South Shore Summer League
The South Shore Summer League (SSSL) is a highly competitive league of teams from around Southeastern Massachusetts, comprised of the better players from each town.
DYS will field as many teams as possible in each of the 10U, 12U, and 14U divisions. The competition in this league is much greater than our recreational league. There are 10 games beginning the last week of June running through the last week of July. In addition, there are a few weekend tournaments, which we normally participate in, the last of which is the Duxbury Invitational Tournament in August.
Despite the intensity of the competition, our players have always had fun in this league. If a girl has a desire to improve her game, this league offers a level of competition that is challenging, yet fun. The commitment to a summer team involves 2 games per week and at least 1 or 2 practices per week. Cost is approximately $125 for the season, plus the cost of any special equipment, (sliding shorts and pads), and a share of tournament fees, (usually under $20 per tournament).
Because ASA divisions are different than our “grade” divisions, summer teams consist of a different mix of players on each team. Generally, we require players to play at the youngest level possible for their birth year, to have the most fun and success. Teams are determined via tryouts held in May each year.
Tryout dates and times will be announced early in the season. Please encourage interested players to attend the tryouts. We would be happy to answer any questions they or their parents may have.
If you have any questions about this league, contact the DYS Summer League Coordinator.
There are a number of local organizations that field teams for regional and national tournament play. These teams are made up of players from all over the area and play a highly competitive brand of softball.
We have many DYS players that have played for these teams over the years. Players that have a desire to play at a high level, and intend to continue to play softball through High School and college, these teams provide the best opportunity for learning and improving.
Ask a board member if you want more information.