FUTURES Youth Instructional League

FUTURES Spring 2022
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Spring/ Summer 2023 NOCO FUTURES League Registration –
NOW OPEN!

6U, 8U, 10U – Fort Collins/Timnath, Loveland/ Berthoud, Greeley/ Evans, Windsor/ Johnstown, Longmont/ Firestone, Erie

Congratulations to the 8U Green & 6U Red Teams –
Fall FUTURES World Series Champions!

OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL SKILLS & AGES

Futures Softball Instructional Leagues

The Colorado Softball Academy Futures Instructional Softball League is a development based, girls youth softball league based out of Northern Colorado. The Futures League is created by female-athletes who have played and coached softball at a high level and understand the need for an instructional based opportunity for our female-athletes to learn, play and develop at younger ages. 

An additional goal is for teams to be coached by their softball mentors (local high school and college age softball players – this is where our older athletes continue to develop their mentorship, communication and leadership skills), under the direction of professional softball coaches and player development coaches. This league will have a consistent player development curriculum that will allow girls to learn the game, build a solid mechanical foundation at a young age, build confidence and ultimately HAVE FUN as they grow in their love for softball.

The NOCO FUTURES League will expand in the spring of 2023 to include 6U, 8U and 10U development in multiple regions of the Northern Colorado area!

Spring/ Summer 2023
NOCO LEAGUE REGISTRATION

Registration is now open for the 2023 spring/ summer season! The regular registration period will run through April 1, 2023. Late registration will take place April 1, 2023 and close April 25, 2023. Uniforms are not included in the registration cost: you will receive a link to order your jersey in your registration confirmation email. You will need two jerseys (dark and light), which are $20 each. You can reuse your jerseys from a previous season.
We do rely will heavily upon parent volunteer coaches. We will provide training, equipment and practice plans, but do need your help running teams.

Instruction and development will be dependent upon how the athletes progress, each athlete will learn at their own pace. Our goal is to start the girls on coach pitch (6U and 8U) and only use the tee when needed during this season. Kid pitch will be introduced during the last inning of 8U games. 10U will be soley kid pitch. The athletes will learn a proper foundation of hitting, throwing and receiving mechanics. They will learn the rules of the game and learn different positions and strategies, with a focus on FUN and confidence building. If your athlete has played before and has a demonstrated ability to play up, they can do so.

The Colorado Softball Foundation, Inc. is proud to offer scholarship opportunities for kids in need of support. Our goals is to provide an opportunity for all kids to have access to this great game and the development opportunities it provides! Please contact CSAF Scholarship Chair, Autumn Romero (aromero@cosoftballacademy.com) for consideration.

6U League

The 6U League is for athletes ages 4, 5 or 6 (birthdays as of Jan. 1, 2023)

Cost: $175
Late Registration: $190

May 9, 2023 – June 15, 2023

Practices & Games: Tuesdays & Thursdays

The 6U age division will serve as introduction to the game of softball while building gross motor skills and hand/ eye coordination. Athletes will learn the rules of the game, strategy of the game, proper throwing mechanics and receiving skills. The structure will be to teach athletes to begin hitting off of coach pitch and use the tee when necessary.

Locations: Fort Collins/ Timnath; Loveland/ Berthoud; Greeley/ Evans; Windsor/ Johnstown; Longmont/ Firestone; Erie

Teams will practice in their region and play teams in the NOCO League in all regions.

5 League Games

9 Practices

End of Season World Series

50 Ft. Basepaths

1 Hr. 15 Min. Games

8U League

The 8U League is for athletes ages 6, 7 or 8 (birthdays as of Jan. 1, 2023)

Cost: $225
Late Registration: $240

May 9, 2023 – June 15, 2023

Practices & Games: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Instruction and development will be dependent upon how the athletes progress. Games will consist of primarily coach pitch for 3 innings followed by a controlled kid pitch inning to allow pitchers and hitters to develop! The athletes will learn and reinforce the proper foundation of hitting, throwing and catching mechanics. They will learn the rules of the game and develop more advanced skills of different positions with a focus on FUN and confidence building. If your athlete has played two seasons of 8U, or is an older 8 year old ready for the challenge, they can play up.

Locations: Fort Collins/ Timnath; Loveland/ Berthoud; Greeley/ Evans; Windsor/ Johnstown; Longmont/ Firestone; Erie

Teams will practice in their region and play teams in the NOCO League in all regions.

10 League Games (Double Headers)

9 League Games

End of Season World Series

50 Ft. Basepaths

1 Hr. 15 Min. Games

10U League

The 10U League is for athletes ages 8, 9, 10 (birthdays as of Jan. 1, 2023)

Cost: $275
Late Registration: $290

May 9, 2023 – June 15, 2023

Practices & Games: Tuesdays & Thursdays

Instruction and development will have a continued focus on mechanical development with a heavy focus on pitching and catching. Additional concepts such as leading off and stealing will be taught. These athletes will use an 11″ ball, 60′ ft. bases and umpires.

Locations: Fort Collins/ Timnath; Loveland/ Berthoud; Greeley/ Evans; Windsor/ Johnstown

Teams will practice in their region and play teams in the NOCO League in all regions.

10 League Games (Double Headers)

9 League Games

End of Season World Series

60 Ft. Basepaths

1 Hr. 15 Min. Games