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Saturday, April 19, 2014 at 3:47 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Do I need to be a resident of Pawtucket to play?
    • Absolutely NOT! We have players from all over RI and nearby MA. Our current players with the longest commute come from Cambridge, MA.
  2. Am I too old to play?
    • NO WAY! Our oldest registered player was 55 years old.
  3. Who do the Slaterettes play?
    • Quite simply – each other.
    • The Pawtucket Slaterettes is a league that is broken down into four divisions. Teams in each division play 2 games per week in an 8-week regular season against the other teams in that division. The number of teams in a division can fluctuate from year to year with as few as 3 teams or as many as 6 teams.
      • Instructional Division (ages 5 to 7) – The season is split in half. Players hit off a tee for the first 4 weeks of the season. Coaches pitch to the players for the last 4 weeks.
      • Minor Division (ages 8 to 10) – The season is split in half. A pitching machine is used for the first 4 weeks of the season. Players pitch for the last 4 weeks.
      • Junior Division (ages 11 to 13) – Players play using modified baseball rules.
      • Senior Division (ages 14 and up) – Players play using modified baseball rules.
  4. Where do the Slaterettes play?
    • All of our games are played in Pawtucket:
    • Our 3 lower divisions all play at the Boys & Girls Club off of School Street. This lighted complex houses 3 fields, restrooms and a concession stand.
    • Our Senior Division plays at Seastrom Field (formerly known as the Boathouse Field) in Slater Park.
  5. Why baseball and not softball?
    • Why not? There are plenty of girls in this country that would rather play baseball than softball. Many of them start out in the Little League system. Unfortunately, they get less playing time as the boys get stronger and they eventually drop out, which is why we encourage parents to start their daughters in our league as young as five years old.
    • We aren’t writing off softball! Baseball is an excellent way to prepare a girl for high school softball. Many of our players have gone on to obtain scholarships and excel in softball at the college level and then return home to play in our women’s division. Once a Slaterette, always a Slaterette!
  6. Are there really that many girls interested in playing baseball?
    • Check out the links listed on the left side of our site. These organizations are only a sample of the ones in the US and around the world. We often receive emails from players interested in starting programs in their own towns.