6th District Department of Wisconsin

Legion Softball

For more information, please visit the Wisconsin Legion Softball page at:

 https://wilegion.org/legion-softball/

Introducing Wisconsin American Legion Softball

American Legion Softball is slated to come to Wisconsin in 2023. The Wisconsin American Legion Softball League will be sanctioned by the American Legion, Department of Wisconsin and will mirror that of Wisconsin American Legion Baseball. Offering a program for high school softball players will help teams develop during the summer and keep teams together.  We will have recruitment rules similar to American Legion Baseball which will keep the teams community based and avoid the creation of ‘super teams’ but will still allow for team coop. If you are interested in forming a team and/or would like updates on the status of this new program, please submit your contact information and we will be in contact as plans progress. Registration opens October 15!

 

Legion Softball Details

Frequently Asked Questions

Does our team need to be sponsored by an American Legion Post? No, you can be sponsored by an American Legion Post, VFW, Auxiliary Organization, a Business, etc as long as it’s approved by the Wisconsin American Legion Softball Committee

What additional costs are associated with having a team? Expenses beyond registration and insurance would come on a more local level, i.e. jerseys/uniform expense, and umpire fees, any equipment needed for team use, potential field use fees.  Background checks for each coach must be done annually at $8 per individual.

What uniform requirements will there be? The Wisconsin American Legion Softball Logo will be suggested but not required to be on the jersey top for the first year.  This logo needs to be on the left chest area or left sleeve.  The patch may be sublimated in the jersey or a patch may be sewn in the required area.  Please contact Wisconsin American Legion Headquarters for patches.  Teams must be in matching jersey tops and bottoms.

Who schedules games? Teams will schedule their own games.  Once registration begins, an online directory will be available for team communication.  Teams will be allowed to play in Wisconsin Legion Softball games when all members of their team have completed their WIAA season.

What does the season schedule look like?

Regular Season

Regional Tournament

State Tournament

What will postseason play look like? Playoffs will be overseen by the Wisconsin American Legion Softball Committee.  Regional Tournaments may require more travel for some than others, depending on the number of teams registered, as well as the location of those registered teams.  Regional Tournament Champions will advance to the State Tournament. We will have an 8-team state tournament beginning in 2023.  Regional and State Tournament format will be a double-elimination tournament.

Who is in charge of getting umpires for games? Host teams will be required to secure necessary umpires for regular-season games as well as be responsible for payment of them.  Regional Tournament hosts will secure all umpires for the duration of their Regional Tournament.  Regional Tournament hosts may require an umpire fee of up to a maximum of $75.00 per game.  State Tournament hosts will secure all umpires for the duration of their State Tournament.  State Tournament hosts are responsible for payment of umpires, no fee to be charged to attending teams for umpire fees.

How is transportation coordinated? Teams will coordinate transportation individually, whether it be parent/team transportation or bussing.

What is the cost per player? Teams can decide on individual player costs based on their sponsorship, fundraising, and season expenses.

Can players participate in travel ball and Legion Softball at the same time? Yes, they may participate in both. Players will not be committed to playing only Legion Softball.

 

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