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12-Under (12U)

12U Softball League

Offered for kids ages 11-12, the primary goal of our 12U League is to continue teaching the fundamentals of softball as the girls transition to a larger game. The 12U League is for those who want to continue their softball playing days for recreational purposes or to continue to develop their skills for the North Hills Junior High Club Slow-pitch Teams.


The NHAA believes strongly in keeping things simple when teaching the game of baseball and softball. With that in mind we have developed five goal areas for each of the age groups. As a coach we want to keep these five goal areas in mind every time we plan a practice. They represent the fundamental building blocks for success. The goals at one level need to be accomplished before the goals at the next level can be pursued.

These are the Five Goals that we believe and you should expect your child to have achieved at the completion of the 12U League Level:

  • Learning the Basic Rules - increased infielder and outfielder responsibilities
  • Baserunning - knowing what to do in certain situations; extra base hits
  • Pitching and Throwing Mechanics - covering bases; shuffle; follow through; pitcher covering first.
  • Hitting - repetitions; drill work (tee work, soft toss, short toss, stick ball, lob toss, one-arm drill)
  • Learning Team Fundamentals - cutoffs and relays; basic defenses; basic first-and-third situations; underhand flip and double-plays; infield and outfield communication and priorities
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