8U End of Season Skill Set

Updated Tuesday March 25, 2014 by Spokane Valley Girls Softball Association.

At the end of the season, an 8U player should be proficient at the following skills and understanding:



            * Holds bat correctly

            * Has correct batting stance

            * Quality swings - not swinging bat at bad pitches


Base Running:

            * Running through 1st base

            * How to advance bases

            * Multi base running



            * Mechanics of throwing the ball

            * Difference between a throw & a toss

            * Throwing 30' accurately - no rainbows



            * Glove position - above the belt & below the belt

            * Two handed catch

            * How to catch a Pop Fly

            * Introduce grounders

            * Ready position


Game Knowledge:

            *Understanding the Strike Zone

            * Where to throw the ball to make an out or to tag runner

            * Help teammate put on catchers gear