BLACK SWAMP SOFTBALL LEAGUE
2021 SPRING SOFTBALL
The BSSL will once again be organizing a spring softball league for junior high aged kids and younger. This will be for community-based teams so players can focus on playing with teammates they might have when they get to high school. There will be a tournament for each division at the end of the spring league season.
Team registration deadline is March 7, 2021.
MANDATORY COACH MEETING:
Sunday, March 14, 2021, at 6:30pm at Diehl Park
AGE GROUP DIVISIONS:
Junior High 6th, 7th & 8th Grade
Gold Division (43' Pitching Distance)
Silver Division (40' Pitching Distance)
Elementary School Grades 3-5
(35' Pitching Distance with 11" softball)
Teams should be community-based. Please be sure to have players from within your own community or school district on your roster. This league is intended to be fun and competitive, and give players an opportunity to play with others who will be on their school teams as they get older.
Regular Season: March 26th through May 2nd.
Games will be played on Fridays and Sundays.
Friday games will be scheduled for 6:00pm.
Sunday games will be double-headers starting at 12:00 or 1:00pm.
*No games will be scheduled on Easter.*
Teams will have up to 14 games scheduled, and may add additional games on other days of the week if desired. Any games over 14 will not be counted towards league standings and/or for tournament seeding.
There will be a single elimination league tournament May 7th-9th.
Team Fee: $60
($20 League Fee + $40 USA Softball Team Sanction)
Teams will be responsible for umpire costs to be paid on the field prior to the start of game. Cost will be $30 per team is one umpire is used, and $40 per team if two umpires are used. All umpires are required to be USA Softball sanctioned. All umpires will be scheduled by the league, regardless of the location of the game. If you have umpires that could be used, please let us know so they can be scheduled for games.
Team are responsible for their own game balls.
Softballs may be purchased through the league, if needed.
The league will follow USA Softball rules, with modifications:
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 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 March 14th.**
Josh Busch - President, Defiance Softball