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Softball Austin Announces Spring 2021 Season

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Softball Austin announced that with Austin Public Health moving Austin-Travis County to Stage 3 of its COVID-19 Risk-Based Guidelines it would hold a six-week Spring 2021 Season. Registration will open Sunday, March 21, 2021. The season will open Sunday, April 18, 2021 with games played at Southeast Metro Park in Del Valle, with an End-of-Season Tournament on Sunday, June 13, 2021.

The Board of Softball Austin posted the following announcement on Facebook:

Softball Austin Members,

We continue to hope that this letter finds you and you family safe and healthy.

Since our last communication, we have seen Austin-Travis County drop into Stage 3 and more people are getting vaccinated each day. These are great signs and we’ve received communication from Travis County Parks that they will begin taking reservations soon for Southeast Metro Park. The Board met this week and voted to accelerate our Spring 2021 Season schedule to begin April 18th. We understand an acceleration creates a tight timeline for teams to form and register, but the Board wanted to take advantage of fields to play softball while we have the opportunity.

Additionally, the Board voted to set the Team Registration at $350 per team and the Player Registration Fee at $50 per player for the Spring 2021 Season. The league will be providing safety equipment and will provide all players and managers with out COVID protocols prior to the start of the season. Below is our planned timeline:

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March 21Team Registration Opens (once a team is registered, players may register)
April 5Team Registration Closes
April 9Player Registration Closes (for week 1 of play)
April 11Team Rosters Due
April 13Manager Council Meeting (details forthcoming)
April 18Week 1
April 25Week 2
May 2Week 3
May 16Week 4
May 23Week 5
June 6Week 6
June 13End of Season Tournament

Please note that these days may change based on Travis County protocols.

Our ultimate goal is to provide a safe and enjoyable season for our member. Follow Softball Austin on Facebook and visit our website for more information (www.SoftballAustin.org).

Thank you,
Softball Austin Board

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2021 Texas Shootout Postponed

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The Board of Softball Austin announced that it had voted to postpone the 2021 Texas Shootout Tournament “due to uncertainty with fields and delays getting our normal league play up and running”.

The board left open the possibility of hosting the event later in the year if conditions improve.

Softball Austin made the following post on the Texas Shootout Page on Facebook:

We have had many people reach out to us regarding the 2021 Texas Shootout. Due to uncertainty with fields and delays getting our normal league play up and running, the Softball Austin Board voted to postpone this year’s tournament. We will not hold the tournament this May. If conditions continue to improve, we will look for opportunities to hold the tournament later this year.
 
Stay tuned for other exciting changes coming to our tournament.

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