The Central Florida Softball League (CFSL) is dedicated to the promotion of amateur softball for all persons, age 18 and older, regardless of race, creed, religion, sex, or national origin, with special emphasis placed on the participation of members of the LGBTQ community of the Greater Central Florida and Orlando Area.
Our mission states,
“The Central Florida Softball League, Inc., is dedicated to offering a safe social and competitive athletic environment for the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender community, and their straight allies. Our league is home to players with a variety of skills and welcomes any additional players interested in joining Central Florida's best social organization.”
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The Executive Committee would like to offer the following timeline as we preprare for the upcoming Fall season. As of now, our anticipated start date is still 9/13, as we continue to partner with the City of Orlando to monitor the fluid & ever changing COVID-19 pandemic:
Week of 7/6: Team Registration opens online via the CFSL website. Payments (via paypal or check) must be received (or postmarked) no later than 8/1 in order for teams to play in the Fall. Our mailing address for payments is P.O. Box 149692, Orlando, FL 32814.
7/12: First manager's meeting @ 11am. Virtual links will be emailed to all managers & coaches. Attendance is mandatory for all teams planning to return in the Fall. Specific questions can be emailed to the EC for review ahead of time at email@example.com
8/2: Team Registration closes online and all payments must be received & verified by @ 5pm.
8/3: Player Registration opens online via the CFSL website.
8/9: Second Manager's Meeting--Time TBD: Virtual links will be emailed to all managers/coaches.
9/9: Completed Week 1 Rosters must be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 5pm in order for players to be eligible to participate in games on Opening Day.
9/13: Anticipated Opening Day for the Fall 2020 season at Lake Fairview Park in Orlando
9/16: Completed Week 2 rosters must be submitted to email@example.com and online Player Registration closes permanently at 5pm. Players not listed on rosters or who have unpaid registration fees will be deemed ineligible to participate in the Fall 2020 season.
11/8: End of Season
The Executive Committee urges everyone to continue using good judgement and hygiene practices during this time in order to protect yourselves & family members. We are looking forward to getting everyone back on the fields safely, and as soon as possible. Please stay tuned to our website & Facebook group for the most up to date information on our League, and any updates re: COVID-19. In the meantime, please stay safe and we will see you all soon!!
CFSL SPRING 2020 SEASON FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Due to Covid-19 related issues, the CFSL Spring 2020 season (and all related events) were cancelled.
The $30 league membership fee will not be refunded, however a team registration credit of $145 will be applied to all teams that participated in the spring season. This amount was derived by dividing the refund received from the city for unused weeks of play by the total number of teams from last season—resulting in a reduced team registration fee for Fall 2020 of $205. In the event a team does not return for the fall, the credit amount ($145) will rollover and be applicable to be Spring 2021 season. Any new teams to the league will be responsible for the standard registration fee of $350.
In alignment with the 2020 NAGAAA World Series being postponed, current player ratings will remain in effect and unchanged.
In accordance with guidelines issued by the City of Orlando, game attendance will be limited to no more than 50 people on (or around) each field at any time—this number includes the two teams engaged in play. Spectators are to be kept at the bare minimum, and players are expected to leave the fields immediately upon the conclusion of their games. This ensures that there are no more than 200 people around the quad/tower at any given time. Tailgating in the parking lot will NOT permitted. Park Rangers from the city will be onsite to enforce these guidelines. The Central Florida Softball League is NOT responsible for any potential exposure risk due to Covid-19. All members are encouraged to take whatever precautionary means necessary to reduce personal risk.
The health & safety of our members is the primary concern of the Executive Committee. In order to stay in compliance w/ social distancing guidelines established the City of Orlando and the CDC, the Fall season will consist of 10 weeks/10 games for each team. There will be NO double headers scheduled for the Fall Season--This temporary restructuring will help reduce possible Covid-19 exposure amongst everyone while enforcing the 200-person (or less) headcount around the fields at all times. We anticipate returning to our normal game structure in Spring 2021, as Covid cases decline and social distancing restrictions are lifted.
The CFSL’s commitment to supporting our sponsors remains unchanged. We will continue to promote our sponsors via the CFSL website and social media. The league will also coordinate post game host bar Sundays with local businesses, as we’ve always done--while being mindful of any social distancing guidelines that establishments may have to follow at that time.
We understand the financial hardship that recent circumstances have placed on many of our members. The goal of the Executive Committee was to try to manage the league’s expenses in a way that would not negatively impact our members and sponsors during these difficult times. Therefore, league membership fees will remain at $30 for Fall 2020. If a player is eligible to play in both the Open & Women’s Division, then the additional $20 fee still applies. Team registration fees for Fall 2020 (w/ credit) are $205. The anticipated start date for the Fall Season is Sunday 9/13.
The Executive Committee would like to thank everyone for your patience and applaud your perseverance during these difficult last few months. The safety and welfare of this league will always be our top priority, and we look forward to getting you all back on the fields as soon as possible. We will announce Fall Season dates as soon as they are confirmed with the City. In the meantime, please stay safe and stay tuned to our website (www.cfsleague.org) and Facebook groups for any updates/announcements re: the CFSL and any related events.
Please see the below memo as issued by the CFSL Executive Committee re: the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic. We are monitoring this situation very closely, and will be posting updates as needed. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook group for the most up to date information re: games, events etc.
Due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19) and in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, and other health authorities, CFSL is implementing some new, mandatory health and safety procedures as part of a proactive approach to preventing the spread of germs.
CFSL takes this threat very seriously. With over 500 members in our league, we believe it imperative to issue the following health and safety and adopt the following procedures to ensure we are taking a proactive approach to preventing the spread of germs.
Effective this Sunday, March 15th and for the rest of the Spring 2020 season, CFSL requests all members of the league to follow these guidelines (similar to the guidelines other organizations have issued):
CFSL is immediately instituting a precautionary “no-contact, no-handshake policy” to be observed at every level of the organization until further notice. This includes all physical contact and extends to customary game-related activities, such as post-game handshakes between members of opposing teams. Instead, staff, players and coaches should use verbal queues, such as saying “good game,” without shaking hands, high-fiving or fist-bumping.
We encourage all members to observe good hygiene practices and avoid coming out to Sunday games or host bar events if you are feeling ill. We strongly encourage the following:
For additional information and Q&A’s directly from the CDC, please visit www.cdc.gov.
CFSL Board of Directors
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