Softball

Burlington Recreation & Parks offers 2 seasons of adult softball: spring and fall. Spring games start in mid-April with organizational meetings and practices starting about 1 month prior. In the fall, games starts in early August with organizational meetings and practices held two weeks earlier. 

Various leagues are offered: Men's (1- & 2-nights a week), Women's, Co-ed, & Church. Different divisions are created in each league pending team sign-up. Most leagues that play 2-nights-a-week during the spring play about 18 games plus tournament play. During the fall, players in 2-nights-a-week league can expect 12-14 games during the season.

Call the Athletics Division to sign up a team for Adult Softball.

Contact


Athletics Division
(336) 222-5030
Email
Adult Softball 2021 (1)

2021  SPRING  Softball


Registration: February 8 -March 8
Coaches Meeting: If needed
Practices Start: March 15
Games Start: Week of April 5

FACE COVERING ARE REQUIRED FOR ALL PEOPLE, INCLUDING THE PARTICIPANTS ON THE FIELD*

TEAM FEE   $350
MEN'S LEAGUE - MONDAY AND TUESDAY
COED LEAGUE -  THURSDAY AND FRIDAY


FEES

SPRING

Resident

Non-Resident
1-Night a Week
Coed/Men/Women
$25

$48
TBD
For questions, call the Athletics Division at (336) 222-5030.

2021 FALL  Softball


Registration:  TBD
Coaches Meeting: TBD
Practices Start: TBD
Games Start: TBD

Fees

FALL 1-Night a Week
Church/Coed/Men
TBD
Resident TBD  
Non-Resident TBD  

REGISTRATION


Check out the NEW & EASY way to Register with CivicRec! 
Burlington Recreation and Parks is now partnering with CivicRec to offer a cloud-based recreation management tool to allow citizens greater visibility of activities, classes, programs, sports leagues, and more that are offered by the department with more convenient online registration and payment options. 

Program registrations and facility rentals through CivicRec are live now! Users are encouraged to set up an account and browse the current programs, activities, and rental offerings. Please note many programs and facility rentals are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions. 

Everyone will be a new user in CivcRec, even if a user had an account on ActiveNet, the previous online registration platform. All new users will need to create an account in CivicRec to register for activities or rent facilities. When registering your child for sports, you will no longer need to present your child's birth certificate upon sign up. If you are a new player, you will be asked to provide your child's birth certificate to your child's coach prior to the start of games.

If previous ActiveNet users need to access their account information or print receipts for tax purposes, the site will be available here through February 28. After that date, ActiveNet will no longer be available and user accounts will be deleted. 

Rule Changes

  
 

Adult Softball Suspensions

 
Burlington Recreation & Parks has recently suspended two participants in the adult softball program for one and two years, respectively, for violations of equipment rules. Only USA Softball-approved bats are allowed in BRPD league play. This is done is in the interest of participants safety.

Why Hot Bats are Prohibited


USA Softball'ss rules prohibit hot bats because it can allow people to hit the ball farther, as well as make the ball pass through the infield at speeds which create a risk of serious injury to pitchers and infielders. Our umpires in this situation are to be commended for being alert and observant in the interest of keeping all our participants safe.

All Bats Are Subject to Inspection!


In order to help our umpires better do their job, we are also implementing a rule change; it will now be illegal to bring a non-approved or altered bat to the field. Any illegal bat brought to the field will subject the owner to ejection and possibly a one or two year suspension. Any bats in or around the dugout will be subject to inspection by the umpires. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter of player safety.