Community Softball League
Eligibility, Playing Rule Amendments, and Clarifications

2020 Eligibility Information
with Diamond Set-up and Pitching Distances

DIVISION

AGES*

prior to Jan. 1st
NO overage allowance

DATE OF BIRTH

BASE DISTANCE

PITCHING DISTANCE

BALL 
SIZE
Core .47

MITE (U10)

8-9

2011, 2010

45 feet

30 feet

11"

SQUIRT (U12)

10-11

2009, 2008

55 feet

35 feet

11"

NOVICE (U14)

12-13

2007, 2006

60 feet

38 feet

12"

BANTAM (U16)

14-15

2005, 2004

60 feet

40 feet

12"

MIDGET (U18)

16-17

2003, 2002

60 feet

43 feet

12"

JUNIOR (U21)

18-20

2001, 2000, 1999
(no age extension)

60 feet

43 feet

12"

*NOTE: All ages PRIOR to January 1st, of the current year (2020).

Our focus in CSL is to be a COMMUNITY recreational league with RESPECT for all of its participants.

ELIGIBILITY
The Community Softball League is for house league players only and is meant to be an enjoyable learning experience for all of its participants.  CSL is based on providing a house league recreational experience, for teams and players from London and the immediate surrounding area member associations, as a player's alternative to playing on a competitive (rep/selected) team.  We offer a full season schedule, including a mid-season tournament, and playoffs, to meet the need for play.  It is intended that each team commits to our program, NOT in conjunction with OR in preparation for other leagues of play or competitions (qualifiers or finals).
*Players who played as a member of a “higher level” (above HL) team (previous season), that have TWO or more seasons experience as a player at that level, are accepted at an AGE ABOVE their registration age.
* A 
MAXIMUM of THREE "rep" (league above HL) players (from previous season) will be allowed per team.


1. Any player in the league may participate in a maximum of five* (5) competitive games as a call up player. Any player having participated in six* (6) competitive league games will no longer be eligible to play in the CSL. *A Tournament will count as 1 game.
2. Participation is to be arranged through the CSL coach and must be reported to the Association Convenor.
3. Any CSL team using an ineligible player (as per CSL policies) will forfeit all games that the player was involved in after she became ineligible.
4. The Area Convenor is responsible for keeping, and providing on request, a list of all league players being used on competitive teams including the number and dates of competitive games in which they have played.
5. No new players may be added after June 30th. Finalized rosters must meet the established criteria. Only CSL approved, registered players listed on submitted team rosters will be allowed participation.  A complete and final team list (not to exceed 15 players) of CSL players' names and birth dates must be submitted to CSL by July 1st.