SOFTBALL - FASTPITCH IFPAA offers an opportunity for girls ages 8 through 18 to play Fastpitch softball. Teams are formed at the 10U, 12U, 15U and 19U age levels. The number of teams at each age level is a function of the number of players who sign up to play. There is no limit on the number of teams that IFPAA will field in any age bracket. If there is more than one team in an age group, the teams are drafted and balanced in skill level. IFPAA also has cooperative agreements with the Fastpitch softball leagues from McCandless and Brad-Mar-Pine, where rosters may be combined in the event a shortage of players sign up from any of the leagues. This insures that any girl desiring to play fast pitch softball will have a team to play on, regardless of which league she originally registers for.
Fastpitch games are typically scheduled Monday through Thursday and only infrequently on weekends (usually make-up games). IFPAA Fastpitch teams participate in the Greater Pittsburgh Girls Softball League (GPGSL) and play 50% of their games at an IFPAA home field and 50% of their games away from IFPAA. There is some local (greater North Hills area) travel required for the Fastpitch teams.
The IFPAA Fastpitch softball program is an opportunity for athletic and competitive girls to develop the skills needed to participate on their school Fastpitch softball teams.
IFPAA also sponsors a Fall Fastpitch program at all age levels. This is a cooperative program with the NA softball boosters sponsoring the 15U and 18U teams and IFPAA sponsoring the 10U and 12U teams. All fall games are doubleheaders on Saturdays and Sundays and travel will be within the Greater Pittsburgh area.