Roxbury over 30 Men’s Softball League
The Roxbury Men’s over 30 Softball league is a fun yet competitive league for Roxbury and Mount Arlington residents who reach age 30 in the year of competition. The league is sponsored by Roxbury Recreation and has been in existence since 1979. It was originally conceived as an “open” league with no age restrictions but evolved into what is now an over 30 league. And while players must be 30 years of age to participate, although for 2014 each team may have a maximum of two players at age 25, many of the players are in their 40’s and 50’s.
League eligibility has been modified during the recent past by allowing Township employees as well as graduates of Roxbury High School, and spouses of RHS graduates, to participate in the league. Additionally those players who participated in the league, and then moved out of the Township, have been “grandfathered for league eligibility. Finally each team is now allowed to add up to three (3) players from "out of town" to their rosters but at a cost of $25 per player. League entrance fee per team, paid to Roxbury Recreation, remains at $625 for 2014.
Currently there are eleven teams participating in the league, although there have been upwards of 18 teams in the past. It is recommended that teams have a minimum of 15-20 players on their rosters when coinsidering all the family and work conflicts which can arise for many of the players.
League play typically begins in mid April and continues through the middle of July. A one pitch charity tournament is typically scheduled at the beginning of the season, prior to the start of league play. At the conclusion of the regular season, a double elimination tournament is held to determine the league champion. All teams are eligible to participate in the tournament.