POPS Philosophy: To provide a safe, friendly, and fun environment to play competitive softball, for all levels of play.

Field Status
Thursday. June 25th 
We're BACK

Field      Status
Baldwin Park-ORANGE OPEN
Bellmore JFK HSN/A
Bay Park TurfOPEN
Eisenhower Park DOPEN
Oceanside HS?
Shell Creek ParkOPEN
Wantagh Park Turf C

* If there is a chance of rain... Check back to this site at around 4-5pm. POPS is not informed a decision by every field until 4-5pm. If no updates are given after 5pm- Contact your manager, as they will be the 1st to be informed once the parks make decisions about the fields. 

TBD = To Be Determined by the Parks. We have NO control over the availability of any field. This also means go to the park, if not updated by 6pm or later. The decision to play the game will be made at the field. 

Which Fields, What Days, What Times?

Below is a list of fields we play on with the times of games on those fields. Note that adjustments to days/times may be made on occasion during the season.

Field     Days Times
Oceanside HSMon - Fri7:15 -10:45
Baldwin ParkWeds & Thurs.8:00- 11:00
Bay Park TurfFriday7:00-8:30
Eisenhower Park
Field D
Thurs.7:00 -10:00
Shell Creek ParkThursday8:15 -10:45
Wantagh Park  Turf Field CMonday7:00-10:00
Bellmore JFK HSMon - Fri6:45- Dark

Interested in "Joining POPS" as a player or as a whole team? Click here to find out more about POPS.

2019 Championship Teams

For 2020 - 
1) ALL games will continue to be 9 innings
2) Legal BATS will only be ASA/USA Stamped bats. The ASA /USA list of bats NOT allowed - Illegal bats will be continued. See Rules & Bat list above. 
3) Playoffs will continue to be "double elimination" for all teams.
4) The POPS end of the year dinner was eliminated to keep costs down. 
5) There will only be ONE All- Star game with one player per team from the 40+ and 50+ teams combining to play one game. 
6) There are NO definitive divisions in any league. We are starting the season with basic divisions but each is subjective to change based on results.
7) *Turf Fields are NOW ours. Look at the "Field Status" to the left for updated TURF fields. 

NEW Players or Teams "looking to join" POPS Softball for 2020 contact the commish at:

"Scholarships & Families in Need". Thanks to your donations POPS will distribute over $2,500 in Scholarships to kids graduating local high schools. In addition to families around the Thanksgiving Holidays.  
Your donations allow us to continue to help out local our communities. 

Commish Corner
UPDATED 7/1/2020

UPDATES-  Its OFFICIAL - POPS has gotten  its permits to play. Now if we could get registration done quickly, we should be able to start the week of July 13th.
It is now up to each of you. Make sure you give your manager an application, signing the waiver page, along with payment and a signed COVID-19 Waiver form. if we get that from each player we will be able to start on time. If ONE player or one team does not follow protocol - that team will not be playing that week. 

There will be a 40+ league playing on Mondays, a 50+ league playing on Thursdays and a 60+league, playing on Wednesdays. Field locations have been provided to your managers.  
*Every player will need to sign a COVID -19 "Liability Waiver " form to allow them to play on each field.Your manager will be provided with one for you. 
Or check the above tab- COVID -19 Waiver, download it, print it and send it to the address on the link. 

* Please note here: POPS will be having Field Supervisors attending games to ensure each player is following the Safety Guidelines imposed on our league. Additionally the Towns themselves will be sending down supervisors. If they see any team not following the guidelines that team will be suspended for their next game. If that team has a 2nd offense they will be suspended for the year. Umpires are also instructed to advise us if a team is not following all. 
This is NOT a political issue,  It is the rule. One imposed on our league that we have to follow to get the and keep the fields. Please do not ruin this for everyone.  If you feel you cannot follow it for whatever reason, POPS can respect that - but then you cannot be playing. 

Safety guidelines: "Imposed by the fields we play on”:  
1) "Social distancing” when not on the field is required. You may bring a beach chair and sit in foul territory at least 6 feet apart .  If you choose to sit in the dugout, you must be 6 feet away from another person. If you are unable to sit  6’ apart while in the dugout - Masks are required. As a result of this rule ”Foul Territory” is now dead territory.
2) Only the Catcher and Umpire must wear masks.  
3) There can be NO tag plays. Every play is a force play. Once you turn to a base (except 1B) or attempt to advance, you must go to that base or be called out. This means NO run downs. 
4) Unfortunately there will be NO hand shakes at the end of the game. No high fives. You may be creative and acknowledge the other team without any contact. Please leave the field immediately after the game. separately, to your cars. NO congregating after games. 
5) Fans must sit 6’ apart or must wear face masks if unable to sit 6’ apart. 
6) I am still awaiting word if there will be a managers meeting with umpires before games. IF so, each manager or anyone taking the ground rules must wear a mask at that meeting.
7) BATS-  If a player wishes to “share” or borrow a bat, they should wear gloves on both hands and get permission from the player who owns the bat. *READ the above tab- COVID -19 Safety Guidelines

The safety of our players is what POPS has always adhered to and will continue to do so.
** No uniforms will be ordered this year due to lack of time. As a result the "fees for this year are reduced.
TOH players pays $160, NON -TOH pays $185
All credit for rainouts from 2019 will be applied for 2021. 

Unfortunately, due to field permits constraints POPS was forced to delay the start the new Combine league. Additionally new teams and over 4 dozen players on the waiting list were informed they would have to wait until 2021 to join us. POPS loyalty is to returning players. Making sure each has an opportunity to join a team for this year, before bringing in new. 

Even though we have a later start to the season, we will play a  full season that runs from July to the end of October. 

Every team still makes the playoffs but - There will be only "single elimination" for the playoffs 

* POPS is withdrawing its initial stance, that a player can only play on one team. POPS is now allowing players to play on TWO (2) teams. 

Feel free to contact me with any questions. 

Spread the word, stay tuned, stay safe...Commish

Starting in 2021, the POPS Combine League. This will be POPS Softballs highest skilled league. A mixture of half the team made up of players under 40 and half over 40. OR a whole team of the top skilled level 40+ players. Stay tuned- More to come.