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Spring/Summer Softball League



 2024 Season Information

The J is excited for another year of the Girls Softball  in 2024.
Official team practices will begin the week of March 25. The regular season is scheduled to conclude on June 30th.  Post season tournaments for 3rd/4th grade divisions and older teams will take place the week of July 8. These tournaments are included in the league fee, but participation is optional.  While most league games will take place at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, practice fields will be at Shawnee Mission schools and 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.

Practice Field Sign Up
 
-Wednesday, March 6th, Time TBD
 
        Coach Pitch
                JR 1/2
          JR 3/4
              SR 3/4

-Thursday, March 7th, Time TBD

SR 4/5
SR 6-8


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

 The Registration Process


Registration for the 2024 season opens December 4th, 2023. All players register individually and may use a Team Code supplied by the coach if part of a specific team; or choose "free agent" if they would like to be placed onto a team. Teammate requests are accepted. Please note that we are offering the following divisions. T-ball Coed 4/5 year olds, Coach Pitch K/1st grade, Junior 2 - 2nd grade (Machine Pitch), Junior 3rd/4th - 3rd/4th grade (Machine Pitch) and Senior 3rd/4th - 3rd/4th grade (Kids Pitch), SR 4th/5th - 4th/5th grade and SR6-8 - 6th-8th grade divisions. 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


T-Ball

4/5 year olds, Kindergarten 8/2024

T-Ball Co-ed

$130

$140

 -$45

Coach Pitch
Kindergartners
1st Grade  

Current
Kindergartners 
1st Graders 



Coach Pitch 



$150


$170



$50


Junior 1/2


Current 1st/2nd Graders


Machine Pitch


$185


$205


-$60


Junior 3/4


Current 3rd/4th Graders


Machine Pitch


$195


$215


-$65


Senior 3/4


Current 3rd/4th Graders


Player Pitch


$195


$215


-$65


Senior 4/5


Current 4th/5th Graders


Player Pitch


$195


$215


-$65


Senior 6-8


Current 6th, 7th, and 8th Graders 


Player Pitch


$195


$215


-$65

Each paid registration includes a uniform (jersey and cap/visor) and award.  The League also provides each team with a practice field and  equipment. There is a $10 sibling discount.  There is a $3 administration fee per order.
Refund Policy:   Full refunds are available through Feb.18.  50% refunds are available through March 3rd.  No refunds are available after March 3rd.

 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 

Most games are played at the Jewish Community Center located at 115th and Nall in Overland Park. The baseball 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 encourage to consider playing in the Senior 4/5 division.

Regular season games will be played through July 1. Post season tournaments for 3rd/4th grade and older teams will take place July 8 through July 14. These tournaments are included in the league fee, but participation is optional.

Click HERE for a chart of division specific rules and format.

Coed T-Ball for 4/5 year olds (entering kindergarten in the Fall of 2024)

A fun, skills based class introducing young children to the basic skills involved with T-ball/Baseball/Softball – throwing, catching, hitting, fielding and running the bases.  This class is led by J staff and incorporates parents to assist their child.  Modified game playing – no scores kept – is introduced as the program evolves during the season.  Team groups consist of only 8-9 players. 


Sundays - 9:00am and 10:00am, May 6 - June 30th (times rotate weekly) Fields 3, 4 and 5 at The J
(does not meet on May 27 or June 23)


For all divisions listed below, practices officially begin the week of March 25 (individual teams may begin earlier or later) and games begin as early as April 13.

Coach Pitch for current K/1st graders (2023-2024 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 – usually on weekends, but there may be some weeknight games as well. 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.

Click HERE  for a Chart of Division specific rules and 
format.

Junior 2 for current 2nd graders (2023-2024 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 – usually on weekends, but there will be some weeknight games as well.  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.  All teams are provided with a pitching machine to use at practices.

Junior 3/4 for current 3rd/4th graders (2023-2024 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 10 games with a 90 minute time limit per game – usually on weekends, but there will be some weeknight games as well.  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.  All teams are provided with a pitching machine to use at practices.

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.

Click HERE  for a Chart of Division specific rules and 
format.

Senior 3/4 for current 3rd/4th graders (2023-2024 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 10 games with a 90 minute time limit per game – usually on weekends, but there will be some weeknight games as well.  Coaches can submit blackout days/times before the schedule is determined. There will be a post season tournament. Runners may attempt to steal bases after the release of the pitch.

Senior 4/5 for current 4th/5th graders (2023-2024 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 10 games with a 90 minute time limit per game – usually on weekends, but there will be some weeknight games as well.  Coaches can submit blackout days/times before the schedule is determined.  There will be a post season tournament.  Runners may attempt to steal bases after the release of the pitch.

Senior 6th-8th 
for current 6th, 7th, and 8th graders (2023-2024 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 10 games with a 90 minute time limit per game – usually on weekends, but there will be some weeknight games as well.  Coaches can submit blackout days/times before the schedule is determined.  There will be a post season tournament.  Runners may attempt to steal bases after the release of the pitch.


Registration Listing

2024 Spring/Summer Softball League

 
Official team practices will begin the week of March 25. The regular season is scheduled to conclude on June 30th. Post season tournaments for 3rd/4th grade divisions and older teams will take place the week of July 8. These tournaments are included in the league fee, but participation is optional. While most league games will take place at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, practice fields will be at Shawnee Mission schools and 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.

Coach Pitch (Kindergartners and 1st Graders)

Registration closes on 03/04/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/25/2024 to 06/30/2024
$150.00

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

Registration closes on 03/04/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/25/2024 to 06/30/2024
$185.00

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

Registration closes on 03/04/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/25/2024 to 07/14/2024
$195.00

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

Registration closes on 03/04/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/25/2024 to 07/14/2024
$195.00

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

Registration closes on 03/04/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/25/2024 to 07/14/2024
$195.00

Senior 6-8 (6th-8th Graders)

Registration closes on 03/04/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 03/25/2024 to 07/14/2024
$195.00

2024 Spring/Summer Baseball League


For the 2024 season, official team practices will begin the week of March 25 with games starting April 13. Regular season games will be played through June 30 . Post season tournaments for 3rd grade and older teams will take place the week of July 8. These tournaments are included in the league fee, but participation is optional.   While most league games will take place at the Jewish Community Center in Overland Park, league provided practice fields will be at Shawnee Mission schools and 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.

T-Ball (4 and 5 Year Olds)

Registration closes on 03/04/2024 at 12:00 AM
Season Dates: 05/06/2024 to 06/30/2024
$130.00