BLACK SWAMP SOFTBALL LEAGUE

2021 FALL BALL LEAGUE

The Black Swamp Softball League was created to focus on providing a local and affordable option for youth softball programs in northwest Ohio to compete in throughout the year.

TEAM REGISTRATION

Team registration deadline is August 6, 2021.

MANDATORY Coaches Meeting -

Sunday, August 8th at 6:30pm upstairs at Diehl Park.

One coach per team is required to attend.

AGE GROUPS:

10u - 12u - 14u

Age will be determined as of December 31, 2020.

SEASON INFORMATION:

Games will be Sunday afternoon doubleheaders.

Game times could possibly be 12:00, 1:00, 1:30 and 3:00.

*Times may vary based on field availability.*

Games Start: August 22nd

End Date: October 10th

Teams pick how many Sundays they want to play, up to 7 weeks.

No games will be scheduled on September 5th.

Teams may schedule their own games on any other day if they'd like, just get everything set up and contact us to get umpires scheduled.

COSTS:

Team Fee: $25 (Add $40 if USA Team Sanction is needed)

 

Teams are responsible for splitting umpire fees at each game.

Umpire fees are $30 each team if there is one umpire, and $40 each team if there are two umpires.

Team are responsible for their own game balls.

Softballs may be purchased through the league, if needed.

RULES:

Rules will be posted soon, and will follow USA Softball rules.

LOCATIONS:

Every organization will have the opportunity to host games at their "home" location.

Diehl Park in Defiance will be available for any/all teams for games.

SANCTION:

This will be a sanctioned league through USA Softball.

The league will sanction all teams, and is included in your team fee.

All head coaches are required to complete the ACE training through USA Softball.

All coaches are required to have a current background check and complete the Safe Sport training through USA Softball.  (RegisterUSASoftball.com)

All coaches are required to be current on concussion training. (available for free through at NFHSLearn.com)

All coaches are required to be current on Lindsay's Law training.

**Copies of all certificates are REQUIRED to be turned in at (or before) the coaches meeting on August 8th.**

CONTACT:

Josh Busch - President, Defiance Softball

dsabusch@gmail.com