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Discussion: What do you pay in your local leagues

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July 27, 2012
shortstop13
Men's 60
9 posts
What do you pay in your local leagues
We play at Bachman park in Glen Burnie, Md. For an 18 week season (dh so 36 games) we pay $1200.00 in league fees, and $32 per dh from each team for umpires. Curious as to what the average is around the country.
July 27, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2617 posts
In the league in Barberton, OH the guys pay $60 per player for 24 games plus playoffs. That is it, and you also get a shirt and cap.
July 27, 2012
boston
296 posts
In the USSSA league in Las Cruces, NM we pay $385 for 22 games plus $15 per game for umpires. There is a summer and fall league. The senior league which is Las Cruces/El Paso is about $300 for a fall/winter and spring/league. We probably get about 60-70 games plus $10 per game for umpires. It's a SAt. morning league w/ DH.
July 27, 2012
shortstop13
Men's 60
9 posts
That's reasonable, Gary. We pitch in about $125 per player to try and cover the league fees plus umps plus balls. Then for tournaments it's dig a little deeper. Is your league a draft league?
July 27, 2012
shortstop13
Men's 60
9 posts
Boston, I could handle those costs! Just a little too far to drive.
July 27, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2617 posts
Yes it is. And there are sponsors who help defray some of the cost as well.
July 27, 2012
taits
Men's 65
4253 posts
Currently the cost is either 40 or 45 depending on time paid for 12 to 16 games depending of age bracket. The older one 63's and up only have 4 teams. 58's 8 teams and 50's eleven. League just ended and usually have less teams for next session of usually less games.
Not much is balanced. Rainouts are made up at end.
High cost, yes, with lousy umpiring but a pretty good snack bar. But there are higher fee cost out there and others with many more games.
July 27, 2012
Rino
16 posts
We paid $250 per team for 16 games plus playoffs. Includes balls and we self umpire. St. Augustine FL.
July 27, 2012
Candy
Men's 65
10 posts
In Albuquerque New Mexico we pay about $500 per team for around 45 games and that includes umpires and 2 dozen balls per team we have 15 teams in our 50+ league and 9 in the 65+ league.
July 27, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2586 posts
In Woodstock, Ga, we pay about $45 for 10-12 games per season, spring and fall. We all receive jersey and hat, stats are kept online, banquet at the end of the year is about $10 per person.
We have about 5 different divisions, from National, American, Master's, Legend's and Monday morning. The National league allows sr bats, the rest ASA.
We draft teams, similar to little league.
Next Spring they are thinking about changing age requirements in the Nationals from 50+ to 45+ and maybe making one 45-55 and one 56+
July 27, 2012
BruceinGa
Men's 60
2586 posts
That $45 was per person. We also have sponsors who contribute $$.
July 27, 2012
17Black
Men's 50
207 posts
I co-sponsor two teams in two different weeknight leagues PLUS a tournament team

League (A) = $400 League entry fee, $15 per team for umps, (no official score keepts) per game X 24 games Plus playoffs. All games are at 6:30pm so NO LIGHTS needed

League (B) = $495 League entry fee, I believe it's $24 a game for umps + scorekeepers X 27 games plus playoffs (sponsors pay for). This league has three time slots, lights needed, which is where extra entry fee comes in but very reasonable.

League (A) none of our players pay any fees. All fees covered PLUS $75 Boombah pants per player PLUS two jerseys and hats and belts all paid for. This team plays in a couple tournaments per year as same entity----all tournament entry fees paid for. This team also has (3) "TEAM USE" composite bats, paid for, but most players have their own bats.

League (B) this year players kicked in $50 bucks for pants, that is it, sponsors covered the rest of the cost of pants (again somewhere around $70/$75 bucks for these pants) but sponsors also paid for two sets of jerseys, belts, hats, AND jackets PLUS practice jerseys too.

Tournament Team, = players don't pay for much, sponsors pay for uniforms (another set of pants, three sets of jerseys, hats and belts all paid for. Sponsors pay tournament entry fees. (about 5 tourneys a year) PLAYERS pay for motel rooms, travel costs, and meals and bar tabs----NO PROBLEMS. There are a couple fund raisers a year to offset travel costs, but players do chip in out of pocket.

July 27, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
380 posts
In Richardon Tx we pay $0.
We umpire our own games.
We do buy our shirts and hats.
24 games.
This is a day league.
Fields are prepared for night games so are in good shape.

We get along great, (overall), no real fussing.
Few calls are incorrect, almost the same as tournaments.

James
July 27, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
973 posts
We pay $695 a league based on about 10 games and playoffs.. We supply are own balls too!
July 27, 2012
DoubleL10
Men's 65
797 posts
Our OKC "senior" league (43+) is based on 24 games for summer and fall sessions. $615 League entry fee, $15 per team per game for umps, $120 for 2 dozen balls. A total of $1,095 per session. We have no official score keepers nor do we have a playoff. We purchase our own uniforms.
July 27, 2012
Duke
Men's 60
678 posts
In our Spring/Summer league, we pay $30 each for about 15 games and one umpire. In all of our morning leagues, which are all double-headers, we pay a flat $20 for the year and play about 80 games each year. If you decide to play 2 days, then you get 160 games for $20. This includes a new softball for every game. Our area promotes activity for all seniors, and gives seniors every discount possible. To save on a lot of costs, we umpire our own games. No prizes to win, and most do not care who wins, but everyone tries to do their best. There are about 10% of the guys that take these games as the 7th game of the World Series, but I only take it as practice for tournaments and could care less who wins, but I do try my best, which gets me ready for tournaments, which 90% of the players agree. We also have pick up games most Saturdays and there is no cost.

Andy Smith
55/60 Major
July 27, 2012
LP
266 posts
in corpus christi,tx we have 3 sessions, 8 games each then playoffs for each session. $300 for each session ,covers the upmipre,and team furnishes own balls,
July 28, 2012
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
In Austin we have 10 teams in our league and play 9 games each session spring to fall. Like LP, we pay $30-$35 per man and we furnish our asa balls and the fee covers 2 umps.
July 28, 2012
Capt Kirk
389 posts
We play spring/summer/fall leagues, we play 10 games in the spring league and 10 games in the summer league and 8 games in the fall league. We do have end of leagues tournament and each team will play a mininum of 2 games. The average cost per league (based on a 15 man roster) is $225/team plus a $10/player registration fee for each player on the roster, total cost per league is $375/team. The winner of each league will receive league champions tee shirts for all players on their roster and tournament winner will receive champion-ship tee shirts for all of the players on their roster. We have a Tuesday day league for the 70's and over, a Thursday night league for the 50's and over, a Saturday day league for the 60's and over, and Saturday day league for the 65's and over.
Capt
July 28, 2012
saddlebrookrick
55 posts
Here at Saddlebrooke, your first year you'll pay $120 plus $40 for a pair of shorts and 2 shirts,after that it is $120 for each year which consists of 4 different leagues that have 4 seasons - -we play year round and if you like,you can play in all leagues every season with no additional cost. It's possible for a player to play maybe 200 games a year if your body can take it. We have volunteer umpires, a great field to play on, balls are furnished and ages are from 50- - 60 and a few in their 70's with one who is 80 and he's a pitcher. We have approx. 100-120 players depending on the season. Here at Saddlebrooke LIFE IS GOOD or should I say GREAT!!!
July 28, 2012
HJ
Men's 70
413 posts
My league charges $75 for 1st year. Rookies get a league hat and a home shirt (white) and away shirt (red) both personalized with last name
on back and first name and birth year on front.
Vets pay $45. League sometimes furnishes new hat to all like memorializing our 25th anniv. Minimum age is 60. About 200 active players. Teams equalized by draft in March. All players are graded and new players are evaluated. 6 teams are drafted first and make up the junior division. Those not drafted for the juniors go into the senior division draft. Generally the older guys are in the senior division, but my junior team has a very good 77 y/o. Season has 2 halves of 15 games each and winner of each half if different have a playoff. Games are played at a 4 field complex and are beautiful and dressed and lined before games. We pay the rec dept. about $2000 to play at the fields. Games are Mon and Thurs mornings and there is a morning and later game.
Umps are either players or retired players and get $5 /game which is usually donated to the sunshine fund. There are some social events some of which are free. There is a monthly meeting Oct to March. There are officers and systems to revise rules.
July 28, 2012
J R
175 posts
Houston Day league 60 dollars for 50 games includes2 shirts and 1 umpire. Night league 130 dollars for 50 games shirt and 2 umpires per game
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