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Softball - Ottawa West *LIVE*

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).

 

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

 

2) Game day wellness checks “COVID-19 Self Screening” must be completed by all players prior to participation.


3) Players must maintain physical distancing of 2-meters before, during and after all activities.  This includes arriving on-site, playing the sport, resting/sitting on the sidelines, and departing the game.


4) No Spectators are allowed under any circumstance (this includes kids and pets).


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 “Co-Captain” label in your online roster.


Teams must email the SSC office to confirm the TSA prior to your first game.  Failure to comply will suspend a team from game play.

  • TSA Role: 
    • Watch a pre-season Safe Return to Play training video.
    • Keep a record of attendance at each game.  This record may be called upon for contact tracing. 
    • Ensure individual wellness checks “COVID-19 Self Screening” are completed by each player prior to each game.
    • Ask players to leave the game if they arrive showing symptoms of cold or flu.
    • Ensure physical distancing measures are enforced by your team.  Physical distancing of two meters is mandatory when players are arriving on-site, playing the sport, resting/sitting on the sidelines, and departing the game.
    • Sport-specific rules may adjust physical distancing measures taken on the playing surface.
    • Players must always stay within their designated bench or standing area while not on the playing surface.
    • Ensure your team follows posted ENTER / EXIT signage at facilities (controlled traffic flow).
    • Remind all players to arrive on time and leave immediately after the game is over.
    • Ensure your team is following the equipment sanitization requirements for your sport.
    • Ensure all players have read and understand mandatory Club COVID-19 Protocols.

Equipment
Requirements

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

  • Set of 4 bases
  • 4 Batting helmets
  • 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.

Batters and Base Runners are required to wear a helmet (mandatory). Helmets are the responsibility of each team to provide. All teams must have a minimum of 4 helmets (one for the batter and 3 for potential base runners).

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 - Returning to league sports this Sprummer will be a unique experience. As part of our "Safe Return to Play" format, we are focusing on the safety of our staff and players and leaning into the FUN and SOCIAL aspects of our leagues!

 

League Guidelines – For further details, click here.

  • Sprummer Leagues will be played “for fun” with no playoffs. Scores and standings will still appear on our website.
  • The “Spirit Score” system for Teams is still in place to share recognition or concerns with us.
  • No prizing or trophies will be awarded. 
  • Leagues will be played in smaller Tiers to ensure limited contact with opponents throughout the season.  Tiers will be determined based on skill rankings (at registration) and past league results.
  • Each Tier will be confined to a limited number of facilities.  You will play at consistent location(s) throughout the season. Please note, we are unable to accommodate or make facility changes based on individual requests this season. 
  • All leagues will have an even number of teams to avoid double-header play. 
  • Game times will be staggered by a minimum of 10 minutes across all sports leagues to ensure safe traffic flow.
  • Players are asked to compete with a “Play On” mentality.  No arguing or disputing calls made during the game. 

Rules

COVID-19 SPRUMMER 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

  • Sprummer Leagues will be played “for fun” with no playoffs. Scores and standings will still appear on our website.
  • The “Spirit Score” system for Teams is still in place to share recognition or concerns with us.
  • No prizing or trophies will be awarded. 

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.

Ottawa West locations (but not limited to):

Monday: Britannia Park, Bellevue Manor Park, Barry Mullen Park, Centrepointe Park, Elizabeth Wyn Wood Park, Medhurst Park, Hope Cloutier Park, and Nortel Diamonds.

Tuesday: Britannia Park, Bellevue Manor Park, Centrepointe Park, Craig Henry Park, Elizabeth Wyn Wood Diamond, Medhurst Park, Hope Cloutier Park and Barry Mullen Park.

Wednesday: Bellevue Manor Park, Britannia Park, Briargreen Park, Carlington Park, Centrepointe Park, Elizabeth Wyn Wood Diamond, Craig Henry Park, Hope Cloutier Park, Medhurst Park, and Nortel Diamonds.

Thursday: Britannia Park, Briargreen Park, Barry Mullen Park, Carlington Park, Elizabeth Wyn Wood Diamond, Hope Cloutier Park, and Medhurst Park.