HYAA offers recreational, developmental, in-town Spring Softball program for players in K-8th grade.
The Hanover Softball program is organized into four age divisions: K-2nd grade, 3rd and 4th grade (Minor), 5th and 6th (Junior) grade and 7th and 8th (Major) grade. Please see below for each division’s overview. All games and practices will be held on our beautiful softball fields at Forge Pond Park.
Equipment and Schedules
Gloves are mandatory for each player and provided by parents. The program will provide bats, balls and other essential equipment. Bringing your own bat is always encouraged but we will have plenty just in case. Softball begins after April vacation, which is typically when the fields are ready for play. Practices are held at the discretion of the coaches. As an extra benefit to the program, every Saturday morning there is an optional skills day for all ages (K-8) to enjoy, parents are encouraged to help out and join in. This is a great opportunity for girls to get extra practice and develop their skills. We have a lot of very talented volunteers that make our program a success each year.
HYAA Will provide UnderArmour Hanover Softball Shirt and Hanover Softball Headband for each registered player.
Girls should wear their own Softball pants, sweatpants or shorts. Sneakers or softball cleats are recommended.
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K - Grade 2
At this age level girls develop fundamentals. Your athlete will have a ton of fun and learn how to enjoy the game of softball safely through games, and healthy competition.
We have a patch program that allows athletes, coaches and parents to track progress through out the season, the girl’s love it. View our Softball Patch Program for more information.
Old Silver Lake League
Hanover Softball is proud to partner with the Old Silver Lake League for another year! Hanover along with 10 other local towns compete in a league that is about learning the game and having fun at the same time.
3rd-4th grade Minor Division
Girls in the Minor division will play typically two games a week. Games are 6 innings long. The rules in this division allow for accessibility for all skill levels, whether this is your first experience with softball or you have been part of our program for years. Girls get a lot of playing time and are encouraged to try different positions. Last but certainly not least this division is known for your athletes first exposure to softball cheering, your welcome!
5th and 6th grade Junior Division
The Old Silver lake League continues in the 5th and 6th grade Junior division. Girls in this division typically play two games a week. Games are 6 innings long. If you haven’t played softball before don’t worry, teams are evenly matched and fairly created by coaches based upon skill level. The Old Silver Lake League’s mission is to create a league that is fun, competitive and accessible to all girls who want to play softball.
7th and 8th grade Major Division:
The last division in the Old Silver lake League, 7th and 8th grade Major Division. Girls at this level will have a fun and competitive experience. Much like the divisions prior the Major Division encourages girls to continue their love for softball. Games are 6 innings long, and typically girls will have two games a week.
- Opens online mid January
- Registration is open at base rates for 3 weeks and 1 week with additional $35 late fee
- Registration Fee is $125 per player.
- Go to online registration
HYAA overs a Travel Softball program over the summer for players in grades 4 and up. All girls interested in participating must participate in the Spring In Town program to be eligible to tryout. Depending on interest there may be 1 or 2 teams at each age level. More information about this program will be distributed to registered softball players during the Spring Season. This league has a more competitive level of play, tryouts are required and a high level of commitment over the summer is expected for all players who participate.
South Shore Summer Travel Program
Overview: The South Shore Summer Softball League is a collection of towns in the greater South Shore area. They are broken up into different brackets based on skill level.
Cost: Varies each year by divsion. Fee includes uniform, league fees and may also include tournament fees.
Season: End of June to early August. Playoffs start the first week of August.
Expectations: The expectation is that girls participating in Summer Travel Softball will be able to make at least 80% of the games. Plan on 2 games a week and once practice a week. Depending on the age group you are in will determine what day you play, but it will be either Monday and Wednesday or Tuesday and Thursday, with one practice at the coach's discretion.
SOFTBALL PATCH PROGRAM
Develop a proper batting stance - Feet sqaure, bend knees, bend waist, level shoulders, look, fingers, hands back
Have a hard full swing - swing all the way through
Hit off a Tee consistently - line drives
Hit off a Coach pitched ball - soft-toss, front toss
Throw with the proper mechanics
Throw with accuracy - hit the target
Throw for distance - measure growth/distance
Win a practice or
Have a winner's attitude - smile, have fun!
Be a great teammate - work together
Work hard - never give up
Make people around you better - always be a good person, help out when you can
Respect your coach - listen and try new things