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Rookies Division - This division is for players between the ages of 4 and 6 years old as of December 31st of the prior calendar year.  This is an introductory, instructional division that consists of tee and coach pitch using a Softie ball.  Players are taught the basics of softball and team sportsmanship.  Events take place on weekend mornings and consist of a 40 minute clinic followed by a 40 minute game.  All players are placed on a team and receive a uniform jersey and socks.  Players are required to wear gray softball pants.  At a minimum, all players should have a glove and cleats.  We recommend having a fielding mask.  The league can provide helmets and bats although most players have their own as needed.  Click to register

 

Minis Division - This division is for players between the ages of 7 and 8 years old as of December 31st of the prior calendar year.  Players that are 6 years old with at least 1 year of experience in either the Rookies division or baseball equivalent may participate in this division.  This division teaches the fundamentals of the game and uses an 11” softball with a combination of coach pitch and player pitch with coach relief after ball 4.  All players are placed on a team and receive a uniform jersey and socks.  Players are required to wear gray softball pants.  On average, teams have 2 games and 1 practice per week.  At a minimum, all players should have a glove and cleats, and are required to wear a fielding mask in the infield.  The league can provide helmets and bats as needed.  All players are required to attend an evaluation session and will be selected to a team.  Click to register

 

Minors Division - This division is for players between the ages of 9 and 10 years old as of December 31st of the prior calendar year.  Players that are 8 years old can play at this level with approval from a league official or their previous year’s coach.  This division uses an 11” softball with player pitch and builds on the fundamentals of the game.  All players are placed on a team and receive a uniform jersey and socks.  Players are required to wear gray softball pants.  On average, teams have 2 games and 1 practice per week with games and practices on weekdays and weekends.  At a minimum, all players should have a glove and cleats, and are required to wear a fielding mask in the infield.  The league can provide helmets and bats as needed.  All players are required to attend an evaluation session and will be selected to a team.  Click to register

 

Majors Division - This division is for players between the ages of 11 and 13 years old as of December 31st of the prior calendar year.  Players that are 10 years old can play at this level with approval from a league official or their previous year’s coach.  This division uses a 12” softball and involves a higher level of softball play such as bunting, stealing, sliding, etc.  All players are placed on a team and receive a uniform jersey and socks.  Players are required to wear gray softball pants.  On average, teams have 2 games and 1 practice per week with games and practices on weekdays and weekends.  At a minimum, all players should have a glove and cleats, and are required to wear a fielding mask in the infield.  The league can provide helmets and bats as needed.  All players are required to attend an evaluation session and will be selected to a team.  Click to register

 

 

Categories Rookies Minis Minors Majors
Age 4-6
As of Dec 31, 2020
6-8
As of Dec 31, 2020
8-10
As of Dec 31, 2020
11-13
As of Dec 31, 2020
Target Roster Size 6-8 9-12 12-15 12-15
Games Per Week 1-2 (Weekends) 2 2 2
Practice Per Week 0 1 1 1
Team Formation Commissioner Commissioner Draft Draft
Pitching Tee / Coach Pitch Coach Pitch / Player Pitch w/ Coach Relief (no walks) Player Pitch w/ Coach Relief after 3rd walk Player Pitch
Standings No No Yes Yes
Scores No Yes Yes Yes
Umpire No No Yes Yes
Softball Type 10 inch (Softie) 11 inch 11 inch 12 inch
Field Sizes 55' Bases 30' Pitch / 55' Bases 35' Pitch / 60' Bases 40' Pitch / 60' Bases
Evaluations No No Yes Yes

 

Summary of Stamford Stars Schedule 2021

Significant Dates:
Mar-27 House League Evaluations @ SHS Gym (Majors, Minors)
Mar-30 Receive email from coach regarding team assignment and schedule (Majors, Minors, Minis)
Apr-2 to Apr-11 Stamford Schools Spring Break
Apr-13 (Tuesday) First House League Game (Majors, Minors, Minis)
Apr-17 Opening Day (First Game for Rookies)
Apr-18 Rain Date for Opening Day
May-9 Mother’s Day (No House Games)
May-29 to May-31 Memorial Day Weekend (No House Games)
Jun-12 Championship Saturday (Majors, Minors, Minis)
Jun-13 Rain Date for Championship Games (Last Game for Rookies)

Monday Through Friday 
Minis, Minors and Majors divisions.  Each division will have a day Monday through Friday where they will have a game or practice.  For example, week 1, Minis will have a game or practice on Monday, Minors will have a game or practice on Wednesday and Majors will have a game or practice on Thursday.  This schedule will rotate throughout the season so week 2, Monday will be the Minors day, Wednesday will be the Majors day and Thursday will be the Minis day.  Week 3, Monday Majors, Wednesday Minis, Thursday Minors.  Practices will be at Newfield Elementary School.  Games are typically at 6:00 PM at Troy fields.

Saturday & Sunday
The Minis, Minors and Majors divisions will have a game or practice at either 8:30 AM, 10:45 AM or 1:00 PM on Saturday and Sunday.  Games will be at Troy fields.  Practices will be at Newfield.  Times will rotate from week to week.  For example, week 1, Minis will have a game or practice at 8:30, Minors will have a game or practice at 10:45 and Majors will have a game or practice at 1:00.  Week 2, Minors will be at 8:30, Majors will be at 10:45 and Minis will be at 1:00.  And so on…  

Rookies
The Rookies division will play at 8:30 AM or 10:15 AM on Saturday and Sunday.  Most games / practice will be at Stillmeadow and Newfield.  Each Rookies team will play 1 or 2 games at Troy during the season.