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BLACK SWAMP SOFTBALL LEAGUE

2023 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. Our 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

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER YOUR TEAM!

Team registration deadline is April 14, 2023.

SCHEDULING MEETING:

Program coordinators meet to get schedule started.

April 16, 2023 - 7:00pm at Diehl Park

MANDATORY COACH MEETING:

Sunday, April 23, 2023, at Diehl Park

   8u & 10u at 5:00pm

   12u & 16u at 6:30pm

AGE GROUP DIVISIONS:

8u - Coach Pitch

10u - 35' Pitching Distance with 11" Softball

12u - 40' Pitching Distance

16u - 43' Pitching Distance

SEASON INFORMATION:

Regular Season: May 8 - June 22

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 26-29, seeded by regular season record.

COST:

Costs will include league fee + umpire fees.

League Fee:

8u (Coach Pitch)

$60 per team

10u - 12u - 16u

$125 per team

Each team will be responsible for the umpire fees for all games they are listed as the home team, regardless of location.

2023 Umpire Fees:

1 Umpire - $60

2 Umpires - $45 each umpire

**Umpire fees are to be paid directly to the umpire prior to the start of the game.**

Additional Cost:

Official Game Softballs - $70 per dozen

**May be purchased elsewhere, but any softball used must have the ASA/USA stamp.**

RULES:

All age groups will follow USA Softball rules, unless modified.

2023 updated rules coming soon!

8u Rules

10u Rules

12u Rules

16u 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 April 23rd.**

CONTACT:

Josh Busch - President, Defiance Softball

dsabusch@gmail.com

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