Softball Summer 2021 Slow PitchMen's, Women's and Co-Rec Slow Pitch leaguesClick HERE to sign up your team February 24 - March 19, 2021.Save $100 -register by March 12, 2021!Click HERE to check your team's schedule or standings during the season.
Individual players looking for a team, click here
All leagues play "1 & 1" pitch count & 70 minute format.
TEAM REGISTRATION PROCEDURES All registration will take place online (or at the Rec & Ed office, 1515 S. Seventh St. from 8 am til 4:30 pm IF the office re-opens for in-person business) on the dates listed below.
League (unsure of our league names & levels? Click Here for more details) Registration Starts Men's Leagues: American, Senior, Federal, City, Municipal, Community & Recreation / County Feb 24, 2021 Women's Slow Pitch League: Recreation and Competitive Feb 24, 2021 Co-Rec (5 men & 5 women) Leagues: Federal, City, County, Municipal, Community, and Recreation Feb 24, 2021 "Co-Rec 7 & 3" League (7 men & 3 women) Feb 24, 2021 Deadline for registration for all leagues is Friday, March 19, 2021*.
OPENING DAY IS set for the week of May 3, 2021*Teams may be added March 26 only if there is an opening in their league. Please be advised that the Rec & Ed office will be closed for Spring Break: March 29-April 2, 2021.
ONLINE REGISTRATION IS RECOMMENDED*
- NOTE: Online registration is for sponsor/initial registration only, which reserves your team’s spot in the league. Captains still need to submit their roster and fees via email (or come into the office if the office re-opens) by the roster deadline.
- *If the office is not yet re-opened for in-person business, then online registration is the ONLY way to sign up a team!
Online Registration Click HERE Hard Copy Team Registration Form HERE
Manager's packet forms and info can be found on the "forms and rules" page on the team sports website.
Rosters and fees must be submitted to the Rec Office via email (or in person if the office re-opens). Paperwork /fees will NOT be accepted at the fields. CLICK HERE to download a roster / waiver form.
FEES: Sponsor and Team
League Sponsor Fee on or before
March 12, 2021
Sponsor Fee starting
March 13, 2021Team Fee-due by 4/29/21
MEN'S Double Header Leagues:
American, Federal, City and County
$259 $359 $980 $9 MEN'S Single Header leagues: Municipal, Community, & Recreation $89 $189 $755 $5 MEN'S Senior (50+) Single header $89 $189 $755 $5
Women's Single Header Leagues: Recreation & Competitive leagues
$89 $189 $755 $5
CO-REC Double Header Leagues (5 women and 5 men): Federal, City & County
$259 $359 $980 $9 CO-REC Single Header Leagues: Municipal, Community, Recreation and "7 & 3" (7 guys, 3 gals - OF, IF, P/C)* $89 $189 $755 $5
*7 & 3 is a Co-rec league where teams play with 7 men and 3 women. On offense, the women may not bat back to back. On defense, the 3 women must play the following positions: one outfielder, one infielder, and one woman plays pitcher or catcher. 7 & 3 plays on Wednesdays (singleheaders) and is an "open" league (meaning, any level team may sign up).
The Sponsor Fee is the initial fee paid by all teams at registration to reserve their spot in the league. All teams pay both the sponsor fee AND the team fees, regardless of whether or not a team has a sponsor. The Non-Resident Fee applies to all players who reside outside the boundaries of the Ann Arbor Public School District.
Team rosters and fees are due by 5:00 PM on Thursday, April 29, 2021. Anything submitted after this date will be assessed a late fee of $2.00 per player. DOWNLOAD A TEAM ROSTER HERE!
When the office re-opens for in-person business, Rec & Ed also accepts cash, money orders, certified and corporate checks. A personal check will only be accepted from the team’s manager whose name appears on the registration form. Checks should be made out to Ann Arbor Public Schools.
RETURNED CHECK POLICY
If any check is returned NSF, the team in question will forfeit all of its games from the point of notification from Rec&Ed, until a cash payment is made for the amount of the check plus an additional $50 league re-entry fee.
LEAGUE INFORMATION, RULES AND GUIDELINES
Teams that participated the previous year can view their current league classification HERE. League classification can be appealed by submitting an appeal form in writing to the Adult Sports Supervisor by FRIDAY prior to team registration.
The Community Education & Recreation Adult Softball program is governed by current USA Softball rules (formerly known as ASA). However, Rec & Ed has developed local league rules which may supersede some USA Softball rules. Every team will receive a current year ASA Softball Rule book and a set of Rec & Ed League Rules when they pick up their equipment. League Rules are also posted online on the "Forms" page HERE.
For league play, individuals may not participate on more than one team in any one program. For example, player A cannot play on two Men's Slow Pitch teams or two Co-Rec Slow Pitch teams. However, player A can play on two different teams in two different programs. For example, player A can play on a Women's Slow Pitch team and a Co-Rec Slow Pitch team or Player B can play on a Men's Slow Pitch team and a Men's over 50 Slow Pitch team. Below are the different softball programs offered by Rec&Ed:
1. Men's Slow Pitch
2. Men's 50 & over Slow Pitch
3. Co-Rec Slow Pitch
4. Women's Slow Pitch
We recommend that teams wear matching uniform shirts with visible and distinct numbers, but this is not required.
Men's & Women's Slow Pitch 20 player limit Co-Rec Slow Pitch No limit GAME BALLS, APPROVED BATS: Optic Yellow Ball Men's & Corec Leagues Worth PROTAC .52 Core, 300 Compression 12 inch ball Women's Leagues Worth PROTAC .52 Core, 300 Compression 11 inch bal Non-approved bats? For a list of "non-approved" bats, check THIS USA Softball page. Click "Equipment" and "Bats".
OFFICIAL RESULT SHEETS
Result sheets should be emailed to Nick at firstname.lastname@example.org. The home team keeps the official score (the team listed first on the league schedule is designated as the home team). The winning team is required to submit the game result sheet by email immediately after the game. However, in the event your game ends in a tie, the HOME TEAM is responsible for submitting the result sheet.
A. Any team that forfeits two games in a season (except forfeits due to use of ineligible players, ejection or injury) will forfeit all of its remaining games on their league schedule unless a $50.00 re-entry fee is paid.
B. A team must pay the league re-entry fee at Rec&Ed within seven days of its second forfeit. A reminder will be sent only as a courtesy measure to notify a team of its second forfeit.
C. If a team is not sure of its number of forfeits, it is the team manager’s responsibility to contact the league statistician at 994-2300 ext. 53218. The Coordinator of Team Sports may waive the league re-entry fee at his or her discretion.
Sponsor and individual awards will be presented to the division or league champion. In divisions or leagues with 9 or more teams, individual awards will also be presented to the runner-up team.
PRACTICE PERMIT POLICY
Practice diamonds for adult softball teams should be rented during the team registration process. The Spring/Summer diamond permit fee is $30. At registration each team will receive a Diamond Permit Information Packet. The packet includes the list of available sites and times for practice and a request form. Teams wishing to reserve a practice diamond during the season must return a completed request form with a $30 permit fee to the Sean Williams at Williams@a2schools.org. Please remember that assigned practice dates cannot be rescheduled if they are cancelled due to inclement weather.
Diamonds permits will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Please contact Sean Williams at 994-2300 ext. 53214 or email@example.com for more information on diamond rental.
ADULT SUMMER SOFTBALL STAFF Karen Draves
Adult Team Sports Supervisor
Team Sports Manager
Supervisor for Equipment/ League Statistician