The Newtown Square Petticoat League ("NSPL") is a community girls softball league serving the Newtown Square, Marple, Broomall and Edgemont area.
The League is dedicated to helping girls enjoy the game of softball, developing their skills, learning about good sportsmanship, making new friends and having fun in a healthy, outdoor, athletic setting. The aim is to accomplish this through positive reinforcement and fundamental training such that it builds confidence and positive attitudes.
The NSPL is comprised of two different leagues. Girls may play in both, or either one, of the two leagues which are:
1. Intramural or the "In-House" League;
2. Travel Teams (teams are known as the NSPL "Rebels").
The In-House League is broken down into divisions based on age group as listed below. The season runs from late March through early June. There are typically two games per week, one on Saturday and one on a weeknight. Practices depend on the age group and coach. The age groups are "as of January 1st of the current softball season".
1. T-Ball - Ages 4-6 (as of January 1st of the current season)
2. Minor - Ages 7 or 8
3. Major - Ages 9 or 10
4. Junior - Ages 11 or 12
5. Intermediate - Ages 13-17
Travel Team League / The Rebels
Travel teams play other community teams in the local area. There is not much "travel" despite the name. Travel teams involve tryouts and potentially cuts. This league requires a greater commitment and offers a higher level of competition than the In-House League.
Teams are also broken down by age bracket as listed below. The ages are "as of January 1st of the current season".
1. U 8 (i.e. 8 and under as of January 1st of current season)
2. U 10
3. U 12
4. U 14
5. U 16