The Sarasota Senior Softball Association Started in 1997 with 77 players. By 2003, we had grown to 200 members. Now, we have more than 350 members playing in 6 leagues, four days each week in the winter. There are two leagues during the summer months.
Leagues are organized by both age and skill level – Gold Level Leagues for the more experienced players and Silver for the less experienced. Play is generally from 8:30 AM to noon on weekdays.
Our Board of Directors extends a welcome to all new players, whether you have been playing elsewhere or are resuming play after a long hiatus.
We use county fields at the 17th St. and Fruitville parks. (See Links to Maps Below) Batting practice is held on Wednesdays at 8:30 AM at the 17th St. fields.
Anyone may participate.
About 1/3 of our players are “Snowbirds”, players who are in Florida during the winter months. Our Winter Leagues play on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from about early November through late March with time off for the Holidays.
Our Summer Leagues play on Mondays and Thursdays, with a Midsummer break in July and August.
Team managers are volunteers. Sooner or later everyone experiences this character-building task. Before each season, the managers gather together with Board Members to draft their teams in a random order.
In late March after winter play concludes we hold an Awards Banquet to recognize winning teams and others who have been instrumental in the success of the Association. We often have a retired professional baseball player or prominent member of the Sarasota community as a guest speaker.