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Softball at the NSC

 

Session 1: November 2020 - January 2021

Session 2: February - March 2021

 

NSC Slow Pitch Softball League

Softball has arrived at the new National Sports Center dome! The M Health Fairview Dome at the National Sports Center is the largest Yeadon sports dome in North America. Our 115,000 square foot indoor space boasts  at height of 110 feet and is ideal for softball training and games during the off season. 

Divisions

  • Men's division play Friday nights between 6 pm - 2 am 
    • Session I dates: November 6, 13, 20, December 11,18, Jan 8, 15, 22, 29, February 5
    • Session II dates: Feb 12, 19, 26 ,March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2
  • Women's division plays Wednesday nights between 6 pm - 9 pm
    • Session I dates: Nov 4, 11, 18, Dec 2, 9, 16, Jan 6, 13, 20, 27, Feb 3
    • Session II dates: Feb 10, 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31

League Features

  • League is held at the National Sports Center in the new M Health Fairview Dome
  • Teams play 8 weeks (16 double headers) of 55 minute games
  • League is unsanctioned and will follow ASA rules with some exceptions (see rules section).
  • League will provide Champro Safe-T softballs for games

 

League Fees

$750 team fee due upon registration

  • Teams dropping from the league prior to that registered league's deadline will receive a voucher in the amount of the team fee. The voucher may be used towards another NSC league within a year of the team dropping. The voucher may not be used for tournaments.
  • Teams dropping from the league on or after that league's deadline will not receive a voucher
  • League Cancellation Policy: The following policy will be enacted IF an event hosted by the National Sports Center MUST be canceled by the directives of the State of Minnesota or the Minnesota Department of Health. Please know that our top priority on making decisions moving forward will be the safety and health of our players, coaches, referees, employees and fans. Team will receive a refund for your event entry. Team registration refunds will be processed at 100% of the registration total. Refunds will be credited to your account by no later than December 31, 2020. *Please note that if a team elects to drop prior to the event, the voucher policy will be in effect. This includes teams making their own decision to withdraw prior to the potential cancellation.

Application Deadline

Session 1: October 9, 2020 or when divisions fill

Session I is FULL and not accepting any more applications.

 

 

Session 2: January 8, 2021 or when divisions fill - Apply for Session II Here!

League Rules

NSC Slow Pitch Dome softball league will follow ASA Rules with the following exceptions. Click HERE for league specific rules.

 

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan

All customers are asked to review the following prior to arriving on campus:

Our facilities National Sports Center COVID-19 Preparedness Plan click here. The indoor facilities specific plan is at the top of the page.

Please note the following items:

Athletes:

  • Masks are required in locker rooms and entrance areas by all athletes, coaches, and spectators. Masks can be removed by athletes when on playing surface.
  • Please wait in car until 10 minutes prior to game time – no early admission to competition.
  • Athletes are expected to maintain social distancing (more than 6 ft.) when possible (e.g., in-between innings, on sidelines).

Spectators:

  • Two spectators per athlete allowed for games. We strongly recommend no siblings, grandparents, or friends.
  • Spectators cannot enter building until game time.
  • Must maintain 6 ft of social distance from other spectators (that don’t live in same household). 
  • Must stay in designated spectator area.
  • Must exit immediately following the game.

 

Tips to remember:

  1. If you feel sick, please stay home.
  2. All attendees are asked to wear a mask, unless they are actively participating in a game.
  3. Signage will be posted on campus to remind people of guidelines.
  4. Our facility staff will help keep public spaces clean and sanitized throughout the event.

Weather Policy

The National Sports Center does not close for inclement winter weather.  It is up to teams if they chose to play or forfeit during inclement winter weather.  The league is not responsible for games being forfeited due to weather; therefore, it does not guarantee make-up games at a later date.

NSC Fund For Play

The NSC Fund For Play is the contribution and donation arm of the National Sports Center Foundation. We are dedicated to improving the lives of Minnesota residents by creating programs and initiatives that support a diverse and engaged community. If you would like to make a donation to improve the health, well-being, and outlook of participants through access to sports and healthy, safe environments, please click HERE.

Thank you for considering!

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