Summer Slowpitch League
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 baserunning. The social nature of the league is such that teams do not train other than a warm-up session prior to their scheduled game.
Cost is charged to each team (approx $1400.00 all-inclusive (being equipment, umpires, insurance) for the seventeen week season) and the teams determine how this is obtained. Some charge each player a cost-share ($1400 / minimum 10 players /15 weeks = ~$9.00 per week), others seek sponsorship or company funding etc.
The first games commence in the second week of November (COVID is impacting our starting date this year) 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: TBD
Season Length: TBD
Venue: Fawkner Park, South Yarra – Melways reference 2L C5
Time: Game starts 6:45 pm for 1 hr 15 min duration
Cost: Once only, upfront, all-inclusive fee. This fee is payable in full to the MSA and each team is free to determine its own per player fee
- The cost for the 2019/20 season was $1400 (GST inc) per team.
- The charge for the 2020/21 season will be no more than this and in the case of a shortened season will be pro-rated.
Team: Unisex teams consist of 10 players on the diamond with no more than 5 males at any one time. Unlimited bench.
NB: Minimum age is 16 years at 1st November 2020
What to Wear: Teams are requested to wear a uniform top. Players 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 30th November 2019 by either:-
Cheque payable to and mailed to
Melbourne Softball Association
11 Marneback Court, Cranbourne, 3977
or our preferred method is EFT to Melbourne Softball Association
BSB: 033138 A/C: 620270 Team name as the reference, please.
- Equipment – Bats, Balls & Gloves provided
- Insurance – personal accident injury cover
- Ground Fees and Independent Umpires
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
Sign up to our mailing list if you would like to be kept up to date with all the competition news
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
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.