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Farms (5u - 6u)

Division Statement
In this division we focus on teaching the fundamental skills of softball.  Girls will have the option of hitting off a tee or hitting with coach pitch. The focus of this division is learning the basic rules of the game, positions of the field, and team camaraderie.  Players will be rotated to each position in the field throughout the season so they have an understanding of each position.  By the end of the season, all players should be able to throw a ball, catch a ball, hit off a tee and with underhand coach pitch, understand the bases, and understand the concept of an out. 

Division Coordinator
Callie Osborne

The goal of Little League is supposed to be a fun filled experience, where each child is given a chance to succeed and learn..
  • Game time shall be 6pm.
  • No inning shall start two hours after the start of the game.
  • All games are played regardless of how many players arrive,
  • All games should be re-scheduled if cancelled, talk with the other coach and then contact the division coordinator.
  • The Little League Code of Conduct will be adhered to and enforced.
  • Smoking is forbidden at any Little League event.
  • Home team wears navy jerseys, away wears red.
  • Please remove all trash and debris after all practices and games.
This division will use a Spring Training/Practice schedule in April.  They will hold two practices a week where the coach will be able to go over the basics of throwing, catching, fielding, hitting and running the bases in a fun environment for the kids.  They should start with hitting off Tees and advance to coach pitch as the season goes on.


  • Start season with using the tee and gradually get to coach pitch as the kids develop
  • Coaches must pitch from the proper distance of 30 feet, measured from the back tip of home plate to the front of the pitching rubber.

  • Coach catcher will be used
  • Have a separate bucket for the coach catcher to fill up with the balls so that they are not being thrown back and forth


  • Facemasks and chinstraps are MANDATORY.
  • Bats MUST be Little League approved.
  • All players are included in lineup. Late arriving players should be added to the bottom of the batting order.
  • Players forced to leave early will have their spot in lineup skipped without penalty.
  • Coaches will be teaching balls, strikes and outs to the players as the season goes on.
  • Once using balls and strikes, if the player strikes out, they are out, if they get 4 balls they walk.
  • Infield Fly rule is NOT in effect.
  • Dropped Third Strike is NOT in effect.

  • Each team will field a by rule infield (1st baseman, 2nd baseman, 3rd baseman, Shortstop and Pitcher (standing to the side of the coach)
  • Coach of the team on the field will work with the fielders to learn which base to throw too and what to do if the ball is not hit to them
  • All players not on the infield will go to the outfield with another coach and work on fielding drills (proper fielding of ground balls and throwing)
  • Each inning the players from the infield and outfield will rotate

  • Teams will bat through the line up,
  • If a team is short players, when that team is batting they will bat the amount of players based on the other team. If they bat 10 players the team short will bat 10 players.
  • All batters will hit a single (if there is an exceptional hit, allow the player to go multiple bases) and advance a single base at a time.
  • The last batter in the order each inning will hit a homerun, being allowed to run all the baes no matter where it is hit.

  • 60ft - 1st and 3rd base are measured from the rear tip of home plate to back corner of base.
  • 2nd base is measured from center of base to baseline.

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St. James - Smithtown Little League

PO Box 29 
St. James, New York 11780

Email: [email protected]

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PO Box 29 
St. James, New York 11780

Email: [email protected]
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