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Softball

Summer 2014

Men's, Women's and
Co-Rec Slow Pitch

Registration

Fees

Schedule

League Information,
Rules and Guidelines

Rec&Ed Softball Staff

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TEAM REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
All registration will take place between the hours of 8:00 am - 4:30 pm at the Rec&Ed office, 1515 S. Seventh St., according to the dates listed below.

 League
Pre-Registration
Open Registration
Men's Thursday Night United & American
Women's Community & Recreation
March 4
Begins
March 5
All Other Leagues March 6 Begins
March 7
Deadline for registration for all leagues is Friday, April 4.

Pre-Registration is open to all returning teams. A team must meet one of the following criteria in order to be considered a returning team:

(1) Have a returning sponsor
(2) Have a returning manager
(3) Have nine returning players with signatures
(4) Any team classified up by the league director

Open Registration - for all new teams or returning teams that did not participate in the league the previous year.

**PLEASE REGISTER EARLY! DO NOT WAIT UNTIL THE LAST MINUTE!
All registrations will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Late registrants will be awarded league placement as long as space is available. REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS April 4 FOR ALL LEAGUES. No late entries!

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE! 

  • NOTE:  Online registration is for sponsor/initial registration only, which reserves your team’s spot in the league. Captains will still need to come into the office by the contract deadline date to bring in their roster, player contracts, team fee, and non-resident fees.
  • You will receive immediate confirmation of your league placement with the same priority as walk-in registrants.
  • Before registering online, captains must set up an online Rec&Ed account. Please do this ahead of time to prevent last-minute problems. Setting up an account is free & easy.
  • Anyone with an online account can register online beginning at 9am on March 5.
Online Registration Directions Download Registration Forms

3 Ways to send in your team’s registration form and sponsor fee before the registration period begins!

  1. Mail the team's sponsor fee and completed registration form to:
    Rec&Ed 2013 Softball
    1515 S. Seventh St.
    Ann Arbor, MI 48103.
  2. Drop off your completed registration form and fee in our drop box located at 1515 S. Seventh St. between the two doors. The drop box is accessible 24 hours a day. Please mark your envelope with 2014 Summer Softball.
  3. Fax your credit card payment information and completed registration form to 734-994-1454. The registration form must be filled out completely in order to be processed.

Registrations received by mail, drop box or fax before your league's registration date will be processed at 5:00 PM on the first day of registration. Priority will be given to walk-in registrations throughout the registration period.  Any mail-in, drop box or faxed registrations received after open registration begins will be processed at 5:00 PM the day they are received.

Managers' packets will be mailed out within three days of the registration being processed.

Rosters, contracts and player fees must be submitted in person at the Rec&Ed Main Office. Contracts will NOT be accepted via FAX, mail, or drop-box.


FEES: Sponsor and Team

League Sponsor Fee on or before
March 21

Sponsor Fee after
March 21

Team Fee Non-
Resident
Player Fee^
MEN'S Thursday Night
Double Header Leagues
United, American
$234 $334 $860 $9
MEN'S Tuesday Night
Double Header Leagues
Federal, City (City also offered on Wednesday night)
$234 $334 $769 $9
MEN'S Municipal, Community, Recreation & Century* $81 $181 $743 $5
Women's Community & Recreation* $81 $181 $743 $5
CO-REC Double Header Leagues Federal & City $234 $334 $769 $5
CO-REC Municipal, Community & Recreation* $81 $181 $743 $5
CO-REC Restaurant League* $81 $181 $743 $5

* TEAMS WHO PARTICIPATE IN THE SINGLE NIGHT LEAGUES HAVE THE OPTION OF PLAYING 20 GAMES AS DOUBLEHEADERS. TEAMS DESIRING TO DO SO MUST PAY THE $234 SPONSOR FEE (ON OR BEFORE MARCH 21) OR $334 SPONSOR FEE (AFTER MARCH 21) IF THEY WANT TO PLAY A 20 GAME SCHEDULE. THE TEAM FEE WILL BE $743. THE NON-RESIDENT FEE FOR TEAMS PLAYING DOUBLEHEADERS WILL BE INCREASED FROM $5 PER PLAYER TO $9 PER PLAYER.

The Non-Resident Fee applies to all players who reside outside the boundaries of the Ann Arbr Public School District. The Non-Resident Fee is used to recover a portion of the program costs from participants who do not reside within the Ann Arbor Public Schools.

The Sponsor Fee is the initial fee paid by all teams at registration to reserve their spot in the league. All teams pay both the sponsor fee AND the team fees, regardless of whether or not a team has a sponsor.

Sponsor fees are due at time of team registration. All fees (sponsor and team fees) must be paid at Rec&Ed, 1515 S. Seventh St., Ann Arbor, MI 48103, between the hours of 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM.

Player contracts, rosters and team fees are due March 10 - May 8. Any contracts or team fees submitted after May 8 will be assessed a late fee of $2.00 per contract.

Rec&Ed will accept cash, money orders, credit cards, certified and corporate checks. A personal check will only be accepted from the team’s manager whose name appears on the registration form. Checks should be made out to Ann Arbor Public Schools.

RETURNED CHECK POLICY
If any check is returned NSF, the team in question will forfeit all of its games from the point of notification from Rec&Ed, until a cash payment is made for the amount of the check plus an additional $50 league re-entry fee.

REFUND POLICY


SCHEDULE

OPENING DAY
The season is scheduled to begin the week of May 12.

NIGHTS OF PLAY (TENTATIVE)

PROGRAM / League
NIGHTS OF PLAY (TENTATIVE)
Men's United and American (20-21 games) Thursday DH
Men's Federal (20 games)

Tuesday DH

Men's City (20 games)

Tuesday or Wednesday DH

Men's Municipal (10 games) Tuesday
Men's Community (10 games) Tuesday
Men's Recreation (10 games) Tuesday
Men's 50 & Over Senior (10 games) Wednesday
Women's Community & Recreation (10 games) Tuesday
Co-Rec Federal (20 games) Monday DH
Co-Rec City (20 games) Friday DH
Co-Rec County (20 games) Friday DH
Co-Rec Municipal (10 games) Sunday, Tuesday or Friday
Co-Rec Community (10 games) Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday
Co-Rec Recreation (10 games) Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday
Co-Rec Restaurant (10 games) Monday

DEADLINES FOR DROPPING, ADDING, AND TRANSFERRING PLAYERS

Drop/Transfer Deadline June 13
Add Deadline
June 20

EQUIPMENT PICK-UP DATES

Every team that registers in the Community Education & Recreation Adult Softball Program will be given game balls, result sheets, scorebook, a softball rule book and a set of league rules.  Every team must send a representative on any of the dates and times listed below to obtain this equipment.  We ask your cooperation in obtaining your team's equipment on a timely basis.  Equipment will be distributed only at the dates and times listed below.

Wed. 5/7, Thurs. 5/8, Fri. 5/9, Mon. 5/12
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Pick up location is at the  double doors on the west side of the Rec&Ed offices, 1515 S. Seventh St., Ann Arbor MI 48103


LEAGUE INFORMATION, RULES AND GUIDELINES

LEAGUE CLASSIFICATION
Teams that participated the previous year will be notified of their current league classification. League classification can be appealed by submitting an appeal form in writing to the Adult Sports Specialist at the Rec&Ed Office by FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014.

LEAGUE RULES
The Community Education & Recreation Adult Softball program is governed by the Amateur Softball Association (A.S.A) 2014 Softball Rules.  However, Rec&Ed has developed local league rules which supersede A.S.A. rules.  Every team will receive a 2014 ASA Softball Rule book and a set of Rec&Ed League Rules.

PLAYER ELIGIBILITY
For league play, individuals cannot participate on more than one team in any one program. For example, player A cannot play on two Men's Slow Pitch teams or two Co-Rec Slow Pitch teams. However, player A can play on two different teams in two different programs. For example, player A can play on a Women's Slow Pitch team and a Co-Rec Slow Pitch team or Player B can play on a Men's Slow Pitch team and a Men's over 50 Slow Pitch team. Below are the different softball programs offered by Rec&Ed:

1.  Men's Slow Pitch
2.  Men's 50 & over Slow Pitch
3.  Co-Rec Slow Pitch
4.  Women's Slow Pitch

UNIFORMS
We highly recommend that teams wear matching uniform shirts with visible and distinct numbers, but this is not required.

ROSTER LIMIT:

Men's & Women's Slow Pitch 20 player limit
Co-Rec Slow Pitch
No limit

GAME BALL:

  Optic Yellow Ball
Men's United & American
Worth PROTAC .52 Core, 300 Compression 12 inch ball
Women's Leagues Worth YS11RSA3 PROTAC .44 Core, 375 Compression 11 inch ball
All Other Leagues Worth YS44RSA3 PROTAC .44 Core, 375 Compression 12 inch ball

OFFICIAL RESULT SHEETS
The home team must keep the official score. The team listed first on the league schedule is designated as the home team. The winning team is required to drop off the game result sheet to Rec&Ed, at the Southeast Park drop box or the Veterans Memorial Park drop box immediately after the game. However, in the event your game ends in a tie, the HOME TEAM is responsible for dropping off the result sheet. If the results are not turned in, the game in question will be recorded as a double forfeit. Result sheets can also be emailed or faxed to 734-994-1454 (fax machine is on only during business hours) or emailed to jonesg@aaps.k12.mi.us.

FORFEIT POLICY
A. Any team that forfeits two games in a season (except forfeits due to use of ineligible players, ejection or injury) will forfeit all of its remaining games on their league schedule unless a $50.00 re-entry fee is paid.

B. A team must pay the league re-entry fee at Rec&Ed within seven days of its second forfeit. A reminder will be sent only as a courtesy measure to notify a team of its second forfeit.

C. If a team is not sure of its number of forfeits, it is the team manager’s responsibility to contact the league statistician at 994-2300 ext. 53218. The Coordinator of Team Sports may waive the league re-entry fee at his or her discretion.

TROPHIES/T-SHIRTS
A sponsor trophy and individual awards will be presented to the division and league champion.  In divisions or leagues with more than 8 teams, a sponsor trophy and individual awards will also be presented to the runner-up.

PRACTICE PERMIT POLICY

Practice diamonds for adult softball teams should be rented during the team registration process. The Spring/Summer diamond permit fee is $30. At registration each team will receive a Diamond Permit Information Packet. The packet includes the list of available sites and times for practice and a request form. Teams wishing to reserve a practice diamond during the season must return the completed request form with a $30 permit fee to the Rec&Ed office. Please remember that assigned practice dates cannot be rescheduled due to inclement weather.


Diamonds permits will be issued on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Please call Katie McCoy at 994-2300 ext. 53230 for more information on diamond renta

ADULT SUMMER SOFTBALL STAFF
  Larry Dishman
Coordinator of Team Sports
994-2300 x53226
dishmanl@aaps.k12.mi.us
  Sean Williams
Recreation Specialist
994-2300 x53214
williams@aaps.k12.mi.us
  Katie McCoy
Practice Permits
994-2300 x53230
mccoyk@aaps.k12.mi.us
  Rick Mull
Officials Supervisor
994-2300 x53209
mullr@aaps.k12.mi.us
  Glenn Jones
Supervisor for Equipment/ League Statistician
994-2300 x53218
jonesg@aaps.k12.mi.us

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