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2019 Spring Adult Softball
TEAM REGISTRATION PROCEDURE & LEAGUE INFORMATION
- To register by mail, complete the Adult Team Registration Form and enclose check or money order payable to the Chesapeake Treasurer for $490.00. Mail the completed form and check
Chesapeake Parks, Recreation and TourismAny questions contact the office at 757-382-6411.
1224 Progressive Drive, Chesapeake, VA 23320
- To register in person, bring completed Adult Team Registration Form, along with a check or money order payable to the Chesapeake Treasurer for $490.00 to the athletic office. The office is open Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Administrative office is located at 1224 Progressive Drive, Chesapeake, 23320.
- Team registration deadline:
- Registration Deadline – Sunday, March 10, 2019.
- Registration fee – $490.00, Make Check or Money Order payable
- The registration fee must be submitted with the registration form.
- A late registration fee may be assessed.
- Refunds must be requested in writing no later than 5 working days after the deadline date.
- Due to the limited number of teams that our fields will accommodate, team registrations will be handled in the following manner:
- Approximately 100 teams will be accepted.
- Teams who participated in the 2018 Spring Adult Softball leagues will be accepted on a first come first serve basis and will have priority over new teams through the March 10, 2019, deadline.
- Teams will be confirmed as registered by receiving their team entry receipt in the mail.
- Team Practice Schedule:
- Teams may sign up for two 1-hour practice sessions. Rained out practices may be rescheduled if space is available.
- Practice dates and times beginning March 25 to April 5, 2019, may be reserved by visiting or calling the Athletic office after you receive your confirming team entry receipt in the mail.
- Coaches' meeting will be conducted on Wednesday, April 3, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the River Crest Community Center, 1001 River Walk Parkway, 23320. ASA Rules, City Rules, schedules, score books, and player contracts will be distributed. All coaches should attend.
- Schedules and Facilities:
- The season starts the week of Monday, April 15, 2019.
- Teams will play approximately 12-14 games. Doubleheaders will be played. The first game will start at 6:30 p.m. (Exception: Western Branch will start at 6:45 p.m.).
- Open Leagues will play on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Church leagues will play on Thursdays. Industrial League will play on Mondays. Coed leagues will play on Fridays and Mondays if needed. The play nights listed above could change if the number of teams registering the change.
- The following fields will be used: Greenbrier #1 & #2, Indian River High School Fields #1 & #2, Franklin Field and Western Branch Field #5.
- Division Winner – will receive a team award and individual awards
- Division Runner-up – will receive a team award
- Tournament Winner and Runner-up – will receive a team award
- Rule Highlights:
- Game Balls – Teams will provide their own balls during games. Men will always hit a 12" ball and women will always hit an 11" ball. A 12" .52 cor 300 compression ASA stamped approved softball will be used in all men's leagues. The coed men will use the 12" .52 cor 300 compression ASA stamped approved softball and the coed women will use the 11" .44 cor 375 compression ASA approved softballs. Each team must furnish the appropriate ball type at the start of the game. Each team is also responsible for replacing the balls their team hits out of play.
- Bats – All bats must be ASA approved and age and gender specific. For a complete list of approved bats go to ASA Softball
- Residency Rule:
- Men's Industrial & Coed Industrial – no limit; all players must be employees of a Chesapeake company
- Men's Church & Coed Church – no limit; all players must attend services twice a month
- Players cannot play on two Chesapeake Adult softball teams during the same season (with the exception of 1 Coed team with any other classification)
- Each player is required to have a four-inch number on their uniform.
- Team rosters are
due48-hours prior to first game. Teams failing to submit a team roster 48 hours prior to their first game will not be authorized to play until they have met the 48-hour requirement. Teams are limited to a total of 20 players.
- Players must be 16 years of age on or before the first game of each season. Players under age 18 must have parental consent with age and parent's signature entered on the player roster form.