2017 ADULT SOFTBALL LEAGUE REGISTRATION INFORMATION
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SLOW PITCH SPRING LEAGUE
(March - June 2017)
Tentatively scheduled to start the week of March 13th
Thursday, February 23, 2017 at 4:30 pm
SLOW PITCH SUMMER LEAGUE
(June - September 2017)
Tentatively scheduled to start the week of June 19th
Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 4:30 pm
SLOW PITCH FALL LEAGUE
(September - November 2017)
Tentatively scheduled to start the week of September 26th
Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 4:30 pm
The Hayward Area Recreation and Park District (H.A.R.D.) is proud to present our
2017 Adult Softball League Program. The Alden E. Oliver Sports Park of Hayward
will be the home for much of our play in 2017. 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
In 2016 the Sports Office moved a number of teams up in classification to help with league parity. These same changes in classification will apply in 2017. Individual players still carry these classifications, and it may affect the classification of any team they play for. See Offical HARD League Rules for more details on player classifications.
MEN'S "E UPPER" & "E LOWER" DIVISIONS
The Sports Office will still be using this format to separate leagues. League makeup will depend on the number of teams signed up in a given division.
CO-ED "D" & "E"
In order to maintain league parody in 2017 the Sports Office is moving away from the “Open” League for our Co-Ed Divisions. We will be reverting back to the "D" and "E" classifications. If you played in a Co-Ed "Open" Upper league in 2016 you will now be considered a "D" League team. If you played in a Co-Ed "Open" Lower league in 2016 you will now be considered a "E" League team. To ensure correct league placement consideration will also 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?
Alden E. Oliver Sports Park of Hayward
SLOW PITCH PROGRAMS -SPRING & SUMMER
|Women's "D"||Men's "C"||Co-Ed "D"||Co-Ed "D"||Co-Ed "D"
|Co-Ed "D"||Men's "D"||Co-Ed "E"||Men's "D"||Co-Ed "E"
|Co-Ed "E"||Men's "E"||Men's "E"||Men's "E"||Men's "C"
|Men's "E"|| || || ||Men's "E"
|SLOW PITCH PROGRAMS - FALL
*If there is enough interest and space allows, other leagues may be added.
|No Leagues||Men's "C"||Co-Ed "D"||Co-Ed "D"||No Leagues
|Offered||Men's "D"||Co-Ed "E"||Men's "D"||Offered
|for Fall Season||Men's "E"||Men's "E"||Men's "E"||for Fall Season
The Adult Sports Office reserves the right to add or delete other leagues and field assignments.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
Entry Fee: Men's/Co-Ed SP - $755.00 per team
Women's SP - $665.00 per team
Men's/Co-Ed/Women's SP - $445.00 per team (**Fall)
(Make Checks Payable to H.A.R.D.)
League fees cover a 10 game season plus
post season playoffs for the top 4 teams
(depending on the number of team entries)
**Men's/Co-Ed/Women's SP Fall League covers a 5 game season including playoffs for the top 4 teams
Entry fess include score keepers, field preparations, league awards, umpires, ASA team registration, lights, field equipment replacement and administrative costs.
Any 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: email@example.com *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 Packet
at 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 IF THERE IS AN ISSUE WITH YOUR TEAMS ENTRY STATUS.
WHAT DO WE WIN IF WE ARE THE CHAMPIONS?
Awards will be presented to the top 2 teams in each league and
individual 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 Information
Please Call (510) 317-2314