New Player Information



New Player Information

Accepting players age 55 and up from all Connecticut towns

     SENIOR                            SOFTBALL                                  REGISTRATION                                                         2017

The Vernon Seniors Softball League will be registering new players who have attained the age of 55 or over or will become 55 during this calendar year. There are no Town of Vernon residency requirements. Registration for new players will take place in April (see below) at Community Field, 375 Hartford Turnpike , Vernon, CT.  New players must register in person.  Late registrations may be allowed if additional players are needed.

The Vernon Seniors Softball League was organized in 1993 with 39 players. Over 26 Connecticut towns are represented by players in the league. During the 2016 playing season 115 men and women, ages 55 to 85, played on 8 teams. Each team plays two games per week and 30 games during the season plus playoffs. The league is a non-profit organization, managed by a nine member Board of Directors. The League is operated in conjunction with Vernon Parks and Recreation.

Games are played at the Town of Vernon Community Field behind the Community Center. Individual and team practices begin in April at 3:00pm and games will start Monday, April 24th weather permitting. During the season batting practice is at 3 o’clock and games begin at 3:30pm and 4:55pm Monday through Thursday. Makeup games may be played on Fridays. Players who are still employed  may choose to play on one of two teams whose games always start at 4:55pm.

The league follows the senior softball rules ( with a few additional safety related rules found on our web site ( The league also sponsors higher competition Travel Teams that play regular senior softball rules. These teams usually play on Saturdays with at least one tournament at Cape Cod. No additional fee is required to play on these teams.

The 2017 player fee is $50.00. If we are unable to place you on a team your $50.00 will be refunded.  The fee covers your team jersey, hat, league insurance, bats, balls, field rentals, and miscellaneous equipment and supplies.

Please contact Bill Hettinger at or Bob Lathrop, 860-614-1421, if you are interested.

The Vernon Senior Softball website is

New player tryouts and registration will be held at the field:

April 11th 4:00 - 6:00pm (new date due to poor playing conditions)

April 13th 4:00 - 6:00pm

April 15th 12:30 - 2:30pm

New player registration and information session will be at Community Field, 375 Hartford Turnpike, Vernon, CT on the following dates and times. You are still expected to attend the tryouts:

Wednesday March 29th - 5:30 - 7:00pm

Saturday April 1st - 1:00 - 2:30pm

If you have any questions you may come to the field during normal practice and playing times or contact us by email.

The following are links to various information on our website:

League News New player registration information

Maps – Find the location of our playing field

Spring Practice – Times for Spring practice

League Rules – Rules of play for Vernon Seniors Softball

Travel Teams – Vernon Seniors Travel Team Guidelines