Excellence, Community, Sportsmanship & Acceptance
The Emerald City Softball Association (ECSA) is an established softball league in Seattle, Washington and has been operating as such for over 30 years. Bud Light has been a long time sponsor of ECSA. We also have added (2) new sponsors in 2012 Absolut and Sterling Athletics - we thank them all for their support and partnership.
ECSA not only stands for Emerald City Softball Association but is an acronym that represents aspects of what our league embraces: Excellence, Community, Sportsmanship & Acceptance. Our focus is to provide a softball league that includes GLBT and non GLBT members and creates a unique community of excellence, sportsmanship & acceptance for playing softball. Membership in ECSA is open to anyone 18 years of age or older.
The league has (4) different Divisions (A, B, C & D). These Divisions include a place for everyone from advanced players to someone who has never played softball before. The Division that a player is allowed to play in is determined by use of a player rating system established by the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA). The Emerald City Softball Association is a member of NAGAAA. The ECSA season generally starts in April and runs into June or July of each year. We also have a Fall Ball Season that starts in September and goes into October.
Berth Tournament schedule
The 2013 Berth Tournament is Saturday, June 22, at Celebration Park in Federal Way (map). Winners of C and D Division brackets will represent Seattle at the Gay Softball World Series in Washington, D.C.
Higher seed will be the home team in each C Division game (no coin flip).
Join the ECSA board: Application period runs through June 28
Want to join the ECSA executive board? We will accept applicants' candidate statements from June 13 through June 28. Voting will be open on this site from July 7 to 14.
· Commissioner (Incumbent Frank Pichinini will seek another term)
Important dates for the 2013 season
Saturday, June 22: 2013 GSWS Berth Tournament, Celebration Park, Federal Way (map). (Games most likely will not occur on June 23.)
Friday, June 28: Final day to apply for open executive-board positions.
Friday, July 5: Emerald City Classic registration party, Q Night Club, Seattle.
Saturday, July 6, and Sunday, July 7: Emerald City Classic tournament.
Sunday, July 7: Executive-board elections begin. Voting will occur on this site.
Sunday, July 14: Final day to vote for executive board.
Sunday, Aug. 4: End-of-season awards party and potluck, 1 to 4 p.m., North SeaTac Park. Families welcome.
Monday, Aug. 26, to Saturday, Aug. 31: 2013 NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series, Washington, D.C.