The season comes with 7 guaranteed games including 1 doubleheader plus playoffs for qualifying teams. If a league is structured differently it will be noted on the league details. All leagues are subject to the rain out policy here.
I sleep with my bat and polish it every day...can I use it in your leagu
Sure. You're welcome to bring and use your own bat assuming it is not excessively out of whack with what would be considered a "normal league bat." No triple walled bats, no wood or baseball bats, and no Bats that are currently on the ASA banned bats list
no matter what silly stamp they have on them. Underdog Umps do have banned bat charts at the game.
How do co-ed/gender rules play into a USL softball game?
USL has specific rules with regards to batting line-ups and field positioning for gender players.
Other general rules like courtesy runners, catch-and-carry, and one courtesy foul ball before striking out apply. All USL batters start at a 0-0 count. Specific rules are provided upon registering a team.
Do you guys have a gender encroachment Rule?
No – Not anymore. Everyone hated that rule…. everyone.
Do I have to wear any kind of gear?
Underdog provides batting helmets and catchers masks. While you don’t have to wear them we always stongly recommend that you do.
Do I have to wear cleats?
No – but you have to wear closed toe shoes – No sandals and no bare feet. Also (duh) never any metal spikes .
Nope, but you are welcome to make your own.
The umpire keeps the official score of all games. You are welcome to score along in your own book, but the home plate umpire has the final say on all scoring issues. No score books needed here.
Ok, I'm signing up. What if I need to change my roster?
Roster changes are allowed up until the 3rd week of any USL season. Softball rosters should never be larger than 15 people. After the third week you can only modify your roster by applying for a special exemption due to injury or other weird/unfortunate occurrence. During registration, you will set up a log-in to the Player Page - a team admin panel that let's you update your roster, as well as do other cool stuff like emailing your teammates, tracking who owes you money, and signing up for future seasons.
Cool, I'm signed up. What about practices?
Some teams practice several times a week. Some don't practice at all. Unfortunately, USL does not provide practice time during the regular season on our fields. You are welcome to show up early and practice/warm-up on the side, or practice on your own.
Help, the league I want is "waitlisted"
Softball continues to be one USL's most popular sports, and every league tends to fill up (often on the first day of sign-ups). In order to have the best chance of getting into your league of choice, be sure to note the day that registration opens and submit your sign-up online early that day.