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Divisions 6U to 14U

Registration for the Spring Recreation season begins in October and runs through December.  Teams are formed in January.  Practices begin in mid-January, and games begin in February with the season ending in late April.

The upper divisions (10U, 12U, 14U) start the year with an on-field evaluation in early January.  All players go through the evaluation process, which allows the league to rate the players’ skill level. These evaluations allow for teams to be evenly drafted by our coaches.  Every player who registers will be placed on a team.  Drafting of teams takes place in January and the managers will contact their teams shortly thereafter.

The 6U and 8U division teams are formed with consideration to play-with requests and school of attendance.  Players in these age groups are just getting to know the game of softball, and by forming teams for these divisions in this way, we feel it provides the players the best experience possible at this young age.  Of course, we cannot guarantee all requests are accommodated, and we do our best to ensure each team is constructed for fair competition.

Practices for all divisions begin in mid-January at local fields in Carmel Valley.

6U (2018 and 2017)

The 6U division plays a single one hour game each week on Saturday, typically in the morning.  Their practice day is generally Friday, but may vary as determined by each team’s manager.

8U (2016 and 2015) *end of 2014 as well

The 8U division plays two games per week with one practice day.  The games are typically played on Tuesday afternoons and Saturdays.  Their practice day is generally Thursday but may vary as determined by each team’s manager.

10U (2014 and 2013) *end of 2012 as well

The 10U division plays two games per week with one practice day.  The games are typically played on Wednesday afternoons/evenings and Saturdays.  Their practice day is generally Monday, but may vary as determined by each team’s manager.

12U (2012 and 2011) *end of 2010 as well

The 12U division plays two games per week with one practice day.  The games are typically played on Thursday afternoons/evenings and Saturdays.  Their practice day is generally Tuesday but may vary as determined by each team’s manager.

14U (2010 and 2009)

The 14U division plays an interleague schedule with one practice per week.  The games are typically played once midweek and once on Saturdays.  The practice day is determined by the team’s manager.

The 2024 Spring Recreation registration fees and Birth Year Reclassicfications* by division are are:

  • 6U:  $125 - September 1, 2016 through August 31, 2018
  • 8U:  $325 - September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2016
  • 10U: $325 - September 1, 2012 through August 31, 2014 
  • 12U: $325 - September 1, 2010 through August 31, 2012
  • 14U: $325 - September 1, 2008 through August 31, 2010

*Families with 2 or more players receive a 10% discount for each additional player when registering at the same time.

*IMPORTANT NOTE* Effective September 1, 2023, USA Softball changed the birth year classification for each age division.  North Shore is affording those players born between September 1 and December 31, who have completed 2 years in their current age division, the choice to remain in the same age division (for a third year), or move up to the next age division if desired.  This annual election will be effective for all recreational seasons (Spring, Select/Tide, All-Stars) through August 31, 2024.  You will be required to make this declaration when you submit your registration for Spring Recreation.  

We will offer the annual North Shore Softball Clinic for Divisions 8U to 12U in January 2024, A registration link to follow once the date and details are finalized. 

For more information about the season including important dates, player equipment, days of play, refund policy, and league/division operations PLEASE CLICK HERE 

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The North Shore Executive Board by majority vote reserves the right to refuse a player / parent / family registration.  In the event a registration is denied, the registration fee(s) will be refunded.

Coaches Corner

All Managers/Coaches/Team Parents:

Please complete the USA Softball background check form that need to be submitted. Each team is required to submit 4 per team - usually the manager, 2 coaches, and a team parent. At least 1 needs to be from a female. This needs to be done every year.  New coaches also need to submit a copy of their driver's license.

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