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




POPS Fields Status
Summer / Fall
Friday. July 31 
2:00PM


Field      Status
Baldwin Turf-ORANGE OPEN
Bellmore JFK HSOPEN
Bay Park TurfOPEN
Eisenhower Park DOPEN
Oceanside HSTBD ?
Shell Creek ParkOPEN
Wantagh Park Turf C
OPEN

* 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. 
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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






















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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 "single elimination" for all teams.
4) The POPS end of the year dinner was eliminated to keep costs down. 
5) There will only be NO All Star game this year. 
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:
 commish@popsoftball.com 







Commish Corner
UPDATED 7/28/2020

UPDATES-  Due to the various levels of "Social Distancing", POPS has been advised to have all players wear masks while in the dugout or when not in the field. Wear your masks upon arrival and departure to and from the field and in between innings.
Suspensions will be handed out for any player who does not follow these Safety Guidelines.  

We have been informed by various sources including the ASA/USA Umpires that people from the towns we play on are taking pictures of all leagues playing. They want to ensure that the COVID-19 Pandemic will not "spread" due to anyone not following the "NY State Dept.of Healths's Safety Guidelines. *The guidelines are both available in a tab above to review and are listed below: 

UPDATED Highlights of the Safety guidelines: "Imposed by the fields:
1) "Social distancing” when not on the field is required. When in the dugout, or in between innings - Masks are required. 
1a) After a re-evaluation and being no players were sitting on the outfield foul lines- ”Foul Territory” is alive. .
2) Only the Catcher and Umpire must wear masks, while in the field.  
3) There can be NO Tag plays. Every play is a force play. 
4) Once you make an attempt to advance to the next base (except 1B) "In the Umpires Judgement", you must go to that base or be called out, This means NO Run downs. 
5) 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. 
6) Fans must wear face masks.
7) At the managers meeting with umpires before games, taking the ground rules everyone must wear a mask.
8) Coaches at 1st & 3rd should also wear masks. 
9) 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

Our only chance to be able to continue playing this season is to understand and follow all the guidelines. We cannot let a few ruin it for the rest. The safety of our players and our field permits are at stake. 

 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. The schedules are now up on the TAB above.This is subjective to change IF we get Oceanside HS. So check this website weekly. 
* Everyone must follow the "Safety Guidelines" imposed by the N.Y State Dept. of Health. 

* 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 this year. 


*Every player had to sign a COVID -19 "Liability Waiver " form to allow them to play on each field.
If you have not done so-  check the above tab- COVID -19 Waiver, download it, print it and send it to the address on the link. 
** No uniforms were 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.  

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
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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.