Sarasota Senior Softball Association 

  •                                        HISTORY

  • THE SARASOTA SENIOR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION STARTED IN 1997 WITH 77 PLAYERS.  BY 2003 WE HAD GROWN TO 200 MEMBERS.  NOW WE HAVE MORE THAN 350 MEMBERS PLAYING IN 6 LEAGUES, 4 DAYS EACH WEEK IN THE WINTER.  THERE ARE 2 LEAGUES DURING THE SUMMER MONTHS.

  • LEAGUES ORGANIZED BY BOTH AGE AND SKILL LEVEL-GOLD LEAGUES FOR THE MORE EXPERIENCED PLAYERS AND SILVER FOR THE LESS EXPERIENCED.  DUES ARE CURRENTLY $65 PER YEAR.   PLAY IS GENERALLY FROM 8:30 AM TO NOON ON WEEKDAYS.

                                    

                                             WELCOME


          ​OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS EXTENDS A WELCOME TO ALL             NEW PLAYERS WHETHER YOU HAVE BEEN PLAYING                         ELSEWHERE OR RESUMING PLAY AFTER A LONG HIATUS.


  • WE USE COUNTY FIELDS AT THE 17TH ST. AND FRUITVILE PARKS. (SEE MAPS BELOW.)  BATTING PRACTICE IS HELD ON WEDNESDAYS AT 8:30 AM AT THE 17TH ST. FIELDS. ANYONE MAY PARTICIPATE.
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  • ABOUT 1/3 OF OUR PLAYERS ARE "SNOWBIRDS", PLAYERS WHO ARE IN FLORIDA DURING THE WINTER MONTHS.  OUR WINTER LEAGUES PLAY ON MONDAYS, TUESDAYS, THURSDAYS AND FRIDAYS FROM ABOUT EARLY NOVEMBER THROUGH LATE MARCH WITH TIME OFF FOR THE HOLIDAYS.  

  • OUR SUMMER LEAGUES PLAY ON MONDAYS AND THURSDAYS WITH A MIDSUMMER BREAK IN JULY AND AUGUST.  

  •  TEAM MANAGERS ARE VOLUNTEERS.  SOONER OR LATER  EVERYONE EXPERIENCES THIS CHARACTER-BUILDING TASK.  BEFORE EACH SEASON THE MANAGERS GATHER  TOGETHER WITH BOARD MEMBERS TO DRAFT THEIR  TEAMS IN A RANDOM ORDER.

  • IN LATE MARCH AFTER WINTER PLAY CONCLUDES WE HOLD AN AWARDS BANQUET TO RECOGNIZE WINNING TEAMS AND OTHERS WHO HAVE BEEN INSTRUMENTAL IN THE SUCCESS OF THE ASSOCIATION.  WE OFTEN HAVE A RETIRED PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL PLAYER OR PROMINENT MEMBER OF THE SARASOTA COMMUNITY AS A GUEST SPEAKER.

  • ​HAVE FUN AND BE SAFE!

THE CAPTAIN CURT'S TEAM AWAITS THEIR TURN AT BAT IN A WINTER LEAGUE GAME.

​17TH ST. FIELDS BEHIND 17TH ST. PAW PARK

FRUITVILLE PARK LOCATION