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Softball

Adult Softball

What We're Doing to Keep You Safe

Number of Participants

  • Softball  - 25 participants or fewer per field   

New Procedures

  • All players will sign waiver/release first night of play and will keep lineup card with names of players each week for specific games, to enable any contact tracing that might need to exist if someone were to contract illness. 
  • Teams will play double-headers every two weeks to minimize the number of new teams of players interacting. 
  • Any shared use of equipment is discouraged.
  • Face coverings will be required by anyone within the facility at all times except while on the field of play unless the individual has received doctor authorization that wearing a mask could impair their ability to breathe.  
  • Waiting areas will be used for times of larger congregation i.e. coming off the field, entering facility etc. 
  • Caution tape used to mark off closed areas to participants. 
  • Traffic flow tape to follow leading in from entry and out for exit. 

Staff Responsibilities

  • Wipe down all surfaces inside scorebox, door handles, drinking fountains, sinks, bathroom stalls and toilets. 
  • Welcome participants and direct those first to enter the facility to their respective bleachers outside of each dugout.
    • Do the same for the following teams, directing them to the waiting/warm-up areas. 
    • Marks will be placed on the bleachers dictating 6’ from one another in an effort to ensure players outside the dugout are appropriately spaced from one another.
  • Wear face covering at all times while interacting with umpires, players or spectators. 
  • Wash hands/use hand sanitizer at the start, during, and after the completion of shift and after touching any part of face or any other surfaces within the facility.
  • Monitor entry of participants from entrance and enforce policies surrounding distancing, mask-wear, and traffic flow. 
  • At :45 of each hour: 
    • Facilitate participant exit and entrance to facility 
    • Clean all entry points and door and toilet handles and sinks 
    • Wipe down high-traffic surfaces touched 

What to Expect

Expectations Prior to the Game

  • Start times will be staggered by 15 minutes on each field. Please do not enter the facility any more than 10 minutes prior to your game’s start time. 
  • All players must enter the facility while keeping a distance of 6’ from any other participants entering the facility. 
    • For Stazio Phase 1 & Phase 2: players will enter at the main entrance. 
    • For East Mapleton: players will enter on the north side, nearest Mapleton Avenue. 
  • Upon entering, teams will proceed directly to one of the warm-up areas inside the facility (See attached maps). 
  • Teams waiting to play cannot take the field until teams from prior game have cleared the area and begun to exit the facility. 

Protocols During the Game

  • Face coverings will be required by anyone within the facility at all times except while on the field of play unless the individual has received doctor authorization that wearing a mask could impair their ability to breathe. 
  • Spectators of any kind are strongly discouraged 
  • Equipment can be stored in the dugout, but no more than 3 people inside the dugout at any time. 
  • Offensive dugouts will consist of the 3 batters next up-to-bat after the current batter. Again, no more than 3 people inside the dugout at any time. 
  • All other offensive players will remain outside the dugout, either in the bleachers or with 6’ of distance between one another outside of the dugout on their side of the field. 
  • Hand sanitizer will be provided in each dugout and must be used before your at-bat in the case that the hitter is not using batting gloves. 
  • Teams are responsible for disinfecting any shared equipment (bats, mitts etc.) between uses. 
  • Pitchers are encouraged to wear a glove on his/her throwing hand. 
  • Chewing tobacco, sunflower seeds, or spitting of any kind are prohibited. 
  • Players not following protocols will be warned once and then asked to leave the facility. 

Post-Game Procedures

  • Post-game handshake line is prohibited. Wave or tip of the cap after the game between teams is encouraged in its place. 
  • Upon completion of the game, teams must immediately gather up their belongings and exit the facility to make way for games to follow.  
  • Additionally, no new innings will start inside of 5 minutes on the clock. 
    • Stazio Phase 1:  Teams will exit through the north warm-up area onto Stazio Drive and proceed to the parking lot to the east. 
    • Stazio Phase 2:  Teams will exit through the main gate on the right hand side and proceed to the parking lot to the northwest 
    • East Mapleton:  Field 1 can exit on the walkway to the east if parked in the lot, or around horseshoe pits to the south if parked on Mapleton Avenue. Fields 2 & 3 can walk to their car taking the most direct path, while keeping a distance of 6’ from anyone else entering or exiting the facility. 
    • Congregating after games inside any facility is prohibited and will be strictly enforced.  

Rule/Field Modifications

  • A scoring line will be used at home plate to ensure that plays at the plate are done so as safely as possible and distanced from the catcher. 
  • All plays at home are force outs: Tags at home are prohibited. 
    • Plays at home will be judged by when the ball is caught and home plate is touched and whether the runner has crossed the scoring line prior or not. 
  • Catchers must position themselves 6’ from batters 
  • Umpires will position themselves 6’ from catchers. 
  • 3rd base coach must remain 6’ from all other participants.  
  • 1st base coach is eliminated. 

Planning for a Safe Visit

  • Before leaving home, consider your current health. Stay home if you feel sick. Review the COVID-19 symptom checker for the best practices to follow before participation.
  • Arrive wearing your face covering and uniform. Leave valuables at home, or in your transportation.  
  • Face coverings will be required by anyone within the facility at all times except while on the field of play unless the individual has received doctor authorization that wearing a mask could impair their ability to breathe. 
  • Arrive at the facility no more than 10 minutes early to allow for team check-in, roster and lineup card signing, and safe exit of other teams.  
  • Please maintain physical distance from other participants while waiting to enter and while inside the facility. 
  • While at the facility, please try to maintain the maximum distance from staff and other participants, follow staff instructions, and avoid behaviors that could impact the health of others (spitting, coughing, close contact, etc.).  
  • When exiting the facility, please follow signs for one-way traffic flow and leave via the designated exit only.    
  • Schedule will include 15 minutes for transitions between games. By following these guidelines closely, patrons can help reduce any unnecessary contact other players or staff and allows for a safe recreation atmosphere.

 

Important Dates

  • Registration opens: August 3
  • Registration closes: August 17 (a $20 fee will apply to any team registering after the deadline).
  • Schedules posted to the web: 1 week prior to first game
  • Games begin: August 31 - 9 week season
  • Cost: $630/team

General League Information

  • Co-ed and Men's teams start with 10 in the field.  Unlimited roster.
  • Teams will play 1 game per week; doubleheaders scheduled as needed.
  • Game nights are Monday-Thursday
  • Games take place at East Mapleton and Stazio Ballfields, first games start at 6 p.m.
  • Each team guaranteed certain number of games, final game will be a best match game.
  • League dates:    Spring - 8 games  : approx. Mar - Apr;   Summer - 12 games  : approx. May- July;  Fall - 10 games  : approx. Aug-Oct

Registration is easy!

Please visit TeamSideline.com to find your team schedule/standings. 

New! Senior Travel League

Two divisions, 50+ (play Wednesday a.m.) and 70+ (play Monday a.m.). 14 home games in Boulder, plus away games around the Front Range as part of the Colorado Senior Softball Association. All games are double-headers starting at 9 a.m.

Summer League: 14+ games
Register by: Mar. 24
Season: April-August
More Info: Don McGill - [email protected]

Softball Seasons

Spring - 8 game season

  • Registration info posted: early January
  • Registration deadline: approx mid-to-late February .
  • Games start: first or second week of March
  • Cost: approx $590

Summer - 12 game season

  • Registration info posted: mid-March
  • Registration deadline: approx mid-to-late April
  • Games start: first or second week of May
  • Cost: approx $795

Fall - 10 game season

  • Registration info posted: end of June
  • Registration deadline: early August
  • Games start: second or third week of August
  • Cost: approx $685