A proposal to allow 6th grade girls to play varsity softball was sent to the ACAA Athletic Committee and on January 15, 2022 this was discussed.
The committee voted in favor of allowing 6th grade girls to play with the following stipulations:
- This is a one year trial (it could become a permanent change, but it could also not be allowed again after this year)
- There can be no more than three (3) 6th grades girls on the playing field at one time.
- All 6th graders in the game MUST wear face and chest protection. This chest protection is designed to be worn under the uniform top. This link to Amazon is an example of the required chest protection.
- It is recommended that each school planning to allow 6th graders to participate contact your insurance agency about the liability involved in allowing them to play varsity athletics.