SAN LUIS OBISPO
YOUNG PROFESSIONALS NETWORKING GROUP
Interested in joining a fun co-ed softball team? YPNG puts together teams in the fall, spring, and summer seasons and no experience is necessary! Our teams are all about having fun, meeting news friends and taking a break from work to get outside!
Each season historically runs 10 games long, with games occurring every Tuesday (excluding potential holidays), with starting times at either 6:30, 7:40, or 8:50 (the city mixes the schedule up to give a roughly equal number of games at each starting time for each team). Locations for the games are either at El Chorro Regional Park (across from Cuesta College) or at Santa Rosa Park in SLO.
If you have any questions, scroll down to read our Softball FAQ's below!
ABOUT OUR SOFTBALL TEAMS:
Our goal is to promote personal connections with other local young professionals in our community. Softball gives members an opportunity to meet new people while staying active. Besides the physical benefits, it is a way to socialize in a casual, fun environment with other local young professionals.
Our softball league is not meant to be competitive, but instead an outlet to have some fun. If you are interested in a competitive league, the City of SLO offers other leagues which may be a better fit for you. We understand anytime you play a game/sport people do try to win, but we want to make sure people keep a good attitude and display good sportsmanship while playing.
WHEN IS THE NEXT YPNG SOFTBALL SEASON?
YPNG plays in the San Luis Obispo City League which typically has Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. Spring season typically starts in early March, Summer in early June, and Fall in late August. All seasons last for 10 weeks (10 games played). For information regarding registration dates, please check out our calendar.
WHAT DAY AND TIME ARE GAMES?
We play on Tuesday Nights at 6:30, 7:40, or 8:50 PM, as dictated by the City. Please check http://teamsideline.com/slo for your team’s schedule.
WHERE ARE GAMES PLAYED?
Games are played at either El Chorro Regional Park or Santa Rosa Park in San Luis Obispo. The location of each game is posted on http://teamsideline.com/slo.
CAN I PLAY ON A TEAM WITH A FRIEND? HOW ARE TEAMS SELECTED?
Players may register as an individual, However, if you prefer to be on a team with your friend, significant other, roommate, neighbor, pet giraffe, etc, you can note that on the sign ups. After registration is complete, teams are selected by coaches via a draft. Draft order is randomized and players are selected based upon the needs of each team.
IF I DECIDE NOT TO PLAY, WILL I BE ISSUED A REFUND?
Refunds will NOT be issued to players who registered, paid, and subsequently decided not to play for any reason. You may sell your spot directly to someone else to get your money back. If you are going to sell your spot, please email email@example.com.
ARE THERE MANDATORY PRACTICES?
No! Usually before the season starts there will be one practice with all of the teams invited. Coaches may schedule voluntary practices if they choose to during the season. If you’d like to practice, talk to your coach about setting something up.
WHAT DO I NEED TO PLAY?
A softball/baseball glove is the only equipment that is mandatory! Cleats are highly recommended, but they are not required. Coaches or teammates usually have bats, but feel free to bring yours if you have one (must be marked ASA certified).
WHAT RULES DOES THE YPNG LEAGUE FOLLOW?
Our league follows the same rules that SLO City uses for all other leagues. Click here to view the rules.
HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE WAIT-LIST?
Once registration is full or the draft is complete, you may register to be on the wait-list either to fill in as a substitute as needed or to back fill a vacancy on a team if a registered player is unable to complete the season.
If you have any more questions, a reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.