"We play to save!"

Southern Softpaw League

An all-inclusive, safe, fun, friendly, competitive and charity-minded, slow-pitch softball league in the greater Atlanta Metropolitan area.

WELCOME TO THE SOUTHERN SOFTPAW LEAGUE



Welcome to the website of the Southern Softpaw League. Founded in 2009, SSL is an all-inclusive softball league for individuals in Metro Atlanta with a passion for the game of softball and for animals. On this website you will find information about the league, how to register, where we play, our passion and mission in raising money to help as many local animal charities in and around the Atlanta area and much more! 


In addition, our league partners with the Hotlanta Softball League (HSL) and provides the best opportunity to recruit, build, and develop your team for the next HSL spring season.



Our 2020 Fall Season Is Here!!!

Our board has been working tirelessly the past few months to make sure we provide a fun, competitive, but most importantly a safe environment, for all to enjoy! We can't stress enough, the importance of everyone following our new Covid-19 preventive guidelines! They are most effective when EVERYONE follows them! 

We are sending out reminders to all coaches, players, fans, animal lovers and guest, that mask MUST be worn and you MUST have your temperature checked before you will be allowed into our sports complex! Coaches and players please arrive early and remember there will be no in person registrations at the fields, online only registrations will be accepted! 

Social distancing signage, safety team volunteers and announcements will be made throughout the day to help remind everyone about our Covid-19 Preventive guidelines! They will be strictly enforced and they apply to everyone! 

We still need more volunteers to be part of our Covid-19 Preventive Safety Team (CPST), Free drinks and snacks will be provided during the time you choose to volunteer. You can also volunteer to be part of the set up or break down crew. One and two hour slots are available that can allow you to volunteer before in between and after your games. Contact board member John Polito at wickedatlanta@gmail.com if you would like to volunteer. Volunteers will be needed throughout the season. 

Rain or Shine Let's Play Ball!


Volunteers Needed For Our New Covid Prevention Safety Team


9 am - 4 pm coverage needed. One or two hour shifts available. Volunteers will be needed each week until the end of the season.


If you are interested in volunteering at the Temp Check Tent, or to help set-up or breakdown before, in-between or after your games contact  John Polito .  wickedatlanta@gmail.com



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New Covid-19 safety guidelines will be strictly enforced


Games played @ Nickajack Park

5500 Nickajack Park Rd, Mableton, GA 30126


* Season Opener is Saturday, Sept. 12th

Player Fee - $50



The 2020 Fall Schedule

The official and approved SSL 2020 Fall Ball Schedule is as follows: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24. Rain date is 10/31. The end-of-season banquet & award ceremonies is 11/7 (subject to change).
  • Coaches voted unanimously to play Oct.10 pride weekend because there will be no public pride events this year.

Welcome Our Newest Board Member John Polito

It is our absolute honor to announce our newest SSL Board Member, John Polito! John was interviewed and voted in unanimously by our board to be our newest Team Ambassador. Those who know John and have played softball next to him knows his passion and love for the game, he has a good heart, is dedicated and loyal to his team and teammates, is a person of good character and always, always gives 100%!


We know John will be a great asset to our league, our mission and will do his very best to support his fellow softballers, other league members and all our animal charities and volunteers. Please join us in giving John a big SSL welcome!!


* SSL Board Positions Available

Requirements - Must be a current SSL member in good standing, non paid position, will have to be interviewed by the SSL Board and voted for approval, coaching/manager experience preferred but not required, 2 or more seasons in the league, needs to work and play well with others, willing to put the best interest of the league before their own self interest, special professional management skills preferred, strong work ethic, willing to go the extra mile to get things done, honest, ethical and dependable, willing and able to give extra time for monthly & weekly league meetings, work long hours at the field will be required to (set up, registration, concession, and break down duties will be shared among all board members), and most importantly must share in the SSL mission in the love of the game of softball and raising much needed funds for local animal charities; who work tirelessly to save our four legged furry pets! 
    
(Contact League Governor Kenny DeLeon if interested - governor@southernsoftpaw.com)

Stay tuned for additional updates!

 Coaches, PLEASE have your teams arrive early and be ready at the beginning of your start time.  Then, vacate the fields when your time slot is over to allow every team their allotted start and finish times. To maintain safe distancing practices, only occupy the opposite dugout not currently being used.  




Field # 2



Saturday, August 22nd, 2020



9:00 - 10:30 - Knights

10:30 - 12:00 - Vengeance

12:00 - 1:30 - Sharks / Dogs Of War

1:30 - 3:00 - Open

3:00- 4:30 - Open



Saturday, August 29th, 2020


9:00 - 10:30 - Chargers

10:30 - 12:00 - Vengeance

12:00 - 1:30 - Sharks / Dogs Of War

1:30 - 3: 00 - Moose knuckles




Saturday, September 5th, 2020


9:00 - 10:30 - Chargers

10:30 - 12:00 - Vengeance

12:00 - 1:30 - Sharks / Dogs Of War

1:30 - 3:00 - Moose Knuckles




SSL Animal Charity Donations of 2019

Spay & Neuter Coalition - $250

Pets Are Loving Support (PALS) - $450

Little Nuggets Rescue - $250

Town & Country Jack Russell Rescue - $300

Laskey's Lucky One's - $700

Georgia English Bulldog Rescue - $458

Atlanta Wild Animal Rescue Effort  - $656

Bosley's Place - $450

Walking Home Together - $600

Yearly Goods & Food Pet Drive - $300  *est. value

GRAND TOTAL SSL Donated to Animal Charities in 2019  -  $4414


Since 2009 SSL Has Proudly Donated Over $35,000 Dollars To Local Animal Charities

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