The Owatonna Park and Recreation Department in cooperation with the Owatonna Slow Pitch Softball Association offers organized leagues in Men’s, Women’s and Co-Rec softball. Games are played from early May through late August at the Fairgrounds softball complex.
• Registration materials are available at the Parks and Recreation Office and online.
• Individuals wishing to find a team should call 507-444-4321 to be put on a list.
• Team registration deadline is Wednesday, March 15 at 4:30pm.
• Mandatory Managers Meeting/Annual Softball Association Meeting is April 24 at 6pm at Owatonna Knights of Columbus, schedules will be available and player’s fees can be paid that evening.
Team Fee: $350 (American League), $325 (other leagues)
Tentative Nights of Play: American & Stripes – Wednesdays (starting May 3) , Steele & Stars (Starting May8) – Mondays and some Thursdays, Four Diamond & Straight River – Thursdays and some Tuesdays(starting May 11)
Men’s American League plays 22 games and includes double headers on most nights, other men’s leagues play 20 games with double headers many nights. Men’s fees include End of Year Tournament fee. If you do not wish to play in the post-season tournament, you must request a refund from the Owatonna Softball Association by July 1st.
Team Fee: $195 Night of Play: Thursday (Starting May 18)
Women’s teams play 12 games during the season. Recreational women’s teams may choose to play with the co-rec league’s bottom league, that league is allowed to have as many women on the team and field as they want.
Team Fee: $195 Night of Play: Tuesday (starting May 9)
The unique rules governing Co-Rec Softball help the sport remain recreational. Co-Rec plays 12 games. The bottom league is recreational and teams can play games with as many women as they want.
Team Entry Fees
Entry Fees are due on or before Wednesday, March 15. Pay at Parks and Recreation Office, checks are payable to Owatonna Parks and Recreation.
Player fees are due before the first night of play. Checks are payable to Owatonna Parks & Recreation. All fees include tax and a Softball Association fee for field improvements. ($10 for women/co-rec and $15 for men).
Men’s League $45 for Owatonna and Steele County residents, $55 for outside Steele County
Women’s League $40 for Owatonna and Steele County residents, $55 for outside Steele County
Co-Rec League $40 for Owatonna and Steele County residents, $55 for outside Steele County
If you are interested in umpiring, call the Park and Recreation Office at 507-444-4321 for more details. A clinic to discuss local rules, expectations, and to hand out assignments and schedules will be held in April.