Hello Softball Players!
Are you interested in getting involved in a team activity That can offer fun, friendship and fitness?
The Cape Cod Senior Softball league could be just what you are looking for!
Give us a try!
Anyone who will be age 50 or older in 2023 is eligible to apply to play in the Cape Cod Senior Softball League
Questions can be directed to:
A Team Player is one who is a team member and plays on one of the teams in a competitive division in the league for the duration of the regular season. A team player is entitled to participate in all league activities throughout the year.
A Pool Player is a player who is available to fill in for a team that is missing players during regular-season games. Pool players may also participate in other recreational activities.
A player who opts for the Masters may participate in group activities on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. The Masters Division is a recreational only division that is generally populated with "super seniors" and players with physical limitations. A Masters player is entitled to participate in all league activities throughout the year.
A Recreational Player may participate in all optional activities of the league, including but not limited to: Tuesday/Thursday informal sessions at the Harwich fields, Saturday morning sessions, activities at the Dome or Dugout, etc. A Recreational Player would not be eligible for Pool Play.
Frequently Asked Questions
I haven’t played ball in 40 years. How can I do this?
Most of the players who come into our league have had a long time since they last played. It’s not all going to come back right away, but it will come back! The important thing is to warm up properly and stay smart. Let’s face it, our bodies are a bit older than they used to be and stretching and warming up is essential.
I’m new to the league. Well I automatically be placed in a division based on age?
We want each player to be successful and enjoy the playing experience. So, players are placed where we feel they will be able to play well. Where you are placed does not mean that you will be always in that division. After a year in the league, players have the option of requesting to play in a different division. We understand that many have not played in a number of years, and your success is our primary concern. We hope that you will be playing in the League for many years.
Is there a fee to play the league?
The current playing fee is $125 to play on a team.
What does my fee cover?
There are a lot of expenses to operate a league of our size, but here are some of the things that you receive for your fee: 2 preseason games, 25 regular season games and at least 2 playoff games; a portion of the cost for each player at the league banquet; field use and maintenance; uniforms for players and umpires; and equipment. If you just took the number of games you play, the cost is $3.45 per game not counting the other benefits. The friendship is priceless.
What other activities does the league get involved with?
The Cape Cod Senior Softball League is very involved with the Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce. Through that relationship, we have become recognized as a terrific provider of volunteers for other athletic endeavors in the area. Among others, we will provide opportunities for players to volunteer at some national figure skating events that take place in the area. For the past several years, we have also provided volunteers for the NCAA division three regional baseball tournament. Our players have also volunteered at the Women’s Hockey East Championship. We are currently exploring a potential relationship with Special Olympics.
Can I still play on a team if I have a vacation scheduled?
Most players have commitments during our season. We ask players to try to make most games, but things come up and there may be a time when you miss a game. This is why we have extra players on each roster. All we ask is to let your manager know in advance if you’re going to be unable to attend the game.
Are there any signing bonuses?
Are you kidding? Just checking to see if you’ve read this far!
The Cape Cod Senior Softball League (CCSSL), started in 1987, then known as the Cape Old Timers Softball League, is dedicated to senior softball. Our first priority is to provide an atmosphere of recreation and enjoyment of the game of softball for players at all levels of athletic skill at a competitive level. We strive to provide a safe environment for all players. CCSSL is a non-profit corporation staffed by dedicated officers, directors and volunteers who donate their time and efforts to the operation of the League.
Since the organization of the CCSSL in 1987, we have expanded our membership to over 300 active players, each of whom brings a variety of skills and abilities to their respective teams.
Within the total structure of CCCSL, teams are formed according to specific age levels and ability. The League has also formed the Masters Division, which is a new recreational division for players who are interested in this type of format rather than in a competitive division. Other recreational opportunities are available on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday mornings at the fields in Harwich. These activities are open to all regardless of age.
In early September, following the regular season for the League, a softball tournament, “The Cape Cod Senior Classic,” is held. This annual six day event attracts over 55 teams from all over the country and has received many accolades from visiting managers, players and family members who attend and participate in these tournament games and enjoy the ambiance of Cape Cod in the late summer.