Wrentham Youth Baseball and Softball Association's main objectives are to develop and encourage safe, healthy and fun youth activity through baseball and softball programs, in a predominantly outdoor setting. WYBSA programs will encourage children aged 5


WYBSA Softball Seniors

Grades 7 - 8 | Ages 13 - 14

Program Objective

Softball Seniors is a program intended to continue developing competitive softball skills and preparation for high school.

Field & Equipment Dimensions

  • 12" Ball
  • Base distance is 60 feet
  • 2nd base is 84 feet, 10 inches from home plate
  • Pitching rubber is 43 feet

Player Equipment Required

  • Batting helmet with face guard
  • Fielder's mask (steel)
  • Fielding glove (pigskin leather recommended)
  • Batting gloves
  • Softball bat
    • ASA Softball
    • Typical bat length is 29" - 33"
  • Softball pants
  • Softball cleats (no metal)
  • Sliding shorts
  • Optional
    • Catching equipment

Skills & Development

Skill Group Introduced Reinforced
General Coaching "signs" (steal, bunt, etc.) Player Communication
Respect for Players, Coaches, and Umpires
Catching N/A Catching Technique (Ground, Fly)
Fielding the Catcher position
Fielding N/A Field Awareness
Fielding Technique
Fielding Positions
Hitting N/A Hitting Technique
Understanding the Strike Zone
Pitching N/A Pitching Technique
Fielding the Pitcher position
Running N/A Baserunning Strategy
Leading and Stealing
Throwing N/A Throwing Technique