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2023 Community Softball League season recap

What a wonderful season we had. The first half of the season went off without a hitch. Perfect weather and all games were played. Second half was a little different. Between the poor air quality and multiple rainy days, many reschedules were required. We still managed to get 95% of our games played, well done Coaches! U11 was successful in completing ALL games.

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Our 2023 playoffs were exceptional. The first weekend in Dorchester had a small blip of rain but it didn’t stop us from having fun on the diamond. Compliments to the Dorchester Lions Club for providing a fantastic concession booth. Thank you to Thames Centre for welcoming us back each year and providing great attention to facility maintenance during the weekend.


Our second weekend at Stronach Park had warm but dry weather. Saturday night we had a team line-dancing, pregame, in the outfield and doing such a great job of it that our home plate umpire started dancing too. Our final game of the season was the U11-B final. Almost a 3 hour demonstration of skill development and love of the game, with multiple extra innings and a thrilling finish from an energetic group of excited players. A perfect way to end a successful 2023 CSL season. Thank you to Linda, Denise, Chelsey, and Dani for running the concession booth. Despite the heat you all did a stellar job for the players of CSL, we can’t thank you enough. Thanks to Bridget, Avery, and Chloe for volunteering your time to assist, it’s very much appreciated. Appreciation, also, to London Parks and Rec for providing services and diamond maintenance during the weekend.


Thank you to those association convenors and diamond supervisors that were onsite providing coverage over two weekends. You kept the games running smoothly and orderly during both weekends. Thank you to all of our spectators for supporting and encouraging our participants in a positive manner. 


Big thanks go out to our enthusiastic umpires:  Alex, Austin, Craig, Dario, Dave, Dezirae, Don, Evan, Jason, Maddy, Matthew, Murray, Sawyer, Sydney, and Tyler. You all did a tremendous job for us. There were many, many compliments from coaches and spectators mentioning the great work you did during the playoffs. Thank you so much, you are a huge reason that our season was a success.


Finally, a huge shout out to Joan for providing mentorship and direction throughout this season. Joan, thank you so much for all that you do to support the league. The Community Softball League would not be the success it is without you and your dedication to the participants.


Take care, stay well, and we hope to see you all in 2024!

50/50 Winning number

The winning 50/50 ticket was drawn during the U15A final game earlier today. The winning number is 46630321 and is worth $114.50. Lynne M. has come forward with the winning ticket and has received her winnings. Thanks to all for your support, it was a wonderful weekend of softball.

Our Purpose

The Community Softball League (CSL) provides the opportunity for girls (ages 8 to 21) to be involved in the game of fastball. It is intended for players with an interest in a recreational house league in the London Ont. area, as an enjoyable learning and development experience, for all of its participants, at every division and skill level. 

Participation

Involvement in any league or level of play is directed by player registrations received, at the LOCAL Association, for your area. REGISTRATION is key to making teams.

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Teams are determined according to registrations within each local member association (Spring deadline).  Efforts are made to accommodate players throughout the league.

A full season schedule provides the opportunity to learn, develop, and compete as a team player in a challenging fastball environment. 

It is intended that each team and player commits to the CSL program, NOT in conjunction with OR in preparation for other competitions. Teams are determined according to registrations within each local member association (Spring deadline).  Efforts are made to accommodate players throughout the league.

Pitching Style

In Fastball (aka Fast Pitch) Softball, the ball is pitched with an underhand motion, in a straight or flat line, to the catcher.

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Fastball pitchers use a pitching style where the pitcher’s arm comes from behind the body and drives forward, at hip level, for release. Rules allow for use of the 'windmill’ pitching style, as an option, characterized by a backwards circular motion above the head, completing the circle back down at the hip and forward to release. Pitchers may also use a style where the pitcher's arm completes only the bottom half or three-quarters of the windmill motion; this pitching style is often used for arms not developed for throwing a full windmill pitch.

About Rzone

Umpires are always NEEDED and APPRECIATED.

Our associations have opportunities for you to be a part of the game!

Contact / Register with local associations or contact league@londoncsl.com to express interest.