Game days Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays - weather permitting. Fields open 8:30AM, Batting practice at 9:00AM, Game time 10:00AM til 12:30PM.
Join us at Melas Park - pay $5/day or sign up for season at highly discounted rate ($60 for 2020) - which typically includes a picnic (or two). Annual registration forms were emailed March 6, 2020 to returning members. New applicants may use the form on this website - see below detail.
Daily written sign in is NO LONGER required. At 'sign in table', each player is responsible to pull his magnetic name card and place on team roster board. Failure to do so will result in not being assigned a team. As mentioned in the RULES/GENERAL Page, Failure to have your name on roster board by 9:45AM will result in you being slotted as the last batter, as a rover and/or even assigned to a diamond other than your usual diamond.
The OPENING DAY is Tuesday, May 5, 2020.
It's that time already! Welcome to the 2020 softball season. Opening day is Tuesday May 5, 2020. The season will continue through Friday October 2, 2020. Playing days remain as Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Although the Park District has raised our fees your costs to join will again be $60.00 for the full season. This covers all three days and at least a couple food events at the park with non-alcoholic beverages.
We are still offering a $5.00 per day daily fee for drop in part time players. If you choose at some later time to pay the full fee THERE WILL NOT BE A CREDIT FOR THE DAILY FEES PAID.
Game cancellations for any reason can be checked after 8:00AM on game day at (847) 577-3003, choice #6. Email notices will also be sent to any ID's on record and our website will be updated on the header line - ONLY when cancellations occur. When in doubt if there is a game please check one of these options.
Throughout the course of the year we also need EVERYONE to participate in set up and take down of equipment - screens, scoreboards, etc. Daily volunteers will be sought. Please contribute to this effort.
The softball rules that we follow appear on this website. Refer to the Rules page to familiarize yourself.
If you encounter a medical issue during the season that you wish to share with your peers please advise someone on the committee and it will be released to all in a health status email as appropriate.
And here's how to enroll in Melas Park for 2020:
Please mail your check by April 15, 2020. Be sure to include your name, address, phone, EMERGENCY CONTACT INFO and Email ID.
PLEASE PAY BY CHECK ONLY, PAYABLE TO: ==> NW SENIOR SOFTBALL
Mail To: Craig Bernacki
13545 Hemlock Rd
Huntley, Il 60142
(If you are currently playing in Schaumburg or Rosemont you can hand the form below with your check to Leo Dolewski, Jim Roach, Stan Gorak or Craig Bernacki.)
YOU MAY PRINT AND USE THE BELOW TEMPLATE WHEN YOU MAIL YOUR CHECK FOR $60. IF NO INFORMATION HAS CHANGED JUST PUT "SAME AS 2019" - BUT BE SURE TO INCLUDE NEW EMERGENCY CONTACT.
PHONE NUMBER ___________________________________________________________________________
EMERGENCY CONTACT NAME & NUMBER_____________________________________________________________________________
Due to Arlington Heights Park District commitments, the usual Tuesday, Thursday and Friday schedule will be changed in 2020 as follows:
Below date is modified for softball
Below dates are cancelled for softball
At Melas Park each game day a decision will be made considering weather. A message is recorded on our Hotline Number to indicate Game On or Game Canceled.
Generally by 7:00AM our hotline is updated for the day. Call 847/577-3003 extension 6 for the prerecorded message.
In addition to the Hotline recording an email is generally sent out to the registered Melas Park ballplayers and this website is updated on top line/banner ONLY IF THE DAY'S GAMES ARE CANCELED.