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The Glastonbury Softball Association (GSA) provides competitive travel softball teams comprised solely of Glastonbury residents.  At the younger ages (5-13), the GSA program complements the offerings provided by the Glastonbury Little League (GLL).  Although the GSA and GLL are separate programs, the two organizations cooperate to provide opportunities for Glastonbury residents to play softball, provide clinics and other training opportunities, and support infrastructure improvements for softball in Glastonbury.

Below is an outline of how a player's Glastonbury softball career can progress from age 5 through a senior in high school.  This progression allows individuals to play softball year round in Glastonbury in teams comprised fully of Glastonbury residents.

All the ages below are in terms of "softball age" which is the player’s age as of December 31 for the subsequent calendar year.  For example, a player who is 12 on December 31, 2014, is "softball 12" for all of calendar year 2015 (even if the player turns 13 during 2015).  

Please note that as a competitive program, all GSA Blue Hawks teams are formed after open tryouts and that a roster position is not guaranteed.  GLL is an open program where all players who sign up by the deadline are placed on a team.

 

Softball Team Progression (Note: age on December 31 of previous year):

Age 5, 6, 7:  

Spring: GLL softball tees
 

Age 8, 9, 10:  

Spring: GLL softball minors

Fall: GLL fall softball (age 9 and 10 only)


Age 10, 11:  

Spring:

GLL softball majors 

Summer:

GLL 11/12 All Star team
GSA Blue Hawks summer softball

Fall:

GLL fall ball softball

Winter:

GSA Blue Hawks winter ball (11 year olds in 7th grade only)

Age 12:  

Spring: 

GLL softball majors


Summer:

GLL 11/12 All Star team  
GSA Blue Hawks summer softball

Fall:

GSA Blue Hawks fall ball (43' pitching distance)
GLL fall ball softball (40' pitching distance)

Winter:

GSA Blue Hawks winter ball


Age 13:  

Spring:

GLL Juniors (43' pitching distance -- competitive tryouts)
GLL Majors (40' pitching distance -- all 13 year olds who do not make the Juniors team)

Summer:

GSA Blue Hawks summer softball (43' pitching distance)

 Fall:

GSA Blue Hawks fall ball (43' pitching distance)

Winter:

GSA Blue Hawks winter ball


Age 14 (if 8th grade):  see Age 13

 

As players enter high school, individuals can play for Glastonbury high school teams in the spring and GSA Blue Hawks the rest of the year.

 

Spring:

GHS softball

Summer:

GSA Blue Hawks summer softball

Fall:

GSA Blue Hawks fall softball

Winter:

GSA Blue Hawks winter ball