Adult Softball

Adult Softball Leagues are offered in the Spring and Fall at various ballfields throughout the city. Both Competitive and Recreational leagues are available. Teams may carry up to 20 players. Games consist of doubleheaders per night of play.

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Levels of Play - New for Fall 2019

  • ​​Competitive (Comp): consists of teams with experience playing softball. Playoffs are offered in each league, and a 1+1HR limit is used (i.e. a team cannot hit its 2nd home run until the opposing team has hit 1). 
  • Recreational (Rec): consists of teams with minimal experience playing softball. This league is recreation focused where teams are playing as a social/work/family event. Playoffs are not offered, and a 0HR limit is used (i.e. a home run is an out).

Registration Information

  • Registration is taken on a team basis:
    • Register onlin​e​ or in-person at the Sports Management Office (4001 Dam Neck Road)
  • Each team pays a franchise fee to enter (payable at registration)
    • Competitive leagues (includes playoffs): $600
    • Recreational league (no playoffs): $525
    • Women’s League (playoffs for top 2 finishing teams): $525
  • 14-16 games guaranteed
  • Players must be at least 18 years old or a high school graduate. Players under 18 years of age who are high school graduates or graduating high school seniors must provide written parental consent. Players under 18 years of age can only be added by submitting a team roster or player addition form with the written parental consent attached.
  • Leagues are subject to close-out prior to the last day of signups. Maximum of 8 teams allowed in each activity. If you see “Only # spaces left. Register now!” under the “Add to Cart” link and/or “Adding a team failed because it would exceed the maximum allowed” when creating your team, the activity is full. Please consider another option.
  • Individuals who are looking to join a team can contact the Sports Management Office for more information. Placement is not guaranteed.

​Spring 2019 Season Information

Online individual player registration is only available during the team registration period. Beginning March 7, players can only be added by submitting an original roster form or player add/release form.
Team rosters are due by 5 pm Friday, March 29. Failure to submit your roster will jeopardize your team’s eligibility for upcoming games. Rosters and Schedules can be found by following the Schedules & Standings link under General Information to the right. Rosters freeze as of 5 pm, Friday, May 10, 2019.

  • Registration: February 11 - March 3, 2019 (Late registrations will be accepted as space allows from March 4 - 6 . A $50 late registration fee applies. )
  • Divisions Offered: Men's, Women's, Coed, Men's Church, Coed Church
  • Residency requirement: 60% (none for 5+1HR, Women's)
  • Church League residency requirement waived if church is in Virginia Beach
  • Practices:  March 22 – April 4 (if desired)
    • Once your team registration payment has been processed, contact the Sports Management Office at (757) 385-0458 (M-F 8am-5pm) to reserve up to three practice times
    • Practice reservations must be made by 5pm, Wednesday, March 20 and are available on a first come, first served basis
    • Most practices will incur a $10 lighting fee
  • Season (approximate):  Early April through mid-July 2019
  • Winner and Runner-Up advance to Tidewater Championships
    • Men’s Church (top league)
    • Coed (top league)
    • Men’s (top league)

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Game Balls

​All leagues will use the following balls: 
  • Men - Optic Yellow 12 inch .52 COR and 300 Compression ball with A.S.A. Stamp
  • Women - Optic Yellow 11 inch .52 COR and 300 Compression ball with A.S.A. Stamp
  • COED - Ball will alternate between male and female batters: 12" for males, 11" for females

Optic yellow balls are required for all leagues. COR/compression and A.S.A. stamp must be legible. Teams hit their own balls in all games. See Adult Softball Bylaws for additional information.