Return to Sports Offered

Softball - Ottawa Central

Back again for another season OSSC is proud to offer regional Softball leagues in and around the city!


Choose to play from 5 nights a week and from 2 skill divisions!


Check out the OSSC Regional Softball Map if you are looking to play in other areas of Ottawa!

Registration Deadline is Wednesday, April 21st @ midnight!

 

Sprummer 2021 Details: 

COVID-19 Protocol & Guidelines

We are committed to providing the highest levels of safety for our community.  

To ensure player and staff safety, we have implemented mandatory 'Safe Return to Play Protocol & Guidelines' for all Club Activities.  In order to play with the Ottawa Sport & Social Club and stay in good standing, the following guidelines MUST be followed.  A zero-tolerance policy is in place for those who challenge these decisions.   

To ensure a successful season, please remember to practice safe physical distancing and a positive attitude!

All players are required to read, understand, and adhere to all COVID-19 Guidelines.

Start / End Dates

Sunday: Starts Sunday, May 9 and ends on Sunday, August 29.

Monday:  
Starts Monday, May 10 and ends on Monday, August 23.

Tuesday:  Starts Tuesday, May 11 and ends on Tuesday, August 24.

Wednesday:  Starts Wednesday, May 12 and ends on Wednesday, August 25.

Thursday: Starts Thursday, May 13 and ends on Thursday, September 2.

League start and end dates are subject to change. OSSC endeavors to provide registered players and individuals with as much notice as possible should changes occur.  

# of Weeks

16 weeks.

For sports where the COVID-19 sport cohort rules limit just 4 teams per league, we will be posting the 16-weeks of games as two x 8-week schedules.  This will allow leagues to be re-aligned for skill (where possible) after the first half of the season.

Estimated Game Times

Monday - Thursday: Rotating start times between 6pm, 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8pm, 8:30pm and 9pm.

Sunday: Rotating times ranging from 1pm, 2:30pm, and 4pm.

Game length is 90 minutes.

Note: Every effort is made to equalize the start time and game locations across the league. 

Sunset Time:  During late August & September, outdoor sports may have game times adjusted based on the earlier sunset.  This means, games during these months could start as early as 5:45pm. 

Bye Dates

Thursday, July 1 (Canada Day).
Sunday, August 1 (Civic Holiday Weekend).

In the event games are rescheduled, weekend and off-night games may be played. Every effort is made to provide significant notice. View our foul weather and game cancellation policy here.

Price & Registration Options

Team registration: $1260.00 + HST.

After checkout, send your teammates roster invites through the website (under "My Team" player list) so they can accept the waiver and access the schedule and standings once it is posted.   

Individual registration: $160.00 + HST.

You will be placed on a roster of individuals two days before your first game. For ease of communication with our office, teams must select a captain, co-captain and Team Safety Ambassador (TSA) on our website to represent your team (click here to learn more about individual teams).

Rosters & Schedule

Schedules and Individual Team Rosters will be posted online two days before your league is set to start.

 

Ready to Play? Decide on your night of the week & skill level from the grid below!

Skill Level Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Recreational :
Intermediate :
Advanced :

- Click the skill description for more info!
- Prices listed are before taxes
- Review the Refund Policy
- After the posted registration deadline, late fees will apply.

Is the class/league/night/skill division you are interested in sold out?
Please send an email with your name, phone number and desired sport to info@ossc.ca and we will add you to the wait list! We will contact you if/when a spot opens up.

How to request to play with a friend or two

Sport Info

What you need to know about Softball!    


# of People on Diamond

9 players (minimum 3 males and 3 females).

Mandatory Roster Requirements

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS - Each sport has specific mandatory roster requirements. 

 

Softball: 

  • 12 players maximum on roster per team.
  • 4 teams maximum per league (tier).
  • 48 participants maximum per league (tier).

 

All players on your team are required to sign the waiver and must show on your team's roster online. 

No substitutes allowed outside your roster (unless from the same league and tier).

For more information regarding Roster Sizes & Specific Team Numbersclick here.

Team Safety Ambassador (TSA)

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS - All teams must assign a Team Safety Ambassador (TSA) for the season. 


The TSA must be a registered player and identified using the “TSA” label in your online roster.

Click here to read more about the role of the Team Safety Ambassador and their important responsibilities. 

Equipment
Requirements

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS - Teams are responsible for bringing to each game:

  • Set of 4 bases
  • 3 Softballs
  • 2 Pylons
  • 1 Catchers mask
  • 1 Scorebook

A catcher’s mask (to be used by ONLY 1 PERSON for the duration of the season), softballs, pylons and base sets are available to rent from OSSC for a $75 refundable deposit. This can be done at the time of your league registration and in your shopping cart.

Teams are required to wash/sanitize equipment before and after the game.  Do not share your equipment with other teams.

 

NEW League Modifications

COVID-19 LEAGUE MODIFICATIONS - As part of our "Safe Return to Play" format, we are focusing on safety and taking precautions to ensure you and your team feel comfortable playing with us.

Please take time to read our COVID-19 League ModificationsThese have been updated for Sprummer 2021.  


Rules

COVID-19 RULE MODIFICATIONS - Please refer to the sport rules page to view league rules.  It is the responsibility of all players to read and understand the sport specific rules as well as the general rules & club policies.

Modified Score & Spirit Point Reporting

  • There will not be trophies or prizing this season, however, leagues will have playoffs, scores and standings.
  • The “Spirit Score” system for Teams is still in place to share recognition or concerns with us.

About Spirit Points: Spirit points are awarded to a team from their opponent after each game to encourage sportsmanship, honesty, integrity and fair play.  For more information and how to properly award spirit points, please see our section ‘All About Spirit Points’.

Location

Note: The majority of diamonds will be located within the region in which you registered. In some cases, there may be the addition of diamonds added into the rotation that are outside of the regional boundary. Best efforts will be done to keep the regional diamond allocation.

Central Ottawa locations (but not limited to):

Monday: Britannia Park, Bellevue Manor Park, Combermere Park, Fairlea Park, Greenboro Park, Laroche Park, Leitrim Park, Lytle Park/Foxfield Park, Ottawa Business Park, Regina Public School, Riverain Park, Sandy Hill Arena Park, Windsor Park, and Walkley Albion Park, Gil-O-Julien Diamonds.

Tuesday: Arch Street Public School, Combermere Park, Fairlea Park, Frank J. Licari (Ridgemont) Park, Gil-O-Julien Diamonds, Greenboro Park, Laroche Park, Ledbury Park, Lexington Park, Leitrim Park, McCarthy Park, Ottawa Business Park, Playfair Park, Regina Public School, Sandy Hill Arena Park, Sheffield Glen Park, Standstead Park, Sylvia Holden (Lansdowne Park), Windsor Park, and Walkley Albion Park.

Wednesday: Brewer Park, Desjardins Park, Elizabeth Manley Park, General Burns Park, Greenboro Park, Laroche Park, Ledbury Park, Leitrim Park, McCarthy Park, Pineview Park, Regina Public School, Riverain Park, Robert Hopkins Public School, Sandy Hill Arena Park, Standstead Park, Sylvia Holden (Lansdowne Park), and Walkley Albion Park. 

Thursday: Aladdin Park, Arch Street Public School, Bellevue Manor Park, Centrepointe Park, Cummings Park, Desjardins Park, Fairlea Park, Frank J. Licari (Ridgemont) Park, Greenboro Park, Gil-O-Julien Park, Hampton Park, Laroche Park, Ledbury Park, Lexington Park, Ottawa Business Park, Regina Public School, Russell Boyd Park, Sheffield Glen Park, Standstead Park, Strathcona Park, Sylvia Holden (Lansdowne Park), Windsor Park, and Walkley Albion Park.