BLACK SWAMP SOFTBALL LEAGUE
2020 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 is now open.
Team registration deadline is August 14, 2020.
Registration fee is due by this date. Make checks payable to Defiance Softball, and mail to PO Box 883, Defiance, OH 43512.
Coaches Meeting - Sunday, August 16th at 7pm upstairs at Diehl Park.
One coach per team is required to attend.
10u - 12u - 14u
This will be a "play up" league.
Age will be determined as of December 31, 2020.
Players will play in their 2021 age group.
Games will be Sunday afternoon doubleheaders.
Game times could possibly be 12:00, 1:00, 1:30 and 3:00.
Open Date: August 23rd
End Date: October 18th
Teams pick how many Sundays they want to play, up to 8 weeks.
No games will be scheduled on September 6th.
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.
Team Fee: $50 (includes USA Sanction, if 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 will be posted soon, and will follow USA Softball rules.
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.
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 through USA Softball.
All coaches are required to be current on concussion training. (available for free through NFHS)
All coaches are required to be current on Lindsay's Law training.
Josh Busch - President, Defiance Softball