You’ve been thinking about it since the final out of last season, and after reworking your roster the time is here. Slowpitch softball registrations are open from Juneau to Fairbanks and if your local association isn’t taking teams yet they will be soon. Here are the details and a few resources for the 2018 season:
Classification & team placement
If your team or players from your team played last season the 2018 classifications can be found here. This list is important because if you take more than three players from the level above you your team will have to step up and play that level. Also there are limitations when it comes to where Comp men and restricted players can play, the details are on the first page of the classification list.
Our AkS Superdraft kicks off the season May 5 & 6 and we’ll have two other tourneys this year, a coed tourney over Memorial Day weekend that is a Relay For Life Cancer fundraiser and then our AkS Classic to close out the season in August. If you want to start planning your summer you can view the full Alaska tourney list here.
The only one we’ve seen with major changes is Anchorage Sports. They have changed the structure of their office and there is a new guy, Daniel, handling all the sports programs including softball. They have also made Coed Rec, their lowest Coed league, a 6/4 league so teams can play with 6 guys an 4 women but the women must be split between the infield and outfield. They have also added a new Coed Youth 18U league. See their page below for details.
The Associations (we’ll update as they open registrations)
Anchor Town Sports
Golden Heart Softball (Fairbanks)