Opening Day Tuesday, 7/14. Please See Where > Melas Park Page.
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 in 2020 by registering at AHPD.ORG (or at Melas Park) for a $30 fee for season - 7/14 through 10/2. No daily fee/payment accepted.
The sign in procedure will change. Daily written sign in is NO LONGER required. There will still be a physical sign in sheet. But, each player should report to the sign in table when they arrive. One designated person will be seated at table to handle all magnetic names. Players should identify their names and the designated person will sign them in and pull their name from holding case and assign to proper (A, B, C, D) field board. At that point the player should report to that specific field. NOTE: It is each player's responsibility to ensure their mag name is pulled or they will not be considered 'signed in'. 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 JULY 14, 2020 due to 5 Phase Plan
It's that time already! Welcome to the 2020 softball season. Opening day was scheduled for Tuesday May 5, 2020. However, it will start July 14th. The season will continue through Friday October 2, 2020. Playing days remain as Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. The season fee is payed this year directly to AHPD - $30.
In 2020, we will NOT be offering a $5.00 per day daily fee for drop in part time players.
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.
Should the unimaginable occur and you contract COVID19 please advise someone on the Committee so we can advise all the players of potential contact.
ENROLLMENT for 2020 is changed. Either you need to register on line or at Melas Park ($30 fee).
THE FOLLOWING NO LONGER APPLIES BUT IS BEING KEPT PENDING 2021.
And here's how to enroll in Melas Park for 2020:
Please mail your check now. 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 $TBD - likely $40. 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:
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.