Where we play:
We play on Thursday evenings in "the Henderson Complex" which
is really near John Marshall High School
if you know where that is.
Who we are:
Anyway, as you already know, this site belongs to a group of "coed-rec"
players, which basically means that we're out on the field mostly
for the fun, socialization and exercise; a number of our
players are new to the sport, yet many are not -- we all
have good attitudes. Overall, we enjoy the game, yet
we also enjoy the occasional team victory too -- don't take
that the wrong way! We are not ultra-competitive!
Our team is comprised of men and women of all ages and skill
levels; overall, the ages on our team tends to skew to mid-twenties
to early-thirties, though players who fall outside that range
are both welcome and will feel comfortable with our group.
What do we play? And how often?
For starters, we play softball obviously. :) Specifically,
our league follows the coed-recreational (read: slow pitch)
rule set defined by ASA.
Each Thursday evening during the season, excluding holidays, we play
two 50-minute games against the other teams in our division. The summer
season, itself, will last for several months, and many
of our players opt to continue playing well into the fall.
As for practices? Well, we've got them, and we'll continue
to hold them. But practices aren't required for the
members of our team; they are highly recommended, if for no
other reason than allowing you to become comfortable with
Ideally, you'd be able to attend all the practices
-- we know, however, that many on our team have children,
jobs and social lives to attend to, so practice every week
may not be an option. That's fine! Just come out and support
us during practice whenever you can! (Hopefully, though, you'll
be able to make most of the practices -- they really do help
and we have fun at the same time).
Beyond practices however, we'll need a fairly solid committment
from you for our Thursday evening games. The entire season schedule
is available on day-one (or pretty close to day-one), so you'll know weeks (even months!) ahead
of time when every one of our games are scheduled. (As soon as that schedule
is available, I'll post that on this site too.)
That being said, we remain flexible with our games too; if
players are not able to make it a particular week, just let
one of our team leaders know so they can plan ahead. Forfeits
that result from teams not showing up aren't any fun, particularly
for those who do show up -- communicating to our team leaders
will keep that from happening on our end.
So, what else should you know?
How about, what does it take to be part of our team? Patience,
reliability and a sense of humor.
We have a lot of fun with our softball; don't get us wrong.
But, we also practice regularly, and ask our players
to be at the games on Thursdays. At the same time, we recognize that
a strict practice regime and absolute gameday schedule isn't
necessarily something that everyone can commit to week after
week without exception -- we are adults, afterall, and we
do have lives off the field. We simply ask that new
players plan on attending our events and make a good faith
effort to attend both practices and games.
Anyway, if you're still reading this and you'd like to give
us a shout, send us an email via the "Sign
Up" link above. We'll look forward to hearing from