• 2020 Spring

    Season Update

    Thank you to everyone who signed up for the Spring/Summer 2020 season! All team slots are now filled and registration is closed.

     

    As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic--and in an effort to help slow the spread of the virus and protect the health and safety of our players and the broader community--the league start date is temporarily pushed back until Philadelphia enters the green phase of recovery and permitting is allowed. We will provide an update when we are allowed to resume. To see our COVID-19 Return to Play Policies and Procedures, click here.

     

    Questions? Reach out to kelly@phillypals.com.

  • PALS in Belize

    **Please note that, because of COVID-19, this trip is now postponed. We will update when we reschedule.**

     

    We are thrilled to announce that we are returning to Belize in 2020 for our second annual softball service trip from July 25 through August 4. Registration is now closed!

  • ABOUT US

    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 three 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. This year, we also began offering international softball service trips, with an inaugural trip to Belize in July, to expand our reach even further. We look forward to seeing you on the field!

  • WHAT WE OFFER

    At PALS, we focus on the reasons you love to play the game.

    a runner sliding into 2nd base and the short stop throwing the ball after getting an out.

    Competition

    PALS only focuses on softball and we understand what players are looking for in a league. We offer USA registered and/or trained umpires and equipment (including wooden bats for men and composite bats for women). The season’s League Champions receive long sleeve championship t-shirts, a trophy, and a plaque.

     

    WTF at Cav's

    Camaraderie

    At PALS, teams are encouraged to socialize both on and off the field and we promote an atmosphere of good sportsmanship. We offer celebrations at the beginning and end of the season and end-of-season awards.

     

    a team photo with donations for the community

    Community

    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. In July of 2019, we offered our very first softball service trip to Belize.

     

  • LEAGUE INFO

    Teams

    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.

     

    Key Rules

    This is a wooden bat league for men. Men are not permitted to use any aluminum, metal, or composite 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 will be scored by a league official. The weekly league standings will be updated within 48 hours of the last game’s completion.

     

    For a complete list of rules, click here!

     

    Game Times

    We currently offer three leagues: Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday nights. We offer two seasons per year, with the first season starting at the end of March (March 30 in 2020). Games are held from 6pm to 10pm.

     

    Location

    All games are held at Mill Creek playground in West Philadelphia (48th and Brown). There is ample free street parking.

     

    Registration and Pricing

    The cost for teams for 2020 is $795 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. All teams slots for Spring/Summer 2020 are now filled and registration is closed.The season starts Monday, March 30!

  • COMMUNITY IMPACT

    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.

    Belize City Softball Association

    In July of 2019, we hosted our first ever softball service trip to Belize to support local efforts to expand access to softball and baseball for youth and adults. We facilitated youth softball clinics for over 100 young people and donated 1,200 pounds of equipment to enable the start of softball programs at primary schools and the youth detention center in Belize City. We are proud to partner with the Belize City Softball Association in this project and are excited to return in 2020.

     

    Black Lives Matter

    We believe that Black Lives Matter and stand in support of and in solidarity with those who are protesting, fighting back against, and harmed by systemic, structural racism and white supremacy--both in and out of the criminal justice system. In the first half of 2020, we have donated to the Philadelphia Bail Fund, Morris Home (the first residential recovery program to offer comprehensive services specifically for trans and gender non-conforming individuals which has also been a steady home for BIPOC trans and GNC people), the Innocence Project, and Black Lives Matter.

     

    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 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. We also sponsor the trophies and t-shirts for the Tommy C. Howell summer basketball camp each year and the t-shirts for the Norman Pennock mini basketball camp.

     

    Muslims Serve at Hub of Hope

    In January of 2020, we participated in group volunteer outing to provide dinner service to individuals experiencing homelessness through the non-profit Muslims Serve at Hub of Hope in Center City Philadelphia. Muslims Serve offers complimentary meal service five nights in coordination with Philabundance. Hub of Hope is an engagement center made possible through Project Home, the City of Philadelphia, and SEPTA, and the nightly meal service is one of the resources they provide.

     

    ACCT Philly & Animal Rescues

    A portion of league fees support a range of animal rescues and shelters throughout the City of Philadelphia and beyond, with a specific emphasis on ACCT Philly, Philadelphia's only open intake animal shelter. We also host wish list drives throughout the season and at the end of the season parties to support the animals they serve. In February 2019, we hosted a group volunteer outing at ACCT Philly. As a part of our softball service trip to Belize in July 2019, we made monetary donations to the Cayo Animal Welfare Society, Belize Raptor Center, Caye Caulker Animal Shelter, and SAGA Humane Society.

     

    Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House logo

    Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House

    Since our inception, we have supported the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House through player donations, league fee donations, and wish list drives, including supporting a Happy Fund to provide tickets to local attractions and bring in traveling exhibits, such as the Zoo on Wheels, for children and their families. Since 1974, the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House has supported families of seriously ill children by creating a community of comfort and hope.

     

    Heifer International Sierra Leone

    Heifer International Sierra Leone worked with vulnerable and resource poor communities, especially women and youth, to alleviate hunger and poverty. They helped 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. Though Heifer has now exited Sierra Leone, previous league fees supported the construction of a rice mill in Kangama in rural Kailahun District.

     

  • SCHEDULE + STANDINGS

    Click below to see the weekly schedules and standings!

  • OUR SPONSORS

    Thanks so much to our amazing sponsors for their support of the league!

  • OUR TEAM

    Steve

    Co-Founder

    Kelly

    Co-Founder

  • PALS HALL OF FAME

    Olivia Phan

    Kids Who Hit Good

    Inducted 2019

    Paul Kuhn

    Cav's

    Inducted 2019

    Adrian Jackson

    Big Flies

    Inducted 2020

    Andrew Tilghman

    Cav's

    Inducted 2020

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