Program Overview


Pomperaug Youth Softball is a non-profit organization affiliated with Babe Ruth Softball.   The mission of Pomperaug Youth Softball is to provide the youth of Southbury and Middlebury the opportunity to learn and enjoy the game of fastpitch softball in a fun environment. It is our goal to make sure every player has a quality experience both on and off the field.  Our organization focuses on developing the program to continually improve the player’s experience by investing in training, facilities, and opportunities for every girl that has the desire to play. 

   Should you have any financial concerns, please contact Frank Durante and an arrangement will be made.  We want all girls who want to play, to be able to play! 


About our programs:

Regardless of the age group,our programs are suitable for new as well as seasoned players.There is equal playing time for all players.It is never too late for your daughter to give softball a try!!!

U6: This is a developmental program focusing on the fundamental skills of the game including:hitting, catching, throwing and base running.  Instead of a hard ball we use soft, light weight balls to make the girls more comfortable.  Once the season starts there may be a handful of games scheduled to provide real life action. 

Instruction is provided by the coaches supplemented with with older playing members from the program.

Practices are held on Saturday mornings for 1 hour. 

Our program utilizes Ballantine Field and Settlers Park in Southbury, and Long Meadow Elementary School.

U8: Same as U6 with more advanced skills being taught.We will begin to have the girls pitch.  There are games each Saturday morning.  Some of these games may be with Woodbury, Newtown or other near-by neighbors.

U10: The players are introduced to pitching, catching, stealing and bunting.  The games are competitive and there are umpires.  Practices are held one weeknight and Saturday until games begin.  Once games start there will be a game during the week , and another on the weekend.  An additional practice may be added at the coach’s discretion.

U12 & U14: These age groups are still instructional.  Practice and game schedules are the same as U10.

 U10, U12 and U14 Travel –   If interested contact Frank Durante


Practices will begin the second or third week of April, based on field conditions.   

If you have any questions or comments, please contact us.  We are all anxious for spring to arrive and softball to begin.


Frank Durante, President