Softball           
PNDYBL offers a softball program for girls in grades 1 through 9.  The goals of our softball program are (1) to instruct our players on the fundamentals of softball while at the same time making sure that they have fun, (2) to teach them sportsmanship within the guiding principles of our Catholic faith, and (3) to instill in them respect and love for the game of softball.  Our teams provide an opportunity for all childrenregardless of competitive ability, to play softball.  Every child who registers  is guaranteed a spot on a team.  In addition, all players bat in the regular line-up and play at least half the game on defense.  For girls not quite ready to enter into regular softball, we offer a T-ball (4 and 5 year olds) and 6U Instructional Baseball (5 and 6 year olds) program through our House League Baseball program.  In these leagues, both boys and girls play against each other in their own in-house divisions.  Children in T-ball hit off a tee and are taught the very basic concepts of baseball/softball (e.g., what to do when the batter hits the ball, what base to throw to, etc.).   Players in 6U Instructional Baseball are a little more advanced than players in T-ball but not quite ready to play at the 8U level.  The division is a hybrid between T-ball and regular softball/baseball: the coach pitches the ball to the batter and if the batter gets two strikes, a tee is brought out from which the batter then hits the ball.  Softball teams at the 8U level (grades 1 and 2), 10U level (grades 3 and 4), 12U level (grades 5 and 6) and 15U level (grades 7-9) play against each other and against teams from nearby communities.  Our teams also compete in a few tournaments during the season. 


Our Coaches                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Our softball coaches are the backbone of our program.  They volunteer their time and effort because they love softball and because they love coaching.  We want to be sure that we show the same level of dedication and support to our coaches as they show to our players and our organization.  To that end, we offer a clinic for our coaches that covers how to teach the core fundamentals of softball (fielding, hitting, base running, and pitching) and other important concepts, such as how to structure a practice and how to properly warm-up players. 

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or more information on our house league programplease contact Michelle Baker, Director of PNDYBL Softball Director.  For information about our co-ed T-ball and 6U Instructional Baseball programs, please contact Rob Evans, PNDYBL T-Ball and Instructional Baseball Coordinator