Pixie League (K - 1st Grade)

Updated Monday February 27, 2017 by Kris Marceca.

The Pixie League is our league with the youngest players with most girls in kindergarten and 1st grade, just beginning their softball journey. The league rules have the following stated objectives:

  • Introduce girls to the basic rules of Softball.
  • Maximize player development of fundamentals.
  • Keep the game moving at a decent pace.
  • Make the environment positive and fun.
  • Leave as many girls as possible wanting to return to play the following season.

While there are a number of objectives, the last one is the most important in the Pixie League. Without it, there is no opportunity for the others. With it, players with have their own internal motivation (enjoyment of the game and identity as “a softball player”) to improve their skills and learn new elements of the game that will be introduced as they move on to subsequent leagues.

At this point in their softball “career”, the only equipment needed is a glove. While cleats are better than sneakers, they are not necessary. If your daughter is trying out softball for the first time, feel free to hold off on cleats until you know they’re into it. All other equipment, like bats, helmets and softballs, is supplied by the AGSA.

Every season includes a player development clinic to demonstrate the basic fundamentals of hitting, throwing and catching.

The season starts off with a couple weeks of “preseason” with practice twice a week. Once games commence, one practice is held during each week and scrimmage games are played on Saturdays.

Concentration is focused on fundamentals (throw the ball, catch the ball, hit the ball) and fun. All girls get to bat each inning. Coaches pitch and a T is used to keep the pace moving. No score is kept. Don’t forget the after game snack!

Commissioner (2017) Laurie Hughes : lauriehughes10@gmail.com

Assistant Commissioner (2017) Stacy Angel: stacylangel@gmail.com