Registration for the 2018 girls softball season is open through Monday, Jan. 15. Madison softball is open to all young ladies in grades K-8 who attend school in Madison, Harding or are students at St. Vincent Martyr School.
“Madison girls softball offers girls the opportunity to learn, play and succeed,” league officials said.
All skill levels are welcome. To sign up, click here. Registration must completed online.
Softball divisions include:
- Kinder-Ball, 60-minute sessions at the Madison Recreation Complex on Saturdays, 9-10 a.m. that run from late April to early June. Girls are introduced to the basics of softball— throwing, hitting, catching and running—with positive coaching. Players must be enrolled in kindergarten this fall or spring to be eligible.
- Rookie division, for girls in first and second grade. This level will prepare players to live pitch and improve their defense by practicing different positions on field. Games are played at the Madison Recreation Complex on one evening during the week and on Saturday mornings.
- The grade 3-4 division introduces players to pitching, leading, sliding and stealing.
- Grade 5-6 and 7-8 divisions give players the opportunity to compete with teams from Chatham and Summit.
Madison softball offers additional opportunities for players throughout the winter, spring and summer. More information can be found online.
Registration for winter softball clinics at Madison High School is open for interested players in grades 5-8 and is also available online.
Coached by softball players Nicole Iannarone and Amie Defeo, the clinics will take place in the Madison High School gymnasium every Sunday, 8-9:15 a.m., from Jan. 7 to Feb. 25 for a total of eight sessions. Iannarone and Defeo will be assisted by Madison softball coaches Frank Iannarone, Dawn Neville, Rob Welter and Madison High School’s head softball coach Jessica Rosella.
Registration is $80 and available on a first come, first served basis through Friday, Jan. 5. Space is limited. Madison softball is co-sponsored by the Madison Recreation Department.