The purpose of Jr. Knights is to give girls the opportunity to develop a passion and excitement for softball. Our goal is to help them develop an understanding of the game of softball while developing a great work ethic. Jr. Knights softball is for girls finishing grade 5th-8th. On occasion, girls finishing 4th grade are also invited to join the 5th and 6th grade team based on numbers.
Softball season typically runs from the middle of May through the first week of July. Practice times vary depending on field availability and coaches schedule. All softball practices and home games are played at Vets Park in Orange City. The 5th and 6th grade teams will combine for practice, which are usually held later after noon. They will play games seperate. Game times are scheduled at night with 5th grade playing first and 6th grade will follow. 5th and 6th home games are held at the fields by the pool in Orange City. The 7th grade and 8th grade teams will also combine for practice but play their games seperate. Games and practices for 7th and 8th grade are typically held late morning. Girls could be moved up a grade based on talent and numbers.
5th/6th Grade - Marsha De Boom
7th/8th Grade - TBD
Girls finishing 8th Grade are welcome to join high school practices in May as a tryout for the high school team. If they make the team, they will have the option of playing both high school and Jr. Knights. A meeting will be set up between parents and coaches to discuss the options. More information about these practices will be sent out at a later date.
If you have question please contact either Josh VanKempen (Junior Knights Coordinator) or Travis De Jong (Head Softball Coach)