Information for a fun season.
At the Outfielders, the aim of the game is fun. All players are welcome, no matter your experience level. Our rules are slight modifications on the Softball Australia slowpitch rules. Team captains will explain rules to new players throughout the season.
We follow NSW Health advice to keep our members safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Our COVID-safety plan includes:
requiring all members to check-in at games
sanitising bats and balls between players/innings
avoiding the sharing of gloves and helmets
strongly encouraging vaccination.
Equipment and uniforms
For each game, we provide a kit bag which includes bats, balls, bases, helmets and gloves.
We encourage players to bring their own helmet and gloves to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. Second hand equipment is often available for sale online.
Many teams purchase uniforms throughout the season. Speak with your captain about the team's ordering process.
Our season functions in 2 parts:
a round robin, where you'll play each team once
a bracketed a 'wigs' and 'heels' division, where teams play off for spots in finals against similarly ranked teams.
Teams are invited to unwind after games at The Bat and Ball Hotel on Cleveland Street.
We also host several events throughout the season, including a Christmas party and our End of Season social.
Leading on the field
We expect our captains to model our values and demonstrate leadership.