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Membership FAQ

Exclusive emails so you don’t miss a single event, advance notice of special events which commonly sell out, access to members-only events, and the opportunity to join committees and participate in the development of YPNG.

Money raised through membership fees pays for our ongoing costs of operations including, but not limited to – website and shopping cart costs, credit card fees, insurance, deposits to secure event locations, marketing expenses, annual business license and more. For more details you can also view our financials.

At the end of each year YPNG donates funds not needed for ongoing operating costs to the member-voted San Luis Obispo County 501(c)3 non-profits. To see more information about this year’s organizations, visit our Non-Profit Partners page.

YPNG events which have limited space are limited to members only. These events include but aren’t limited to YPNG Softball and other sports tournaments, YPNG Wine Tasting Adventure, camping trips, YPNG Weekend Winter Getaway, YPNG Anniversary Party and more.

Non-members can attend events which have no upfront costs such as monthly socials, monthly hikes and community volunteer days. YPNG also hosts some fundraising events to benefit local charities and these events are open to the public to allow the most possible funds to be raised for that charity.

Softball FAQ

Following along with one of the visions of YPNG, 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 good attitude and display good sportsmanship while playing.

YPNG plays in the San Luis Obispo City League which has Spring, Summer and Fall seasons. Spring season starts in early March, Summer season starts in early June, and Fall season starts in late August. All seasons last for 10 weeks (10 games played). For information regarding registration dates, please check out our Events page.

We play on Tuesday Nights at 6:30, 7:40 and 8:50 PM. Please check http://teamsideline.com/slo for your team’s schedule.

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.

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 sports@ypng.org.

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.

A softball/baseball glove is the only equipment that is mandatory! Cleats are recommended, but they are not required. Coaches usually have bats, but feel free to bring yours if you have one (must be marked ASA certified).

Our league follows the same rules that SLO City uses for all other leagues with minor exceptions*.
*Exceptions: See Player Substitution Policy below.

Teams will face possibility of forfeit when they have less than 8 players (4 guys and 4 girls). Using players not on your roster in order to avoid a forfeit is allowed as long as the opposing captain is informed of this substitution and is okay with the substitution. If you have less than 5 men and 5 women who are able to play you may go through the following process to field a full team:

-Contact members on the wait-list.
-Coaches will contact individuals on the wait-list in the order they registered. The first individual who is available and interested in playing will be chosen as the substitute that game. If it’s less than 3 hours before the game and individuals on the wait-list are not responding, coaches may contact other possible substitutes in the following order:

-Contact other YPNG members
-Contact non-YPNG members
-Ask players from other teams to fill in ONLY if you are facing a forfeit and it is not a playoff game
-Please notify the other coach who will be substituting for your team prior to game time.

If there are no spots available be sure to register as an alternate. There is no charge to be an alternate, and you will be put on a call list to fill in as needed

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