North Seattle Softball was re-established in 2017 as a part of North Seattle Baseball Association, the local PONY baseball league. Girls had played along with the boys for years, but wanted something different. Several parents got together and launched an alternative to baseball- fastpitch softball! In 2020, we were starting our third year since reinstituting the softball program and continuing to grow. There is strong interest for softball in the region and we are excited about the future of the sport.
We look forward to build on what we have started by utilizing the tools that make North Seattle the place to play! Some of our distinguishing features include:
North Seattle Softball League follows PONY guidelines, with the star feature being that there are no boundaries. While other programs restrict players to only be within a designated area, our league can have players from anywhere play together. This allows more competition with a focus on player development and fundamentals, while having fun with friends. Although the emphasis is not on won-loss scores, we do have a championship series for the kid pitch divisions at the end of each season.
Player’s age groups are determined by the child's age as of December 31st of the prior year. See below for table summary of the divisions, or you can navigate to the PONY website for the official documentation. Age exceptions can be made yet restrictions may apply. If you are interested in an age exception for your player, please reach out to the Softball Commissioner to discuss.
2021 Softball Season
Registration is currently open! Starting from age 4, all the way to 14 years old, we are finally in a 10-year age-span and growing. Register your player today and reach out to the Softball Commissioner with any interest in coaching.
We are always open to new players and potential coaches. Refer above for your players division, please make any notes to the Softball Commissioner in the registration process. Additionally, North Seattle's Brown Bear Car Wash fundraiser is now included in the registration fee. Scholarships are available for all levels and divisions, please contact Jon Gonzalez for more information.
If you are interested in coaching your player’s team, please reach out to the Softball Commissioner. You will also have to register in the system, but will not have to pay for your participation. All coaches are trained before the season in technical softball, as well as coaching skills. Once the season is complete, head coaches will be reimbursed the cost of their player’s registration fee.
Any inquiries should be directed to the Softball Commissioner, Trisha Thompson. Please reach out to her directly at firstname.lastname@example.org should you have any specific questions.
Cascades Select Softball
While the league is recreational, the Cascades softball team is a more competitive option. With year-round training, this team is 14u to prepare players to participate in high school softball. Coaches follow holistic development for each player, intentionally including social and mental skills development as a part of the physical softball training.
Established in 2020, we have an affiliation with the league and its facilities. This includes access to indoor batting cages, field reservations, and softball expertise. There are tryouts annually in August, with players notified in September of their status and begin monthly payments upon acceptance.
The annual schedule for the team is summarized below:
Practice + Games
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Practice + Tournaments
Tryouts + Notification