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Welcome to Lincoln Little League Softball!  We welcome new and returning players of all abilities between the ages of 6-14, who live in the Lincoln High School (Portland OR) school district.

Below, you will find information on the levels of softball (ages, skills, expectations). Lincoln LL softball teams for 2022 will be formed based on the number of participants, and divisions may not be formed if there aren’t enough players.  Lincoln Little League is run by volunteers and volunteer coaches are needed for each team/division.

NOTE: Practice times are determined by field availability. You will not know when your team practices until teams are assigned.  Game schedules will not be available until after season starts.

Anticipated Season Dates: 4/4/2022 - 6/17/2022

A – Minors (Coach/Machine Pitch)

  • Age:  6, 7, 8 year-olds (Birth years 2013, 2014, 2015).
  • What to expect: Single A is designed to help begin the long journey of learning softball fundamentals as well as some rules and how the game is played.
  • Time commitment: One practice a week on a weeknight and one game a week. Practices and game schedules are determined on field availability. 
  • Cost: Registration: $200, includes uniform jersey and visor.
  • Equipment: Glove required. Cleats are recommended but not required. Players must wear helmets at bat. League provides each team a helmet but many people chose to provide their own. Bats are provided by the league but many players purchase their own. 

AA – Minors (Combo Machine Pitch/Player Pitch)

  • Age: 8, 9,10 year-olds (Birth years 2011, 2012, 2013) 
  • What to expect: AA is a combination of kid pitch and pitching machine with an 11-inch “softie” softball. Game rules are modified to help develop a love of softball, while trying to maintain a game-like environment. 2-3 coaches are on the field to help during games.
  • Time commitment: 1-2 practices a week with games on a weeknight and/or Saturdays. 
  • Cost: Registration: $200, includes uniform jersey, socks, and visor.
  • Equipment: 10 inch or larger softball glove, batting helmet, cleats, softball bat, and black pants. Lincoln LL has “loaner” items available for players who need assistance acquiring their gear. 

AAA – Minors (Player Pitch)

  • Age: 9,10,11 (Birth years 2010, 2011, 2012)
  • What to expect: Building on the fundamentals, players begin to specialize into 2-3 positions. Games are kid pitch from 35 feet, with an 11-inch softball, with modified rules for stealing.
  • Time commitment: Approximately 2 practices and 2 games per week. Practices occur at Hamilton Park and East Sylvan in Portland, but games are played in neighboring areas.
  • Cost: $210, includes uniform jersey, socks, and visor.
  • Team assignment: Teams may be formed based on age, ability, positional needs, and player/parent request.
  • Equipment: 10-inch or larger softball glove, batting helmet, cleats, softball bat, and black pants. It is recommended that players have a fielding facemask for the pitcher and 1B/3B positions, but is not required.  Lincoln LL has “loaner” items available for players who need assistance acquiring their gear. 

MAJORS – (Player Pitch)

**2/23/2022 UPDATE** - Due to low registration numbers, the Majors Division will be combined with SWPLL.  Registration will take place through SWPLL website (please do not register through Lincoln LL).  Please contact Mike Liefeld if you are interested in having your Lincoln Major play on a combined Major team with SWPLL.

  • Age: 11,12 (Birth years 2009 & 2010)
  • What to expect: Building on existing skills and positional awareness, Majors Little League introduces girls to a more competitive environment. Kids pitch from 40 feet using a 12-inch ball and stealing is allowed.
  • Time commitment: Approximately 2 practices and 2 games per week. Practices occur at Hamilton Park and East Sylvan in Portland, but games are played in neighboring areas.
  • Cost: $240, includes uniform jersey, socks, and visor.
  • Team assignment: Teams are formed based on age, ability, positional needs, and player/parent request. Some players registered for Majors may be placed on a AAA team and refunded the difference in fees.
  • Equipment: 11-inch or larger softball glove, batting helmet, cleats, softball bat, and black pants. It is recommended that players have a fielding facemask for the pitcher and 1B/3B positions, but not required. Lincoln LL has “loaner” items available for players who need assistance acquiring their gear.
Juniors - Age 13-14

**JUNIORS PROGRAM UPDATE**
Lincoln LL has joined forces with Southwest Portland LL (SWPLL) to offer a combined Junior Division for players age 13-14.  If you are interested in registering for the combined Lincoln/SWPLL program please contact Mike Liefeld, President, for more information about registration.  Registration will take place through SWPLL website but we need to track players from each league.

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