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Hartford Council for Recreation

Hartford Council for Recreation


Softball, during the spring in Hartford, is a long-standing tradition, which causes us to dwell back to the good ole’ days, and in many cases for families, it dates back generations. Throughout the many successful years of the program, thousands and thousands of young participants have crafted their skills on the diamonds that dot the southern landscape of our town. Sure, every young lady that plays the game dreams about being victorious, and becoming a champion, holding a winner’s trophy high in the air. However, the programs that our organization has created for our youth doesn’t always promote just thinking about those lofty goals. For many, it’s not about who wins or loses, but more about the lifelong qualities you learn, including leadership, respect and sportsmanship; qualities needed in young people throughout their lives.

When you join our programs, please know that the athlete in your family will always be in good hands. Participants will receive valuable knowledge about the sport of softball, from coaches and volunteers, that enjoy coaching our educational sports activities and working with their players in a one-on-one, and team, basis. The goal, at the end of the day, is to make them better athletes on the diamond, but more importantly, better people in our community away from it. When you think about it, our coaches just encourage everyone to have fun, because that is what youth sports should always be about!

This season promises to be another action-packed year full of outstanding competition, excitement and fun for our great Hartford families. This should be true for every player, coach, family member, loyal fan and spectator, who show up to support their favorite player or team, and love the sport of softball, just like we do. We invite everyone to join us this season and learn why our diamonds are known for not only building winners on them, but also fabulous young people in our community, as well.

Current Season Information

The 202 4 softball season is officially underway as we write this statement! Teams were selected during the month of March, and practices began as students returned to the classroom after spring break. The first pitches of the regular season will take place on Tuesday, May 2nd. Game schedules for the 2024 season have been posted and may be found on the ‘Events’ page of our web site, as well as on the home page under the ‘Events’ section. Those visiting our web site may also access league and division-specific rules on the right-hand side of the page, under the ‘League Rules’ section. Any additional information may be attained by looking through the remainder of our web site or on our social media channels, which will be updated throughout the season.

Everyone with the Hartford Council for Recreation is looking forward to an exciting 2024 softball season that awaits us. With more than 200 participants playing in one of our spring sports programs, we are certainly thankful for the continued support we receive throughout the community every year. We look forward to seeing everyone around the diamonds this year!

Coaches Directory

8U Division
Hartford Team #1: Janell Parker
Hartford Team #2:

10U Division
Hartford Team #1: Jason May (773) 971-5076
Hartford Team #2: Mike Matheny (269) 207-3175

12U Division
Hartford Team #1: Megan Mireles (269) 539-1046
Hartford Team #2: Gary Deckard (269) 539-7307

14U Division
Hartford Team:

Divisions We Offer

Co-ed introductional division for players ages 4 and 5. League teaches the basics of fielding and hitting.
8U Division
Division for players age 6 through 8. Division is machine pitch only, and teams play against neighboring communities.
10U Division
Division for players ages 9 and 10. Division is machine pitch only, and teams play against neighboring communities.
12U Division
Division for players ages 11 and 12. Division is live pitch only, and teams play in a local community league.
14U Division
Division for players ages 13 and 14. Division is live pitch only, and teams play in a local community league.


Hartford Council for Recreation
130 Lincoln Street, Post Office Box 332
Hartford, Michigan 49057

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