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We are a volunteer run organization for the benefit of helping young ladies learn the game of fast pitch softball.

FRAA Softball teaches the fundamentals of throwing, catching, fielding, hitting while having fun at the same time. The girls will learn about playing as a team with their friends and classmates as well as the rules and strategies of fast pitch softball.

As a volunteer run organization, we are always looking for help with the many opportunities that are available. Volunteer roles include coaching, field maintenance, training coordinator, equipment coordinator, league commissioner, and team parent. All coaches are required to obtain clearances through our provider.

Softball Leagues

8U League

8U is an instructional league for girls between the ages of 6 and 8 years old.  It is a coach pitch league. We are a fast pitch organization but at this age coaches will pitch appropriately to each girl so everyone hits.  A tee will be used as necessary. At this level, girls will learn the basics of throwing, catching, fielding, and hitting while having fun with their friends. Also they will learn basic rules and strategies of fast pitch softball.

Players should have their own glove and bat.  Coaches will be supplied with batting helmets and catchers gear, but most players tend to buy their own helmet. Cleats, batting gloves, heart guards, and face guards are recommended.

Opponents include other Franklin Regional teams and teams from Delmont, Kiski, and Penn Township.

10U League

10U is primarily for 9 and 10 year olds. This level is girl pitch. Girls will continue to learn throwing, catching, fielding, and hitting, while also learning how to fast pitch. In this league the 8U rules are expanded to include girls pitching, walks, stealing bases, sliding, and more competitive strategies. 

Girls should have their own glove, helmet, bat, and cleats. Coaches will be supplied with catchers gear. At this age, helmets must have a facemask and chin strap.Heart guards, face guards, and batting gloves are recommended.

We participate in the Eastern Fast Pitch League. Home games will be played at Murrysville Community Park or Townsend Park and we will travel to communities such as Delmont, Penn Township, Monroeville, White Oak, Norwin (PAL), Plum, and Penn Hills. For more information on this league please visit their site (www.easternfastpitch.com).

12U League

12U is primarily for 11 and 12 year olds. This level is girl pitch. Girls will continue to learn throwing, catching, fielding, and hitting. Full softball rules apply. 

Girls should have their own glove, helmet, bat, and cleats. Shirt, pants, socks and visors will be provided. Coaches will be supplied with catchers gear. At this age, helmets must have a facemask and chin strap. Heart guards, face guards, and batting gloves are recommended.

We participate in the Eastern Fast Pitch League. Home games will be played at Murrysville Community Park or Townsend Park and we will travel to communities such as Delmont, Penn Township, Monroeville, White Oak, Norwin (PAL), Plum, and Penn Hills. For more information on this league please visit their site (www.easternfastpitch.com).

15U League

15U is primarily for 13, 14, and 15 year olds. This level is girl pitch. Girls will continue to learn throwing, catching, fielding, and hitting. Full softball rules apply. 

Girls should have their own glove, helmet, bat, and cleats. Shirt, pants, socks and visors will be provided. Coaches will be supplied with catchers gear. At this age, helmets must have a facemask and chin strap. Heart guards, face guards, and batting gloves are recommended.

We participate in the Eastern Fast Pitch League. Home games will be played at Murrysville Community Park or Townsend Park and we will travel to communities such as Delmont, Penn Township, Monroeville, White Oak, Norwin (PAL), Plum, and Penn Hills. For more information on this league please visit their site (www.easternfastpitch.com).

Varsity League

Varsity is a fall-only league for girls in grades 9 through 12. At this level, girls will learn advanced skills and strategies, while gaining a deeper understanding of the game.  Full softball rules apply.

Girls should have their own glove, helmet, bat, and cleats. Shirt, pants, socks and visors will be provided. Coaches will be supplied with catchers gear. At this age, helmets must have a facemask and chin strap. Heart guards, face guards, and batting gloves are recommended.

We participate in the Eastern Fast Pitch League. Home games will be played at Murrysville Community Park or Townsend Park and we will travel to communities such as Delmont, Penn Township, Monroeville, White Oak, Norwin (PAL), Plum, and Penn Hills. For more information on this league please visit their site (www.easternfastpitch.com).

Softball Seasons

Spring Softball

Registration Dates:  January 1, 2019 - March 10, 2019

Season:  The season will begin in early April with three weeks of practice. A typical season will include 12 to 14 games and run through mid-June, but individual teams' schedules will vary.

Age Determination:  Girls are placed into the appropriate league based on their age as of the January 1 prior to the start of the season (January 1, 2019 for Spring 2019 season).

Uniforms:  Uniforms include jerseys, pants, and socks.

Fields:  Home games will be played at Murrysville Community Park or Townsend Park, while away games will be played at neighboring communities.

Fall Softball

FALL REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

Fall Softball for FRAA is played within the Eastern Fast Pitch League (www.easternfastpitch.com). Fall softball is instructive and no records or standings are kept.

Games are played on weekends. Two games are played each weekend against 2 different opponents, except 8U which only has one game. Games will typically start at 1:00pm. The first game lasts for one hour and 20 minutes. The girls are then given a 20 minute break before the second game. All play will end by 4:00pm. Games end no matter the score or the inning.

Registration Dates:  July 12, 2018 - August 17, 2018

Season:  The season will begin August 25 and continue through October 7. There are no games Labor Day weekend.

Age Determination:  Girls are placed into the appropriate league based on their age as of the January 1 following the season (January 1, 2019 for the Fall 2018 season).

Uniforms:  Uniforms include jerseys and socks.

Fields:  Home games will be played at Murrysville Community Park, while away games will be played at neighboring communities.