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15-Under (15U)

NHAA 15U Softball League:

Offered for kids ages 13-15, the primary goal of our 15U  League is to continue teaching the fundamentals of softball as the girls transition from teens into young adults. The 15U League is for those who want to continue their softball playing days for recreational purposes or to continue to develop their skills and prepare for playing for the North Hills High School Varsity 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 15U Softball League Level: 

  • Throwing Mechanics and Pitching - long toss; flatwork (drills); continue mastering throwing different pitches; throwing for accuracy; generating momentum toward the target and following the throw.

  • Hitting - mental aspects (hitter's count versus pitcher's count); two-strike hitting; aggressive versus defensive swings; situational hitting; productive outs; advanced game situations and defenses.
  • Baserunning - Reacting to batted balls; tag-up situations; third-base rules; no-out; one-out; and two-out rules.
  • Fielding - understanding and adapting to playing conditions (grass versus dirt, sun, bad fields); Fence Drill (outfield); crossover and drop steps; do-or-die plays at the plate; preventing runners from taking extra bases; communicating between pitches.
  • Learning Team Fundamentals - cutoffs and relays (introduce the trailer concept); advanced pickoff plays; double plays; advanced game situations and defenses.
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