Dallas Softball League - Adult Sports Leagues

Summer 2019 registration is OPEN!!!

Big D Sports & Entertainment currently offers coed softball on Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons/evenings.  

The emphasis of all leagues is on having a good time out on the diamond with teammates and opponents alike. After the game, you can head to the league post party at the sponsor bar and grab a drink with your teammates.

Big D Sports - Softball Registration

Divisions of Play:

  • Recreational (REC) - Perfect for those teams looking to get out and have fun. Teams usually have a mixture of beginner and lower skilled players.
  • Upper Recreational (UPPER REC) - Perfect for teams who have experience playing together and have an understanding of softball strategy. Teams usually have competitive and high skilled players.

Sunday League [Summer 2019] - Start Date, Times and Fees:

  • Tentative start date: Sunday, July 21st
  • Game times run between 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Fees: $675 (early-bird team registration until Thursday, June 20th);  $725 (regular team registration)
  • $70 free agent registration

Thursday League [Summer 2019] - Start Date, Times and Fees:

  • Tentative start date: Thursday, July 18th
  • Game times run between 6:45 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Fees: $675 (early-bird team registration until Thursday, June 20th);  $725 (regular team registration)
  • $70 free agent registration

League Fee Includes:

  • Eight (8) league games in the regular season (plus playoffs for the top qualifying teams in each division)
  • Reserved field location at Fair Oaks Park
  • Field coordinator at each field
  • One paid umpire at each field
  • Game balls are provided for every game
  • Food and drink specials at the sponsor bar: Barley House
  • Participation gifts for up to 14 players on each team. Additional participation gifts can be purchased for $10 each
  • Championship gifts for up to 14 players on the championship team. Additional championship gifts can be purchased for $25 each
  • Free entry into the Big D Happy Hour event during the season (for participants listed on their teams' online rosters)

Forfeit Deposit

Each captain must pay a $50 forfeit deposit when registering a team. All of the deposit is refundable if the team doesn't forfeit during the season.

  • 1st forfeited game - Forfeiting team loses $25 of deposit. Opponent receives $25 gift card at the sponsor bar for loss of game
  • 2nd forfeited game - Forfeiting team loses another $25 of deposit. Opponent receives $25 gift card at the sponsor bar for loss of game
  • After 2nd forfeit, forfeiting team is removed from league.

Any refundable credit will be applied to the captain's account for future use, or refunded (via check or PayPal) at the end of the season.

Payment Notes

  • All payment is due one week prior to start date - a late fee of $50 will be charged after the regular registration deadline if there is still space in the league
  • No team or individual shall be placed on the schedule until payment is received in full

League Overview:

  • Games are seven innings or 50 minutes (whichever occurs first)
  • Ten players on the field at all times (at least four females and no more than six males). Twelve players on a roster is suggested
  • Batting order/lineup must alternate between males and females
  • Modified USSSA rules
  • ASA approved bats must be used 
  • Home plate extension mat will help determine balls and strikes
  • Males will hit a 12-inch softball; females will hit a 11-inch softball
  • Pitcher "protect" zone
  • Six-run limit (for each team) during the first four innings
  • Official Big D Sports Softball Rules [PDF]

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