Cardinal League is for girls in the current grades (at signup) of 3rd and 4th. The focus at this level is to have fun, while learning the basics of fielding, batting and pitching. Games have a one and a half hour time limit or 7 innings. Several practices will be held at the coaches discretion starting in mid May.
The first two weeks of the season, the coach pitches. After the first two weeks, the players pitch. Teams bat no more than 10 players per inning. 11-inch softballs are used. Batters must wear helmets and catchers must wear catchers equipment. There are no umpires at this level at Pioneer Park. Parents are to volunteer to umpire at home games.
Game schedules will be out at the latest May 30th. Games will start the week of June 13th and run thru the week of July 25th. Games are typically played on Mondays and Wednesdays at 5:30, 6:00 or 7:00.
Teams play other cities like Middleton, Sauk Praire, Cross Plains and other teams from West Middleton. Travel is involved. Bats, balls and catchers equipment are provided. Players receive a team jersey and visor.
There will be several skills clinics provided in your fee this year.