Junior Fast Pitch Softball, Ages 13 to 14 - Players should be able to understand all basic base running and will include the direction of stealing bases.  Pitchers will begin working to keep the runner close to their home base, while catchers will begin learning to block the ball and control base advancement.  The speed of the game is much faster at this level compared to Freshman, and there is a greater focus on base control and limiting the base runner's advancement.