Supporting girls softball in the communities of Dover, Durham, Lee, and Madbury, NH.

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DYSL was formed in the mid 1980s as an alternative to girls playing baseball.  The league accepts both genders as players but traditionally girls participate almost exclusively.

In the early 2000s DYSL became part of national Babe Ruth League and operates under its regulations. We offer softball for players ranging in age from 4-16, and sometimes up to 18. Our jurisdiction includes the communities of Dover, Durham, Lee and Madbury, NH.  But we also accept players from other communities if the attend school in Dover.

 

Our mailing address is:

P.O. Box 1929

Dover, NH 03821-1929

 

 

League Divisional setup and information

6U (tee Ball) – Players need to be 4-6 years old by December 31st prior to the season

The 6U league is designed to encourage first time softball players to begin learning the game.  The season begins with all players hitting off of a tee and progresses towards coach pitch by the end of the year.  In this age level, players will begin to learn the basic rules of the game and focus on the basic mechanics of throwing, catching, fielding, and hitting.  The 6U league generally meets 2-3 times per week (1-2 practices during the week and 1 game on Saturday mornings).  The practices during the week are generally 6:00-7:30pm and games on the weekend are generally held at 9:00am, 11:00am or 1:00pm.  Games and practices are held on Field C at 1 Shaws Lane in Dover, NH. 

8U – Players need to be 7-8 years old by December 31st prior to the season

The 8U league is designed to continue to reinforce the skills learned in 6U.  Players new to softball and may not have played before are welcomed.  The season begins with coach pitch and progresses towards kid pitch by throughout the year.  In this age level, players will continue to learn the rules of the game, focus on making outs and make further progress on the mechanics of throwing, catching, fielding, and hitting.  The 8U league meets 2-3 times per week (1 practice and 1 game during the week and 1 game on Saturday mornings).  The practices and games during the week are generally 6:00-7:30pm and games on the weekend are generally held at 9:00am, 11:00am or 1:00pm.  Games and practices are held on Field B at 1 Shaws Lane in Dover, NH. 

10U – Players need to be 9-10 years old by December 31st prior to the season

The 10U league is designed to continue to reinforce the skills learned in 8U.  Assessment are held for this division prior to the season to assist with creating competitive teams.  Players new to softball and may not have played before are welcomed.  The 10U league follows the rules as prescribed by Babe Ruth Softball.  Kids pitch the entire year.  The 10U league meets 3 times per week (1 practice and 1 game during the week and 1 game on Saturday mornings).  The practices and games during the week are generally 6:00-7:30pm and games on the weekend are generally held at 9:00am, 11:00am or 1:00pm.  In addition to in-league games, 10U teams also play games against teams from the neighboring towns of Somersworth, Barrington and Rochester.  Games and practices are held on Field B at 1 Shaws Lane in Dover, NH. 

12U – Players need to be 11-12 years old by December 31st prior to the season

The 12U league is designed to continue to reinforce the skills learned in 10U.  Assessment are held for this division prior to the season to assist with creating competitive teams.  Players new to softball and may not have played before are welcomed.  The 12U league follows the rules as prescribed by Babe Ruth Softball.  Kids pitch the entire year.  The 12U league meets 3 times per week (1 practice and 1 game during the week and 1 game on Saturday mornings).  The practices and games during the week are generally 6:00-7:30pm and games on the weekend are generally held at 9:00am, 11:00am or 1:00pm.  In addition to in-league games, 12U teams also play games against teams from the neighboring towns of Somersworth, Barrington and Rochester.  Games and practices are held on the South Side Gabarro Field located on Towne Drive off of Henry Law Avenue in Dover, NH.  Out of town games will be scheduled.

16U – Players need to be 13-16 years old by December 31st prior to the season

The 16U league is designed to continue to reinforce the skills learned in 12U and prepare the players for high school softball.  Assessment are held for this division prior to the season to assist with creating competitive teams.  Players new to softball and may not have played before are welcomed.  The 16U league follows the rules as prescribed by Babe Ruth Softball.  The 16U league meets 3 to 4 times per week (combination of games and practices).  The practices and games during the week are generally 6:00-7:30pm and games on the weekend games are scheduled.  In addition to in-league games, 16U teams also play games against teams from the neighboring towns of Portsmouth, Rochester, Seabrook, Rochester.  Home games and practices are held on the South Side Murray Field located on Towne Drive off of Henry Law Avenue in Dover, NH.  Out of town games will be scheduled.