The Vernon Seniors Softball League will be registering new players who have attained the age of 55 or over or will become 55 during this calendar year. There are no Town of Vernon residency requirements. Registration for new players will take place in April (see below) at Community Field, 375 Hartford Turnpike , Vernon, CT. New players may register in person, by mail, or electronically. Late registrations may be allowed if additional players are needed.
The Vernon Seniors Softball League was organized in 1993 with 39 players. Over 26 Connecticut towns are represented by players in the league. During the 2022 playing season, 125 men and women, ages 55 to 85, played on 8 teams. For 2023, we anticipate each team playing two games per week and approximately 28 games during the season, weather permitting, plus playoffs. The league is a non-profit organization managed by a nine-member Board of Directors. The League is operated in conjunction with Vernon Parks and Recreation.
Games are played at the Town of Vernon Community Field behind the Community Center. Some makeup games are at Henry Park in Vernon. Individual and team practices begin in April. The season will start the last week of April, weather permitting. Games are played Monday through Thursday. We try to schedule makeup games for Monday through Thursday. It is possible that makeup games may be played on Fridays. During the 2023 season, the early games began at 3:30 pm, and the late games began at 4:55 pm (4:45 pm for Henry Park games). Players who are still employed may choose to play on one of two teams whose games always play the late games.
The league follows the senior softball rules (seniorsoftball.com) with a few additional safety-related rules found on our website (vernonseniorsoftball.com). The league also sponsors higher competition Travel Teams that play regular senior softball rules. These teams usually play on Saturdays with at least one tournament at Cape Cod.