18u players are ages 13-18 years old. Players aged 18 years or less on January 1 of the current year are eligible for 12u play. The 18u league emphasizes further refinement of the fundamental softball skills (catching, throwing, hittings, base running, rules, and game play) continues to build on the skills learned at 12u. BRYC plays its games in the Spring (Apr-Jun) and Fall (Sep-Oct/Nov), and sponsors a team in the Summer Fairfax County Girls Softball League.
18u is somewhat of a step up in play from the 12u level, but is still focused on the league's primary mission...ensuring a positive softball experience for all players. By and large you will find a higher level of play at the 18u level, but you will also find teams that are more developmental. There's a healthy mix of those players who are just starting out (generally at the younger ages in this group) and those who just enjoy playing softball for the fun of it and have no desire to get ultra-competitive, that's what select/travel ball are for. We still encourage parents to help, especially during practice where a coach can break the team down into small groups to have more individualized focus on each player.
Home games and all practices will take place at Rutherford Park field #2.
Rutherford Park #2 - 4770 Guinea Road, Fairfax, VA 22032
Away games are played at any number of locations, but here are a few (fields and addresses will be provided on the team schedules provided by your coach at the beginning of the season):
- Carl Sandberg Middle School - 8428 Ft Hunt Rd, Alexandria, VA 22308
- Colin Powell 1 & 2 - 13340 Leeland Rd, Centreville VA 20120
- Clermont Park #3 - 4100 Franconia Road, Alexandria, VA 22310
- Louis Archer Elementary School 1 & 2 - 324 Nutley St NW, Vienna, VA 22180
- Madison High School - 2500 James Madison Dr, Vienna, VA 22181
- Mt Vernon High School - 8515 Old Mt Vernon Road, Alexandria, VA 22309
- Olney Park - 1840 Olney Rd, Falls Church, VA 22043
- Rachel Carson Middle School - 13618 McLearen Rd, Herndon, VA 20171
- South Run Park #3 - 7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield, VA 22153
- Wakefield Park #7 - 8100 Braddock Road, Annandale, VA 22009
- Wakefield Forrest Elementary School #3 - 4011 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032
- Walt Whitman Middle School #1 - 2500 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA 22306
- Woodlawn Little League Park - 5320 Pole Road, Alexandria, VA 22309
BRYC Softball is a girls fastpitch softball organization in Fairfax County, Virginia that is dedicated to providing girls with the opportunity to experience recreational and competitive softball in an atmosphere that encourages and promotes teamwork, friendships, and good sportsmanship.