Co-Ed Slowpitch League
Season starts Late May 2021
London Softball League (LSL) is excited to announce a special one-off 2021 Covid-compliant softball season! Check out www.londonsoftball.co.uk for more information!
LSL is the largest open slowpitch softball league in the country, with more than 50 teams split over six divisions. The divisions are split into Majors and Minors, with three divisions in Majors and three in Minors. Formerly known as GLSML, the London Softball League is the only open-entry league in the Greater London area, meaning that new players and teams are welcome irrespective of background or affiliation. We aim to strike a balance between fun and competition by promoting a community ethos as well as offering training and development opportunities for players and umpires.
The LSL season is typically 14 games long and runs from May to August. At the end of each season the top and bottom two teams in each division are promoted/relegated (subject to change for lower Minors division due to newly-added division and teams).
In addition to the league, LSL organises two Saturday tournaments during the season for league teams: the Firstball early in the playing season, usually in May or June and the Lastball in August. Many of our teams also compete in the other tournaments that fill many weekends each summer. At the end of the season, LSL All-Star Day features players nominated by each team in a series of games.
For new players, LSL offers Softball 101 (development) nights on Mondays in Regent's Park, where those interested are taught the basics of the game. The intention is to create a new team to compete in the Lastball tournament in August and to enter the Minors the following year. This has proved a great way to introduce people to the game. If you are interested contact development@
New teams and new players should contact newplayers@
Prospective new teams are encouraged to contact the league over the winter. The deadline for registration is March. New teams will normally join the lowest Minors division but can apply to enter at the lowest Majors level if they have previous experience, in which case entry will be subject to an evaluation.