Under 11 Mixed Grades

Why

The Under 11 Skills and Drills Programme is played using an Ultimate Pitching Machine (UPM) for the first half of the season in combination with coaches actively using a pitching and catching resourse at trainings.

Under 11 Softball presents the first opportunity for junior players to experience the “pitched ball”. It is also the first experience for the catcher to work with a pitcher. It is important that this first experience is positive and that players continue to learn the skills of the game.

To this end the WSA have made modifications to enhance the transition from Tee Ball to Softball.

Where

The games are played in "hubs".  Either the Southern Hub (south of The Terrace Tunnel) or Central Hub (north of the Terrace Tunnel).

There are two time slots for this grade - 9.00am and 10.30am so please refer to the draw. 

The Programme

  • Pitching Machines, operated by the offensive coach, will be used in all games for the first half of the season.
    • All pitching machines will be provided by WSA.
  • All teams will be encouraged and supported to incorporate a 15-minute Pitching/Catching training component in all trainings.
    • A Pitching/Catching Coaching Module will be set prior to the start of the season and free for all Under 11 Coaches to attend.
  • Pitchers will be introduced in to the game in the second half of the season
  • 1-hour and 15-minute Game
    • Under 11 Score Books available to download

This programme will promote full participation and inclusion of all players rotating around all the positions and giving all players equal opportunities to play and develop their skills.