Play Ball is an initiative from MLB and USA Baseball that highlights the many ways baseball can be played, including outside of traditionally organized baseball leagues and tournaments, ranging from playing catch, stickball and Wiffle ball to participating in skills competitions like "Pitch, Hit & Run." PlayBall.org serves as its online home, featuring coaching tips, parent resources and health and safety info. It's also a resource to find out how to gets kids involved in Play Ball activities and get links to youth-related news and events, plus searchable maps for local community leagues. Check it out!
The following softball and baseball organizations are active members of the United Athletic Association and are committed to the interests of the baseball and softball players in NYC:
Have you lost permits? Has the parks department taken away permits claiming that youth leagues need time? Have you received a notice about the allocation of fall permits that jeopardizes your ability to provide softball and baseball leagues to your players starting this fall?
We have verified that the Manhattan permit office staff transferred permits from adult softball leagues to adult kickball under the pretense that the permits were needed for a youth league, East Harlem Little League, which played the last game of its season on Saturday, June 16 and never plays on weeknights. Now we know that they plan to extend their policy of denying softball permits to expand adult rugby, soccer and Ultimate Frisbee leagues under the same false premise. According to new rules and regulations just announced, baseball and softball are no longer fall sports, but frisbee is.
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Getting the involvement of city officials is one of the most important strategies to Save NYC Softball!
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