BLACK SWAMP SOFTBALL LEAGUE
2021 SUMMER SOFTBALL
The BSSL will once again be organizing our summer softball league for players just starting out with 8u coach pitch to the older players in 16u. Out league will be for community-based rec ball teams. There will be a tournament for each division at the end of the summer league season.
Team registration will open soon.
Team registration deadline is April 23, 2021.
MANDATORY COACH MEETING:
Sunday, April 25, 2021, at 6:30pm at Diehl Park
AGE GROUP DIVISIONS:
8u - Coach Pitch
10u - 35' Pitching Distance with 11" Softball
12u - 40' Pitching Distance
16u - 43' Pitching Distance
Regular Season: May 10th through June 24th.
Games will primarily be scheduled Monday through Thursday.
Fridays and weekends will be reserved for makeup games as needed.
Teams will have 12 games scheduled.
No games will be scheduled on Memorial Day.
There will be a single elimination league tournament June 28th-30th, seeded by regular season records.
Team Fee: TBD
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 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 April 25th.**
Josh Busch - President, Defiance Softball