Return to Sports Offered

Softball

Come hit a home run in our popular Softball league this Summer!  Grab your glove, and let's play ball! 

 

Whether joining with friends as a team or signing up as an individual, we know you'll enjoy the best that Summer has to offer!

 

Choose the night you want to play!  We offer Softball leagues 6 nights a week and have multiple skill divisions!  Register today as these popular leagues will sell-out.

 

Registration Deadline is Monday, April 26 @ midnight!

Sprummer 2021 Details: 

COVID-19 Protocol & Guideline

We are committed to providing the highest levels of safety for our community.  

To ensure player and staff safety, we have implemented mandatory 'Safe Return to Play Protocol & Guidelines' for all Club Activities.  In order to play with the Kingston Sport & Social Club and stay in good standing, the following guidelines MUST be followed.  A zero-tolerance policy is in place for those who challenge these decisions.   

To ensure a successful season, please remember to practice safe physical distancing and a positive attitude!

All players are required to read, understand, and adhere to all COVID-19 Guidelines.

Start / End Dates

Sunday: Starts Sunday, May 9 and ends on Sunday, August 29.

Monday:  Starts Monday, May 10 and ends on Monday, August 23.
 

Tuesday:  Starts Tuesday, May 11 and ends on Tuesday, August 24.
 

Wednesday:  Starts Wednesday, May 12 and ends on Wednesday, August 25.
 

Thursday: Starts Thursday, May 13 and ends on Thursday, September 2.
 

Friday: Starts Friday, May 14 and ends on Friday, August 27.
 

League start and end dates are subject to change.  KSSC endeavors to provide registered players and individuals with as much notice as possible should changes occur.  

# of Weeks

16 weeks.

 

For sports where the COVID-19 sport cohort rules limit just 4 teams per league, we will be posting the 16-weeks of games as two x 8-week schedules.  This will allow leagues to be re-aligned for skill (where possible) after the first half of the season

Estimated Game Times

Game length is 90 minutes.

 

Start times rotate between 6:00pm - 9:30pm.

 

Please note: KSSC makes every effort to ensure all teams receive an even mix of game times.

 

Sunset Time:  During late August, outdoor sports may have game times adjusted based on the earlier sunset.  This means, games during these months could start at 5:45pm or 5:30pm. 

Bye Dates & Make Up Games

There are no games on:

 

Sunday: August 1 (Civic Holiday)

Monday: 
No bye dates

Tuesday: No bye dates

Wednesday: No bye dates

Thursday: July 1 (Canada Day)

Friday:
No bye dates


Depending on field closures and/or cancelled games, make up games will be played on another day of the week other than your regularly scheduled games (pending field availability).  Every effort is made to provide significant notice of a make-up game.  View our foul weather and game cancellation policy here

Registration Options & Price

Team Registration:  $820.00 + HST

Individual Registration: $125.00 + HST

Team Registrants:  After checkout, send your teammates roster invites through the website (under "My Team" player list) so they can accept the waiver and access the schedule and standings once it is posted.   

Individual Registrants:  You will be placed on a roster of individuals two days before your first game. For ease of communication with our office, teams must select a captain, co-captain, and Team Safety Ambassador (TSA) on our website to represent your team.

Rosters & Schedule

Schedules and Individual Team Rosters will be posted online two days before your league is set to start.

 

Ready to Play?? Great! Decide on your night of the week & skill level from the grid below!

Looking to play with a friend or two? Don't worry! You'll be telling us after you've registered and paid!

Skill Level Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Recreational :
Intermediate :

- Click the skill description for more info!
- Prices listed are before taxes
- Review the Refund Policy
- After the posted registration deadline, late fees will apply.

Is the class/league/night/skill division you are interested in sold out?
Please send an email with your name, phone number and desired sport to info@kssc.ca and we will add you to the wait list! We will contact you if/when a spot opens up.

Sport Info

What you need to know about Softball!    


# of People on Field

9 players (minimum 3 male and 3 female). 

 

Mandatory Roster Requirements

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS - Each sport has specific mandatory roster requirements. 

Softball: 

  • 12 players maximum on roster per team.
  • 4 teams maximum per league (tier).
  • 48 participants maximum per league (tier).

All players on your team are required to sign the waiver and must show on your team's roster online. 

No substitutes allowed outside your roster (unless from the same league and tier).

For more information regarding Roster Sizes & Specific Team Numbersclick here.

Team Safety Ambassador (TSA)

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS - All teams must assign a Team Safety Ambassador (TSA) for the season. 

The TSA must be a registered player and identified using the “TSA” label in your online roster.

Click here to read more about the role of the Team Safety Ambassador and their important responsibilities. 

Equipment
Requirements

Teams are responsible for bringing to each game:

  • A set of 4 bases
  • 3 Softballs
  • 2 pylons (when required – see sport rules)
  • 1 catcher's mask
  • 1 scorebook 

A catcher’s mask, softballs, pylons and base sets are available to rent from KSSC for a $75 refundable deposit payable online with credit card at the time of league registration and in your shopping cart. Click here to view equipment pick up details.

Teams are required to wash/sanitize the equipment before and after the game. 

 

NEW League Modifications

As part of our "Safe Return to Play" format, we are focusing on safety and taking precautions to ensure you and your team feel comfortable playing with us.

League Modification Highlights – For further details, click here.

  • There will not be trophies or prizing this season, however, leagues will have playoffs, scores, and standings.
  • Leagues will be played in smaller Tiers to ensure limited contact with opponents throughout the season.  Tiers will be determined based on skill rankings (at registration) and past league results.
  • Each Tier will be confined to a limited number of facilities.  You will play at consistent location(s) throughout the season. Please note, we are unable to accommodate or make facility changes based on individual requests this season. 
  • Players are asked to compete with a “Play On” mentality.  No arguing or disputing calls made during the game. 

Rules

COVID-19 RULE MODIFICATIONS - Please refer to the sport rules page to view league rules.  It is the responsibility of all players to read and understand the sport specific rules as well as the general rules & club policies.

Modified Score & Spirit Point Reporting

  • There will not be trophies or prizing this season, however, leagues will have playoffs, scores, and standings.
  • The “Spirit Score” system for Teams is still in place to share recognition or concerns with us.

About Spirit Points: Spirit points are awarded to a team from their opponent after each game to encourage sportsmanship, honesty, integrity, and fair play.  For more information and how to properly award spirit points, please see our section ‘All About Spirit Points’.

Location

KSSC Softball is played at a variety of locations in and around Kingston.  Diamonds include, but are not limited to:

  • Cloverdale Park
  • Optimist Diamond
  • CFB North & South Diamonds (pending base opens to public)
  • Inverary Diamond
  • Memorial Centre Diamond
  • City Park Diamond
  • Meadowcrest Diamond
  • Pierson Park Diamonds 1 & 2
  • Keeley Rd (Bowes Park)
  • Willie Pratt Diamonds A & B
  • Kilminster Diamond (Odessa)

Note: Every effort is made to equalize the start times, field quality and game locations across all leagues.

The City of Kingston currently has a shortage of quality local adult-sized diamonds, and as a result, some games are played outside the city centre area.