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What is the Spring season?

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.

Who is eligible?

We offer rec softball for all ages from Sparkles for 4-5 Year Olds, 6 and under, 8U, 10U, 12U, and 14U. 

Division CHART


Registration Fees

Sparkles 6U 8U/10U 12U/14U
Early Bird (before 12/15) $75 $125 $175 $225
Regular (12/16 until 1/8) $75 $150 $200 $250

Additional Fees/Discounts:

  • $25 Non-Resident Fee to all players that do not live in the City of Santa Clara or in the bounderies of Santa Clara Unified School District.
  • $25 Sibling Discount for additional siblings being registered at the same time.


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.

Playing Up a Division

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.

*Note - If playing up a division results in a higher cost, you will be charged for the cost of the higher division at the time of registration.  If the request to play up is not accepted you will be refunded the difference. 

Playing with Friends/Siblings

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 immediately after registration.

Friend Requests are handled differently at each division:

  • 6U - Teams are primarily formed by friend requests and school attendance.  You will have the opportunity to make these requests during registration.
  • 8U - Teams are primarily formed based on our evaluation clinics in January to create balanced rosters.  Each player may indicate one friend request during registration that must be mutal. 
  • 10U and Up - Friend requests are not taken in these divisions.  Balanced teams are formed after the evaluation clinics in January.  *Exception - If a player is brand new to softball in these divisions they may email to request ONE friend request.*

Spring 2024 Registration Dates


11/1/2023 - 12/15/2023 - Early Bird Registration
12/16/2023- 1/14/2024 - Regular Registration
After 1/15/2024 - Late Registration ($25 Late Registration Fee, only if space permits)

Spring 2024 Key Dates


12/1/2023 - Santa Clara City Tree Lighting
12/13/2023 - Town Hall
12/31/2023 - Head Coach Application Deadline
1/13/2024 and 1/20/2024 - Player Evaluation Clinics
2/5/2024 - Practices may begin
3/2/2024 - Opening Day - First Games
TBD - Hit-A-Thon and Pictures
4/20/2024 - Spring Break - No Games
5/4/2024 - Closing Ceremony and Final Games

Volunteer Information

 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 $60 will be charged at the time of registration.  This deposit will be returned upon completion of volunteer shift.

Head Coaches Needed!

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, 2023!

Coaching Application

Please complete this application to be considered as a Head Coach for the Spring 2024 season!

Games and Practices

When are games?

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. 

Where are games played?

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.

When and where are practices?

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!