Big Apple Softball League: New York City's LGBTQ+ Softball League

Get Involved with the Big Apple Softball League

The Big Apple Softball League is a not-for-profit organization that is completely run by volunteers. From running teams on game days to sponsoring a team and even running a board position there's countless ways to participate in the Big Apple Softball League. Take a look at some of the ways to get involved below.

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Play with us

BASL welcomes players of all skill levels, from the most experienced to those completely new to the game. We have a long Spring/Summer Season and a shorter Fall Season, each seasons welcome players of all skill levels.

Manage a Team

We are always on the hunt for team managers or assistant managers. Managers are expected to bring bases for team games (bases are provided by the league), write team lineups, report scores to team reps, pay umpire fees, collect team sponsor fees and attend BASL General Body meetings. First year managers and coaches are encourage to work closely with BASL Division Reps in their first few seasons. Though interested in managing tournament teams are also welcome to get in touch.

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Become a Division Representative

We encourage Big Apple Softball League veterans to help out the league by becoming representatives for their divisions. Division Reps set up the team schedule, help arrange makeup games in the event of rainouts, run the teams at the All-Star game. Division representatives are vital communicators for the Division managers and the executive board. New Division Representatives are nominated at the end of every Spring Season.

Run for a Executive Committee Position

Big Apple Softball nominates and elects a Commissioner, Asst. Commissioner, Asst. Commissioner (Women's), Secretary, & Treasurer on a rotating basis. We welcome all Big Apple Softball veterans to nominate members they think are capable of the helping make BASL run smoothly

The 2016 BASL Board on Stage during the awards Party
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Help out on a Committee

We are always on the lookout for volunteers that can help with a BASL committee. Our Committees handle a variety of responsibilities:

Social Events - Awards and Awards Ceremony, Variety Show
Fundraising
Hall of Fame
Nominating and Elections
Recruiting – New Member Services
Web Site – Social Media, Newsletter
Skills Clinic
Incident Review Committee
Gotham Softball Classic Tournament Planning Committee