In the last few years, we have begun looking at Masters Division as the final stop for League members before retiring from softball. But that was not the case just 4-5 years ago. Back then, It was not unusual to see anywhere from 20 to 30 players turn out every Tuesday and Thursday morning for an hour of batting practice followed by playing a 5-6 inning game. The players typically came from Divisions 3 & 4, along with a few pool players wanting the practice, and even a couple rehabbing from a recent injury. Still other players just didn’t want to commit to a fixed team schedule during the summer and with Masters they could play anytime they wanted. And yes, there were always those guys who wanted to keep playing the game they loved but were not able to compete at the level of play the other divisions wanted. But none of that mattered once the game began. The distribution of skills was usually balanced between the two teams, and no one really seemed to care what the score was. Everyone was there to just have fun.
Today, our Masters Division again offers to all players:
Our League has always offered both organized, competitive softball as well as RECREATIONAL softball. Our Masters Division enables our League to continue doing just that. So, begin again looking at Masters as a way to both improve playing skills and for recreational fun!
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