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Softball 2019  registrations due Wednesday April 17th

Availability:  Everything is OK.

The Sands offers recreational Co-Ed leagues on Sunday and Thursday. There are Men's Leagues offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. You sign up for the day you want to play.

At the Sands softball is played for fun.   The expanded beer selection at the Cabana Bar is cold.  Safety and Sportsmanship are emphasized. We use unenhanced single wall bats. Co-Ed is offered Sunday  and Thursday.  Men's is offered Tuesday and Wednesday.  Teams play on the same night each week.  During the work week the games vary between 6:00 and 9:00.  On Sundays we start at 5:00.

The increased cost of operating softball has caused us to closely evaluate how we operate. If we are not playing three games per field, we are losing money. Therefore Wednesday Men's was revamped. On Wednesday there may be a compressed season with some double headers. Depends on the number of teams. In 2017 the league grew. We will see what we get this year.

 Definitions: "getting tight" means get it in the mail, "tight" means turn it in now and have a second choice, "very tight" means you might get in and "full" means please try again next year.

For the 2019 season teams can use 47 or 52 core restricted flight balls. 

 Softball Forms


Season Opener/Party is Sunday, April 28th with free kegs tapped at the Cabana and Clubhouse at 5:00.

Sundays (Co-Ed) practice  April 28th and start May 5th. We will take off for Mother’s Day, Memorial Day, Father’s Day  and Labor Day.

Tuesdays (Men’s) practice April 30th and start May 7th.

Wednesdays (Men’s) practice May 1st and start May 8th. Off July 3rd

Thursdays (Co-Ed) practice May 2nd and start May 9th.  Off July 4th



Seven Games

Fourteen Games

Sundays 12 weeks


$5 per player

$8 per player

$8 per player

Team Fee








Sales Tax  6%




Umpire Fees (nontaxable)




Total Amount Due




 *Note: players paying their membership fee with this team must check the box by their name to get credit for paying.  Your membership is valid for softball and  volleyball .

 Registration deadline for first session is Wednesday, April 17th.  All fees are due with your registration form.  Teams are registered in the order they are received.  Slots are not reserved for returning teams but they can pre-register in January. Mail early or drop off. Someone is usually around weekdays between 2:00 and 6:00. 

Legal Stuff: Iowa has a new weapons law.  I don’t bring my guns to the Sands and neither can you.  If you are a member of a well ordered militia, please check your weapons at the bar.  It is against the law to bring any beverages onto the premises of a liquor license holder and the insurance companies are checking. When you are at a licensed establishment you must have a valid ID available for inspection.  Pets are also prohibited. Please obey these laws so we can keep our license.  End of the legalities.

Bats: Bat List ASA updates their bate list periodically.  They are not very quick about it. We use aluminum single wall one piece bats.  Bats listed on the ASA site as SW (Single Wall) may be legal or they could be two piece. Don't unwrap a bat until an Umpire has cleared and stickered it.