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General Information

The North Suburban Church Softball League (NSCSL) is a faith based, competitive, city-independent, adult men's softball league consisting of church teams (of any denomination) primarily from the North and East Metro.

The league consists of 52 teams broken up into 5 divisions, in where teams at the same level compete. The league is USSSA-sanctioned and all games are supervised by USSSA-sanctioned umpires.

The league uses a custom, state-of-the-art website with schedules, standings, game results, power rankings, sortable team and player stats (Game, Season, and Career), league and team communication devices, plus much more.

Frequently Asked Questions

When are games played?

Sunday nights between 6:00pm and 10pm. Each week teams play double-headers against one team in your division (One as the home team and one as the away team). Game times will be either 6:00 and 7:00pm or 8:00 and 9:00pm. Typically, schedules include half early and half late starts.

The season is 10 weeks long (20 games each team) with a double-elimination playoff tournament at the end. All teams make post season play. You are guaranteed 20 regular season games. Playoff games are NOT guaranteed and may be shortened or eliminated due to weather-inflicted or time constraints.


Where are games played?

A and B Divisions
Little Canada (Pioneer Park)
Vadnais Heights (Community Park)

C Division
North St. Paul (McKnight Field)
Mounds View (City Hall Park)

D Division
North St. Paul (McKnight Field)
Arden Hills (Perry Park)

E Division
North St. Paul (Goodrich Park)

 

When and where is the USSSA State Tournament?

Check the MN USSSA Web Site

What is the minimum age to play?

16

Can women play?

Yes

Is my bat legal?

If your bat is listed here, it's legal.

What type of ball will be used for the upcoming season?

NEW IN 2010 - USSSA sanctioned Optic Yellow .40cor/325 compression (Brand TBD)

Does the league provide insurance?

NO. Teams are responsible for their own insurance. By participating, players agree NOT to hold the league, it's members, and the cities liable for injuries (or anything else for that matter). All players are required to sign a 'Waiver/Code of Conduct' before they are eligible to play. The leagues governing body (USSSA) provides insurance to teams interested. Information about Insurance can be found Here.

When is registration and how can I register my team for the upcoming season?

Registration typically opens around the first week of February for returning teams and one week after for new teams. Registration is first-come, first-served. You may still register if the league is full, you will be put on a waiting list in case a spot opens. If you are interested in registering your team for a future season, you may email the League Director and indicate you would like to play. You will then receive a registration reminder email shortly before it opens.  

If further questions remain, ask and we will be happy to help you out!