2018 ATLANTIC DIVISION

The EMASS Atlantic Division welcomes, and has openings for new and returning softball players to EMASS that are seeking a collegial competitive environment - we play to win, but have fun doing it!

The Atlantic is the largest EMASS Division (8-10 teams, expandable to 13 teams) for all softball players that reach age 55 during the year of play. 

The Atlantic Division plays once a week on Tuesday/Thursday mid/late April through mid-October. For planning purposes most teams will play roughly half their games on Tuesday and half on Thursday spread out over the course of the season.  Most of the games are played at the Wayland Cochituate Fields, 26 West Plain Street, Wayland Ma. (Intersection of Route 27/Main Street and W. Plain Street). 

The Atlantic totally re-sets the teams each year (almost all players get assigned to new teams) so that over the course of seasons, players get an opportunity to be teammates with most of the other players in the Division - in the Atlantic your competitors are your friends who have been, or will be your teammates in the future.

ATLANTIC PLAYER GUIDELINES: There is a basic softball competency level expected for players in the Atlantic Division. 

Players are expected to be able to field their positions successfully. That includes being able to move to make the routine plays, make the throws necessary from their position; and occasionally make quality plays at their position. 

For example, a First Baseman in the Atlantic should be able to receive hard thrown balls and hold onto them from shoe tops to over their head, and on occasion make the short hop scoops expected of a decent First Baseman. 

Pitchers need to be able to play another position - there are more than enough quality pitchers in the Atlantic currently who meet that standard to fill the number of teams anticipated. 

Players should be able to hit the ball solidly, hit to the OF on a regular basis, and be able to run for themselves to 1B and beyond. 

Catchers should be able to play another position successfully, and should be able to throw the ball back to the pitcher on the fly with pace routinely, to keep the game moving.  Additionally, Catchers should be able field hard thrown balls from the OF and IF to make plays at the plate. 

The expectation is that the top tier of Atlantic players may also play in the Pacific Division, and many of the other Atlantic players may also play in the Metro Division. 

Conversely, while most Pacific Division players will find a competitive game in the Atlantic, there are a some Metro players who no longer have the skills and ability to play in the Atlantic Division.

If the Atlantic looks like the place for you, registration will be open at this EMASS website 1 February through 1 March 2018.  For any questions please contact the Atlantic Division Coordinator, Jeff Allan jeffallan85@verizon.net

LET'S PLAY BALL!