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Do elementary age kids sometimes play on co-ed softball teams, or do they tend to separate girls from boys?
#1 - December 16, 2013, 04:40 PM
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Around here, all kids can start tee-ball at age 5, and it's co-ed. Then at some point, kids move up to little league or softball. But girls can play baseball (and some do!) and boys can play softball (I assume, though I've never seen that happen yet). But, there's no "official" co-ed team. If that makes sense? There might be some kind of club or rec center program that offers it too. (Like the Y or something.)


I think it's less a purposeful separating than more of kids gravitating to sports they like where they can be with their friends if possible.  :)
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It's the same here. They are coed for the first couple of years because the fundamentals for both games are the same. A girl has to be really good to play baseball. I've never seen a boy play softball.
#3 - December 16, 2013, 06:38 PM
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Are you just talking summer leagues, or do you mean school teams / gym classes too?

Gym classes often have co-ed softball teams.
#4 - December 16, 2013, 07:17 PM

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I was looking for league info. Thanks for the feedback so far!
#5 - December 16, 2013, 08:11 PM
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Google "softball league" with the age group you are concerned with. You'll get tons of pages for local leagues. I've done this for little league baseball. The websites have league rules, schedules, team stats, and other info.
#6 - December 23, 2013, 10:05 AM
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Thanks, Debbie!
#7 - December 23, 2013, 07:39 PM
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