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Girls Softball




Registration closes March 4th.  Indoor practices will start in March.  Time & Place TBD


Boxford Girls Softball Program

Girls in Grades K-8 who want to play softball are encouraged to join the Boxford Softball Program. The program's main emphasis is to foster a strong and supportive team environment where everyone can flourish. Not only will coaches help develop each player's skills, but also promote each girl's self-esteem and self-confidence. While we want to be competitive in each game, it is much more important that your daughter graduates the program happy and confident in her abilities, not only in softball but any field.

The BAA participates in the Essex County Woman's Softball League (ECWSL). The league is comprised of teams from 15 towns across the North Shore.  The league philosophy is a recreational and development, however the older grades get increasingly more competitive. The league is organized by grade as follows:

Pre-Farm Division - Open to girls entering grades Kindergarten - 2nd in September of 2023.  The Pre-Farm Division is a level of play designed to continue introducing girls to the game of softball and developing individual skills.  It is a continuation of Instructional but the girls will have weekly coach pitched games with our neighboring towns and focus on preparing them for Farm Division.  This program runs for 6 weeks starting the 1st week of May through mid-June.   

Farm Division - Open to girls entering grades 3 & 4 in September of 2023.  The Farm Division is a level of play designed to help players make the transition from coach-pitched games to player-pitched games.  This level has an emphasis on developing pitchers and basic game techniques in the infield.  Players also must develop a comfort level with batting against player pitching.  All second grade players should be prepared to start the season having the ability to throw and catch a softball with proper technique. This is a developmental/ instructional league and coaches strive to have players play multiple positions during a season.  At this level, the ball is an 11" inch hard softball.  Pitchers pitch from a 35' foot pitching distance.  Bases are 50' feet apart.  There is no stealing or bunting. A maximum of 4 runs can be scored per inning. 

Junior Division --  Open to girls entering grades 5 & 6 in September of 2023.  The Junior Division is the first level of competitive play within ECWSL.   Players do all the pitching.  Players entering the Junior Division should be able to: Throw and catch a ball from across the diamond (i.e. from 3rd base to 1st base), Independently demonstrate proper batting mechanics.  At this level, the ball is a 12" inch hard softball.  Pitchers pitch from a 40' foot pitching distance.  Bases are 60' feet apart.  Limited stealing of second and third base is allowed (baserunner may leave when ball crosses plate).  Girls play a 6 inning game.  

Senior Division - Open to girls entering grades 7 & 8 in September of 2023.  The Senior Division is the most competitive level of play for softball within our league. At this level, the ball is a 12" inch hard softball.  Pitchers pitch from a 43' foot pitching distance.   Bases are 60' feet apart.  Full stealing of second, third and home (baserunner may leave when ball leaves pitcher's hand).  Maximum of 6 runs can be scored per inning, inning ends when the 6th run crosses the plate.  Six run rule is lifted in the 7th inning for Seniors.  15 Run Mercy rule after 5 innings.

The Pre-Farm season is 6 games in length and runs the 1st week of May through mid-June.  Games for Pre-Farm are played on Friday from 5:30-7:00pm.  The Farm season is 10 games in length and runs the 1st week of May through mid-June. For Juniors & Seniors, the season is 10 games in length, running from the last week of April through mid-June.    Games are Monday-Friday, 5:30-7:30pm, with one home and one away game per week. A weekend practice is scheduled around soccer games.  

Junior and Senior Divisions have playoffs at the end of the regular season.  For the 2023 season all teams made it to the playoffs and there were A and B brackets for the Divisions and the League Championships.  Historically the Division Finals and League Championship games are played on Father’s Day weekend.  Please keep that in mind and let your coach know as soon as possible if you are not available that weekend.

The Regular season starts the week of April 22nd and ends mid June.  Playoffs will start June 10th with the finals scheduled for June 23rd.  

Contact Anna Cooper, BAA Girls Softball Director, via email with your questions -



Winter Clinics: 

Registration is now open for our next round of clinics with Rip City! Sign up now.

Beginners: 4-5pm / Advanced: 5-6pm.

Starts Saturday, March 9th!!

We are excited to share that our Tritown Girls Softball Winter Clinics for players in Grades 1-8 will be provided by Rip City Softball. This is an excellent opportunity to train with some of the highest-quality coaches in the area who will provide the best instructional methods known in the game. Limited spots available so sign up now!

What: A 4 week session of skill training. There will be three different sessions depending on your skill level (beginner, intermediate, advanced)

When: Saturdays, January 20th, 27th, February 3rd, and 10th. Time: Depending on your skill level (Beginner 4-5 PM, Intermediate 5-6 PM, and Advanced 6-7 PM). You will receive an email with your time slot after signing up. 

Where: The Sports Factory | 6 Old Elm St | Salisbury, MA 01952 map 

Cost: $200 / +$100 for additional sibling

Deadline to sign up is January 1st, 2024

 Questions? Email




We recommend that you consider purchasing slide shorts and a slide pad. Sliding is part of the game and we expect the girls to get in under the tag. The pads make it less painful and help prevent scrapes and bruises.

Although we have batting helmets available, if you are planning on buying your own, helmets with a face mask are required.

If your daughter is new to the game, consider a face mask.  Most of the girls purchase a mask as protection against a bad hop.  If you are thinking about pitching, it is an absolute must.  

On the list of good ideas for equipment are cleats, batting gloves, and of course a fielding glove.  Many of the Sr. girls have purchased their own bat. Bats are a larger investment as they can easily run up to $350.00.  These should be considered only for the most serious players.  We have plenty of good bats available for different size players. 

If you are not sure about the best glove or bat, ask one of the coaches.   We can help you find a quality glove that will work well and help them catch the ball effectively.  


This season we will be providing jerseys and socks for each player.    Each player should wear black pants.  You can order through Team & League, but they are not custom so you can purchase them elsewhere.  

Visors are custom but are OPTIONAL and can be ordered through Team & League Outfitters.

Our vendor is Team & League Outfitters in Georgetown:
Hours: Mon - Fri 11am-6pm, Sat 8am-Noon. No appt. necessary.

If you have any questions about sizes, you can either text or email Jen.  Team & League Outfitters info:

Jen Dziadosz (email is and text # is 978-314-8339)103 EAST Main Street (Rt. 133 - Georgetown Building Supply Plaza)
Georgetown, MA 01833

Corporate Sponsorship

Banner Sponsorship: $300 Your company’s information on a 3’ x 5’ banner (Please email logos & other graphics files for banner artwork to as high quality .pdf images)
Team Sponsorship: $400 Your company name on a team's jerseys and a "Thank You" plaque with a photo of your team!
Premium Sponsorship: $650 Purchase both a Banner and Team sponsorship and save $50!
Other Donation:  Any and all donations to our program are welcomed and appreciated!

Sponsors need to fill out the form submit  payment before 3/25/24

For more information contact Michelle Mulvena at

Sponsorship Registration Form


The B.A.A. does not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, race, color, religion, national origin, marital status, age, sexual orientation, handicap, disability or ability to pay.  The Boxford Athletic Association does not tolerate sexual harassment by any participant in its programs, adult or child.