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

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WYBSA Softball Majors

Grades 5 - 6 | Ages 11 - 12

Program Objective

Softball Majors is a program intended to continue developing competitive softball skills.

Field & Equipment Dimensions

  • 12" Ball
  • Base distance is 60 feet
  • 2nd base is 84 feet, 10 inches from home plate
  • Pitching rubber is 40 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 28" - 31"
  • Softball pants
  • Softball cleats (no metal)
  • Sliding shorts
  • Optional
    • Catching equipment

Skills & Development

Skill Group Introduced Reinforced
General Communication skills with fellow players Respect for Players, Coaches, and Umpires
Catching Catcher Strategy Catching Technique (Ground, Fly)
Fielding the Catcher position
Fielding Recognizing and understanding all positions Fielding Technique
Fielding Positions
Hitting "Dropped Third Strike" rule
"Continuation" rule
Hitting Technique
Understanding the Strike Zone
Pitching Fielding the Pitcher position Pitching Technique
Running Aggressive Baserunning
Stealing Home
Base Running Strategy
Leading and Stealing
Throwing N/A Throwing Technique