Frequently Asked Questions


Updated Tuesday December 11, 2018 by MSL.

Madison Softball League (MSL)

- Frequently Asked Questions - Spring 2018

  • Who can play?
    • Girls ages 5 to 14.
    • On a case-by-case basis, older 4 year olds may be allowed to play.  Please e-mail ""
    • Age groups : 6U(under), 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U 
    • The player's age group is determined by the player's age on Jan 1st
  • What is the last day for Spring registration?
    • On Time Registration ends Feb 19th 
    • Late Registration begins Feb 20th and will remain open until the teams rosters are filled or March 4th.
    • Costs
      • 6U $100
      • 8U - 14U $150
      • $75 Pitching and Catching Clinics.
      • Fees are reduced during early registration.
  • How are team chosen?
    • 6U - players are selected radomly by age group. 6 years olds are selected first and then 5 year olds next so that there is an even distribution of players per team per age group. There are 5 - 7 girls per team.
    • 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U - each age group has a player evaluation where basic skills like throwing, running, & hitting are demonstrated while coaches are observing. The coaches for each division take turns selecting/drafting the players they want on their team. Teams can only have two "coaches daughters" on a team with out a draft penalty.  There are 10 - 12 girls per team.
  • When do Spring practices/games begin/end?
    • Player evaluations - Saturday, Feb 16th
    • Practices will begin week of Feb 18th
    • Opening Day March 30th
    • Games will begin week of April 1st
    • Games will end week of May 13th
  • Which days of the week will players have practice/games?
    • Typically, there will be two practices a week before games start. 
    • Typically, there will be two games a week when games start.
    • Coaches may schedule an optional practice but, league events are restricted to three events per week. 
    • Typically, practices and games will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
    • Mondays and Fridays are sometimes used for practices and games.
    • Practices and games are typically not scheduled for Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
  • Which type of softball is played in the MSL?
    • MSL plays USSSA Fastpitch Softball
    • 6U plays a combination of coach-pitch and hitting from a tee
    • 8U is coach-pitch
    • 10U and older is player pitch
  • What equipment is needed?
    • All players recieve a full uniform froom the MSL
      • 6U receives a t-shirt, shorts and socks in the cost of registration.
      • 8U and older - Team uniforms which include jersey, pants, and socks, are included in the cost of the registration fee.  Uniforms are yours to keep after the season ends.
    • All players need a batting helmet, face mask, and chin strap.
    • A glove is required and can be purchased at any major sporting goods or department store for approximately $20 for beginners 5-7 years to over $100 for higher quality professional gloves at the senior level.
    • Rubber cleats ($10-$25) are strongly recommended. Metal spikes are not allowed.
    • Many players prefer to bring/use their own bat, but coaches are likely to have a bat available for the team.
    • Defensive masks for infielders/outfielders are optional.

If you have any further questions, please contact the league president via e-mail ""



This article has 1 Comment.
Nicole Gibson commented on March 27, 4:51pm
"You need to change the information on what's included in the 6U girls equipment, seeing that shorts are no longer provided. "
firstname lastname commented Just Now

You must be a member of the League and logged in to post comments. Login here.