Coed softball is a cherished tradition in St. Louis. Once the weather’s warm enough, young adults (and sometimes not-so-young adults) take to the ball fields on evenings after work or on Sunday afternoons. Some softball leagues are fairly competitive and demand the best of their team, but most exist for more social reasons and invoke more friendly play.
Finding a softball league can be a bit daunting, as many leagues recruit teams successfully just by word-of-mouth.
So if you’re looking to join a team, but aren’t sure where to play, here’s a list of some of the more popular coed slow-pitch softball leagues in the greater St. Louis region.
Single game recreational leagues are played at four parks in the South St. Louis area. Parks include Tilles, Lindenwood, Francis, and Willmore.
Many of the leagues are competitive, but there are also a few recreational teams. Single or double-header leagues are offered, and play at Forest Park or at several South City parks including Arsenal, Berra, Carondelet, Lindenwood, Lyon, Tilles and Willmore parks.
St. Louis Sports Monster Softball
Single game leagues offered at two locations, Field #5 at Jefferson Barracks, off of Cy Road, and at the JCCA in Creve Coeur, near the intersection of Lindbergh & Olive Boulevards. Leagues are open to full teams, partial teams or individuals looking to be placed on a recreational team.
City of Webster Groves, Missouri
Single game, recreational league played at Blackburn Park. Located at the corner of Edgar and E. Jackson Roads.
Single or double-header league played at St. Ferdinand Park. Located north of the intersection of Lindbergh Blvd. and Patterson Rd.
Both recreational and intermediate leagues are available.
Single game recreational league played at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex, 17925 North Outer 40 Road.
Another recreational league that plays single games in Brentwood Park, 9100 Russell Avenue.
City of Clayton, Missouri
Single or double-header league, played at Shaw Park, adjacent to Brentwood Blvd., just north of Forest Park Parkway.
Number of Games: Single game leagues play eight games, plus a single-elimination playoff tournament. Double-header league plays for six weeks, plus a single-elimination playoff tournament.
Day and Time of Games: Single game leagues play Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays. Double-header league plays Tuesdays. All games (single or double-header) are held hourly from 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Lighted Fields: Yes
Skill Level: Open Level (Sunday), Competitive (Monday) and Recreational (Wednesday) leagues available.
Registration Period for New Teams: February 1 through two weeks prior to first game
Season Begins: Single game leagues begin April 25, 2010. Double-header league begins June 15, 2010
Fees: Single Games - $450 per team for residents, $500 for non-residents.
Double-headers - $525 per team for residents, $575 for non-residents.
Contact Information: Liz Hickox, 314-290-8503 or firstname.lastname@example.org.