London, Ontario

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2017 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 an attempt to make 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.
     SOUTH     
territory

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NELSON PARK
territory

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SOUTHWEST
territory

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OAKRIDGE
territory

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     NORTH     
territory

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     BYRON     
territory

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  ILDERTON   
and area

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  DELAWARE
Mt. Brydges,
Komoka area
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DORCHESTER
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rea

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One game, one inning, one play at a time.  Every player, every position is important to the team in every game.  Celebrate the individual and team successes.

  PREPARE for next season.  Register early for 2018, with the ASSOCIATION in your area. 
League Principles
CSL Rules of Play       10 Misunderstood Rules (PWSA)
NO competitive or select groups.
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 above 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

COACHES, you did a terrific job of providing a season of
development and successes in 2017.

Playoffs
WAY TO PLAY!!
 
Congratulations to all of our teams on their great effort
and demonstration of skills and team work developed over the season.
2017 Champs:
Mite "A": Byron #1 (Green)
Mite "B": Dorchester
Squirt: Southwest
Novice: Dorchester
Bantam: Southwest #1
Junior: North

Draws
Dorchester:  #5166084 claimed
Stronach:  #3621363  claimed

...5 call ups tonight to make sure we didn’t have to forfeit or reschedule.
The game itself was a great game from beginning to end.
We played to the bottom of the 6th before we ran out of time.  
The (callups) did a great job and played really well and enjoyed playing under the lights.
Bottom of the last inning.  2 out.  Down by 2 runs.  Runner on 1st and 2nd...Home run... Very fun

What an absolutely crazy game this was...
I don’t ever remember having a game with so many runs
where both teams were so hot at the plate for a few innings and then so cold for a few innings.
It wasn’t looking like it after the 2nd, but it ended up being an amazing game.
Such a good game and an amazing coach we played against!

We split the girls up into 2 equal teams and scrimmaged...
All the girls had fun...

Was a great game.
Some great plays made by both teams.

(The other team) played amazing tonight...

TRIPLE PLAY: 3 to 5 to 2 play.
Heads up ball.

lots of players missing and tired girls, it was a rough one

the base umpire in this game was very good


Mid-season Tournament

Lots of water but lots of fun and good sportsmanship.
A terrific COMMUNITY effort to drain the Lambeth diamonds.
Novice:  Dorchester
Mites:  Byron #1
Squirt:  Southwest
Bantam:  Southwest #1
Junior:  North
Thanks for supporting our players.
 

Had a new pitcher pitch and...
she did very well!

Great job girls.

The score doesn’t reflect how well they played...it was a good one
and they made some pretty great plays in the field
.
 
Very close game, score went back and forth all night.

The game was a really good game...
The girls are having fun and learning!
Lots of new, never played before girls with tons of potential!!
Enjoyable game... lots of equal play
and cheering from both teams.

...coaches are great.
The umps were good.
...and the base running...great.

It was a good, close game!

It was an excellent game


Everyone showed.  It was a fun game....
...Great start.  My girls are having so much fun.
 
It was a fun game.
It seems like forever since we last played a game
but what a perfect night
for the first game of the season. 

 
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.


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


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 2017.



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: Sept. 24th, 2017





THANK YOU...
for making our
2017
Community Softball League Playoffs a success!
It takes a COMMUNITY
*

  • London Quality Dairy
  • Harvey's
*
HUGE APPRECIATION to:

*
Dorchester Girls' Fastball
JASON, ROB B., KELLY
and Volunteers
Thames Center Staff/Crews
MIKE--awesome support
*
Nelson Park Softball
TINA RICCOBON
  booth/grounds crew volunteers
--endless effort
DAN, JADEN, MACKENZIE, RYAN, DANIELLE,
WES, and PAUL
*
City of London Crew
--thanks for supporting us
*
DKMB Minor Ball
and grounds crew
*
SHELLEY
BILL MARSH
--continued commitment to CSL
*
BILL VAN STEIJN,
ROB DUBIE
RON BENNETT
MAT and KAITLY CROSSEN
CHRISTINA WALKOM
who gave time/effort to oversee the games
*
  Umpire Crews
--super job by all of you!
*
To all of our volunteers (coaches, assistants, convenors, executive) for making a success of another CSL season.
IT MEANS A LOT!!

Clinics/Workouts

Important Dates

Tournaments (check player eligibility)

Helpful Information/Links


Find Players a Place in CSL

Season Preparations

Concussion Awareness Info

Weather Awareness

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):


...our first ever triple play tonight, in the top of the 7th, they had a runner on 1st and 2nd and hit a grounder to first. Our first baseman touched first and threw to 2nd and we made the tag on the runner and then gunned it home to get the runner out at home. That was definitely the TSN Turning Point as our girls were so pumped and excited, the parents and fans started cheering like crazy, it was nice to have such a good triple play in a key moment for us.

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.

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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