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LSA of Eastern Iowa

LSA is eastern Iowa’s premier LGBTQ+ Softball League and was founded in April 2018. LSA is a non-profit 501(c)3 and is committed to providing opportunity and a safe space where both LGBT and Non-LGBT participants can compete in an environment welcoming and open to the LGBTQ+ community. Participants must be 18+ and pay league fees for each season. Games are played Sunday Mornings from 10:00am-1:00pm at either the Hawkeye Softball Complex or Mercer Park in Iowa City. We have 2 seasons (Spring/Summer and Fall) that run from late April to late October. If you would like to join please come out to one of our Recruitment & Skills Days!

See you at the ball field!

LSA Softball

Hello current LSA members and prospective new members,

We are so very excited to share the wonderful news that planning has started for our league play this Spring/Summer 2021, and we are moving full speed ahead!

Recruitment & Skills Days - Dates are tentatively scheduled Sunday 4/11 and Sunday 4/18. Please mark your calendars now so that you are able to join us. Actual times and location TBD. We strongly encourage all players (returning and new) to attend 1 of the recruitment & skills sessions, and if you are a softball lover like many of us, you are welcome to attend both.

  • Participants must wear a mask or other facial covering such as a gaiter.
  • Equipment (balls, bats, etc.) will be cleaned and sanitized, and LSA will provide hand sanitizer.
  • When not on the field we encourage social distancing as much as possible. 

During these recruitment & skills sessions, you will have a chance to go through some softball drills and meet some league members. These sessions also allow the coaches and board members to assist with placing players on teams, with the goal of maintaining similar experience and skill levels on each team - thus achieving a competitive balance within the league.

Speaking of coaches… If you have played softball, or even baseball, and would like the opportunity to coach/manage one of the teams please let us know! We are always looking for new coaches, especially as we expand our league to include multiple divisions.

Non-Players - If you are interested in being involved in the league but aren’t quite sure you are ready to play just yet, we would still love to have you! Please come to one or both of the recruitment & skills days. We’re looking for assistant coaches and scorekeepers. And if you’ve never played before we’ll teach you the game and you’ll pick it up before you know it! We would also love to have some non-playing members who are interested in helping in other areas including recruitment, fundraising & sponsorships, social events, publicity, and our digital presence (website, social media, etc.).  

How you can help - Between now and our first recruitment session on 4/11 we would love to have your help with word of mouth advertising. Whether you have played in the past, or plan to play for the first time in 2021, why not bring a friend or two? There’s nothing better than participating with old friends, while making new ones too. Fun, Fitness & Friends.

Please go to the registration tab and sign up so we have your contact information, and we have an idea of the number of possible participants. Please note when choosing “D” or “E” is shows the registration fee of $40, continue through the registration and there will be an option to “pay when league begins”.  We will collect the league fees from playing members between the recruitment & skills days, and opening day for league play. We are also currently exploring options to try and reduce that player fee if possible.

Link is HERE

See you on the ball field soon!

Managers Register Your Spring Softball Team

Interested in putting a team together? Take the time to register your "Team Name" There will be 2 divisions. E (Rec) Division and D Division. Any questions about these divisions please contact Melissa at melissa.lsaiowa@gmail.com.


Spring 2021 Recruitment & Skills Days

Dates are tentatively scheduled Sunday 4/11 and Sunday 4/18. Please mark your calendars now so that you are able to join us. Actual times and location TBD. We strongly encourage all players (returning and new) to attend 1 of the recruitment & skills sessions, and if you are a softball lover like many of us, you are welcome to attend both.

If you are interested in being involved in the league but aren’t quite sure you are ready to play just yet, we would still love to have you! Please be sure to join us for one or both of the recruitment & skills days.

Please check back here frequently as we will be adding the times and location in the next week or two. Click on the RECRUITMENT DAY link below.

NEWS FROM OUR LSA BOARD

To see the most recent messages from former Chairwoman Melissa Stockwell-Gregson and new Interim Chairman Steven Holter, please go to the Our Board page under the About Us tab.

Sponsor

We would like to give a special thank you to one of our sponsors, Shakespeare's Pub and Grill. They have supported us since the beginning of the league in 2017 and supported us throughout 2020 when we had to cancel our season. Please consider supporting this great, local restaurant.


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Steven Holter

Steven Holter

Interim Chairman