In our team, being willing to have a go and having a desire to improve as a player is more important than being a brilliantly gifted athlete. We are pretty friendly as a club and we are always interested in recruiting new players. We are reasonably competitive in that we do 'play to win' and try our best. We are playing in a league not messing about in the park. BUT we don't go overboard with this - if we play well and lose we would be happy about playing well rather than sulking about losing.
Everything within the teams is done on a pretty informal basis. There is a hard core of players who turn up to practice play every week and then there are others who have other commitments who appear less frequently. As long as you do turn up when you say you will, and tell people in advance when you can't, not being able to play every game isn't a problem.
The basics of the game are easy to pick up and we have an experienced coach who will help you to get going. The club owns kit which you can use when you play. If you are not sure how the game of softball works then read the "Game of Softball" page.
There aren't any formal rules about this but in practice team selection is based on commitment.
We are always interested in recruiting new players so if you are interested in playing Softball for the Tigers then get in touch.
During the spring and summer we practice at Trafford Metrovicks RUFC in Sale (M33 6LR). There is no charge for coming to practice and we are happy for anyone to turn up and have a go. We can provide all the necessary equipment. If you haven't been before it is useful (but not essential) if you can let us know that you will be coming. We also have some informal weekend batting practice sessions at the same venue for those who just can't get enough Softball !
All our league matches are played on Thursday evenings at Parrs Wood High School in East Didsbury (see map). The (almost equally important) post match venue is the Cheshire Line Tavern, Manchester Road, Cheadle, SK8 2NZ.