Bellevue East Little League offers Tee Ball, Boys Baseball and Girls Softball programs for boys and girls age 4 - 14. No longer just a summer sport, Bellevue East Little League offers programs all year round...

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Bellevue East Little League - Fastpitch Softball Program

 

Bellevue East Little League (BELL) operates several age/skill appropriate levels of recreational fastpitch softball. The program is open to girls only.

Our softball programs are designed to teach players the fundamentals of the game while offering a fun, recreational and team-oriented environment for players to develop friendship, good sportsmanship, leadership skills, accountability and physical fitness.

Players must live within, or attend school within the BELL Boundary to be eligible to play on a BELL team.

Players will be placed on age and skill appropriate teams. All players must be League Age 6 to 14 years to participate. Softball players League Age is determined as their age on December 31. (CLICK HERE to view the official 2018 Little League age chart.)

For example,

  • If Cassidy was born April 15, 2010, her 2018 League Age is 7 as on December 31, 2017 Cassidy is 7 years old.
  • If Chloe was born January 2, 2011, her 2018 League Age is 6 as on December 31, 2017, Chloe is 6 years old.

 

Bellevue East Little League offers the following levels of play for softball:

Level of Play Little League Division Age Group Evaluations Friend Requests
Tee Ball Tee ball 4-5 No Yes
Single-A Minors - Undrafted 6-7 No Yes
Double-A Minors - Undrafted 7-8 No Yes
Triple-A Minors - Drafted 8-10 Yes Yes
Coast Minors - Drafted 9-11 Yes No
Majors Majors - Drafted 10-12 Yes No
Juniors Juniors - Drafted 12-14 Yes No

 

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Skills Evaluations

Each year, Bellevue East Little League holds evaluations for all drafted levels of softball play. Evaluations help to determine a players overall skill and aptitude, while helping to identify strengths and weaknesses for managers and coaches. Evaluations are usually held each February.

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Regular Season

The regular season typically runs from approximately mid-March to mid-June each year. Players and families will be contacted by the league and/or their respective team Manager regarding practice schedules, game schedules, etc.

  • Tee ball events are typically once , typically on Saturdays starting in late April.
  • Single-A and Double-A levels begin practices in early April. Players and families can expect two events per week at the Single-A level, and two-to-three events per week at Double-A. 10 to 12 games will be played during the season.
  • AAA level begin practices in late March. Players and families can expect up to three events per week, and up to 12 games in the regular season.
  • Drafted Levels (Coast, Majors, Juniors) typically begin practices in early March. Players and families can expect up to five events per week, with 14 or more games in the regular season.

Games begin around the first week of April (depending on level) and run through early June.

Coast, Major and Junior levels typically play in a District 9 tournament mid-season. At the end of the regular season, Coast, Majors and Juniors team players are eligible to try out for All-Stars.

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All-Stars

All-Stars is competitive, tryout-based post-season play that typically begins mid-June and follows Little League Tournament play rules and schedules. All-Star tryouts are held no earlier than the date announced by District 9.

Tryouts are open to all eligible Bellevue East softball players from the regular season. Teams will be formed based on the Bellevue East League All-Stars selection process.