What is the 8u Program?

The 8u Program emphasizes the teaching and coaching of fundamental softball skills to girls aged 5-8.  The Program plays its games in the Spring (Apr-Jun) and Fall (Aug-Oct/Nov).  It is a combined "coach pitch" program where the players start with hitting off a tee and progress to hitting pitches from a coach as they feel comfortable and get more skilled.

Our philosophy is to teach the game of softball by having fun.  We do not keep score during games, but rather use games to let the players use the skills they learned in practices.  We also encourage all parents to participate -- even if it just means a body to catch and throw with a young player.  It is a monumental task for one or two coaches to work with 8-10 players at this age, most of which have little or no experience.

When and Where are the Games?

Home games and all practices will take place at Canterbury Woods Elementary School fields 1 and/or 2.

 

Canterbury Woods Elementary School – 4910 Willet Street, Annandale, VA 22009

 

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):

 

  • Brookfield Elementary School – 4200 Lees Corner Rd, Chantilly, VA  20151
  • Greenbrier East Elementary School – 13006 Point Pleasant Drive, Fairfax, VA 22033
  • Newington Heights – 8590 Heller Rd, Lorton, VA 22079
  • South Run Park – 7550 Reservation Drive, Springfield, VA 22153
  • Walt Whitman Middle School – 2500 Parkers Lane, Alexandria, VA  22306
  • Wakefield Forest Elementary School – 4100 Iva Lane, Fairfax, VA 22032                                         
  • Woodlawn Park – 5320 Pole Road, Alexandria, VA  22309
  • Wilton Woods – 5900 Wilton Road, Alexandria, VA 22303

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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.