Registration for the 2021 Spring Adult Softball Season is Open.
What: 2021 Fall Adult Slow-Pitch Softball Men’s, Women’s, Coed and Social Divisions
Who: Adults Ages 18 and Up
When: Spring – Week of April 12th through early July; Fall – August through early November.
Cost: $800 per team plus $30 per non-Arlington resident.
Registration: Team and Free Agent registration opens Monday, February 1 and closes Sunday, March 21.
Preseason Orientation & Rules Interpretation Clinic: A preseason orientation & rules clinic will be held prior to the start of the season. The orientation & clinic will be conducted by a representative from the contracted umpire provider. All new teams to the Arlington County softball league must have a representative in attendance. The Spring 2021 Orientation & Clinic will be held virtually on Thursday, April 1st at 7:00pm. The link to the meeting page can be found HERE.
Free Agent Showcase: A free agent showcase will be held at Quincy Park Field #3 on Sunday, March 21 from 11:00am to 12:30pm and at Gunston Park Field #1 on Saturday, March 27. This is an opportunity for individual players to showcase their skills to existing teams who may be seeking additional players for their roster. All free agents are strongly encouraged to attend one or both showcases. There is no guarantee of team placement or pickup. It is recommended that teams looking to add additional players have a representative on hand.
Residency: All rosters must be comprised of at least 66% Arlington County and Arlington Business residents, and this percentage must be maintained throughout the season. All rosters must include the proper names,addresses, and contact information for all coaches, managers, captains, and players. All non-residents and business residents are charged an additional $30.00 fee to participate. Proof of residency is required.
Division: A – Teams are competitive teams that have likely played together in previous seasons and may travel for additional tournaments. High intensity level. (Not currently offered)
Division: B – Teams often have players with competitive experience and have likely played together in previous seasons. High intensity level (Not currently offered)
Division: C – Teams may have a few players with competitive experience and may have played together in previous seasons. Moderate intensity level.
Division: D – Teams have few to no players that have ever played beyond a recreational/social league. Teams with no experience are welcome here. Low intensity level.
Division: Coed – Teams comprised of men and women. Coed line-ups are to consist of ten players (five men and five women).
Division: Women’s– Tuesday night is ladies night with the return of the Ladies Only League. Remember… diamonds are a girl’s best friend. Only women’s level D will be offered during the Spring 2021 season.
Division: Sunday Social – Quincy Park will be rocking on Sundays for an all-levels social league. Perfect for those new to Arlington, laid back vets or weekend warriors. Sign-up as a team or as an individual with this relaxed rules league meant to focus on fun and getting out to the parks.
Teams are asked to give preferences of divisional play when registering online. However, the Athletic & Facility Services Division cannot guarantee that teams will receive their preference. Entry fees will be returned to all teams not placed into a league by the Commissioner.
League Format: Teams will play an 18 game schedule (doubleheader format) over nine (9) weeks.
Equipment: Teams must supply game balls, bats, gloves, and team uniforms. Any twelve (12) inch, 52 Cor, 300 Compression, restricted flight softball may be used.
USA Softball Approved Bat List: Approved Bat List
Makeup Games: Make-up games will typically be played on the regular night of play at the end of the season. In some cases, make-up games will be played on alternate nights of play including Fridays and weekends.
Awards: At the conclusion of the regular season, the team in each league with the highest point total as determined by the league point system will receive championship t-shirts. The champion and runner-up teams of the post season tournament will receive a team trophy.