SPRING 2023 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!
The Santa Clara PAL Softball spring season is always an exciting time to play softball with our softball community. It is easily our most popular season and a great opportunity for players to continue to build on their skills and experience. While there is significant focus on fundamental skills, the season remains competitively fun and includes interleague games with nearby leagues for our most divisions.
We offer rec softball for all ages from 6 and under, 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U.
Your daughter's division of play is determined by birth years as follows:
|Early Bird (before 12/15)||$60||$125||$175||$215|
|Regular (12/16 until 1/8)||$60||$150||$200||$240|
We at Santa Clara PAL Softball believe that everyone should have an opportunity to play softball, regardless of financial status. If you need financial assistance in order to participate in the league, please complete our scholarship application below. Please allow at least 2 weeks prior to registration deadline for scholarship approval.
If you would like your player to play up a division due to competitive reasons, please select that option during the registration process. You will be presented an extra page during the registration to complete. The Santa Clara PAL Softball Board will make the final division determination after the player evaluation clinics in January.
We are excited to announce we will be offering the possibility of Select teams this upcoming season in our 10U, 12U, and 14U divisions. Select teams are formed to provide a more competitive softball experience for those that are interested. Our Select teams will participate in tournaments during the Spring season. More details and tryout dates to come, we recommend registering for the rec league even if you are trying out for a Select team, all fees paid will transfer over. More details will be sent out soon about this program!
By default all siblings in the same division will be placed on the same team. If you would prefer siblings to be on separate teams, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately after registration.
Friend Requests are handled differently at each division:
*ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!*
11/1/2022 - 12/15/2022 - Early Bird Registration
12/16/2022- 1/15/2023 - Regular Registration
After 1/16/2023 - Late Registration ($25 Late Registration Fee, only if space permits)
*ALL DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE!*
12/2/2022 - Santa Clara City Tree Lighting
12/14/2022 - Town Hall
12/31/2022 - Head Coach Application Deadline
1/21/2023 and 1/22/2023 - Player Evaluation Clinics
2/6/2023 - Practices may begin
3/4/2023 - Opening Day - First Games
3/19/2023 - Hit-A-Thon and Pictures
4/22/2023 - Spring Break - No Games
5/13/2023 - Closing Ceremony and Final Games
Families are required to fill one 2-hour volunteer shift in the Snack Shack for each child registered in the league. An online volunteer schedule will be posted prior to the start of the season to allow parents to sign up for shifts.
A volunteer buy-out deposit of $35 will be charged at the time of registration. This deposit will be returned upon completion of volunteer shift.
Please consider helping your player's team by volunteering to be a Head Coach! We will provide coach training and plenty of resources to help you out! Applications are due by December 31, 2022!
Our 6U teams will play all games on Saturdays, while our 8U and older divisions will play the majority of their games on Saturdays with possible weeknight games as scheduled.
Our 6U teams will play all games at Central Park, while our 8U and older divisions will play games both at Central Park and at neighboring softball league fields.
Practices are scheduled by each team's Head Coach and will be located at local Santa Clara parks and schools.
Each player is expected to provide their own batting helmet (with facemask/cage), glove, fielding mask, and bat. Softball cleats are highly suggested.
We do have a limited supply of donated equipment available to our families and will have a few Equipment Swap days where you can see what we have available from other Santa Clara PAL families.
We will also share a coupon from a sporting goods store closer to the start of the season for your pre-season purchasing needs!