New faces are always welcome to be a part of the Shanghai Softball League. With 16 teams and hundreds of players involved, the league has two seasons each year - Spring and Fall. Players come from all over the world and enjoy a relaxed, festive atmosphere where a good time is accented with the spirit of competition.


The Shanghai Softball League has teams of all different levels of competition and a range of experience behind them. If you would like to join the league please tell us a little bit about yourself and we will forward your information to all of the teams’ coaches. Roster sizes vary from team to team and player fees will depend on each specific team's sponsorship. Regardless of what team a player plays for, all games are currently played on the same facilities. Contact us here to join the league.


Women play in our league and are encouraged to join. There are currently a few co-ed teams and in the past we have had an all-women's team. So come on out and show us that you don't throw like a girl.


Groups interested in fielding a team can learn more by contacting us. It is recommended that a full team have approximately 15 players and at least one sponsor arranged prior to joining the league. New teams will generally be admitted into the league as scheduling and facilities permit.


All metal bats that are used on the Baseball Field must be stamped and approved by the League Committee. Legal bats need to have an ASA marking (and can be found on the current ASA Certified Equipment List), ISF marking (only the 2005 ISF marking is allowed), or a JSA marking. 

The softballs we use have a Ball Core rating of 0.52 and a Ball Compression rating of 400 lbs.


The Shanghai Softball League currently plays its games at the New Bund Sports Center. The entrance is located at 399 West Huaxia Road.(华夏西路399号)


Click on the map below for a larger view. For location via Baidu Maps, click here.




We welcome kids to come out and watch or toss the ball on the sidelines. However, it is the responsibilities of the parents to keep an eye on the kids so that they are not playing in a potentially dangerous place. Foul balls and over-thrown balls CAN be dangerous.


Unfortunately, due to recent regulations, dogs and other pets are not allowed on the premises at the New Bund Sports Center.