Please note revised dates!
It may be cold out there but the 2015 PPWSL tryouts are coming in late-March! Come join us during open tryouts for the Prospect Park Women's Softball League (PPWSL), a women's instructional softball league. All skill levels, ages 18 and over are welcome.
Additional message for women who pitch and players with advanced softball skills - please consider trying out this year and joining the PPWSL! In addition to players of all positions and skill-levels, the PPWSL has a specific need for:
- Pitchers - PPWSL plays modified fastpitch (not high arc/slow and not fastpitch/windmill), as per ASA Pitching Rules
- Players with advanced playing skills to help instruct and motivate lower-rated players
Revised tryout schedule: Important, you MUST register during the registration period in order to tryout. Late arrivals will be turned away.
- Saturday, March 28: registration: 8:30 - 9:30am, tryout: 9:30am - 12pm
- Sunday, March 29: registration: 8:30 - 9:30am, tryout: 9:30am - 12pm
- Wednesday, April: registration 5:00pm - 5:30pm, tryout 5:30pm - 6:30pm
- Rain dates may be scheduled, if needed.
Cost and equipment: There is a mandatory, non-refundable tryout fee of $5.00 due at time of registration. Please bring sneakers and a glove. The tryout is held on a hard surface so no street shoes or cleats please.
Tryout location: Greenwood Playground's Kevin F. Conroy Ballfield in Windsor Terrace. The Playground is located at the corner of Fort Hamilton Parkway and East 5th Street. Please note: this location is subject to change - please check www.ppwsl.org prior to tryout date for any changes.
Subway: The southernmost portion of the Fort Hamilton F-train station exits at the southeast corner of the playground. Queens-bound passengers should exit at the rear of the train and Coney Island-bound (Brooklyn) should exit at the front of the train.
About the tryouts: To try out for the league, come to one of the dates posted. Potential players will be rated on their ability to bat, field and throw and will receive a score that will determine their overall level of ability (beginner, low intermediate, middle intermediate, high intermediate or advanced). Players will be placed on a team in a "blind" draft according to their ranking as well as according to what openings there are on the teams for players of that rank. First priority is given to people who tried out for the previous season but were not placed on a team (this number varies from season to season). Once those people have been placed, those who have tried out for the upcoming season will have their names drawn randomly, by rank, until all the teams' rosters are filled. Please note: trying out does not guarantee you a position on a team.
About the games: The PPWSL is a modified pitch (not-high arc/slow pitch and not fastpitch/windmill), instructional league and plays in Prospect Park, Brooklyn on weekday nights beginning in late April or early May. Games begin at 6:20pm.
Weather: March weather is often questionable. Despite that, the tryouts will go ahead unless there is a true downpour or steady rain that makes the playground field unsafe and unusable.
Questions: If you need any further information, please use this link
Coming up: The next PPWSL tryouts will be held in March 2015 - check HERE for more details in early 2015!
Congratulations Titans - 2014 PPWSL tournament champions!
2014 Tournament Finish (9/7/14)
First place: Titans
Second Place: Rebels
Congratulations Jaguars - 2014 PPWSL regular season champions!
2014 Season Finish (ended on 8/27/14)
5: Las Fuertes
Hey fans - come out on weeknights at 6:20pm and watch your favorite teams play! The most recently revised (6/20/14) league schedule can be downloaded here.
The current season is still underway but the standings listed in this website's "Scores & Standings" section may need to be adjusted at the end of the regular season to account for the League's tie-breaking procedures. This adjustment will occur after all games have been played and is not yet reflected in the rankings in this website.
Official play began on Tuesday, April 29 for the PPWSL's 2014 season. Congrats League officers, team representatives and players - women's softball is back in Prospect Park!
The 2014 PPWSL tryouts are now over. Congrats and thanks to the over 60 women that tried out on Wednesday 3/26, Saturday 3/29 and Sunday 4/6.
The anonymous (or “blind”) draft was held in early April. If drafted, you will be notified by the team that selected you shortly after that time.
If you don't hear from a team in April you may still get drafted. Each team is required to have 20-players. The draft serves to fill openings in team rosters that exist at the start of the season. Despite trying out, a number of the women who were selected in the draft may decide not to play. In addition, other current players may chose, for reasons not foreseen at this time, to drop out of the league. To address that, coaches/managers will be reaching out to women that remain in the draft pool that have not yet been selected. Team rosters will not be closed until the end of June and you could receive a call to join a team from April until that time
If you are not selected this season, your name with rating will be placed into the 2015 draft pool and we will make selections according to need and rating PRIOR to adding the tryout information of the women who will tryout next year, in 2015.
Right now, League play is tentatively scheduled to begin the week of 4/27. Come back soon for updates!