Adult Softball League

Gerrard Park Adult Softball Leagues General Sign Up Info

Participant Manual: Official Rules of Softball 2024

As you fill out the Columbus Parks & Rec/USA Softball of Nebraska Waiver/Release of Liability & Roster Form, please keep the following in mind. 

  • Rosters must be returned the Parks & Rec staff by Monday, April 29th. 
  • Remember to circle which league your team would like to play in on the top of the roster 
    1. D=Most Competitive, E-Rec= Least Competitive 
  • An email address and cell number of team contact is required! This will be the route of communication for league updates and rain outs. 
  • All equipment must comply with the USA equipment rules for the 2024 season 
  • Regulation bases will be played at a distance of 70’ 
  • The official bat for slow pitch must bear either the USA Softball 2000 certification mark, 2004 certification mark, or ASA 2013 certification mark and must not be listed on the USA Softball Non-Approved bat list. All bats must be tested prior to use in state championship play
  • All Men’s and Coed teams will use a 12” optic yellow softball. The ball will be red stitch, 52 COR .300 compression, and be marked with the USA Softball approved stamp. 
  • USA Softball of Nebraska 2023 Rule book is available on the USA Softball of Nebraska website at the following address: https://www.nebraskasoftball.org/ or via the Parks and Rec webpage at: 
  • The roster must be signed by all of the players listed on the form prior to the first game being played. If a player is added during the year, they must contact the League Coordinator, Nick Zakrzewski or Betsy Eckhardt at parksandrec@columbusne.us or at the fields to have the original team roster signed prior to him/her playing their first game. Remember you can only be on one roster in men’s, women’s or coed divisions. A player can NOT play in more than one division in each league. NO EXCEPTIONS. 
  • Umpire fees are $15/team/game. 
    • Fees will be paid directly to umpire prior to the start of the game. 
    • If your team forfeits you are still responsible to pay the umpire for the game. 
  • Rescheduling of regular season games must be done prior to June 12, 2024. No games can be rescheduled after June 12, 2024. Each team will only be allowed to reschedule 3 games prior to June 12, 2024. Rainouts are the only exception. 
  • The Men’s Slowpitch Season will start May 21, 2024 and Coed Slowpitch Season will start May 22, 2024. 
  • Emails & Text messages will be sent to the team captains when the schedule and the team info is ready. 
  • Team registration and league information are available at:

If you have questions please contact the Parks and Recreation Staff  at 402-562-4234 or email us at parksandrec@columbusne.us.

Canned Beer Rule:

Canned beer only. Consumption of canned beer is restricted to within the confines of the softball complex. The softball complex is physically separated from the rest of the park by the outfield fences and borders between all the fields. Consumption of canned beer is not allowed in the dugouts, parking lot, or outside the softball complex. Consumption of canned beer is not allowed by players or staff inside the concession stand.

Any violation of the Canned Beer Rules will result in the offender being banned and the team will forfeit the next weeks games.