Last Updated: January 21, 2016
MCLAUGHLIN'S NEW INFIELD FOR 2016!!
With a little less than 3 months before the start of the 2016 Adult, Tri Town Softball season, here is some info for the upcoming season coaches and players should know about during these dog days of Winter.
The Tri Town Softball Leagues are planning on 3 or 4 leagues this Spring/Summer. Beginning with the Sunday League which will begin play with a Pre-Season Tournament by divisions on April 17th followed by Opening day on April 24th. Leagues during the week will begin their seasons the first full week of May. We're planning on running a Friday night Men's League along with a Women's League on both Tuesday and Thursday and may test the waters on a Coed League on Monday and/or Wednesday night, all to be played in Wilbraham at the Spec Pond Complex under the lights. The Sunday League games will be played once again in East Longmeadow, Longmeadow and Wilbraham. We will be capping the Sunday League at 30 teams, all 3 weeknight leagues at 8 each.
I want to mention that this year for all spring/summer leagues the actual cost (entry fee) has been dropped from the previous $295 to $225 in 2016. That's not being done because all of sudden prices for fields, balls, NSA dues, insurance etc went down, because they didn't. Actually some of those prices went up, so this year to offset the extra costs for the league and not jack up entry fees, all teams will be involved in the process of selling league raffle tickets. Each team will be given just 15 tickets @ $5.00 each which will help offset sponsor's donations or players costs plus help the league with the higher costs to operate. Any teams wishing to sell more raffle tickets to help with umpire or uniform costs may do so with an additional limit of 50 tickets per team, worth a $250 value.
Our meeting schedule dates have been set but no time breakdowns for the different leagues, but all league meetings will be separate and they will be held in East Longmeadow this year NOT Wilbraham. Our 1st Orientation meeting will be Sunday night, February 21st, times to be announced. The 2nd meeting will be held on Sunday, March 20th when entry fee money will be due and raffle tickets will be handed out to all teams. The 3rd and final meeting will be Sunday, April 10th when schedules will be released and the brackets given for the Pre-Season Tournament the following Sunday. The drawing for the raffle will be held on Sunday night, May 29th at Anchor House Restaurant in Wilbraham at 6PM.
As more information becomes available, I will be updating this site. The bylaws for the Sunday League and total fee breakdowns are up. Go to Menu and click on Tri Town Info.