MK SOFTBALL INDOOR LEAGUE 2021-22 CONFIRMED
We are pleased to announce the much-anticipated return of our indoor league. This will be the first game play to take place indoors since Covid-19 halted our 2019-20 league and we can’t wait to get going. There are a lot of similarities to previous years, including holding it at our wonderful venue the Radcliffe School (MK12 5BT), however as we hope to have lots of new players join us indoors for the first time here is a quick summary of what to expect as well as confirmed dates and details…
When does it start?
Indoor sessions will begin on Tuesday the 12th of October and the first two weeks will be training and friendly games only to allow those who haven’t played before the chance to learn a bit about the weird and wonderful indoor rules! The league will then commence on the 26th of October and run until the end of March.
What is the format?
Sessions run 6.30-8pm every Tuesday (apart from during our Christmas hols; the 28th of December and 4th Jan). For the first two weeks this session will be dedicated to coaching but from the 26th of October, when our league begins, this will then move to an hour of coaching 6.30-7.30pm followed by the league game 7.30-8pm. There is therefore a chance for players to train every single week regardless of whether they are taking part in the league or not.
How are teams formed?
You only need eight players per team for indoor, and as not all members from our outdoor teams take part, we will once again be doing a new draft. This gives players a chance to get to know and play with other people before returning to the traditional league teams in the summer. The teams will be announced along with the schedule on Tuesday the 19th of October. As is tradition this will be done at the pub after our session so please get it in those diaries and join us!
How many teams will there be?
We won’t know for certain until the sign-up deadline has past but based on the feedback received (thanks to everyone for responding and to captains for collating it all) we are planning for a five team league. This will be played as a double round robin, so every team will play each other twice, followed by a final between the top two teams.
What will it cost?
The league fee for the winter season is £45. This covers all eight of your games as well as the training session on your game nights. Any additional training sessions attended will cost £4 per night.
Alternatively, you can opt for our Diamond membership which covers all coaching sessions and games until the end of March for £90.
What are the costs for those not playing in the league?
If you choose not to join the league you can still attend training at £4 per night. There is no additional membership fee for our 2021 summer members, however for those who are new to the club or did not join this year there is a £10 membership fee for the winter season.
For new players wanting to give it a try we offer a two week free trial!
How do I sign up?
Please complete our Indoor League Registration Form.
The deadline for sign-ups is the 15th of October. Apologies for the tight turnaround but we need confirmed numbers to be able to do our draft and announce the schedule as planned.
Payment will then be due by your first league game. We do not want this deadline to be a barrier to anyone participating so if this presents a challenge for you for any reason please do contact email@example.com and our treasurer Jake can discuss payment plan options with you.
As always if you have any questions please do give any of our committee a shout and we look forward to seeing lots of you next week, or even better, at our Awards night on Saturday!