Frequently Asked Questions

F.A.Q.

Updated Wednesday February 22, 2017 by MSL.

Madison Softball League (MSL)

- Frequently Asked Questions         

  • -What is the last day for registration?
    • On Time Registration ends February 21st, 2017 at 11PM CST. 
    • Late Registration begins February 22nd, 2017 and remains open until any remaining roster spots are filled.

 

  • When do practices/games begin/end?
    • Player evaluations February 25th, 2017 at Palmer Park Westco Field 1
    • Practice begins the week of February 27th, 2017.
    • Opening Day is March 25th, 2017.  This will include a round robin tournament and other activities.
    • Regular season games begin the week of March 27th, 2017.
    • The regular season typically concludes around mid-May.
    • The end of season tournament, if applicable, will immediately follow the end of the regular season.   

 

  • Which days of the week will players have practice/games?
    • 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.

 

 




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