Girls Minor League Softball programs may be operated within each division for younger players with less experience.

The minor league may be players ages 7-11. Divisions may be established within the Girls Minor League Softball Division for “machine pitch,” “coach pitch” or “player pitch.”

By local option, a player who is league age 6 for the current season and has played a year in Tee Ball may be “moved up” to a coach pitch division.

A local league might have its 7-8-year-olds in the Girls Minor League Softball Coach Pitch Division, while its 9-10-year-olds are in the Girls Minor League Softball Player Pitch Division. However, by local option, some of the 9-year-olds could “play down” in the coach pitch division, and some of the 8-year-olds could “play up.” This is entirely the choice of the local league board of directors.

There is no minimum or maximum composition for rosters, but most leagues have rosters in the 8-12 range. The diamond used is a 60-foot diamond and the pitching distance is 35 feet.

Parents are strongly encouraged to become involved in this introduction level of Little League. After completing a Little League volunteer application and passing a required national background check, parents may become involved in practices, and be eligible as coaches, managers, umpires, local league board members and other volunteer positions within the league.