About the league

Celebrating women’s softball in Prospect Park, Brooklyn since 1981.

The PPWSL is an instructional softball league for women 18 and over with games played on weekday nights in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.

To email us, use this link.

Snail mail:
P.O. Box 150307
Brooklyn, NY 11215-0307

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The 2014 PPWSL tryouts have been completed! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Carrie Davis   
Friday, 18 April 2014 13:32

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!


Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 17:39
2014 PPWSL Tryouts

Tryouts have been canceled for Sunday, 3/30 due to poor field conditions. Please join us and tryout on the scheduled rain date, Sunday, April 6! (see registration details below)

It may be cold out there but the 2014 PPWSL tryouts are starting! 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. Download the 2014 PPWSL Tryouts flyer here and the map here.

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

Tryout schedule: Important, you MUST register during the registration period in order to tryout. Late arrivals will be turned away.

  • Wednesday, March 26: registration 5:00pm - 5:30pm, tryout 5:30pm - 6:30pm
  • Saturday, March 29: registration: 8:30 - 9:30am, tryout: 9:30am - 12pm
  • Sunday, March 30: registration: 8:30 - 9:30am, tryout: 9:30am - 12pm

- If necessary, rain dates will be Wednesday, April 2, Saturday, April 5 and Sunday, April 6; times as above

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


2013 PPWSL Season Wrap Up PDF Print E-mail
Written by Carrie Davis   
Wednesday, 11 September 2013 00:12

Coming up: The next PPWSL tryouts will be held in March 2014 - check HERE for more details in early 2014!

Congratulations Jaguars - 2013 PPWSL tournament champions!
2013 Tournament Finish (9/8/13)
First place: Jaguars
Second Place: Diamonds

Congratulations Jaguars - 2013 PPWSL regular season champions!
2013 Season Finish (ended on 9/3/13)
1: Jaguars
2: Titans
3: Flamingos
4: Rebels
5: Las Fuertes
6: Bombers
7: Phoenix
8: Thunder
9: Backlash
10: Diamonds
11: Beavers
12: Crescendo


Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 September 2013 13:20
2013 Regular Season Standings PDF Print E-mail
Written by Carrie Davis   
Wednesday, 04 September 2013 01:52

The 2013 Regular Season is over - congratulations to the over 240 players, managers and other folks who helped make this season a success!

The following are the final, official 2013 Regular Season Standings and the seeding of teams for the upcoming PPWSL Tournament on 9/7 and 9/8. The tournament bracket can be downloaded here.

1: Jaguars - 2013 PPWSL Regular Season Champions!
2: Titans
3: Flamingos
4: Rebels
5: Las Fuertes
6: Bombers
7: Phoenix
8: Thunder
9: Backlash
10: Diamonds
11: Beavers
12: Crescendo

Note: standings tie-breaking adjustments have been made above as follows:
- PH and TH: Phoenix win tie-breaker and are in 7th place – “the two teams played two games head-to-head and split them, the winner is the team with the greater run differential when the two teams played each other”

- BA and DI: Backlash win tie-breaker and are in 9th place – “the winner is the team that won when the two teams played each other”

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 September 2013 11:33
2013 Season Schedule PDF Print E-mail

Hey fans - come out on weeknights at 6:20pm and watch your favorite teams play! The most recently revised (8/20/13) league schedule can be downloaded here. Scores and standings can be viewed 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 (see the "note about the PPWSL standings and standings ties" ). This adjustment will occur after all games have been played and is not reflected in the rankings in this website's "Scores & Standings" section.

Official play began on Tuesday, April 30 for the PPWSL's 2013 season as Monday, April 29 was a wash out. Congrats League officers, team representatives and players - women's softball is back in Prospect Park!

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