Chester Softball is happy to offer a new Farm Division for girls from Pre K to 1st grade. This division is aimed at introducing and advancing softball fundamentals in a non-competitive environment. Farm uses a “Soft” softball. Scores are not kept and all players reach base. Balls are hit off tees, but this could change to coach pitching as the season progresses. The Farm team will play games both in-town and with other towns.
The Instructional softball league is aimed at the continued development of softball fundamentals in a non-competitive environment. Instructional also uses a "soft" softball. In the Instructional League players hit pitches tossed by their own coaches. Instructional players are typically ages 8-9 and generally grades 2 and 3 with some more experienced 1st graders.
The Minors softball league is comprised of girls age 10 - 11, who are generally in 4th and 5th grade. The Minors softball program offers further player development under structured, game conditions. Players pitch regulation softballs, batters/runners are called safe or out, and scores for games are kept. Though standings are kept, the primary focus throughout the Minors' regular season is on players' understanding of the game and development toward their own potential. A short playoff tournament follows the regular season. Inter-town play may be introduced during the season.
The Majors softball league is comprised of players in grades 6, 7, 8, and 9. Players learn and develop the more advanced techniques and strategies of the game, allowing them to experience inter-town recreation level play and prepare for play at advanced levels if desired. At this competitive level, a players playing time is up to the coach's discretion. A short playoff tournament follows the regular season.