Softball

Softball Program Coordinator: Bob Golden (softball@somdmontgomery.org)

Softball Teams and Contact Information:

Team-Golden (Adult 22 and older) bobgolden48@verizon.net

Team-Downs (Adult 22 and older) jim_downs@comcast.net

Skills Softball): At this time, there are no plans to field a Skills team due to dwindling interest. Previous Skills athletes should consider the Bocce program.

DEVELOPMENTAL (Middle School/High School) SOFTBALL (AGES 13-21):

There will be a developmental softball team in 2017.  Click HERE for details.

ADULT SOFTBALL – age 22 and older (2 Traditional Teams)

Montgomery County has plans to field two softball teams once again this year: Team-Golden and Team-Downs.
First Practice: First Practice: The first official practice for all adult-age teams is scheduled for Sunday, April 2, 2017 at Bullis School (10601 Falls Road, Potomac, MD 20854). This practice is open to returning Team-Golden and Team-Downs athletes, rising high school athletes (over the age of 18), and new-comers. The purpose of this practice is to assess each athlete’s talent level and ensure each athlete is assigned to the appropriate team based upon skill level and other factors.

Ongoing Practice Schedule: Going forward, all Sunday practices will be held at Bullis School. Team-Golden will practice from 9:30 – 11:30 AM and Team-Downs will start their practices at 11:45 AM and run until 1:45 PM. This will give Team-Golden a chance to clear the parking lot in order to make room for Team-Downs.
We are in the process of securing field permits for on-going weekday practices. Once a permit has been obtained, this page will be updated and notices will be sent to all team members.

Tentative Competition Schedule:

Montgomery Qualifier: Sunday, May 7, 2017: (likely same date for both teams – but at separate locations)  

Howard Qualifier: Sunday, May 21, 2017: (Kiwanis Wallas Park, Ellicott City) – same for both teams

Note: Other tournaments (local or travel) may be scheduled as needed.

State Games: June 9-11, 2017 at Towson University

Athletes will be housed on campus at Towson U (Friday and Saturday nights). Competitions are scheduled for Saturday and Sunday and may be conducted on or off campus.

ADDITIONAL INFO about Special Olympics North America Softball Invitational Tournament 2017:

Congratulations to the Team-Golden athletes for being invited to the SONA Softball Invitational Tournament for a third straight year. This year’s tournament will be held from Thursday, August 17th thru Sunday, August 20th, in Bismarck, ND.

We are proud of our athletes for their accomplishments and hard work. We are one of only 16 traditional softball teams from across the United States and Canada to be invited to this prestigious tournament.

The practice schedule for NIT preparation is tentatively planned to begin on or about July 30th. The exact practice schedule will be announced at a later date.

We would like to thank our corporate sponsors, Montgomery Masters participants, and all those who have purchased raffle tickets to support us fund this unique endeavor.

Go Montgomery!

Athlete Eligibility: All athletes must have a current Athlete Application for Participation (Medical Form) on file and SIGN UP ONLINE for 2017 softball season prior to taking the field at any practice. Note: Each athlete’s Medical must be valid through the end of the softball season (June 12th). Returning athletes may confirm their medical expiration date by clicking here. Athletes may register for 2017 softball by clicking here.

Volunteers: Volunteers and assistant coaches are always welcome. All volunteers, new and returning, must have a Volunteer Application and successful completion of Protective Behaviors on file that is valid through the SOMD State Competition date (June 12th) in order to be eligible to participate. All volunteers must sign up for sport training prior to participate in practice. Please sign up online as soon as possible so that we can make plans for coaching needs. Volunteers may register for 2017 softball by clicking here.

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