Coloma Township Park District

News Release

April 2, 2015

 

RESTRUCTED - MEN'S SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

    

     The Coloma Township Park District will held an organizational meeting on Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Park District Office for its Fortieth Annual Men's Slowpitch Softball League.  Organizers stated that the league will consist of ten teams playing on the ball diamonds in Centennial Park and each team must secure their own sponsor and provide their own equipment and uniforms.  Topics discussed were the budget, entry fees, sponsors and priorities.

     According to Park District Director, Mike Sterba, every team will play a round robin season of 10 games, including position night at the end, plus a double elimination post season tournament at the end of the regular season.  Trophies will be awarded to the top four places in the league as well as in the post season tournament.  The league will play on Monday and/or Wednesdays evenings.  The league will play on the softball diamonds in Centennial Park.  Game times will be 6:00 P.M., 7:00 P.M., and 8:00 P.M. on the “B” and "C" Diamonds.  Each game will be officiated by one registered umpire behind the plate and a neutral player from another team will officiate on the base(s).  Teams should register for the league and pay the required entry fee of $275 at that time.  The entry fee includes umpires; balls and trophies for league and tournament play as well as equipment for and maintenance of the ball diamonds. 

     Registration is accepted on first come, first serve paid entry fee basis.  The entry fee must accompany all registrations for the league.  Teams will receive schedules and other information at a scheduled meeting of managers after the registration has been closed.  The league will play ten weeks of regular season play and two week of post season tournament play.  Play will begin the week of May 25, 2015 and end the third week of August including the tournament.

    Team registration will be taken at the Coloma Township Park District Office at 508 East 11th Street in Rock Falls.  If there are any further questions, please call the Park District Office at 625-0272 or stop in at the Coloma Township Park District Office.

 MENS'SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL

 

COLOMA TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT

MEN'S SUMMER 12" SLOWPITCH LEAGUE

LEAGUE BUDGET - 2015

   

GENERAL INFORMATION

    

A. All registered teams will play as one combined league, with each team playing a single round robin within the league.  Each team is guaranteed 10 regular season games with the last night being position night.

    

B. All games will be officiated by one registered official behind the home plate and player(s) from a neutral team on the bases.

    

C. The entry fee for this year's league playing Monday and Wednesday and/or evenings is at $275.00.  The entry fee is based on a Ten Team League.  The fee is based on the following figures:

      

Umpires at $15.00 per game for 50 games (League Play Only)                 $   750.00

           

Dudley Game Balls - League and Tournament (12 dozen)                         $   500.00

 

Trophies - Top four places in the league and also tournament play - 8 total               $300.00

 

Umpires for double elimination tournament $30.00/game with two umpires at 19 games     $   570.00

 

League Director                                                                                                                      $   350.00

    

Lime, Equipment, Ball Diamond Maintenance and Miscellaneous               $   450.00

 

Ball Diamond Lights - Electricity and Maintenance                                       $   250.00

    

TOTAL EXPENDITURES                                                                              $  3,170.00


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 NOTE: Entry fee does include a double elimination tournament at the end of the season.

    

     D. League play for twelve weeks of regular season play and two weeks of tournament play. 

          Wednesday nights during the regular season play will be used for rainouts as needed.

    

     E. Play will begin the week of May 25, 2015 and end the third week of August including the tournament.

    

Teams that played in the League last year will have priority in registration for the league play at the organizational meeting on Wednesday, March 26, 2014.  On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 9:00 A.M., all teams can register for the remaining slots on a first come, first serve basis, with the registration fee to be paid when registering.




















































































































































































































































































































































                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                     



 


 

COLOMA TOWNSHIP PARK DISTRICT


MEN'S 12" SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL


                                                RULES AND REGULATIONS


  


 1.  Roster of no more than 25 players must be registered by the first game.


2.    If the team has less than 25 players, that team has until the end of the first round to complete the roster.    The deadline is ____.                                            .                         

3.   Any person added to roster must register with the Park Office or League Director and 

      wait 24 hours before  being allowed to play.

4.   Additions may be made to the roster during the season if someone is hurt or leaves the   

      area.  However, when a man is dropped for any reason and replaced, he cannot return to 

      the League.

5.   Each team will pay an entry fee before they play their first game.  If this fee is not in, the

      team will have to forfeit all of its games up to the time of payment.  After a team starts

      playing, no money will be refunded.


6.  NO steel cleats will be allowed.


 7.  Every game must go a minimum of seven innings, with the following exceptions:

      A.    Five complete innings (or 41/2 if the home team is ahead) will Constitute a game in

            case of rain or darkness forces termination of the game. (Umpire's decision)

      B.  The Ten run rule will be in effect after five complete innings.  If a team leads by ten

            runs after the bottom of each succeeding inning, the game will be terminated.


 8.   All games will be played at Centennial Park Softball Diamonds.  Starting times for all

       games are listed on the printed schedules distributed to each team.


 9.  Forfeit time is ten minutes after scheduled starting time.


10. The Park District will furnish one new and one used softball for each game.  The umpiring

       team as designated on the schedule will receive the ball after the game.


11.   The Coloma Township Park District will supply one IHSA Certified umpire for each

       regular season league game.  In addition the Park District will supply two IHSA Certified

       umpires for each post season  tournament game.


12.   The umpire will decide on calling the game in case of rain or darkness.  The umpire may

       grant an exception under extenuating circumstances.


13.   TEAM UMPIRE - The team listed after each pairing is to provide at least one

         umpire for that game.     If a team fails to provide an umpire when scheduled to do

         so, they will forfeit their next game on the next night they play.


14.  A team can start a game with not less than eight players.


15. If a team must forfeit a game due to lack of players, they can then borrow players from the

      other team and play a practice game which the umpire will work.  No one can play a  

      League game unless on a roster,  except for the practice game.


16.  Rainouts will be rescheduled by the League Director.


17.  NO stealing or bunting allowed.


18.  Catcher masks are optional but certainly encouraged.


19.  Team uniforms are optional but certainly encouraged.


20.   All protests must be declared before the next pitch after the incident.  They must also

      be written and into the Coloma Township Park District Office within 24 hours and 

      accompanied by a $10.00 fee.  If the protest  is accepted, the fee shall be returned; but if

      not, the fee will remain in the League fund.


21.  The hesitation pitch is prohibited.


22.  Players are not to smoke on the field, except on players bench.


23.  A fouled second strike will constitute an out.  The League will play 3 balls and 2 strike

       count.


24.  The number to call for information about the games in questionable weather is 625-0491.


25.  The league will play under the official ASA Slowpitch Rules unless otherwise stated.


26.   In the event of a two team win/loss record tie at the end of the season, the following will be the criteria for deciding place finish:

      

       A.    How each team's record stands against the other.

      

       B.    Number of runs scored against team with the same record.


       C.  Total Number of runs scored in all of the regular season games.


27.   All games must start promptly at the same time listed so that teams playing the next game can get started on time.

28.   No player can transfer from one team to another after he once starts playing on a team. 

       If the team should drop out of the league, those playing and wishing to continue to play

       can play for any team they wish as long as the team's roster is not final.

29.   All unnecessary roughness, profanity or any unsportsmanlike conduct will mean

       immediate dismissal from the game.  Any person being ejected from the ballgame for any

       reason will be an ineligible player or coach for the next following game his team plays. 

       The League Director will support the official's decision 100%.  The officials can at any

       time eject a player, team manager or    spectator from the field for unnecessary

       roughness, profanity, or any unsportsmanlike conduct.


30.   No player will be allowed to play if there is evidence he has been drinking prior to a

       game.  The league official's decision will be final.


31.   Merely touching an umpire means automatic ejection from the game and the league for

       the season.  NOTICE: TELL ALL PLAYERS ON YOUR TEAM THIS.


32.  The official score card will be kept by the league official.


33.    The Coloma Township Park District, or anyone connected with the league in any way,

         will not be responsible for any injuries sustained during, before or after the game in or 

         outside of the building or  grounds.


34.  The League is open to any team who wishes to participate.


35.    The unforeseen circumstances, where a team cannot make a scheduled game, the

       Superintendent of Recreation shall pass judgement on the re-scheduling of the game. 

        League Office:  508 East 11th Street, Rock Falls.  Phone:  625-0272.


36.    The entire cooperation of everyone in the League, players, umpires, managers, and

        coaches, must be at its highest at all times in order for the league to run smoothly. 

        Each  manager will be personally  responsible for each man on his team.


37.    The Park District staff shall be in charge of the ball diamonds during the league play.  Anyone not abiding by the rules shall be suspended from the league.


38.    For tournament play, a player must be on the roster and have played in one of the games of the regular season to be eligible.


39.    Players may be added to the regular playing rosters because of the following reasons:  1) loss of player to the service; 2) death; 3) health; if due to health, a manager must have a doctor's statement showing why  a player must leave the team before he can be replaced.  All replacements must be made within two games from the time the regular player was found to leave the team.

40.    Only captains and managers can talk to the officials.


41.    Home Run Rule: Teams will be allowed to hit only 3 Home Runs (over the fence) per

        game.  Each additional Home Run (over the fence) will be ruled an out by the Home

        Plate Umpire.  (This rule will hopefully allow more parity between teams.)


42.    The Board of Managers will be made up of the League Director, Superintendent of

        Recreation and the manager of each team on the league.  If the manager of the team

        cannot be present at special meetings,  he may name a representative to speak for the

        team.  Special meetings may be requested by team managers, the League Director, or

        the Superintendent of Recreation for the purpose of rule infractions, protests,

        tournament organization or other business.

 

Coloma Township Park District

News Release

March 19, 2014

 RESTRUCTED - MEN'S SLOWPITCH SOFTBALL ORGANIZATIONAL MEETING

          The Coloma Township Park District will hold an organizational meeting on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at the Park District Office for its Thirty Ninth Annual Men's Slowpitch Softball League.  Organizers stated that the league will consist of ten teams playing on the ball diamonds in Centennial Park and each team must secure their own sponsor and provide their own equipment and uniforms.  Topics to be discussed will include the budget, entry fees, sponsors and priorities.

     According to Park District Director, Mike Sterba, every team will play a round robin season of 10 games, including position night at the end, plus a double elimination post season tournament at the end of the regular season.  Trophies will be awarded to the top four places in the league as well as in the post season tournament.  The league will play on Monday evenings with Wednesdays being used for rainouts.  The league will play on the softball diamonds in Centennial Park.  Game times will be 6:00 P.M., 7:00 P.M., and 8:00 P.M. on the “B” and "C" Diamonds.  Each game will be officiated by one registered umpire behind the plate and a neutral player from another team will officiate on the base(s).  Teams should register for the league and pay the required entry fee of $275 at that time.  The entry fee includes umpires; balls and trophies for league and tournament play as well as equipment for and maintenance of the ball diamonds. 

     Registration is accepted on first come, first serve paid entry fee basis.  The entry fee must accompany all registrations for the league.  Teams will receive schedules and other information at a scheduled meeting of managers after the registration has been closed.  The league will play ten weeks of regular season play and two week of post season tournament play.  Play will begin the week of May 27, 2014 and end the third week of August including the tournament.

    Team registration will be taken at the Coloma Township Park District Office at 508 East 11th Street in Rock Falls.  If there are any further questions, please call the Park District Office at 625-0272 or stop in at the Coloma Township Park District Office.

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THE PARK DISTRICT

Info-line:  815-625-0491

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