2023 League Registration is Now Open!
Bradenton Senior Softball will be Paperless and Cash Free Online and at GT Bray Park
REMINDER - Payment will be required BEFORE the Winter Season begins. Players are strongly encouraged to pay via their Paypal account, if they have one, otherwise a Credit Card at the time of registration. The fee for the 1st Quarter of 2023 will be $45. Items that were completed at the field via paper for the 2022 season will now be done electronically. This includes Player Information such as Date of Birth, Bradenton Residency, Emergency Contact, a Waiver and Electronic Signature.
Online Registration for the 2022 Winter Season is NOW available but will end on November 28th at 6pm EDT. If you intend to play during the 2023 Winter Season it is essential you complete registration before the deadline. Players missing the deadline can be placed on a stand-by list after the season begins.
There will be opportunities to register at GT Bray Park November 14th , November 17th & November 21st AFTER games are completed. Registration at GT Bray will not be available on Thanksgiving Day (November 25th).
The registration form will ask for your name, email, December Phone Number, Florida Arrival Date and Departure Date. (The Arrival & Departure Dates will utilize a pop-up calendar.) Important: The Name provided at Registration will be used for the Magnetic Board Name Tags. (I.E. If you want to be known at Mike don’t sign up as Michael). Whatever name you provide at registration should be less than 25 characters (including spaces).
The form will ask for the positions you CAN play. Please be flexible. Also be realistic concerning what league (Competitive or Recreational) you sign up for.
If you require a runner, please check the appropriate box requesting a runner. Remember players under 80 will be requested to provide a medical reason for utilizing a runner. On the Tuesday and Thursday competitive leagues batters WILL be required to run to first base.
The Registration Process will also ask for Year of Birth, Season Phone Number(s), Emergency Contact Information & whether the applicant is a full-time Bradenton Resident.
The Registration Process will also include a Waiver that will require an electronic signature.
2023 Leage Registration and Draft Dates
2023 League registration
Registartion will be from Nov 14 until Nov 28 at 6:00pm. You should receive an email on Oct 31, with a 2nd email on Nov 7. This year everyone will be required to pay for the season (Jan – Mar) after they register. The cost will be $45.
The following are the draft dates for the teams for each league:
- Thursday American League will be on Monday Dec 5.
- Tuesday League will be Thursday Dec 8.
- Monday League will be on Monday Dec 12.
- Thursday National League will be Thursday Dec 15.
The dues for November and December are $20.
We encourage the use of Paypal or Credit Card, since we are transitioning from cash and checks.
You can also pay the usual way (cash or check) to Barbara or Jack Gjeldum at the field.
New start time of 10:00 starting Thursday, October 13
Due to bad traffic, we are moving our start time to 10:00, starting Thursday October 13. Please arrive around 9:30 and check in.
A Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, November 5th, 2022 in the Sanctuary of Roser Memorial Community Church, 512 Pine Avenue, Anna Maria, FL. The family will greet friends and family by the sanctuary entrance from 2:00 pm to 2:45 pm. The service will follow at 3:00 pm after which family members will adjourn to Roser’s Rose Garden where his ashes will be placed in the family niche.
All others are cordially invited to find their way to Bob’s Celebration of Life (or in Bob’s words a “party”) at the American Legion Kirby Stewart Post 24, 2000 75th St W, Bradenton for food, drinks, and merriment in honor of Bob from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.
The dedication of Lloyd D. Grantham Field
See the dedication of the Lloyd D Grantham field that occurred on February 24, 2022.
Lloyd Grantham Passed Away Tuesday
We are deeply saddened of the passing of our beloved father of Bradenton Senior Softball, Lloyd Grantham. He passed away peacefully on Tuesday at 4:00am. He will be laid to rest at the Brown and Sons Funeral Home on 43rd St. near Manatee Ave.on Tuesday May 31 from 5 - 7 pm. Services will be held at the St Peter and Paul's Church on 75th St. in Bradenton on Wednesday, June 1 at 9:30 am. The family is asking not to send flowers but would like any donations be made to Hospice or Bradenton Senior Softball.
COVID Policy Update
Weekly Batting Practice being held at Buffalo Creek, starting at 8:30
If it is occupied, we will try to be on the football field directly behind it. If that is taken, we will try to be on one of the Little League fields.
(parking for those fields are accessed through the driveway to the golf course. )
Questionable Field Conditions?
Call our information line at 941-301-4129 if there is ever a question about field conditions. The league coordinator will update the message on this line as soon as he knows that the fields will be playable or not playable.
Looking for some softball equipment?
If you have softball equipment you want to sell, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and I will post it out.
Our Softball League
Our league has continuous competition 52 weeks/year. We play at GT Bray and Palma Sola Parks in Manatee County.
Anyone can play
Our players are 60 and older. Everyone is invited to play. All that sign up will be guaranteed to play at least one day per week.
We play all year
Our play is organized into leagues from January until April and we have pick-up games the rest of the year. We play double-headers and start early in the morning (usually 8:30 start time). There is also informal batting practice for those that would like to brush-up on their game
For more information, see this link.