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Re: Will there be a Softball league near you in 5 years?
TM60+ is correct to a point because where are the weekend players going to come from if more people aren't playing leagues and seeing how fun competitive softball can be. I am an umpire and our leagues in my area have dropped EVERY year for the last 5+ years. Leagues that used to have 5 nights a week are down to 2, maybe 3 if they are lucky and even on those nights, teams are down by a lot. There truly isn't enough interest from young kids to play anymore. You will get some interest, but not like when I started playing in the late 80's. This will trickle over into weekends and then upper level will suffer the most because all you will have is guys bouncing around from team to team and how long can anything like that last in the long run. When I started, my league team was my tourney team. That is rarely the case anymore.