London, Ontario

fastball@londoncsl.com

2016 PARTICIPATING ASSOCIATIONS
Involvement in any league or level of play is directed by player registrations received at the  LOCAL Association for your area.
Registration is the key.
CSL will look at alternate arrangements to accommodate individuals/groups of players from areas that report not enough registrations for a team. 
Registered players will have their interests addressed subject to CSL policies.
  OAKRIDGE  
territory
contact
      SOUTH      
territory
contact
NELSON PARK
territory
contact
 SOUTHWEST
territory
contact
       NORTH      
territory
contact
        BYRON      
territory
contact
    DELAWARE    
Delaware,
Mt. Brydges,
Komoka

contact
   ILDERTON    
contact
DORCHESTER
and area
contact
A few openings on some rosters in some associations.  Be part of your team...don't miss the chance.  Schedules are coming together for a great 2017 Season.  Looking forward to individual successes and team developments ahead. 

Register NOW with your LOCAL association for the 2017 CSL season (or inquire at fastball@londoncsl.com)
League Principles
CSL Rules of Play       10 Misunderstood Rules (PWSA)
NO competitive or select groups.
POLICY AMENDMENT:  Players with 2 or more seasons of "rep/higher level team" experience are accepted as an AGE ABOVE their Eligibility age (refer to Rules of Play).
ANY PLAYER with "higher level" season experience will have the option to play up a division.

FAQs


Submit game scores

RULE #1:  Obey the rules.
RULE #2:  Rules are NOT made to be broken.
RULE #3:  Rules don't only apply to those who choose to follow them.

Rules and policies are made to establish an even and fair playing field for all of our participants.  They keep those "circumstances" from becoming an "advantage" for some and a disadvantage for others.
It works because
 

YOU make it happen.
The Community Softball League is intended for players with an interest in a house league recreational experience as an enjoyable learning and development experience for all of its participants, at every division and skill level.

Teams are determined according to registrations within each local member association (spring deadline).  Every effort is made to accommodate players throughout the league, to provide full participation.

A full season schedule, including mid-season tournament, and playoffs provides the opportunity to learn, develop and compete as a team player in a challenging fastball environment.  Some outside opportunities may exist for further fastball experiences and play (at the coaches' discretion) but it is intended that each team and player commits to the CSL program, NOT in conjunction with OR in preparation for other competitions.

Pitching Style
In Fastball, the ball is pitched with an underhand motion in a straight or flat line, to the catcher.  Fastball pitchers use a pitching style where the pitcher’s arm comes from behind the body and drives forward, at hip level, for release.  A 'windmill’ pitching style, characterized by a backwards circular motion over the head, completing the circle back down at the hip and forward to release, is an option.
(more about "The Game" see FAQs)
FROM the DIAMONDS
 
Somewhere, behind the athlete she has become,
and hours of practise,
is a little girl who picked up a ball,
fell in love with the game,
and never looked back.

I believed at the beginning that we would improve

AND...
everybody improved.

We are all looking forward to another year...


The girls had a lot of fun and got along great.

It was lots of fun
...everyone was so happy with how things went.


...umpires were great

Thanks to all of those who come out to be a part of supporting the players.
It takes a Community...


LOTS of FUN

WE WANT TO PLAY!!


For the LOVE of OUR GAME
What matters...
It isn't about the score or the standings
The SMILES are what count.


We're having a ball.


COACHES,
the impact of the experiences
and memories these players take away,
from the opportunities you give them,
will last a life time.

Great fun and sportsmanship, again, in 2016.



Get involved...
with your LOCAL association, for the team
...for THE SPORT!

  "The REAL Spirit of CSL"
displayed by our 2009 Mite Finalists


Last updated on: Feb. 21st, 2016
updates to come





Thanks, Blue Jays!!

THANK YOU...
To all of our volunteers (coaches, assistants, convenors, executive) for making a success of another CSL season.
GREAT JOB!!

Clinics/Workouts

Important Dates

Tournaments

Helpful Information/Links


Find Players a Place in CSL

Season Preparations

Concussion Awareness Info

INFORMATION
CSL is not responsible for proposals or protocol of other groups. 
As always, every effort is made to respect your interests and protect your information.

Sharing the excitement of the season (updates to come):

This was my daughter's first time playing fastball and we just wanted to thank the organizers for their time and effort in providing this opportunity.  I especially appreciate the efforts of everyone this past weekend.  The weather provided some challenges!  But we all persevered & our season ended on a very positive note.

...it was a nice game tonight.

It was a very nice game and all players , coaches, and parents from both teams all seemed to enjoy themselves.
After getting down 9-0 early in the game...they battled hard right to the very end and ended up coming back to win it. 
It was such a good game.

I really enjoy our games, they really are very good games...


Letter from a Volunteer Coach (author unknown):
... I thought I’d write an open letter to all of you parents, even though I might never send it.  I’ll start it this way:  “I am a volunteer.”
 
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