Montgomery County Senior Softball League
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What sets the MCSSL apart from other local softball leagues?
If you are 60+ years old, the MCSSL makes playing recreational slowpitch softball a treat. We play softball because we love the game, and we enjoy getting exercise and fellowship within our league. Everybody plays defense and bats in our games regardless of your playing skill. We have one winter and three summer divisions so you can play year-round if you wish. You will be proud to have friends and loved ones come out to watch you play MCSSL softball.
How much does it cost to play?
Summer Divisions - $100 per year
Winter Indoor Division - $100 per year
How many games do you play?
The number of games you play depends on the division(s) that you join.
White Division - 51 games per team are scheduled. The season runs from April to October, and each team has two games per week. Games are played on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. There are currently eight teams.
Blue Division - A division of 6 teams that has games on Mondays and Wednesdays. Two games per week and about 50 games per team are scheduled. The season runs from April to October.
Red Division - A division of 4 teams that plays on Mondays. One game per week and 21 games per team are scheduled. The season runs from April to October. The Red Division is ability-based where you must be drafted into the division.
Winter Indoor Division - 22 games per team are scheduled. The season runs from January to March and each team has two games per week. There are 90 players on 8 teams. Games are played on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays.
Where are the games played?
Both outdoor and winter indoor games are played in Hatfield, PA. Click on the Fields button for the street addresses of the facilities.
When are the games played?
Outdoor games are played in the morning and early afternoon from April to October. Winter Indoor games are played in the morning and early afternoon from January to March. The first game is at 9:00 am and the last game starts at 1:30 for both indoor and outdoor divisions. See the explanation above regarding the days of the week for a particular division.
How do you get your players?
We recruit players from a variety of sources, including ads in local newspapers, radio interviews, the Internet, and word of mouth. We also maintain a list of interested players so that teams can add a player or two during the season if needed.
What is the level of competition?
We are a recreational league and do not keep standings or have playoffs, but the play is competitive in all our divisions. Everybody plays defense and bats regardless of your playing skill. We play for fun and love of the game.
What about player safety?
Player safety is our number one concern. A number of softball playing rules are modified for player protection. There are two first base bags and a separate scoring plate at home to help avoid player collisions. We use single-wall aluminum bats and lower compression softballs. Pitchers are required to wear a face mask or use a pitching screen. Three players on each team are trained in CPR and Defibrillator use.
Does the league have social events?
We have two picnics each year for all our players. At mid-season, we have a family picnic. We also have an annual Holiday Party in December each year.
What do I do if I'm interested in joining?
We are always looking for new players. Contact Jim Marple at firstname.lastname@example.org.