Sunday July 12th - All Coed & Mens softball games are now canceled.

With everything gearing up we did want to cover the Covid precautions and rules put in place...please keep in mind, everything is fluid so these can even change on the fly.

1. First and foremost, please respect the rules put in place. Our league has players from every race, political affiliation, religion, ethnicity, etc. We ALL have different beliefs. This will only take ONE person for every league to be in jeopardy so please, no statements made in regards to these rules. We're simply following what's put in place so we can try and have some fun this summer!
2. If you're involved IN the game, you're not required to wear a mask but as you're arriving please keep one on from your car to the bench area. Benches may not be in place this year, so please try and social distance as best as possible on your bench area.
3. No loitering around in the parking areas before or after games. Wait in or around your cars until the previous game ends. After the game, head over to your bench area and congratulate the other team from there....No handshake lines. When the game is over you must leave the park. We have to limit interaction as much as we can.
4. No spectators for games are encouraged but we understand that it’s not possible in all cases. So we ask that you limit the spectators to as little as possible per team. (2 per team is ideal) They must be in masks and have to be socially distanced. If they are kids please keep an eye on them, keep them socially distanced but also not running all over the park.
5. There more than likely won't be any public restrooms this year. So please come prepared.
6. Some Hand sanitizer will be provided. Please use after plays made in the field at the end of the inning or stoppages in play. Please feel free to bring your own hand sanitizer also.
8. If you’re sick, stay home. If your spectators are kids please keep an eye on them and make sure they are social distancing as well.

Thank you everyone for remaining patient and we hope this fuels a fun competitive season.

Flag Football is now scheduled to begin Sunday July 26th and we will be at the kickball park. Flag Football registration will now close on the 19th. Rosters close on the 23rd.

*When we do return there will most likely be some social distancing guidelines we have to follow. (Limited spectators and public bathrooms will be closed off) As more details become more clear we will communicate them.

**Board 38 IAABO have suspended officiating due to COVID-19 concerns, therefore all basketball leagues are suspended until further notice. As soon as Gyms open back up and we are able to resume the leagues we will pick up where we left off. (Possibly late July)
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Welcome To The Syracuse Sports Associations Softball Page!

Welcome To The Syracuse Sports Associations Softball Page!

Registration is open for Spring 2020 Sunday - Thursday at Bville Community Park


Syracuse Sports Association offers men's, women's & co-ed Softball leagues during the Spring, Summer, and Fall seasons. All games are played at Baldwinsville Community Park. SSA softball are slow-pitch league's with a modified rule book with specific rules for gender ratios and batting orders.  SSA provides various core / size game-balls for each game depending on your division. All games will have 2 umpires. Additional umpires may be added in certain situations.  Teams should bring their own bats, gloves, and cleats, however any bat on the current USA/USSSA banned bat list will not be allowed.
The Spring / Summer Softball season are 14 games. Exact weeks vary depending on rain outs and Holidays. Please also allow for an extra 2-3 weeks for playoffs & rainouts.
The Fall season is 6-7 games and an extra 1-2 weeks for playoffs & rainouts. Registration for fall softball opens June 2020.
All teams in all leagues qualify for the playoffs. 
General Rules:  
Whatever isn't covered by the following rules will default to the USA rule book. All Umpires have final say on the field. Please respect their calls. 
USA softball website & Rules:
**Please note: A player is not permitted to play on more than one team in the same league on the same day with any SSA softball leagues.  Coed leagues must have 4 females.   If starting with 3 an out must be taken in the line up spot where the 4th female should be.  This must be declared to the umpire and opposing team at the start of the game.
1) All SSA games will start with a one & one count. After the second strike it you get one foul.
2) All games will be 7 innings. In case of inclement weather, darkness, light failure or any other unforeseen circumstances, 4.5 innings will constitute a completed game. In playoff games all 7 innings must be finished in order for the game to be complete (unless the 12 run mercy rule is invoked). During regular season no new innings will start after 70 minutes. Umpires are instructed to inform teams when the Time Limit is approaching.  If a game is tied and there is time left then extra innings can be played. All extra innings start with the last batter up on 2nd base. 
3) A run rule of 12 runs after 4.5 innings is applied to all league play.  
4) There is a two up HR rule applied to all league games.
5) For all leagues the arch of the pitch will be 6' to 12' from the ground.  
6) Courtesy runners are allowed once per inning. Male for Male, Female for Female
7) You must follow the USA  approved bat list’s. See that attached forms if you are unsure of the approved and non approved lists or visit the USA websites.
8) Teams can use an EP (extra player) which means a team can bat 11 in the line up and any 10 can play defense at any time.  In order to utilize the  EP you must start the game with the EP. An EP can not be added after start of game. **Still must be four females in the field. 
9) If a player on the roster shows up late they can be added to the line up immediately but only If starting with nine players. Otherwise after game play has begun players can not be added to the line up. 
10) No Faking (pitching)
11) Home plate is LIVE
12) Umpire fee's are now $30 per game and are paid directly to the umpire prior to the start of the game. 
13) For all COED leagues we will be instilling a 180' outfield line. All players must start behind this line until the ball is hit regardless of gender.
14) All leagues will be Mat Ball.  
15) Alcohol is not allowed at the park.  All public and village laws apply. 
16) Lastly, games must start on time.  Teams are allotted a 10 min grace period BUT the game clock does start at your originally scheduled time. No Exceptions. 
All forfeits must be reported 24 hours prior to your game time or forfeiting team will be charged a $60 forfeit fee. No exceptions.  This fee also must be paid before the next game. 


Tip: Scoll down to register online and for complete details on all leagues.





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Syracuse Sports Association
7192 Oswego Rd.
Liverpool, NY 13090

(315) 447-5686