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 deadline is April 14, 2023.
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
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.
Costs will include league fee + umpire fees.
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.**
Official Game Softballs - $70 per dozen
**May be purchased elsewhere, but any softball used must have the ASA/USA stamp.**
All age groups will follow USA Softball rules, unless modified.
2023 updated rules coming soon!
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 23rd.**
Josh Busch - President, Defiance Softball