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2024 Fall Softball League



 2024 Season Information


J Softball is a recreational youth program open to children from all over Kansas City. Practices will begin in August and games will start September 7th and go through October 27th (no games Saturday, October 12th). Games will be played on weekends. Additional weekends/Fridays may be used depending on weather. While all league games will take place at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, league provided practice fields will be at Overland Park City fields.  Individual teams may secure their own practice fields elsewhere. League provided practice fields are allocated through a process to be described at the pre-season coaches' meetings.

For more information or questions, you can contact Ben Heger at 913-399-3045 or [email protected].

 The Registration Process


Registration for the 2024 Fall Season opens June 5th. All players register individually, requesting a head coach or teammates to determine team. Those without a specific coach may register as a "free agent" if they would like to be placed onto a team. Teams may be combined into one division if there are not enough teams within an age group.

Stronger 3rd grade teams are encouraged to consider playing in the Senior 3rd/4th grade division and stronger 4th grade teams are encouraged to consider playing in the Senior 4/5 division.

All registration takes place through the League website www.jsportskc.com. 

2024 Age Divisions, Registration Dates and Fees


DIVISIONS


AGES


FORMAT


Dec 4th-
Feb 18th

Feb.19th-Mar 3rd
*Limited Space*


J Membership 
Discount



 Coach Pitch


Current 1st Graders


Machine Pitch


$125


$145


-$40


Junior 1/2


Current 1st/2nd Graders


Machine Pitch


$150


$170


-$50


Junior 3/4


Current 3rd/4th Graders


Machine Pitch


$155


$175


-$50


Senior 3/4


Current 3rd/4th Graders


Player Pitch


$165


$185


-$55


Senior 4/5


Current 4th/5th Graders


Player Pitch


$170


$190


-$55


Senior 6-8


Current 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders 


Player Pitch


$170


$190


-$55

Uniforms from the Spring/Summer League should be worn. Those switching teams will be provided a matching uniform.  Those who did not play in the Spring/Summer League will pay a $25 uniform fee (this includes the hat and jersey).

The League provides each team with a practice field and equipment.
 
There is a $10 sibling discount.  There is a $3 administrative fee for each order.

Refund Policy:  Full refunds are available through July 31st. 50% refunds are available through August 23rd.  No refunds are available after August 23rd

 How Teams Are Formed 


Individuals and teams (whether partial or complete) are welcome to join J Softball.  New teams should contact Ben Heger at 913-399-3045 or [email protected] for additional information.  Those registering without a team are considered “free agents” and will be placed on a team by the League administrator.   

 League Facilities 

Games are played at the Jewish Community Center located at 115th and Nall in Overland Park. The baseball/softball complex is comprised of five lighted fields including three turf fields.  Restrooms and concessions are located on site.  In addition, J staff is present at all games, providing supervision and assistance with first aid matters.  Overland Park city fields and Shawnee Mission School fields are used for practices and back up game fields.

Any team securing their own practice space will be reimbursed $50 by The J upon proof of receipt. For those looking to use The City of Prairie Village fields, information regarding their field/practice rentals can be found HERE.

 Division Descriptions


Please note that we are offering a combined Junior 3rd/4th (Machine Pitch) and Senior 3rd/4th (Kids Pitch) grade division as well as a combined 4th/5th and 6th-8th grade division. Stronger 3rd grade teams are encouraged to consider playing in the Senior 3rd/4th grade division and stronger 4th grade teams are encouraged to consider playing in the Senior 4/5 division.

Coach Pitch for 1st graders (2024-2025 School Year)

Players register individually, if part of a team or indicate free agent if needing to be placed onto a team. Teams have separate practice and game schedules.  Practice day(s), times and locations are determined by coaches based upon field availability provided by the league or a field acquired by the coach.  Each team is scheduled to play 8 games with a 60 minute time limit per game – on weekends. Coaches can submit blackout days/times before the schedule is determined.  No scores are kept during games and coaches are encouraged to focus on skill development.  Although outs are enforced (players making an out do not remain on base), a half inning consists of all players from a given team batting through the order.

JUNIOR DIVISONS

All Junior divisions are machine pitch. Teams have separate practice and game schedules.  Practice day(s), times and locations are determined by coaches based upon field availability provided by the league or a field acquired by the coach.

Junior 2 for 2nd graders (2024-2025 School Year)

Players register individually, part of a team or indicate free agent if needing to be placed onto a team.  Teams have separate practice and game schedules. Practice day(s), times and locations are determined by coaches based upon field availability provided by the league or a field acquired by the coach. Each team is scheduled to play 8 games with a 75 minute time limit per game – on weekends.  Coaches can submit blackout days/times before the schedule is determined.  While skill development is still the focus, scores are kept during games, and a half inning consists of three outs or 6 runs whichever comes first.

Junior 3/4 for 3rd/4th graders (2024-2025 School Year)

Players register individually, if part of a team or indicate free agent if needing to be placed onto a team.  Teams have separate practice and game schedules. Practice day(s), times and locations are determined by coaches based upon field availability provided by the league or a field acquired by the coach.  Each team is scheduled to play 8 games with a 90 minute time limit per game – on weekends. Coaches can submit blackout days/times before the schedule is determined.  While skill development is still the focus, scores are kept during games, and a half inning consists of three outs or 6 runs whichever comes first. 

SENIOR DIVISIONS

All senior divisions are kid pitch. Teams have separate practice and game schedules.  Practice day(s), times and locations are determined by coaches based upon field availability provided by the league or a field acquired by the coach.

Senior 3/4 for current 3rd/4th graders (2024-2025 School Year)

Players register individually, if part of a team or indicate free agent if needing to be placed onto a team. Teams have separate practice and game schedules. Practice day(s), times and locations are determined by coaches based upon field availability provided by the league or a field acquired by the coach. Each team is scheduled to play 8 games with a 90 minute time limit per game.  Coaches can submit blackout days/times before the schedule is determined. Runners may attempt to steal bases after the release of the pitch.

Senior 4/5 for current 4th/5th graders (2024-2025 School Year)

Players register individually or indicate free agent if needing to be placed onto a team.  Teams have separate practice and game schedules.  Practice day(s), times and locations are determined by coaches based upon field availability provided by the league or a field acquired by the coach. Each team is scheduled to play 8 games with a 90 minute time limit per game. Coaches can submit blackout days/times before the schedule is determined. Runners may attempt to steal bases after the release of the pitch.

Senior 6th-8th 
for current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (2024-2025 School Year)

Players register individually, if part of a team or indicate free agent if needing to be placed onto a team.  Teams have separate practice and game schedules.  Practice day(s), times and locations are determined by coaches based upon field availability provided by the league or a field acquired by the coach.  Each team is scheduled to play 8 games with a 90 minute time limit per game. Coaches can submit blackout days/times before the schedule is determined. Runners may attempt to steal bases after the release of the pitch.

2024 Fall Softball Clinic Information Coming Soon


Registration Listing

2024 Fall Softball League



Coach Pitch (Current Kindergartners)

Registration closes on 08/23/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/07/2024 to 10/27/2024
$125.00

JR 1/2 (1st and 2nd Graders)

Registration closes on 08/23/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/07/2024 to 10/27/2024
$150.00

JR 3/4 (3rd and 4th Grades)

Registration closes on 08/23/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/07/2024 to 10/27/2024
$155.00

SR 3/4 (3rd and 4th Graders)

Registration closes on 08/23/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/07/2024 to 10/27/2024
$165.00

SR 4/5 (4th and 5th Graders)

Registration closes on 08/23/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/07/2024 to 10/27/2024
$170.00

SR 6-8 (6th, 7th and 8th Graders)

Registration closes on 08/23/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 09/07/2024 to 10/27/2024
$170.00