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Red Raiders has softball teams near me that serve all ages and skill levels from beginner to advanced.


Our Recreation (REC) Softball Program is held during the spring and fall seasons for players in the Elementary (ES), Middle School (MS) & High School (HS) age divisions.  Our REC teams primarily play against our own teams with a few games played against other area leagues as needed.  No previous softball playing experience is necessary to join a Red Raider REC team and all players are welcomed.  We stress player development and education on the fundamentals of the game, with such programs as our 'Raider Way' training and Pitching Clinics.  The Raider Way is our recommended training procedures for all players, is managed by our Director of Player Development and is a great reference tool available to all players and coaches.  Our rules are based on the NFHS rules, but with a few modifications to make the game more fairly balanced (i.e. 5 run limit per inning).

The spring season runs from April to June (ending before school lets out for the summer), with the 'end of season tournament' held the weekend following school dismissal.  Th fall season runs from September to the 1st week of November.  Every REC player receives a full uniform (jersey, pants & socks), and the teams generally practice 1 day a week with games primarily on Sat (ES/MS) or Sun (HS), with a possible game or two on a weekday.  Practice time, day and location are up to the coaches.  Each season includes an end of season single or double elimination tournament (depending on # of teams in division) with trophies for 1st and 2nd place finishes.  The tournament will last approx 10 days with games sprinkled throughout.  Games and practices are played on local area fields and we make every attempt to put players on teams that practice in their home area, as well as pair them with their friends.  Previous seasons included a few teams from NW DC, so a game at Upshur Rec Center might be on the schedule.  Understanding that the Washington DC area has young athletes that play multiple sports, we make every attempt possible to create our game schedules with other sports in mind. 

Each season includes an end of season single or double elimination tournament (depending on # of teams in each division) with trophies for 1st and 2nd place finishes. Games and practices are played on local area fields and we make every attempt to put players on teams that practice in their home area, as well as pair them with their friends.  Understanding that the Washington DC area has young athletes that play multiple sports, we make every attempt possible to create our game schedules with other sports in mind.  There are no tryouts for our REC program, players are placed on teams according to their special requests and/or then by location.

All Red Raider REC registrations include indoor training time (2hrs) with their respective teams at our indoor training facility, Raiders Edge, located in the Airpark in Gaithersburg, MD. www.raidersedge.org

Divisional Information: Our ES division uses an 11 inch ball, and is kid/coach pitch from 35 feet.  Our MS & HS division use a regular 12 inch ball, and is kid pitch from 40 & 43 feet respectively.  Full windmill is preferred, but slingshot is also allowed. Batting helmets with faceguards are strictly required to play with any Red Raider team.



Why Red Raider Rec Softball?

  • Red Raiders is one of the very few softball-only organizations in the area; we focus only on fastpitch softball, no other sports.


  • We offer professional training and an environment in which every player can grow and develop into whatever level of softball athlete she wants to be. From rec softball, 2 distinct levels of travel softball, to numerous training clinics and camps – We are 100% FASTPITCH SOFTBALL.


  • We are a professionally-run 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization with staff, offices and full support for all of our members.


  • Red Raiders maintains and operates our own year around indoor training facility, with a turf area and pitching/batting cages.


  • Rec teams get 2 free hours of indoor space included with their registration


  • We play NFHS rules, to prepare girls for high school and college fastpitch teams


  • Red Raiders does not charge any membership fees, ‘time and dime’, or field fees


  • We host the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition each spring, free of charge, for girls only.


  • Red Raiders has the most comfortable uniforms, with moisture wicking jerseys & shorts (spring), and the ‘player preferred’ low rise girl softball pants (Fall).


  • Raider Park, our own field, is expertly prepared for quality play with infield grooming, fresh cut grass, and carefully lined foul lines, batters boxes and the pitching circle.

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  • WHAT: spring rec softball
  • WHEN: March 15 - June 10, 2017
  • WHERE​: all over Montgomery Co
  • WHO: any player 8-18 years old
  • HOW MUCH: $165/player
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