St. Jude softball offers a fun and welcoming environment for girls at St. Jude in grades K-8 to grow in skill, sportsmanship and spirit. St. Jude Softball is a member of GWAC (Girls Western Athletic Conference).
Grades K-2 are instructional (no scores are reported) and coach pitch. Levels are Pre-K/K and 1st&2nd.
Grades 3-8 are competitive (scores are reported) and fast pitch. Levels are 3rd&4th, 5th&6th and 7th&8th.
Softball signups start in mid-December and end in early January. Register through Blue Sombrero (instructions included in the "Hey Jude" school newsletter and church bulletin).
Cost for Pre-K/K and 1st & 2nd grade is $50. Cost for 3rd-8th grade is $60. A family sports fee of $50 will be added if this is the first St. Jude sport played by any child in your family during the 2018-2019 school year.
Practices begin after March 24, 2019. K-2nd teams have field practice once a week. 3rd-8th grade teams have field practice twice a week.
League games begin April 26th and go through June 23rd. K-2nd grade teams have 8 league games. 3rd-8th grade teams have 10 league games. Learn more about the rules of the game via the GWAC guidebooks.
Equipment & Uniforms
Players must have their own gloves and wear softball, gym, soccer or turf shoes. Bats and helmets are provided but players may use their own.
Please note for grades 3-8, bats must meet the 2004 ASA Bat Performance Standard, bear either the 2000 or 2004 ASA certification marks and must not be listed on the USA Softball Non-approved bat list found here. If you are unsure if a bat is in compliance, visit the USA Softball equipment website and use the drop down feature under "USA Softball TESTING & CERTIFICATION PROGRAM".
- Grades K-2nd: uniform t-shirts are provided (any type of shorts/pants may be worn).
- Grades 3rd-8th: uniform jerseys are provided and solid black (no stripes) softball pants are required for games. Line dry jerseys to prevent numbers from peeling.
- Visors are provided for all grades.