Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When does the season start?
There are three seasons of games each calendar year: Spring, Summer and Fall. Each season runs for eight weeks, We have the player draft in February and those selected in the draft will be contacted by their coach re: practices & the new 2019 season which will begin April 2, 2019.
When are games played?
Games are played on Tuesday evenings. In most cases, teams will play a double header each evening, beginning at 6:30 PM. Each game lasts approximately one hour, or six innings, back to back, with 5 min break.
Who can play?
Any player who is 60 years or older by the end of 2019 is eligible.
What skill level is required to participate?
You don't have to run fast, leap tall buildings or hit home runs. The only requirement is a desire to play senior softball and have fun.
How much does it cost?
Each season costs $55 per player. The fee goes to pay for the use of the fields, umpires (two per game), softballs and jerseys (one per player in each calendar year). Jerseys are given to those who've paid their fee before the Spring season. As new players join the league, jerseys are provided if they are still available.
How many teams are in the league?
In 2015, the league consisted of 4 teams. In 2016, we expanded to 6 teams of approx. 15 players each. As the 2016, 2017, & 2018 seasons progressed, new players were evaluated and added to various teams if current players were unable to continue playing. We start 2019 with 6 teams and approximately 94 players, in addition to a pool of players that can be added as injuries and situations dictate.
How do I get on a team?
First, notify Elmer Grove at (405) 694-6618 or at firstname.lastname@example.org. He will then discuss what needs to happen next, which may include an evaluation to assess the degree of your skills and abilities. This is done to ensure you are well-matched to the team on which you are placed. Players will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis. Current 2018 players will have first right of participation.
Once evaluated, a committee of league coaches will then assign you to a team using a draft process. This is to prevent one team from becoming significantly better or worse than another, affording each team a relatively equal opportunity of winning each week (league parity).
When are player evaluations?
Evaluations were held in Dec. & Jan . If you want to be considered for the spring, summer, and fall sessions, contact Elmer for further details. We are almost full, and when we reach that number, we'll create a reserve list to draw from.
When are practices?
The draft was held in early Feb. 2019, players were contacted by their coach. Team practices usually start early in Feb., & depending on weather are held weekly until the spring season starts in late March or early April. After the season begins, practices usually end.
Can I choose on which team I would like to play?
In this league, players are assigned to a team by league leadership through a draft process.
Can I bring a friend or form a team?
Absolutely! However, each player will be assigned to a team according to the league’s process. No exceptions.
No pre-established teams are included in this league.