2016 ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION INFORMATION
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SLOW PITCH SPRING LEAGUE(March - June 2016)Tentatively scheduled to start the week of*March 14, 2016*ENTRY DEADLINE:*Thursday, February 25, 2016*SLOW PITCH SUMMER LEAGUE(June - September 2016)Tentatively scheduled to start the week of*June 20, 2016*ENTRY DEADLINE:*Thursday, June 2, 2016*SLOW PITCH FALL LEAGUE(September - November 2016)Tentatively scheduled to start the week of*September 26, 2016*ENTRY DEADLINE:*Thursday, September 8, 2016*The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (H.A.R.D.) is proud to present our 2014 Adult Softball League Program. The Alden E. Oliver Sports Park of Hayward will be the home for much of our play in 2014. PLEASE READ AND FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS CAREFULLY to insure your team meets the terms and deadlines for participating in the league.
MEN'S TEAMS RE-CLASSIFICATIONS
The Sports Office has moved a number of teams up in classification to help with league parity. Listed below are the classifications that returning teams from the Spring and Summer 2015 seasons will be required to play in for the 2016 season. Individual players from these teams will carry the new classification and it may affect the classification of any team they play for. See League Rules for more details.
MEN'S "C" DIVISIONMEN'S "D" DIVISIONMEN'S "E UPPER" DIVISIONMEN'S "E LOWER" DIVISION
California SoldiersAll DayAGL CollectiveAviators
Chaplin's (Fri)BallersBase GodsBalls Deep
Dirty DogsBurnersBay HittersEvil Empire
H.N.I.C. (Tue & Wed)Chaplin's (Tue)Bomb ThreatFredrick Remer
Team First ClassDuckeeCreek RatsHella Pitches
TyphoonsOne TymersColiseum LexusFresh Off The Bat
Smack That PitchLife West ChiroKingsmen
Wild BrewskisLifted & GiftedLil Rascals
The Dream KillersLigersLos Elefantes
Hot Pit Photo (All Teams)NaturalsMisfits
East Bay OutlawsSinodinosN.W.O.
Slap That PitchNasty Boys
Tall CansRough Ryders
The YiantsTeam AFF
Home Depot Line Up (Tue)The Anchormen
Who Ya Wit?Vatos Locos
East Bay SavsYou Know It
East Bay BombersOaktown Sluggers
Los PeloterosWhere My Pitches At?
Loaded On The BasesBay Area Bad Ones
Runnin' RebelsDuck Rogers
Russell City AthleticsHomer Time
Team FranchiseLos Goonies
Hill Top HittersSportsvision
Emerals PackagingStay Winning
Home Depot Line Up (Thu)
MEN'S "E UPPER" & "E LOWER" DIVISIONS The Sports Office will be moving away from using a numbering system to separate leagues. League makeup will depend on the number of teams signed up in a given division.
CO-ED "OPEN"In order to maintain league parody in 2016 the Sports Office is testing out an “Open” League for our Co-Ed Division. Teams will sign up for their desired night of play and the Sports Office will design leagues accordingly. League makeup will depend on the number of teams signed up and the caliber of play of teams involved. Consideration will be given towards team status (new or returning), players listed on roster, previous season’s record(s), playoff experience and number of league championships won.
WHAT LEAGUES ARE AVAILABLE TO MY TEAM?
PARTICIPANT INDEBTEDNESSAny player, coach, manager or team that incurs any indebtedness to a team, sponsor, Hayward Softball Umpires' Association or the Hayward Area Recreation and park District (i.e. owes money, does not return uniforms, equipment, ect.) and does not correct this indebtedness to the satisfaction of all parties after 30 days of notification will be suspended from further play from ALL Hayward Area Recreation and Park District activities until such time that the indebtedness is corrected to the satisfaction of all parties involved.
WHAT NEEDS TO BE TURNED IN BY THE DEADLINE?To be considered for a league, all teams MUST submit a completed team Waiver/Roster, INCLUDING player signatures, and the entire League Entry Fee, designated above, on or prior to the specified deadlines. Team rosters must specify the league classification and playing night. Team entry fees may be submitted in cash, cashiers check, money order, personal or company check, or by credit card.Please note that all of the above items must be received before your team is considered for a league. Partial Payments for League Fees will NOT be accepted. NO EXCEPTIONS! A partial roster is considered anything less than 10 players. Rosters must have players names (signatures may be finalized prior to first game). Returning teams that miss deadlines will lose their priority for league slots and not receive a slot in the league(s) they desire or a slot at all (depending on demand).
WHERE DO I SIGN UP? H.A.R.D. Sports Office H.A.R.D. District Office San Lorenzo Community Center 1099 'E' Street 1970 Via Buena Vista Hayward, CA 94541 San Lorenzo, CA 94580 (510) 881-6700 Office Phone: (510) 317-2314 Business Hours: Fax: (510) 317-2302 8:30 am - 4:30 pm E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org *Registrations that are mailed can *DO NOT send mail to this address! ONLY be mailed to this address
WHAT HAPPENS IF I MISS THE DEADLINE?
Teams not making the deadline will be placed behind all teams that do. Returning teams not making the deadline will result in forfeiture of "returning team" status and priority for a league slot. They become a standby team and will fill available league positions only if available. Teams that submit partial fees or incomplete rosters will not be considered entered until all the information and fees have been submitted. NO EXCUSES WILL BE ACCEPTED! DO NOT MISS THE DEADLINE & jeopardize your chances of playing in the league.
WHAT LEAGUE CAN I SIGN UP FOR?League field assignments and nights of play are listed above. You may sign up for any night in your prior seasons classification, unless your team has been re-classified, or up a classification depending on season/playoff outcome. First priority will be given to teams that played on that night in the prior season. Please refer to the priority system. New teams are encouraged to enter lower division play unless they have experienced players on their team. Generally speaking, tournament teams must play one or two classifications higher in league than their tournament classification. Be sure to indicate the night of play you want as well as the classification (example: Monday Men's "D" SP) and a second choice. H.A.R.D. reserves the right to move teams up or down in classification when necessary to maintain the overall balance of the leagues. Teams that are required to move up based on prior year performance may not appeal such moves but will retain a priority for the new league. Field assignments are subject to change based on team registrations. Final league make-up and field assignments will be determined after the registration deadline. Teams will not be moved from their first request without notification of options. The league reserves the right to combine leagues in order to fill a classification. Teams that refuse to move when combining leagues will lose their priority for the following season.
WHAT IS THE ENTRY PRIORITY SYSTEM?Please open the link to the Adult Softball League Packetat the top of this page for full details.PRIORITY #1 Returning teams from the last season offered(see packet for more details)PRIORITY #2 New teams as space allows (see packet for more details)PRIORITY #3 Teams that come in after the deadline (see packet for more details)When a team breaks up and returns the following season seeking a priority placement, priority shall be based on:*Teams Business Sponsor always carries priority*Roster with highest residency point (see priority #2 criteria)
HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER OR NOT MY TEAM GOT IN?PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SPORTS OFFICE TO FIND OUT IF YOUR TEAM HAS BEEN ACCEPTED OR NOT. YOU WILL BE NOTIFIED BY MAIL!
WHAT DO WE WIN IF WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS?
Awards will be presented to the top 2 teams in each league andindividual awards for Playoff Champions and Runner Up teams.Award packages may vary based upon the actual size of the league.**Fall Leagues will consist of a modified awards package. League awards for the Fall season will NOT match that of our 2 regular seasons.
For FULL DETAILS on all subjects listed above and more please open the link to the Softball League Packet at the top of this page or from the Downloads page.For More InformationPlease Call (510) 317-2314