We are the Slow Pitch softball league for Smyrna, TN. We offer slow pitch softball divisions for girls from ages 4 to 18! We do a spring season and a fall season each year. Our lower divisions (6u/8u/10u) begin their spring season in early March and our upper divisions (13u/18u) begin their spring season in late April. Our fall season starts in August for all ages.
We have a variety of ways to keep up with the league.
We have our website, and with that the Sports Engine app (available on iphone and android) where you can search for and follow your team.
We also have social media pages as well.
Facebook at www.facebook.com/smyrnagirlssoftball
And Twitter and Instagram @smyrnaslowpitch
Smyrna Park Rules - No Bikes, Scooters, Skateboards, Skates, etc. inside the park. No Animals (except for service animals with id). And No Smoking or Vaping inside the park (parking lot only).
In the event of bad weather we may need to cancel practices or games. During the week the Parks Department makes their determinations around 3:30pm and they let us know if they close the parks. So unless it is obvious that there is going to be bad weather, we won't post any decisions until 3:30pm. If they do not close the parks, or it is the weekend, then it is up to the league to decide. If we are making the decision we usually like to wait until we can get a board member at the park to look at the fields. As soon as we make a decision we will update the field status on our home page and update our calendar and Facebook page. We will make every effort to get the word out as soon as we know.
Volunteer Park (303 8th Avenue, Smyrna, TN 37167)
Sharp Springs Park (1000 Espey Dr, Smyrna, TN 37167)
All games are played at Volunteer Park [#14 on map] (303 8th Ave, Smyrna, TN 37167). All practices are either at Volunteer Park or at Sharp Springs Park [#11 on map] (1000 Espey Dr, Smyrna, TN 37167). A map of Sharp Springs is also below.
SGSL would love to have your girl come play with us! We do a spring season and a fall season every year.
The spring season is staggered with the Lower Divisions running early March through the end of May and the Upper Divisions running late April through the end of June. The fall season runs from mid-August through the end of October for all divisions.
We play all of our games at Volunteer Park. And all practices are either at Volunteer or at Sharp Springs Park. We share Volunteer Park with the fastpitch league, so our league has the park on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays before 2pm. We also have practice fields 1 through 6 at Sharp Springs all week.
Before the season begins teams will typically practice on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays (some teams may practice on Tuesday or Friday instead of Mon/Thu depending on on field availability). Once the season starts we will typically have games on Mondays and Thursdays and practices on Saturdays. We do have a Spring Jamboree with Saturday games to start the season and occasionally do make up games on Saturdays.
Games are an hour. Game times are 6:00pm, 7:15pm, and 8:30pm* (*We only do 8:30 games for the upper divisions and only when necessary).
A lot of our new parents ask the question - What does she need to play? So here's the run down on softball gear:
All players in 8u and up that play infield will be required to wear a face mask. We also encourage this for the 6u as well.
We require each girl to have her own glove and helmet. She will also need a pair of cleats or a good pair of tennis shoes. (If you are in need of these items let one of our board members know, we usually have extras that girls have grown out of and donated to us).
We also recommend girls having their own bat, but if they don't there is usually plenty of girls willing to share. If you are unsure of what size your child needs, then we encourage you to let them try out a few different bats at practice and see what length and weight work best for her.
We also encourage the girls playing infield to wear a face mask (it is now required for girls playing pitcher in 8u and up). We don't see a lot of injuries in the 6u division, but the older the girls get, the harder they hit, so for their safety we encourage the use of face masks starting in 8u. (You are more than welcome to use them in 6u, but it can be difficult to find a properly fitting mask for the smaller girls, and a lot of times the little ones have trouble seeing out of the masks.)
Also, the softballs we play with are 11 inch balls.
And finally, your child will need a bag to keep all of her stuff in. This will make it a lot easier on the parents and the dugout helpers.
P.S. PLEASE PUT YOUR CHILD'S NAME ON EVERYTHING! Gear gets left all the time at the park, and with 2 leagues using the park, and lots of girls having the exact same thing, getting gear back to its rightful owner can sometimes be tricky. So, please break out your Sharpies and write your child's name on everything before their first practice.