Divisions

EMASS offers four different regular season (April - Mid October) Softball Divisions of Play. For Members who desire to play on a Travel Team, EMASS sanctions teams in various age categories.

To read a full description of the EMASS Softball Divisions click on the "plus" sign next to the Division Name or on the Division Name itself.

To go directly to a Division's Home Page, click on the Division name on the navigation bar above.

AMERICAN
The American Division plays umpired doubleheaders on Saturday mornings (9:00 AM) on various fields throughout Eastern Massachusetts (Wayland, Framingham, Ashland, Canton, or others as necessary). The American Division has a minimum age of 50, the highest percentage of "younger" players, and is the most skilled division. Returning and new players are assigned each year to an American Division team by the American Division Assignment Committee. The rosters of American Division teams change each year and are designed to be as comparable skill-wise as possible. We are anticipating a 4 Team American Division in 2017. Any EMASS Member who registers for the American Division but is not assigned to an American Division Team will be assigned to a National Division Team.
NATIONAL
The National Division plays umpired doubleheaders on Saturday mornings (9:00 AM) on various fields throughout Eastern Massachusetts (Wayland, Framingham, Ashland, Canton, or others as necessary). The National Division has a minimum age of 50, has a higher average age than the American Division and is a moderately less skilled division. Returning and new players are assigned each year to a National Division team by the National Division Assignment Committee. The rosters of National Division teams change each year and are designed to be as comparable skill-wise as possible. We are anticipating an 8 Team National Division in 2017.
ATLANTIC
The Atlantic Division plays umpired doubleheaders in Wayland and Ashland each week on either Tuesday or Thursday mornings (10:00 AM). The Atlantic is a mid-level division, encompassing a wide range of skills and abilities. While most Pacific Division players will find a competitive game in the Atlantic, as will many Metro Division players, there are some Metro players who no longer have the skills and ability to play in the Atlantic. Returning and new players are assigned each year to an Atlantic Division team by the Atlantic Division Assignment Committee. The rosters of Atlantic Division teams change each year and are designed to be as comparable skill-wise as possible. We are anticipating an 8-10 Team Atlantic Division in 2017.
METRO
The Metro Division plays umpired doubleheaders in Wayland on either Wednesday or Friday mornings (9:45 AM). The Metro Division is generally for players 65 and older who have basic softball skills and want to play competitive softball. No American Division player may play in the Metro Division. Returning and new players are assigned each year to a Metro Division team by the Metro Division Assignment Committee. The rosters of Metro Division teams change each year and are designed to be as comparable skill wise as possible. We are anticipating a 6-8 Team Metro Division in 2017.
PACIFIC
The Pacific Division plays umpired doubleheaders in Wayland each week on Monday mornings (10:00 AM). The Pacific Division has a minimum age of 50 and is the most skilled weekday division. By way of example, Pacific Division rosters include players who might also play in the American Division, as well as some of the overall more skilled players from the National and Atlantic Divisions. Returning and new players are assigned each year to a Pacific Division team by the Pacific Division Assignment Committee. The rosters of Pacific Division teams change each year and are designed to be as comparable skill-wise as possible. We are anticipating a 4 Team Pacific Division in 2017. Any EMASS Member who registers for the Pacific Division but is not assigned to a Pacific Division Team will be assigned to an Atlantic Division Team.
TRAVEL TEAMS
Sanctioned EMASS Travel Teams provide an opportunity for EMASS Members to compete in softball tournaments around the region and country in their appropriate age bracket and/or appropriate competitive level. Being a member of a Travel Team allows one to experience another level of competition, to travel, and to represent EMASS. Except for a very limited exception, ONLY registered EMASS Members may play on EMASS Travel Teams. All EMASS Travel Teams are governed by the EMASS Travel Team Policy.