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

SUMMER LEAGUE REGISTRATION

MONDAY JUNE 16- SATURDAY JUNE 21

LEAGUE PLAY BEGINS JULY 18TH

TEAM FEE – $725

New Rules for 2014:

Strike Zone Mat -
Ball is a strike if it lands on the plate and/or the mat when the arc is 6′ – 12′.

Double First Base -
Rules for double first base can be found in our rules section.



Take our (now even quicker) 2013 end-of-year survey to let us know what’s working — and what could be better (and in what way) — for San Francisco Softball 2014 : TAKE THE SOFTBALL SURVEY

COMPLETED ROSTERS MUST BE SUBMITTED WHEN REGISTERING.  NO TEAM WILL BE ACCEPTED WITHOUT A NEW FULLY COMPLETED ROSTER.  YOU CAN REGISTER BY PHONE 415 831-6316.  EMAIL YOUR ROSTER TO  j4joann {at} aol(.)com, FAX: 415 753-7115 OR COME INTO THE OFFICE.  OFFICE IS LOCATED AT 755 STANYAN STREET, SAN FRANCISCO 94117.  OFFICE IS LOCATED DIRECTLY BEHIND THE KEZAR PAVILION.  WHEN FACING THE PAVILION, THERE IS A DRIVEWAY ON THE RIGHT.  JUST DRIVE DOWN THE DRIVEWAY AND PARK YOUR CAR.   OUR OFFICE IS DOWNSTAIRS.  THERE ARE SIGNS ON THE BUILDING DIRECTING YOU TO OUR OFFICE.

Roster Form/Players Contract for your team available here:

Roster Forms & Contract

Spring 2014 LEAGUE CLASSIFICATIONS:

SLOW PITCH COED C, DD, D

SLOW PITCH MODIFIED COED (6 MEN, 4 WOMEN)

SLOW PITCH OPEN B, CC, C, DD, D

SLOW PITCH  SENIORS C, B (40 YRS & OLDER)

NOTE:  NEW SLOW PITCH AND COED TEAMS USUALLY START IN “DD” LEAGUE. (SEE ROSTER INFORMATION SHEET FOR PROCEDURE TO APPEAL CLASSIFICATION).

LEAGUE PLAY: BEGINS MARCH 14, 2014.  THE LEAGUE OFFICE WILL ATTEMPT TO HAVE AN EIGHT (8) GAME MINIMUM FOR EVERY TEAM.

PROBABLE DAYS OF PLAY:

COED C TUESDAY, FRIDAY, SATURDAY

COED D WEDNESDAY, THURSDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY

COED DD EVERY DAY – EXCEPT WEDNESDAY

MODIFIED COED  MONDAY, THURSDAY,

INDUSTRIAL COED MONDAY

OPEN SLOW PITCH B  WEDNESDAY

OPEN SLOW PITCH CC  TUESDAY

OPEN SLOW PITCH C  MONDAY,TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY, SATURDAY

OPEN SLOW PITCH DD MONDAY THRU SUNDAY

OPEN SLOW PITCH D MONDAY THRU SUNDAY

OPEN SENIORS (40 YRS +) WEDNESDAY

TIMES OF GAME: Teams may be scheduled to play games at any of these times.

WEEKDAY EVENINGS: 6:30pm, 7:40pm, 8:50pm

SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS: 11:00am, 12:10pm, 1:20pm, 2:30pm, 3:40pm

ENTRY FEES: PAYMENT OF FEES MUST BE MADE BY MONEY ORDER, CASHIER’S CHECK, VISA / MASTERCARD OR DISCOVER ONLY.  CHECKS PAYABLE TO: SF MUNICIPAL SOFTBALL ASSN.

PERSONAL CHECKS OR CASH WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

ALL ROSTERS SUBMITTED AFTER THE DEADLINE IF ACCEPTED WILL BE CHARGED A $25.00 LATE FEE.

ALL  SLOW PITCH $725.00

NOTE: ENTRY FEE MINUS $150.00 WILL BE REFUNDED TO TEAMS THAT DROP OUT BEFORE LEAGUE PLAY BEGINS. NO ENTRY FEE WILL BE REFUNDED ONCE LEAGUE PLAY BEGINS.

ROSTERS MUST BE COMPRISED OF 90% SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENTS*

A PLAYER WILL BE CONSIDERED A SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENT ONLY IF HE/SHE HAS ONE OF THE FOLLOWING:

1. CALIFORNIA DRIVERS LICENSE WITH A SAN FRANCISCO ADDRESS.

2. CALIFORNIA IDENTIFICATION CARD (DMVIC) WITH A SAN FRANCISCO ADDRESS.

3. PASSPORT WITH A SAN FRANCISCO ADDRESS.

*AN ADDITIONAL $10.00 FEE IS REQUIRED FOR EACH NON-SAN FRANCISCO RESIDENT.

ENTRY GUIDELINES:

OPEN TEAMS: MUST HAVE A MINIMUM OF FIFTEEN (15) PLAYERS.

COED TEAMS: THE MINIMUM FOR COED IS SIXTEEN (16) PLAYERS (8 MEN & 8 WOMEN). – EXCEPTION: THE MINIMUM FOR MODIFIED COED IS 14 (8 MEN & 6 WOMEN)

PLAYERS -

1. MUST BE AT LEAST SIXTEEN (16) YEARS OF AGE

2. OPEN SENIORS MUST BE AT LEAST FORTY (40) YEARS OLD, AS OF 3/15/13.

3. MUST HAVE A DRIVERS LICENSE, STATE DMVIC CARD, OR PASSPORT.

ALL ROSTERS  SUBMITTED AFTER THE DEADLINE IF ACCEPTED WILL  BE CHARGED A $25.00 LATE FEE.

REGISTRATION PROCEDURES:

1. IN THE LEFT HAND MENU, CLICK ON: “JOIN THE  LEAGUE”, THEN CLICK: “ TEAM ROSTER FORMS AND INFORMATION ” TO VIEW AND DOWNLOAD THE APPLICABLE ROSTER FORM.

2. PRINT OUT (FOUR PAGES), REVIEW AND COMPLETE THE ROSTER FORM FOR YOUR TEAM.

3. TEAM ENTRY FEES AND COMPLETED ROSTERS:  MAY BE  EMAILED  j4joann {at} aol(.)com, FAXED OR DELIVERED IN PERSON TO THE SOFTBALL LEAGUE OFFICE , 755 STANYAN STREET (Behind Kezar Pavilion), SF, 94117 (415.831.6316)  FAX TO: 415 753-7115.

IF THE ROSTER IS FAXED, THEN MAIL THE ORIGINAL ROSTER WITH THE MANAGER’S AND PLAYERS SIGNATURES TO THE LEAGUE OFFICE.

REGISTRATION WEEK:  JANUARY 27 – 31

** 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} netzero(.)net.  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.

NEW 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.

FORFEIT FEES: THERE WILL BE NO FEE CHARGED FOR A FORFEIT IF THE MANAGER 24 HOURS BEFORE THEIR GAME INFORMS THE LEAGUE OFFICE AND THE MANAGER OF THE TEAM THEY ARE SCHEDULED TO PLAY THAT THEIR TEAM WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MAKE IT.  ANY FORFEITS WITHOUT 24 HOUR NOTICE WILL BE CHARGED A FEE OF $50 THAT WILL BE DUE BEFORE THE TEAM CAN PLAY THEIR NEXT SCHEDULED GAME. 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 tested in 2012 will need to be RE-TESTED to be legal for play in 2013.

Congratulations to the 2013 Winter Champions and Runners-up
DIVISION CHAMPIONSHIP RUNNER-UP
Coed D Mars Bar Famiglia
Coed DD City Crew Coed Nappy Dugout
Mod Coed Cosa Nostra Balls
Open C Leo’s Tire Shop Heaters
Open CC 12 Angry Men Help Wanted
Open D Haystack Pizza Frisco Bombers
Open DD Bay Shots Sporting Wood

The City of San Francisco Recreation & Park Department is now requiring that we collect and submit a phone number for each player in the league. Signatures may be submitted by your first game but all other information must be completed to register. Please be sure you are using our new 2013 Roster form that includes the phone number field.  No teams may register without the completed roster. For convenience, rosters may be faxed 415 753-7115 and payment made over the phone with a credit card for convenience. You may also email your roster or bring it into the office or to the signups party at Sports Basement. 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/ :: Item #2 “Team Roster Forms” ** NEW TEAMS: http://www.sfsoftball.com/join-the-league/ :: Item #2 “Team Roster Forms”

Print out and have all members of your team sign the appropriate Roster Form

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

Expansion of the Runs Ahead (“Mercy”) Rule. – The Mercy (or Runs Ahead) Rule will now be 20 or more runs after 1 hour of play. There will no longer be an innings cut-off. This way you are guaranteed at least one hour of softball every time you come out to the diamond.

The previous rule was 12 runs after 1 hour — or 5 innings, whichever came first (15 runs in “hybrid” divisions.) But via the surveys you let us know that you wanted to see the Mercy Rule expanded as much as possible. We hear you! So we did away with the innings component and increased the Mercy rule cutoff to 20 or more runs after 1 hour.  In order to make sure that a game would not run over its alloted time (to stay on schedule and prevent lights cutting off the late games), we had to make the additional provision that the 1 hour time limit will rule – in other words, if a visiting team is hitting and goes ahead by 20 runs after 60 minutes, that game will be declared over. The home team will not be allowed to complete the inning, due to the time constraints. BUT in most cases, such a game would already have been declared over under the old rules. Under most every situation the expanded Mercy rule guarantees more softball for our teams..

* 1 & 1 Count to Start All At-Bats - Beginning in Spring 2012, the batter will step into the box with a count of 1 ball and 1 strike. An extra foul ball strike will be given.

If there are more than two (2) players on your team who reside at the same address, proof of address for each person must be submitted with entry.

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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