All participants MUST sign the above waiver and give to your coach before you are able to practice
Plan is to start practice June 1st and games after June 18th. Check back for details regarding return to play policy. We hope to have it posted by the end of the week.
Please read the return to play and COVID prevention plan we have put in place.
Softball Return to Play Guidelines
If any player, coach, or parent spectator does not feel well DO NOT attend practice or games. Wash hands frequently. We highly encourage coaches to appoint a team parent to help with social distancing rules, ‘crowd’ control, and such.
June 1 practices can start. Rules for practices
Dugout use will not be allowed. Players’ items should be lined up against the fence at least six feet apart.
Parents must remain in their cars or drop off and pick up players afterwards. No sitting in bleachers watching practices.
Players should use their own gloves, helmet and bats as much as possible.
Coaches are responsible for ensuring social distancing is maintained between players as much as possible. This means additional spacing between players while playing catch, changing drills so the players remain spaced out, no congregating the players while waiting to bat.
Players must bring their own water/beverage to consume during and after practice. No shared drinking fountains or coolers.
Players must bring their own snacks to consume during and after practice. No shared communal snacks.
Coaches must sanitize shared equipment before and after each practice.
No sunflower seeds will be allowed during practice.
No sharing of sweat towels or cooling rags.
Girls will use hand sanitizer before practices begin.
June 18 Games can start. Rules for games
Same guidelines as above for softball practices.
No pregame meetings, no fist-bumps, line up exchanges to be done with limited contact.
Use of dugouts is permitted during games only. Only essential items in dugout – bats, glove, helmet. Bags should still lined up outside the dugout.
Bleachers located between the dugout and home plate should also be used to spread out players. Players should have designated spots to place their personal items. Coaches must designate an adult who is responsible for ensuring players are seated on the benches, unless they are actively participating in the game. For example, when a team is at bat, batters at the bottom of the lineup can sit spaced apart on the bleachers, outside of the dugout to allow for increased spaced in the dugout.
Only coaches and players in dugouts. No score keepers, no parents, no one else is allowed.
Players should use their own gloves, helmets and bats as much as possible. Shared equipment (catchers gear) will be sanitized after use. Players will use hand sanitizer before taking the field and when returning to bat. Fielding team will bring clean balls to the field and sanitize again in between innings.
Fan attendance is limited to household members of the players on the team. No use of bleachers for fans. Fans must bring their own chairs or stand. Fans should keep six feet of social distance between different household units. No fan seating or standing is allowed in the area from behind home plate to six feet past the far end of each dugout.
Teams to play next must be provided designated areas for player warm-ups that provide for necessary social distancing.
Post-game handshakes or interaction between teams are prohibited.
When games end, the leaving team must sanitize the dugout area. No postgame talks at the field are permitted. Fans and players must leave the playing area and return to their cars immediately after the game.
The team to play next must remain in their designated warm up area until the prior team has finished sanitizing and is completely out of the dugout.
Fans for upcoming games must remain in their cars during player warmups. They will be permitted to come to the field once the team they are there to watch enters the dugout area.
Players must bring their own water/beverage to consume during and after practices and games. No shared drinking fountains or coolers.
Players must bring their own snacks to consume during and after practices and games. No shared communal snacks. No sunflower seeds during games or practices.
Coaches must sanitize shared equipment before and after each practice and game. Dugouts and bleachers must be sanitized at the end of each game. Bathrooms need to be sprayed down and sanitized at the end of each game.
Concession stands are not allowed to be open.
Registration is CLOSED and we are forming teams. If you need a late registration please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and we will evaluate numbers in that age division to see if there is space available.
Once again we are looking forward to another great season.
Coaches will be confirmed followed by team formation. Players' parents will be notified as soon as teams are formed around March 25th. Equipment handout and coaches' meeting will be Sunday March 29th.
Every effort will be made to honor requests. We are attempting to keep as many teams/players together from previous seasons as possible. If you DO NOT wish to have the same coach as last year please note that in the comment section. If you do wish to definitely have the same coach as last year, please annotate that also. Please know that not every coach returns and some move up in ages. We do our best to keep as many previous players together as possible.
UNIFORMS- we will be taking sizes for uniforms again this year. Please order up if you are unsure. We do have to pre-order uniforms and do our best with sizing based on past years. We will try to get as close to requested size as possible but you may receive one size up.
Practices will start the first week in April. Games will begin in May. Ages 10U and older will complete the season with an end of season tournament the last week of June. Dates are still tentative and will be confirmed in the next few weeks.
Registration will CLOSE March 11th. No late registrations will be accepted.
Below is the size chart from the vendor. Please use this as a guideline. Please make sure you are looking at the right information. We will be ordering YOUTH or WOMEN sizes, NO MEN sizes will be ordered. We will do our best to get you as close to requested size as possible.
|League||Age||Age Determined By|
|8U Coach Pitch||6 - 8||as of January 1st of this year|
|10U||9 - 10||as of January 1st of this year|
|12U||11 - 12||as of January 1st of this year|
|14U-18||13 - 18||as of January 1st of this year|
Spring Softball Registration costs:
|8U (Coach Pitch)||6 to 8||$75|
|10U||9 to 10||$100|
|12U||11 to 12||$110|
|14U-18u*||13 and up||$115|
|SelectTeams (10U-18U)||9 - 18||Check with your Coach!|
*Age Groups may be combined
Many times we get asked about bat size and what type of bat players need. Here is some helpful information in helping you to select the proper size bat and glove for your player. Just remember, it should be comfortable for them and it doesn't have to cost a fortune at this age and level!
In 2011 Papillion Softball announced the formation of a select program call the the Outlaws. This select program is for players who are both willing and possess the necessary skills to compete at a higher level than recreational softball. The Outlaws Select Team girls play in a fall league and in the spring season as well as up to 10 tournaments in the spring/summer season. The players commit to year-round practices and games and play competitive softball to prepare for play at the high school level.
For more information, visit the Outlaws Teams page or contact a member of the Softball Board.
Your questions are very important to us! We are always looking for ways to improve our program and love feedback from our families! The following is the fastest process to follow when you have a question for a Board Member.
Coaches and Parents,
Papillion Softball will be communicating rainouts and last minute changes this year via text messages.
Please open the below hyperlink, enter your cell number and subscribe only to Papillion PRO Softball. You can either cut and paste the below link, or click the picture, and it will redirect you. After you sign up, it will ask for a "validation code." Make SURE to complete the whole process.
Thank you for your help in ensuring important communication is received. We appreciate your help and look forward to another great year of softball!
Director of Softball