BRYC Softball is for girls aged 5 - 18 years of age. During registration, players will be grouped according to the age designations listed below, but can be moved up (not down) at the parents request (more to follow). A player's age is based on their age on January 1 of the current year. As an example, if a player turns 11 years old in February of 2019 then they are eligible to play in 10u for the 2019 season (Spring and Fall). That same player would be moved up automatically to 12u in the Spring of 2020. We recognize that some girls who have played before may be more advanced than those who are in their age group, and some 4 year olds are ready to play 8u. We allow experienced girls to move up to the next level, and 4 year olds to start, with approval of the parent and the Commissioner. If a player is ready for the next age level, a parent can make a request to the Commissioner to have their daughter moved up provided a previous coach agrees with the recommendation. If new to the area/league, a request can be made to the Commissioner for an evaluation to assess the player's skills for that next level. We do our very best to grant parent's/player's requests, but please understand that player safety is our primary concern. The age groups levels for 2020 are:
If you want to move your daughter up an age group, make a note in "Special Requests" during registration that indicates you want them to be moved up and provide an explanation for doing so. It would also be helpful if you sent the Commissioner an email (firstname.lastname@example.org) noting the request. It seems redundant, but it helps to 1) capture the request in writing and 2) address these requests as they come in to make the registration process more efficient.
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.