London, Ontario

fastball@londoncsl.com

PROUD 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 to making teams.
CSL will 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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    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
and area

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OAKRIDGE
territory
arranged by CSL
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UMPIRES are a part of what makes it work.  BE A PART of the game, support your association, and earn money, this summer.  Inquire about joining a crew.

Just a few spots left with Mite, Squirt, and Junior teams.  Inquire at fastball@londoncsl.com
One game, one inning, one play at a time.  Every player, every position is important to the team.  
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 has the option to play up a division.

FAQs
What is Fastball?
Submit score
Submit game scores
(try it out)
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 (aka Fast Pitch) Softball, 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.  Rules allow for use of the 'windmill’ pitching style, as an option, characterized by a backwards circular motion above the head, completing the circle back down at the hip and forward to release.  Pitchers may also use a style where the pitcher's arm completes only the bottom half or three-quarters of the windmill motion; this pitching style is often used for arms not developd for throwing a full windmill pitch.  (more about "The Game" see FAQs)

FROM the DIAMONDS

Great first game of the season!

...agreed to let the girls keep playing.


Woot woot!!! First game in the books!!!

  We had our first game of the season.
The girls were nervous but had fun.

...another great game
...another game that went the full 7 innings.


It's been an excellent start to the season

It was so nice to finally play our first game of the season.

...a very good back and forth game.

READY, set...GO.
The diamonds are ready,
the players are excited,
and the weather is starting to cooperate.
See you at the diamonds.


...what to do in winter when there's no baseball.
"I'll tell you what I do.
I stare out the window and
wait for Spring."
-Rogers Hornsby


Somewhere, behind the athlete she has become,
and hours of practice,
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.

Looking forward to great fun and sportsmanship, again, in 2018.



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:  May 18th, 2018





THANK YOU...
It takes a COMMUNITY
*

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

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):
From the coaches:
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.


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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