You can sign up to play in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati even if you don’t have a team.
By Prizm News
Registration is under way now for LGBTQ softball leagues in Columbus, Cleveland and Cincinnati. Play begins in April and May.
You don’t have to organize a full team to play; leagues have spots for individual players as well.
In Cincinnati, the River City Softball League begins play on Thursday, April 17. Practice days are planned for Thursday, April 3 and 10. There are two sessions planned, and the season runs through Thursday, Aug. 2.
If you have a full team, it’s $850 to sign up. Your team will be scheduled to play a doubleheader every week. There are competitive, intermediate and recreational divisions, so all skill levels are welcome.
In Cleveland, the North Coast Softball League starts play Sunday, May 20. A kickoff party is planned for Friday, May 11 at a location yet to be determined. Games take place on Sundays at Gordon Park over a 10-week season.
Sixteen teams competed in four divisions in 2017.
If you;’d like to join one of the 2018 teams, email email@example.com with your name, phone number, a short description of your softball experience and skill, and preferred positions if known. Teams are allowed to add players through the fifth week of play (usually mid-June).
In Columbus, the Columbus Lesbian & Gay Softball Association is registering teams on its website. Individual players can register here. If you’re new to the league, you’re asked to take part in a Skills Clinic—seven are scheduled from Saturday, March 31 to Saturday, April 14—so you can be placed onto a team in a division that matches your skill level.
Play in Columbus begins Sunday, May 6.