London, Ontario

fastball@londoncsl.com

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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.
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CONGRATULATIONS to all!  Great to see the team and individual developments at playoffs.

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.

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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 PLAYOFF WEEKENDS
Mite "A": Southwest #1
Mite "B": Delaware
Squirt "A": Southwest #1
Squirt "B": Nelson Park #2
Novice: Southwest
Bantam: Southwest
Junior: Nelson Park
Dorchester Draw: Blue ticket #9489597
Stronach Draw: Orange ticket #0310161


No little bit of rain was going to dampen our fun...let's play ball!

It was an exciting game that came down to the last at bat…!

Umpires did a great job - very consistent


Umps were a little extreme and could relax a bit.

Girls played great.

…great sports! Big thanks to their coaches for sticking around and making it fun even after they won by mercy rule.  It was very appreciated.

Such a close game! So much fun!

Awesome (new) ump!


Thank you to the coach for all his work rescheduling this game for us. Good fun game!

Our new pitcher did really well last night. Her practise is paying off.

Fantastic game! Despite the 20 mins of rain, we played a full game...a great visiting team!

Umpires, were fair and consistent.

One of our players had her first 2 hits with 2 RBIs!
Another had a 3 run game winning home run.

So proud of my girls!

Umpires were great. Pitchers worked very hard, back to back games were tough on them.

…great game, glad we got it in and kids had fun.

Fantastic game tonight.

I’ve had 2 players on my team who have never pitched before
 get on the mound for the first time these last two games. They were both nervous but they both persevered. Some great hits on the other team which included a
home run!


Fun game, both coaches agreed to extra inning to allow kids extra play. Love that!

Great game
 

Let us play!

We're winning at improving!


Intense game!! We were tied after 3, then squeezed in a 4th
Fun game!

Awesome game right to the end!

Girls played great on both teams

This season has been so much fun...I can't believe how much parity there is this year.
It really is making for an enjoyable year.

(Coaches,) thank you for all the help in being able to get the game in last night! It was a hot one!

a great back and forth game that was won in the bottom of the last inning.

Great game. All the girls had fun...players, umpires, coaches and parents got popsicles.
It was pretty hot, popsicles made everyone forget about the heat for a few minutes.

Congrats...big victory.
The umpires did a great job...Great kids, I hope they stick with it.

I wish we could play against (them) more than one time this season. They are fun to play against.

Very proud of the girls prevailing over the heat!

Great game for such a hot night  - young umps did a good job!

Another close one!! Great game!


Close game!!


Every team, in every division, has recorded a win.


Intense game!! We were tied after 3, then squeezed in a 4th
Fun game!

Awesome game right to the end!

Girls played great on both teams

This season has been so much fun...I can't believe how much parity there is this year.
It really is making for an enjoyable year.

(Coaches,) thank you for all the help in being able to get the game in last night! It was a hot one!

a great back and forth game that was won in the bottom of the last inning.

Great game. All the girls had fun...players, umpires, coaches and parents got popsicles.
It was pretty hot, popsicles made everyone forget about the heat for a few minutes.

Congrats...big victory.
The umpires did a great job...Great kids, I hope they stick with it.

I wish we could play against (them) more than one time this season. They are fun to play against.

Very proud of the girls prevailing over the heat!

Great game for such a hot night  - young umps did a good job!

Another close one!! Great game!


Close game!!


Every team, in every division, has recorded a win.


It was fun.

Fun game full of encouragement.

Fantastic game!  Coach and his team were great guests!
Everyone had a great time!

...got her first hit ever and it was a home run.

Great game, good sportsmanship and positive coaching!

The umpires did a great job...(Umpire) called a consistent plate for both teams...

Great game! ...a great host! Thanks Coach...

Great game, great team to play against.
The plate umpire... called a great plate.


Mid-season Tournament
Congratulations on all of the individual and team successes this weekend.
Great team building!
Tournament Champs
Mites:  Southwest #1
Squirt: Delaware #1
Novice:  Southwest
Bantam: Dorchester
Mid/Jr: Nelson Park

A great game by both teams - good consistent Umpires!

Beautiful night, great Umps, nice teams. Good game.
 
Great night for ball - awesome job by young Umpires...much appreciated.

A lot of fun - Umps were great!

Had our first double play and homerun of the season...great game by both teams!

a great game...all of the first year players are really getting things figured out
and the umpiring was done well too.

Warm night... ice cream for all!

Lots of excitement!  A double play, a home run and tons of spirit.

A great game...

great pitching!

Fun game with the most hits we've had all season. Umps did a great job.

Big loss but we had had a great time. 
So much fun and a lot of team spirit by our team.
...got her first hit ever and it was a home run.

A lot of fun - Umps were great!

It was a good back and forth game!

Successes:...one player got her first double with an RBI
and another got her first base hit and an RBI!

Great game and great sportsmanship from both teams.


 
tie game...5 complete innings

...was a fun game...we lost but we still had fun.

Great game! Fantastic sportsmanship by both teams!

...didn’t want to let her team down.
So, she cheered and cried at the same time.


everything went pretty smoothly!

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.

...a good game...even made a double play
and the (other coach) was great, too.

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

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 the 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 2019.



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:  Aug. 19, 2018





THANK YOU...
It takes a COMMUNITY
*

To all of our volunteers for stepping up to the plate for the girls.



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INFORMATION
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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.

...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

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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