Summer Slowpitch Leagues
We conduct a recreational slowpitch (modified softball) mixed-gender competition over summer daylight savings time. Teams select a preferred night (Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings) and play on that night each week. The focus is on fun, friendships and well being in an enjoyed relaxed environment.
You will find an abridged version of slowpitch rules here but basically, slowpitch is true fastpitch softball modified to enable players of all ages, abilities and skill levels to enjoy a fun game. The variances are mainly in the pitching style and base running. The social nature of the league is such that teams do not train other than a warm-up session prior to their scheduled game.
Melbourne Softball is now linked to the national softball database. The system requires all participants to register prior to participating for their first time each year (the year being July to June), and such registration will not be accepted without payment of the National Membership fee which includes insurance cover for personal accident and public liability. Melbourne Softball shall charge a team entry fee of $885.00 to cover ground hire, equipment, umpires, administration etc
The system will issue every individual a unique identification number (SOFTBALL ID) and you will need to use this number at the time of any future involvement in softball of any sort anywhere in Australia. This number will remain the same and does not change from year to year so make note of it for future reference.
The first games commence in the second week of November and conclude mid-March with a short break over Christmas/New Year. Games are scheduled to commence each week at 6.45 pm and teams assemble at approx 6.15 pm at the Northern Pavilion (our clubrooms) in Fawkner Park.
If you would like further information please don’t hesitate to contact us via our Enquiry Form. You can also sign up for our mailing list below.
Competition Nights: Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday (each team will play on the same night each week)
Season Commences: Starts on the second Tuesday in November annually
Season Length: Finishes on the third Sunday in March annually
Venue: Fawkner Park, South Yarra – Melways reference 2L C5
Time: Games start at 6:45 pm for 1 hr 15 min duration
- Individual cost: National Membership Fee to be paid at time of registration
- Team cost: Once only team entry fee to be invoiced by 15th November in the year season commences. Fee to be advised when team entries open on 1st October.
Team: Unisex teams consist of 10 players on the diamond with no more than 5 men on the diamond at any one time. Unlimited bench. Unlimited women players are allowed.
NB: Minimum age is 16 years on 1st November in the year the season commences
What to Wear: Teams are requested to wear a uniform top. Players are to wear shorts/track pants/caps of their own choice. Enclosed footwear, without metal or hard screw-in plastic cleats, must be worn.
Payment: Once team entry is confirmed payment is to be made no later than 20th December
- Equipment – Bats, Balls & Gloves provided
- Insurance – personal accident injury cover
- Ground Fees, Independent Umpires and League Managers
How to Enter:
All TEAMS and INDIVIDUALS wanting to participate in the Slowpitch Softball League must complete the relevant online registration form.
For further information contact the Competition Manager, Elaine Duyvestyn via email
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WINTER SOCIAL SLOWPITCH LEAGUE
Games will run from May – July
Arrive at 10:45 am for warm-up before an 11:00-12:15 game
Registrations are currently CLOSED
Due to low numbers and player turnout, our Social Slowpitch League will not be running for the foreseeable future
AUSTRALIAN CORPORATE GAMES
Softball and Cricket components are hosted in November annually. If you are interested in entering a team or participating as an individual with a team in one or more of twenty different sports visit the Australian Corporate Games website or contact ACG directly.