Franklin Township Youth Association

Softball

2011

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FTYA’s recreational softball program offers girls softball for grades K-8 in the Spring (April-June). This program is for girls of all skill levels.

We participate in the Warren County Girls Softball Association

Levels of Play

 

Level

Grade

Description

Instructional K-2
Coach pitch\T-Ball. Girls learn the core skills of hitting, catching, throwing, and fielding. Games are played twice a week. Coaches remain on the field during games and pitch to the girls.
Junior 3-4
Coach pitch\Girl pitch. Girls continue to build core skills and participate in pitching. Games are played twice a week.
Intermediate 5-6
Fast pitch competitive games played twice a week.
Senior 7-8
Fast pitch competitive games played twice a week.

FAQs

  1. When are sign ups?

    Online registration will be open from late January to early February. Specific dates will be announced.

  2. How long is the season?

    The season begins in mid-April and ends mid-June.

  3. When do practices start?

    Indoor practices will start on or about April 1st depending on facility availability.

  4. How many practices and games are there per week?

    Practices occur twice a week until games begin. Games take place twice a week according to the following general schedule:

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  6. Where are games and practices?

Instructional level games and practices take place as Asbury Fields. Junior, intermediate, and senior levels practice and play at the Franklin Township School.

  1. When are games and practices?

    Weekday games generally start at 5:30. Saturday games can take place in the morning to early afternoon. Exact times are determined during season scheduling. Practice schedules are determined by the coaches.

  2. Can my daughter be put on a team with her friends?

    There is no guarantee. We will typically roster one team at each level so this is rarely an issue.

  3. What equipment does FTYA provide?

    Bats, helmets, uniform shirt, hat, balls.

  4. What equipment do players need?

    Glove, rubber cleats, gray uniform pants, socks, special protective equipment

  5. Who coaches the softball teams?

    FTYA operates exclusively on parent volunteers. Volunteers are provided mentoring and are required to obtain certification for the applicable sport.

  6. Are there tournaments available?

    The Warren County Girls Softball Association typically runs Junior, Intermediate and Senior level tournaments in May.

  7. What is NYSCA certification for coaches?

    NYSCA is a nationally recognized organization and ensures that coaches are trained. All coaches must be certified by taking an online class through NYSCA, www.nays.org

  8. What is Rutgers Certification for coaches?

    The Rutgers S.A.F.E.T.Y. Clinic is a program that provides safety and training skills orientation to volunteer coaches, youthsports.rutgers.edu

Contacts

For more information or questions, please contact Michael Kilhullen