Philadelphia Adult League Softball
THE REASON YOU LOVE TO PLAY
We founded Philadelphia Adult League Softball in 2012 because--as avid softball players--we wanted to be a part of a league that not only provided an excellent playing experience and promoted good sportsmanship but also gave back to the community. Today, we offer two co-ed wooden bat softball leagues in West Philadelphia that provide a fun and competitive atmosphere and personalized service for all of our players while supporting a range of non-profits engaged in meaningful, high-impact work. We look forward to seeing you on the field!
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WHAT WE OFFER
At PALS, we focus on the reasons you love to play the game.
PALS only focuses on softball and we understand what players are looking for in a league. We offer USA registered and/or trained umpires, equipment (including wooden and metal bats), and compiled offensive statistics for each team. The season’s League Champions receive championship t-shirts.
At PALS, teams are encouraged to socialize both on and off the field and we promote an atmosphere of good sportsmanship. We offer sponsor bar specials as well as social events and celebrations at the beginning and end of each season, complete with personalized softball cards for all players and end-of-season awards.
PALS supports a range of non-profit organizations committed to local and international causes through monetary donations, in-kind contributions, and volunteer efforts. A portion of league fees are donated to charity each season and we also collect additional monetary and in-kind donations from our very generous players at the field every week and at our end of the season parties.
The league is co-ed and all players must be 18 years of age or older. Each team can have up to 20 players (15 t-shirts will be provided per team). Each team must have at least four women on the team roster. This is a wooden bat league. No men may use any aluminum or metal bats; women are welcome to use USA (formerly ASA) approved bats (you can view the list here). Composite bats with a 2000 or higher ASA stamp are allowed; as a reminder, the USA banned bats in the last column of the list ARE NOT eligible. Metal cleats are not permitted.
Games photos are taken on a regular basis and posted to Facebook throughout the season; a team photo is taken at the end of the season.
We currently offer two leagues: Monday and Tuesday nights. We offer two seasons per year. Games are held from 6pm to 10pm.
All games are held at Mill Creek playground in West Philadelphia (48th and Brown).
The cost for teams is $750 per season (plus $15 a game for ump fees paid at the field). Registration includes at least 10 regular season games and a single-elimination playoff tournament, culminating in an overall League Championship game. Games will be scored by a League Official, and each team’s offensive statistics will be recorded and posted here on the website. The weekly league standings will be updated within 48 hours of the last game’s completion. For a complete list of rules, click here!
SCHEDULE & STANDINGS
Click below to see the weekly schedules and standings!
Over the past several seasons, we have supported a range of non-profits engaged in vital, life-changing work in the local community and beyond. Our players have also gone above and beyond to contribute to these organizations.
Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House
The Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House supports families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope. Their programs include two Ronald McDonald Houses, two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, a Hospitality Kiosk at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, and Ronald McDonald Camp.
Mill Creek Recreation Center
Mill Creek Recreation Center, run through the City of Philadelphia, offers athletic opportunities and after-school programming for children and families in the Mill Creek neighborhood of Philadelphia. Our games take place at their softball field each week. We have supported their after-school Bravo Hood program for several seasons and, in the summer of 2014, began supporting the first annual Mill Creek Tee-Ball Camp, run by the neighborhood organization Men of Mill Creek.
Heifer International Sierra Leone
Heifer International Sierra Leone works with vulnerable and resource poor communities, especially women and youth, to alleviate hunger and poverty. They help impoverished families become self-reliant through the gift of farm animals and training in order to realize their vision of a country of peaceful communities with sustainable livelihoods for all co-existing in a healthy environment.
Philadelphia Youth Organization - Anderson Monarchs
Founded in 1989, the Philadelphia Youth Organization is an all-volunteer non-profit based at the Marian Anderson Recreation Center at 17th and Fitzwater Streets. Since the organization’s creation, PYO programs have been filling a void for disadvantaged youth in the City of Philadelphia. PYO programs include instructional baseball and soccer leagues; high-level travel soccer and baseball teams (including the Anderson Monarchs); and programs for prospective college students.
Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team
Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, made up of soldiers and veterans who have lost a limb in combat, travels the country playing exhibition softball games against able-bodied teams, raises awareness about the serious injuries suffered by men and women in uniform and their subsequent rehabilitation, and runs a summer softball camp for children with missing limbs.
Partners in Health
Partners in Health in a non-profit with the mission to provide a preferential option for the poor in health care. By establishing long-term relationships with sister organizations based in settings of poverty, they strive to achieve two overarching goals: to bring the benefits of modern medical science to those most in need of them and to serve as an antidote to despair. Currently, Partners In Health is leading a coalition to combat the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, working alongside two grassroots organizations—Last Mile Health in Liberia and Wellbody Alliance in Sierra Leone.
2017 Spring/Summer STATS
Monday and Tuesday Team and Individual Stats
Games are held at the field at Mill Creek Recreational Center in West Philadelphia.