Being a "sports parent" is not as easy as it sounds. On this page you will find some useful information on how you can help our Program once you've registered your daughter.
We are using the Remind app to send information for Rec Softball. Get information right on your phone-not on handouts. Join our "class" @sbrec22a OR @sbrec22b.
Thanks for joining!
Remind is a free, safe, and easy way for us to reach you with important information.
You can support our Program by participating in our “Dine 2 Donate” Fundraisers. Simply enjoy a meal during the dates/times below and mention Saddle Brook Softball to your server or cashier.
Be sure to invite your friends & family!
The DICK’S Sporting Goods Foundation is proud to announce a $5,000,000 Sports Matter grant to Every Kid Sports, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, to provide income‑restricted families financial assistance to cover registration fees and help ensure every kid has a chance to play.
Your daughter wants to play Softball and you have no idea where to start? Can she just use her brother's baseball stuff? How much will this cost me? Click HERE for some general information on softball equipment.
You handle getting your daughter to practices and games; we will handle the rest!! Her best ability is her availability.
Our Give Back Project was created to help Players with limited budgets so they can start or continue to play. Thanks to generous donations, we have gently-used equipment available for any Player to borrow. Please contact us if you are in need of equipment. All requests are kept confidential. Special thanks to Pitch In for Softball for their help in creating this program.
Any current or former players who have any equipment no longer needed and would like to donate it, please reach out to us so we can make arrangements.
Cheering on your team from the dugout is a huge aspect of our game. However, it must be done respectfully. Please:
Don't do anything you would not like done to you!
Although games start the first week of April, we celebrate our game with our Opening Day Festivities on the Third Saturday of April. It's the one day in the Season in which ALL of our teams play on the same field during the same day. It is a fun-filled day of softball with other fun activities mixed in. Don't miss it!!
Please remember our Coaches are volunteers and coaching help is always needed and appreciated. Contact us for more information on how to become a volunteer Head Coach, Assistant Coach or Team Parent.
Looking for more Softball action? Be sure to check out our Saddle Brook High School Team against the County's best. Home Games are played at Smith School.
This could be your team in a few years!
As a Parent or Player, please be courteous to your teammates and notify your Coach in advance if you are unable to attend a game. It is disrespectful to both teams as well as the umpire when players “no-show” and there are not enough players to play the game.
The time listed on the schedule is the time we would like to start the game. Please plan to arrive early to allow time to put on cleats, warm up, etc… The sooner we can start play, the longer we get to play. We are usually fighting darkness early in the season. Most of the fields we play on have no lights.
On game day, please be sure to check for any messages, esp if the weather is bad. Don’t assume a game is canceled; as long as the field is playable we will play through a light rain. Rescheduling games is not easy so we will make every effort to play games as scheduled, including the possibility of changing the field and/or time. Game changes or cancellations are the decision of the Home team; your Coach will inform you of any changes officially.
For safety reasons, only Registered Coaches and Players are allowed in the dugout/bench area, including the area behind the backstop. Siblings are not allowed in the dugout/bench.
Before leaving the field, check you have all your equipment and any trash (empty water bottles, etc…) is in the garbage can (even if it isn't yours) and not left in the bench area or the spectator area. Leave the field nicer than it was when you got there.
Cheer for them all, Encourage them all, Support them all. They are kids and they'll only be kids once. Always remember that while at the field.
Home or Away, we are always representing Saddle Brook; let’s show everyone our Falcon Pride!
Bring a comfy chair and enjoy the game!
Remember our Coaches are volunteers who have graciously donated their time to help with our players.
Contrary to what many think, softball is not "girls baseball"; in fact, its invention had nothing to do with baseball. It was an idea born during a football game in 1887, kind of by accident. As the story goes, one day several Yale and Harvard grads were gathered together, awaiting the results of a Thanksgiving Day football game between the two rivals. When Yale was announced the winner, one of its alumnus tossed a tied-up boxing glove at a Harvard fan, who then batted it back with some kind of stick. George Hancock, a nearby reporter for the Chicago Board of Trade exclaimed "play ball!" and the new game, which began indoors, got off the ground. A few rules were drawn up, and the sport spread throughout the Midwest, and around the country.
The name "softball" dates back to 1926. The name was coined by Walter Hakanson of the YMCA at a meeting of the National Recreation Congress. By the 1930s, similar sports with different rules and names were being played all over the United States and Canada. By 1936, the Joint Rules Committee on Softball had standardized the rules and naming throughout the United States. While originally both men and women played softball, the increased popularity of baseball (and its exclusion of women) in the 1940s & 50s, fewer boys played softball so it became more of a female sport.
Softball was one of twelve women's sports added to the NCAA championship program for the 1981–82 school year and its popularity among young girls has increased every year. In 2004, high-visibility yellow "optic" covering became standard for competitive play and yellow softballs are now the standard for all levels for girls' and women's play. White balls are still allowed, but are very uncommon. The Women's College World Series (WCWS), televised in May, ranks as one of ESPN's most watched women's sporting events.