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Rheems Athletic Association

  • 2023 SPRING SEASON - register by 2/01/23
  •  late registrations, please contact [email protected] - player will be accepted if there is available space on a team
  • LEAGUE: Lancaster County Girls Softball League (Lanco Youth Softball)

Games & Practices:
6U -   Clinics (3) 1.5hrs Saturdays in April/May Dates TBD
8U -   Wednesdays/Saturdays
10U - Tuesdays/Thursdays
12U - Mondays/Wednesdays
14U - Tuesdays/Thursdays/some Fridays

Fundraiser - Country Meats Meat Sticks (mandatory or $40 opt out fee)

6U - Birthdates 2016 & 2017
8U - Birthdates 2014 & 2015 (2016 also accepted) 

10U - Birthdates 2012 & 2013

12U- Birthdates 2010 & 2011

14U - Birthdates 2008 & 2009
Player parents may request their athlete to play up one level. The request is not guaranteed, but will be considered based on player's age, skill level, and team assignments.  For safety purposes, players are not allowed to play down a level*
*Our league does allow a player to play down one level if she has a physical/mental impairment that raises a safety concern for the player. Please let us know if you would like to discuss this option*


  • To ensure the safety of our players and their families, COVID-19 policies will be established based on CDC/state/school guidelines and communicated to all registered families as we near the start of our season. Please be patient as we establish our procedures. Please note that these guidelines may change throughout the season. All players, coaches, parents, and spectators are must adhere to established guidelines while at the fields. 


    • Website:
    • League Rules:
    • Lanco Youth Associations List: Cocalico, Columbia, Conestoga Valley, Donegal, Elizabethtown, Ephrata, Garden Spot, Hempfield, Manheim Central, Manheim Township, Manor, Mount Joy, OLA, Penn, Pequea Valley, Solanco, St. Joe’s, St. Leo’s, SWS and Warwick
    • Playoffs - mid-June
    • 8U/10U/12U/14U:
      • Jersey and Softball Socks (included in registration)
      • Black Softball Pants and Royal Blue Belt (Sold at Registration or bought on your own)
      • Uniforms are not used for 6U clinics
    • 8U – Coach pitch, if the player cannot hit the ball, she bats off of a tee
      • Uses a 10” Incrediball Softball
      • Glove and sneakers/cleats required
      • Games – Players go one base at a time and outs count. No stealing. Either 3 outs or 5 runs each inning
    • 10U – Player Pitch with Coach pitch after 4 balls, NO TEE. Major and Minor levels.
      • Uses a 11” softball
      • Glove and Sneakers/Cleats required
      • Games – Players may steal any base after pitcher releases the ball except third base to home. Either 3 outs or 5 runs.
    • 12U – Player Pitch with A and B levels
      • Uses a 12” softball
      • Glove and Cleats(no metal) required
      • Games – Players may steal any base. Either 3 outs or 5 runs
    • 14U – Player Pitch with A and B Levels
      • Uses a 12” softball
      • Glove and Cleats required 
      • Games – Players may steal any base. Either 3 outs or 5 runs. 14U-A has no run limit
    • Age Level Waivers
      • Required to move a player from their age group to the next higher age group
      • Parental Consent is needed
      • Coach and Commissioner consent is needed
  • Provided  Equipment:
    • 8U/10U/12U/14U- Bats, Helmets, Catching Equipment and Balls (Due to Covid, players will be assigned own equip to be returned at the end of season)
    • Using own personal equipment is highly encouraged at older levels.
  • Recommended Personal  Protective Equipment(10U/12U/14U):
    • Mouth Piece or Defensive Mask
    • Sliding Shorts
    • Batting Gloves
    • Sunglasses
  • Parent  Expectations:
    • 100% Volunteer  Organization
      • Field Clean-Up
      • Concession Stand
      • Fundraising
      • Tournaments
    • Show  Good Sportsmanship- Sportsmanship contract (player/parent)
    • Sponsorship Opportunities – Family, Friends and Businesses
  • Volunteers:
    • All Families are required to work in the Concession Stand (it will be your job to find a replacement or switch with another family if you cannot make your scheduled time)
    • You must be 18 years of age to work the “Back of the House” in the Concession Stand around hot or dangerous equipment but you can be 11 years old to work the “Front of the House” with parental supervision
    • Concession Stand Profit goes directly to softball so let’s make it a great year
  • Fundraising
    • Meat Sticks Fundraiser March/April
      • Each player will be required to sell a minimum of 40 sticks, 25 sticks for each additional player in the same family.
      • If you choose to Opt-out, it is $40.00 a player and $25.00 for each additional player in the same family. Opt-out does not crossover to other sports within the RAA Organization.
    • Tournament –Etown May 20th -21st 10U/12U; Tournament for 14U outside of our organization is TBD. 8U tournament to be announced in the league.
  • Field Work Days:
    1. Dates
      • Saturday March 18th
    2. Typical Jobs
      • Raking/Dragging Fields
      • Adding Diamondtex
      • Storm Cleanup
      • Check pitching rubbers
      • Painting/Staining
      • Sponsorships Signs
      • Repairs
      • Clean Barn and Concession Stand
      • UTV/Tractors
      • Other Misc. Tasks
    3. Rheems Complex
      • Fields 1, 2, 3, 4
      • Barn
      • Sheds
      • Concession Stand
      • Field boxes
  • Important dates:
    • Open Gyms
    • 10U/12U/14U  Evaluations –Based on the skill levels/number of girls at each of our levels, evaluations may be requested in order to build our teams
    • Opening Day and Pictures -April 15th (Opening Day); Pictures TBD
    • Season Begins (Games)
      • 8U/10U/12U -April 11th
      • 14U-April 25th
    • Lanco Youth Playoffs Begins-Thursday June 8th (10U/12U); Thursday June 15th (14U)
    • Lanco Championships- Rheems Softball Complex
      • June 15th (Raindate 16th) 10U/12U
      • June 22nd (Raindate 23rd) 14U

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Rheems Athletic Association

PO Box 26 
Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania 17022

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