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Let your voice be heard!
Take a moment to fill out the 2014 SAN FRANCISCO SOFTBALL SURVEY

San Francisco Municipal Softball
755 Stanyan Street * San Francisco, CA  94117
Phone:  415 831-6316 * Fax: 415 753-7115

 

Summer Playoffs Schedule
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FALL SCHEDULES NOW ONLINE

SEASON BEGINS – AUGUST 24

We have received information from SF Rec and Park that all Moscone fields will be closed beginning October 19 through the end of January. The city will be working on the irrigation problems at these fields.

Due to this information, we will be starting the Fall League one week earlier. Instead of beginning September 1, the league will start:
MONDAY AUGUST 24.

All teams will be scheduled for 8 league games.

You may also be scheduled for a doubleheader if necessary.

Again, the Fall Season is now starting:

MONDAY AUGUST 24, 2015

If you have any questions, feel free to call Joann at 415 831-6316 or email leagueoffice {at} sfsoftball(.)com.

 

Special Note on Softballs:

Due to so many managers having a problem finding the ASA softballs, the board has decided the ball without the ASA stamp may be used in the games beginning immediately.The ball must be 44/375, optic yellow with the red colored stitch and poly core center (not cork), with or without the ASA stamp.No cork balls and no fast pitch balls.

 

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.

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 softballs must have the .44 COR / 375 Comp ASA Logo stamp to be legal in an SF Softball game. Poly core softballs ONLY (cork center softballs are not allowed.)

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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 2015. 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 2015.

 

WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK :: 2014 SF SOFTBALL SURVEY We’re currently hard at work preparing for SF Softball 2015 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:  2014 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

** 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.

Managers make sure you bring to each game: Balls:  ASA yellow –  slow pitch, 375/44 (375 Pressure/44 COR)Open Teams –  (1) new 12″ ball, Coed Teams –  (1) new 12″ ball and (1) new 11″ ball, Modified Coed –  Teams (1) new 12″ 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.  Lineup cards can 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. Lineup cards may be secured from the League Office. 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.

 
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 Spring 2014 Season will need to be RE-TESTED to be legal for play in Summer 2014.
 
Congratulations to the 2015 Summer Champions and Runners-up
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP
Coed D
Coed DD
Masters C O-Club Black Rip City
Mod Coed 1 Yakuza Kekambas C
Mod Coed 2
Open B Help Wanted You Gotta Believe
Open CC Pizza Joint Ball So Hard University
 Open C Flatliners Ace Wasabi Rock and Roll
 Open DD
 Open D

Someone from your team must come by the office before your first game to pick up lineup cards. All teams must have their official lineup cards in hand before their first game. Lineup cards may be picked up any time of the day or night as they are in a blue plastic envelope at the top of the stairs which lead to the Kezar office. No lineup cards will be mailed.

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

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 your San Francisco City officials — who are responsible for these fields, lights and other issues — know this.

You can do a lot with a quick email to one (or all) of the following:

And please do cc: or bcc: us on any messages you send: leagueoffice {at} sfsoftball(.)com

Let them know that you believe that Recreational Adult Softball is an essential part of San Francisco culture (and also our local economy) !

RegNight

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


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