We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for the 2017 Executive League Softball season. Here is the link to register:
Please note that all players – those in both the National and American Divisions – must register online. If you have not been asked to join one of the 4 National Division teams, then you will be able to register for the American Division only.
For the upcoming American Division 2017 season, we will be arranging teams using a new “Pods” method in order to satisfy multiple agendas, including enabling friends to play with friends while also ensuring that teams are balanced and that each team has sufficient pitching. Players are encouraged to register in Pods – groups of 2-4 friends who would like to be placed on the same team and play together. The Board will rate the overall strength of each Pod, and will assemble rosters by combining Pods of players to form rosters of 13-14 players; everyone will be assured of playing with a few friends, at the very least. We anticipate that the Pods format will make things much more interesting and hopefully energize the league, since players will have an opportunity to play with people they have only played against in the past.
On the online registration form, you will be asked which players will make up your Pod. There are no restrictions as to Pod composition, other than Pods cannot contain more than one pitcher, and players may only be part of one Pod. Any player who is not part of a Pod may register individually, and will be placed on a roster by the Board.
Feel free to forward this email to anyone you know who might be interested in playing this season, particularly if they have a few friends that they would like to play with, as the Board will ensure that they are placed on a team together. As usual, we are always looking for new pitchers.
Your 2017 Executive League Board,
Stephen, Cliff, Irwin, Sean and Bram