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San Francisco Municipal Softball
755 Stanyan Street * San Francisco, CA  94117
Phone: 415 831-6316



SPRING LEAGUE TEAM REGISTRATION 1/23 – 1/30
LEAGUE PLAY BEGINS 3/1

 

We have moved to an online/paperless Team registration system. You will need to have a Managers Account to register your team online.  If you do not already have an account please email: teams {at} sfsoftball(.)com.  Simply Email us your first and last name, home street address, city and zip and cell phone #.  We will create your account on our system and email you your user name and password so you can register your team.  Once you have your user name and password, you can follow the directions in the next paragraph.

If you already have a Managers Account go to “Manager Accounts”  on the top of this page or to members.sfsoftball.com and you will be able to register your team beginning Saturday, January 23rd.

Team fee is $825.

Starting Spring 2016, teams cannot have more than two (2) non-resident players on their roster.

Questions?  Call the League Office 415 831-6316 or email leagueoffice {at} sfsoftball(.)com.

* The Managers Meeting will be WEDNESDAY FEBRUARY 17 – 7:00p.m. at Sports Basement Presidio.

* Effective for the Spring 2016 Season, the San Francisco Softball League will transition from the 12″  44 COR, .375 compression softball to the 12″ ASA-Stamped 52 COR, .300 compression softball.

This transition DOES NOT impact the current and future use of the 11″ softballs (coed women’s softball) used by the league. The 11″ softballs used in regular coed games will remain the same ( 44 COR, .375 compression.)

* Team Fee: We’re always working to keep our Team Registration fees as low as possible. That said, the costs the League pays each season have continued to increase since our last team fee increase which was back in 2011. The main expenses the League pays are the rental of the diamonds from the City of San Francisco and the game officials (umpires.) These costs have continued to rise and this year we’re having to increase the team fee by $100 to keep up (this amounts to about $5.88 per player on an average sized team roster.)

 

Equipment for each game:

Managers make sure you bring to each game: Balls:  Open games (1) new ASA yellow 12″ 52/300 ball, Coed games (1) new ASA yellow 12″ 52/300 ball and (1) new yellow 11″ 44/375 ball, Modified Coed games (1) new ASA yellow 12″ 52/300 ball.    Only ASA approved balls with the ASA stamp may be used. Lineup Cards, Catchers Mask and Bats. Lineup cards must be those provided by the league.  A pack of 10 Lineup cards will be distributed to managers at their first league game.  Lineup cards can also be picked up any time day or night at the top of the stairs before you go down into the office.  Lineup cards are in the blue plastic envelope at the top of the stairs.Each team must fill out information (players’ last names and positions) as requested on lineup card before game time. Lineup cards must be presented when called for by the Plate Umpire or the game may be forfeited. The umpire will keep the hard copy and will give the original one to the opposing teams.  All players listed must be present when the lineup cards are exchanged. Mask must be an actual Catchers’ Mask (not face mask) Bats must be ASA approved (having the ASA stamp on them).  Composite bats may only be used in Open B, CC and C Divisions.

WHERE TO BUY REGULATION SF SOFTBALL LEAGUE SOFTBALLS:

SPORTS BASEMENT :  Presidio Store (610 Old Mason St, San Francisco, CA 94129) & Bryant Street Store (1590 Bryant & 15th St., San Francisco, CA 94103)

SPORTS AUTHORITY: SOMA Store (1690 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103) & Stonestown Store (232 Winston Drive, San Francisco, CA 94132)

** REMEMBER : Regulation 12″ softballs must have the .52 COR / 330 Comp and 11″ softballs must have the .44 Cor/ 375 Comp to be legal in an SF Softball game. Poly core softballs ONLY (cork center softballs are not allowed.)

LOOKING FOR A TEAM?

Are you an individual (free agent) looking to join a team?  Go to the Message Board You can post your interest in joining a team on the Message Board.  Managers look there for players.

BAT TESTING: MANAGERS OF OPEN C & above level teams: To get your composite bats certified for SPRING 2016. Contact Anna at 415-350-8788 or ajlouie {at} comcast(.)net to make an appointment. Bats certified for previous seasons will need to be re-certified for Spring 2016.

** OPEN B, OPEN CC & OPEN C MANAGERS & PLAYERS  :: Click here for some VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding Composite Bats ::  Do NOT purchase or bring a new Composite Bat to the field before reading this!

BAT CERTIFICATION Composite bats used in Open B, Open CC and Open C must be certified by the league office.  To have your bat certified you must make an appointment with Anna Louie at ajlouie {at} comcast(.)net or 415-350-8788.

Anna will check your bat and place a sticker on it so it will be legal to use in these divisions.

RULES AND POLICIES ILLEGAL BATS: ANY PLAYER STEPPING INTO THE BATTERS BOX WITH AN ILLEGAL BAT WILL AUTOMATICALLY BE SUSPENDED FROM THE NEXT GAME AND THEIR TEAM WILL AUTOMATICALLY FORFEIT THE GAME.  IT IS THE MANAGERS’ RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE NO ILLEGAL BAT IS USED BY THEIR TEAM.  THIS IS FOR ALL DIVISIONS. ONLY OPEN B, CC AND C DIVISIONS AR E ALLOWED TO USE ASA APPROVED COMPOSITE BATS THAT HAVE BEEN CHECKED AND CERTIFIED BY THE LEAGUE.  COMPOSITE BATS ARE NOT ALLOWED FOR USE BY ANY OTHER DIVISIONS.  THE ONUS IS WITH THE PLAYER/TEAM WHETHER THE UMPIRE CHECKED THE BATS OR NOT.
 
METAL CLEATS ARE NOT ALLOWED Football cleats, track shoes or soccer cleats are not allowed ** OPEN B, OPEN CC & OPEN C MANAGERS & PLAYERS ::  Click here for some VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION regarding Composite Bats ::  Do NOT purchase or bring a new Composite Bat to the field before reading this! Also note that all composite bats that were not tested during the Fall 2015 Season will need to be TESTED to be legal for play in Winter 2015.
 http://www.sfsoftball.com/join-the-league/ ::

Where: Softball League Office, Rear of Kezar Pavilion, 755 Stanyan St (at Waller), San Francisco Click here for Map to the League Office: http://tinyurl.com/yut52x

Questions? For assistance contact League Director Joann Dillon

email : leagueoffice {at} sfsoftball(.)com phone: (415) 831-6316 League Web Site http://www.sfsoftball.com

 

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK :: 2015 SF SOFTBALL SURVEY We’re currently hard at work preparing for SF Softball 2016 and your opinion is an important part of that process. Please take a moment to answer a few simple questions about your 2014 experience in SF Softball. It’s quick and there’s space to add free form comments of your own:  2015 SAN FRANCISCO SOFTBALL SURVEY. Do these surveys have an impact? DEFINITELY. The SF Softball Board is composed of active players and managers just like yourself. We consult the survey to get a broad, inclusive view of how the League is working and ideas for improvement. Example: the League rule changes we have made over the past couple of years have been changes that SF Softball players and managers asked for, based on your survey feedback. These include: expanding the Mercy Rule from 12  to 20 runs,  going to a 1-1 count and adding a strike zone mat and double first base bag. These were all changes that got an average 70% support level from SF Softball managers and players on the annual survey. So take a moment to let us know what’s working and what can be improved (and how)… Your feedback is important to us. Our survey takes just a couple of minutes and all responses are kept anonymoushttps://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LL2WCZ6

 

 

New Rule 2015 – FOR WEEKNIGHT GAMES ONLY:

In the first (1st) inning, pitcher gets not more than one minute to deliver no more than three (3) warm-up pitches.

Effect: For each warm-up pitch in excess of three (3), a ball is awarded to the batter.

In the second (2nd) inning and each subsequent inning thereafter, pitcher gets no more than one (1) warm-up pitch. Ball is to be returned directly to the pitcher to start immediate play. NO warm-up balls are allowed in the infield or outfield in the second (2nd) inning and thereafter.

Effect: For each warm-up pitch in excess of the one (1), a ball is awarded to the batter.

 UMPIRES NEEDED IN SAN FRANCISCO

Umpires are needed to officiate softball games in San Francisco this coming 2016 season. All persons interested in becoming softball officials will be required to attend classroom instruction and on the field mechanic drills.  Persons who enjoy outdoors and are familiar with the game of softball are encouraged to attend.…Please call Anna Louie 415.566.6282 for additional information and/or an application.

 

Congratulations to the Fall 2015 Champions and Runner-Up

DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP
Coed D  Shannghai Kelly  Ice Cold Pitchers
Coed DD Chupacabras City Crew Coed
Masters C Rip City O-Club Black
Mod Coed Kekambas C Silver Lining
Open B  Beast Trifecta
Open CC  Ace Wasabi  The Legends
Open C  Furies C  We Were Better Baseball
 Open DD Pitches Be Crazy Marina Varsity
 Open D  The Cream Team  Strike Tysons

 

 

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Speak Up For Softball!

If playing Softball, good safe fields, working lights, and clean (and open) bathrooms are important to you (they’re certainly important to us), consider taking a minute during this season to let us know if you see a problem.  Contact our league director at 415 831-6316 or email leagueoffice {at} sfsoftball(.)com

RegNight

San Francisco Softball League Personnel registering teams at “Registration Night” at Sports Basement.

 


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