New Player Information
The Vernon Seniors Softball League will be registering new players who have attained the age of 55 or over or will become 55 during this calendar year. There are no Town of Vernon residency requirements. Registration for new players will take place in April (see below) at Community Field, 375 Hartford Turnpike , Vernon, CT. New players must register in person. Late registrations may be allowed if additional players are needed.
The Vernon Seniors Softball League was organized in 1993 with 39 players. Over 26 Connecticut towns are represented by players in the league. During the 2018 playing season 124 men and women, ages 55 to 90, played on 8 teams. Each team plays two games per week and 30 games during the season plus playoffs. The league is a non-profit organization, managed by a nine member Board of Directors. The League is operated in conjunction with Vernon Parks and Recreation.
Games are played at the Town of Vernon Community Field behind the Community Center or at Henry Park in Vernon. Individual and team practices begin in April. The season will start Monday, April 29th weather permitting. During the season batting practice is at 3 o’clock and games begin at 3:30pm and 4:55pm Monday through Thursday (4:45 pm for Henry Park games). Makeup games may be played on Fridays. Players who are still employed may choose to play on one of two teams whose games always start at 4:55pm.
The league follows the senior softball rules (seniorsoftball.com) with a few additional safety related rules found on our web site (vernonseniorsoftball.com). The league also sponsors higher competition Travel Teams that play regular senior softball rules. These teams usually play on Saturdays with at least one tournament at Cape Cod. No additional fee is required to play on these teams.
The 2019 new player fee is $60.00. If we are unable to place you on a team your $60.00 will be refunded. The fee covers your team jersey, hat, league insurance, bats, balls, field rentals, and miscellaneous equipment and supplies.
Please contact Bill Hettinger at firstname.lastname@example.org 860-942-1334, if you have any questions.
The Vernon Seniors Softball website is http://vernonseniorsoftball.com
Download 2019 Registration Forms
Mail completed forms to Bill Hettinger, 274 Ballamahack Road, Windham CT 06280 by March 17, 2019
Important Registration and Practice Dates for New Players
New players are welcome to mail in their registrations or register in person.
Key dates to remember:
- Mail in registrations are due Sunday March 17
- In person registration for new and returning players – Saturday March 16 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm (Vernon Community Center, 375 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon – use side door)
- New players desiring to register after March 17, please contact Bill Hettinger at email@example.com 860-942-1334.