

Midget Division | Grades 3 & 4 |  Registration: $80

Season: As soon as weather breaks, usually late March, after basketball ends until Mid-June

Opponents: Other NH Midget teams and Elmwood Park

Home games and practices take place on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Away games can be any day of week except Sunday

Games start Mid-April. Follow basic softball rules. 11” softball, 55’ bases, 33’ pitchers rubber, no stealing, bunting is encouraged.

 

Junior Division | Grades 5 & 6  |  Registration: $80

Season: As soon as weather breaks, usually late March, after basketball ends until Mid-June

Opponents: Other NH Junior teams and Elmwood Park

Home games and practices take place on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Away games can be any day of week except Sunday

Games start Mid-April. Follow basic softball rules. 12” softball, 55’ bases, 36’ pitchers rubber, one steal per inning, bunting is encouraged.

 

Senior Division | Grades 7, 8 & 9 |  Registration: $80

Season: As soon as weather breaks, usually late March, after basketball ends until Mid-June

Opponents: Other NH Senior teams, Elmwood Park and Lodi

Home games and practices take place on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday. Away games can be any day of week except Sunday

Games start Mid-April. Follow basic high school softball rules. 12” softball, 60’ bases, 43’ pitchers rubber.

 

North Haledon Travel Softball

North Haledon has had travel softball teams in the past and will have them whenever we have enough interest and talent to do so. Travel games usually start in Mid-June and run through July, The league we had been part of is now called the Bergen County Girls Summer Softball League.