2020 Spring Softball Individual & Small Group Registration

$65.00

Welcome to Durham Softball! Please complete registration by following the directions below. Thanks for playing!

Individuals: Add one registration to your cart and checkout.
Small Groups (2-12 Players): Add multiple Individual Registrations to your cart and checkout on one order.
Teams (13-20 Players): Please purchase the Team Registration item.

Position and Skill Level are optional to help balance the Free Agent teams, so please be honest about your selection if you decide to answer those questions. If you have a preference for which non-profit organization you’d like to play for, please rank your 1st-2nd-3rd-4th-most preferred options and we’ll try to accommodate everyone’s preferences. The non-profit chosen as one of the four preferred teams by the most players will receive a $50 bonus donation!

If you have any questions, please email play@durhamsoftball.com prior to registering. Thanks for playing!

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Individual Player and Small Group Registration for Durham Softball’s 2020 Spring Season

Welcome to the Durham Softball League! This is the page to register and pay your entry fee for Individual and Small Group (2-12 players) participation in Durham Softball’s 2020 Spring Co-Ed Recreational Softball League.

Registration Details

  • $65 per Player entry fee for Single Season as a Free Agent or Small Group.
  • Full teams (13-20 players) can purchase a Team Registration for the price of 12.5 players, or $800 (as low as $40.00/player with a 20-player roster).
  • Choose a non-profit sponsor to play for and sign up as an individual or as a group to raise money for their cause.
  • Between 20% and 25% of all entry fees will be donated to local non-profit organizations.

Benefits Included With Registration

League Details

  • Games played on Sundays at Shepard Middle School in Durham, NC.
  • Games start between 10:00am and 5:30pm.
    • Schedules are balanced so that all Teams have a similar average game starting time.
  • Each Team Scheduled for 9 Regular Season Games + 1, 2, or 3 Playoff Games (As Low As $5.42/game).
  • Two End-of-Season Tournaments Each Season – Championship (Top 50%) and Consolation (Bottom 50%).
  • Spring Season: Begins March 29; Ends Near July*
  • Summer Season: Begins One Week after Spring Season Playoffs; Ends Before November*

Sponsor Organizations

We have recruited a great group on local Durham non-profit organizations to be a part of our 5th Charity Softball Season and we’re really excited to support and unite these incredible causes. For more information on the team sponsors that you’ll be playing for, and against, during the season, please check out these organizations below.

During the season, each team will be competing to win donations for their Sponsor Organization. The amount each Sponsor earns during the season is determined based on team’s results during the season. Basically, if your team wins a game, places in the Top 4 during the regular season, or does well in the playoffs, then your charity will receive a larger donation from Durham Softball at the end of the season. For details, check out the details of our Sponsor Donation Pool.

You do not need to have any type of previous affiliation with any of these organizations in order to play for their team. You can choose the play for any team you’d like, for any reason. We hope you’ll learn a little about each sponsor’s mission and find a cause that you fully support so you are excited about helping them out every week on the ball field.

If you have any questions, please ask!

Individual Registration

If you would be considered a “Free Agent” and do not have a requirement to play with a particular group of people, you should register as an individual.

  1. Choose Male or Female.
  2. Choose Jersey Size.
  3. Select Division Preference.
  4. Answer Free Agent Questions regarding Preferred Position, Skill Level, and Sponsor Choices.
  5. Add the Product to your Cart and Checkout.

Each team in the league will have between 13 and 16 players. To keep team rosters balanced, you may be asked to switch teams if you are not one of the first 16 players to sign up for a particular team. You may also be forced to move teams if your charity receives the fewest registrations and needs to be consolidated with another charity.

Final Team Assignments will be made on March 17, or ASAP within 48 hours of the final Spring registration deadline on March 15, 2020.

Small Group Registration

If you have a group together already and you would like to play with a specific group of people, you may register as an group to ensure everyone stays together. If you are going to need Free Agents added to your group to field a full team of 13+ players, follow these steps:

  1. Take all the same steps for an Individual Registration and repeat for each person in your group.
  2. Add a unique Registration for each person to your Cart, so that each one represents a different person in your group.
    • Skill Level and Position Preferences will not be considered in a Small Group registration, so you can select any option for each player.
  3. Add each person’s name and email address in the Order Notes.
  4. Checkout and purchase registrations at one time with your entire group added to one Cart.

If you want to sign up as a Small Group, one person in your group should add multiple Roster Spots to their Cart and pay for everyone at once. For example, if you have a group of 8 people who want to play together, one person should purchase 8 Roster Spots on the same order. Please add registrations “as if you were that player,” including the jersey size requested for all players on your team (eg. Add 1 Small + 2 Mediums + 3 Larges for 6 Players registering for the same team).

Please note your teammates’ names and email addresses on your order under the “Order Notes” section at Checkout prior to proceeding to PayPal. Team Assignments will always prioritize keeping groups together over playing for a specific team, so you will always get to play with your friends regardless of what charity you are assigned.

If you have an entire Team (13-20 Players) ready to play and do not want Free Agents added to your team, you should purchase the Team Registration item to receive a discount on the registration fees for 16 Players.

Team Balancing

There are a maximum of 16 Roster Spots on each Free Agent team. If one team does not reach a minimum of 13 Player Registrations, a few Players may be asked to change teams and play for another cause to balance the rosters. This ensures all sponsors are able to field a full team each week to reduce the chance a team might forfeit, so balancing the rosters should make the league more fun for everyone involved. Our goal is to make sure every team has at least 13 Players so we can ignore this entire section.

If you have successfully registered for one of the 16 Roster Spots for your preferred sponsor, Team Balancing will never mean you are FORCED to play for another team. Every possible accommodation that can be made, will be made. We believe that all of our sponsors are worthy of your time and donations, so we hope that you wouldn’t mind playing for any of our great organizations if it made the league more fun for everyone involved. All teams will also be required to have at least 5 Female players, so Male registrations may be limited for a particular team if they do not already have at least 5 Females on their team. If we are unable to place you on your preferred team/charity and an alternate charity is not sufficient, a full refund will be granted.

In the event one or more teams fail to receive at least 12 player registrations, the league may contract their team and distribute their team members to other organizations for the season. Click here for a full description of this possibility. Players will be asked to change teams in reverse order of their registration, so sign up early to ensure your spot on the team of your choice!

Divisions

To accommodate potential demand for more than 16 teams this season, we’re opening up the option for a 2nd division. If we have 18 or more teams register to play this season, we will have to split the league into an Upper and Lower Division based on reported player skill levels to make games more fun and evenly matched.

A few notes about the differences to help you choose which Division to sign up for:

  • Upper Division will be the most competitive. If you want to play against the best teams and players in our league, sign up for the Upper Division.
    • If your returning team had a winning record in the Spring or Summer 2019 season of Durham Softball, you will be placed in this division automatically.
  • Lower Division will be much more recreational. If you are inexperienced and want a more relaxed game, sign up for the Lower Division.
    • Some games in the Lower Division may be played at Hillside Park in Durham, which is about 2 miles away from our current field at Shepard Middle School.

When registering, please select the option that you think would allow you to have the most fun while playing the game. This will only come in to play if we have 18 or more teams register this season.

$5 Fee Increase From 2019

We have increased the price of the individual registration by $5/player and the team registrations by $50/team this season for two reasons:

  • Play NC and the Durham Softball League will be sponsoring a Miracle League of the Triangle team. Our league will become the first sponsor of the new Miracle League of Durham field that is being developed adjacent to the current Durham Bulls stadium, with the first season hopefully launching this Fall. We will be sponsoring a team based in Raleigh this Spring until we’re able to move the sponsorship to Durham. The fee to support this great organization was $1500 per year, or about $3 per player, per season.
  • We will be providing scholarships for kids to play baseball and softball. Too many kids aren’t able to play sports because their parents can’t afford the registration fees and equipment. We will be paying the registration fees and equipment costs for 4 or 5 worthy kids from low-income families so they can play baseball and softball this season.

We hope to directly support the other baseball-related organizations in our league and help grow the game. Your extra $5 contribution will sponsor an entire team of Miracle Leaguers and several Little Leaguers who might not have been able to play ball this year, so we appreciate your support!

Refund Policy

We promise a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Because your refund will be reducing our Donation Pool, we hope you’ll give us a chance to fix any problems before it gets to that point. However, you can still request a refund for any reason. You will have to actually give a reason (so we can try to fix it for the next player), but any reason will be accepted. After the start of the season, prorated refunds will be honored if you are not satisfied with our league for any reason.

Additional Durham Softball League Details

Additional information

Male or Female?

Male, Female

Jersey Size

Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, 2XL, 3XL

Preferred Position

Infield, Outfield, Pitcher, Catcher, Anywhere

Skill Level

0 (Never Played), 1 (Terrible), 2 (Poor), 3 (Bad), 4 (Below Average), 5 (Average), 6 (Above Average), 7 (Good), 8 (Excellent), 9 (Great), 10 (Professional), Not Answering

Division

Upper, Lower

Sponsor #1

APS of Durham, CPCANC, Crayons2Calculators, Don't Waste Durham, Families Moving Forward, Girls on the Run of the Triangle, Hope Animal Rescue, Housing for New Hope, Joshs Hope, Kidznotes, Meals on Wheels of Durham, Miracle League of the Triangle, NCCADV, NCFFF, PORCH-Durham, Shepard Middle School, South Durham Little League, TreesDurham, Vets to Vets United, Any Team

Sponsor #2

APS of Durham, CPCANC, Crayons2Calculators, Don't Waste Durham, Families Moving Forward, Girls on the Run of the Triangle, Hope Animal Rescue, Housing for New Hope, Joshs Hope, Kidznotes, Meals on Wheels of Durham, Miracle League of the Triangle, NCCADV, NCFFF, PORCH-Durham, Shepard Middle School, South Durham Little League, TreesDurham, Vets to Vets United, Any Team

Sponsor #3

APS of Durham, CPCANC, Crayons2Calculators, Don't Waste Durham, Families Moving Forward, Girls on the Run of the Triangle, Hope Animal Rescue, Housing for New Hope, Joshs Hope, Kidznotes, Meals on Wheels of Durham, Miracle League of the Triangle, NCCADV, NCFFF, PORCH-Durham, Shepard Middle School, South Durham Little League, TreesDurham, Vets to Vets United, Any Team

Sponsor #4

APS of Durham, CPCANC, Crayons2Calculators, Don't Waste Durham, Families Moving Forward, Girls on the Run of the Triangle, Hope Animal Rescue, Housing for New Hope, Joshs Hope, Kidznotes, Meals on Wheels of Durham, Miracle League of the Triangle, NCCADV, NCFFF, PORCH-Durham, Shepard Middle School, South Durham Little League, TreesDurham, Vets to Vets United, Any Team

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