If you’re interested and need information about joining the Michiana Senior Softball League, please contact me at email@example.com. We have two divisions – the juniors (ages 52 and older) for those who want real competition, and the seniors (ages 62 and older) for those who want a greater emphasis on fun and exercise. We are flexible on the age requirement for seniors. If you are younger than 62 but your fitness level would make you uncomfortable playing with the juniors, let us know.
Typically, new players attend an open practice in April and are assigned to a team afterward. Fees are $60 to play in either league, or $100 if you play in both. All regular-season games are on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Byers Softball Complex on the southwest side of South Bend – near Mayflower Road and Sample Street. The seniors begin at 5 p.m. with juniors following about 6:30. The season begins the second week of May. Both leagues play a 25-game schedule followed by a tournament, ending in mid-August.
Our rules take age into consideration. We use 11 fielders on defense. We prefer that all players bat and play at least two innings in the field, but we are willing to make exceptions. Batters with mobility concerns can request a courtesy runner once they reach first base. If you feel it may be unsafe for you to play but you still want to be involved in the league, we will try to pair you up with a team that needs a base coach. We also can use help planning extra activities and fundraisers, if that is something that interests you.