ECSA: Excellence, Community, Sportsmanship and Acceptance
ENTERING ITS 35TH YEAR, Seattle's Emerald City Softball Association is the Pacific Northwest's largest softball organization geared to LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ individuals.
In 2014, ECSA features 36 teams in the B, C and D Divisions -- with C and D Divisions each entering the season split into two even divisions -- plus another Masters Division team, for players ages 50 and older. Games are typically on Sundays, April 6 through late June.
The ECSA started in 1980 in Seattle as a group of friends playing ball and has grown to be a welcoming place for LGBTQ and non-LGBTQ players to partake in the competition and spirit of softball. It is now one of the oldest and largest gay-softball leagues in the nation.
As a member of the North American Gay Amateur Athletic Alliance (NAGAAA) -- which represents more than 10,000 players and 800 teams in 44 member cities in the U.S. and Canada -- the ECSA sends its top teams to each year's NAGAAA Gay Softball World Series. The 2014 World Series is in Dallas. In the past 10 years, the ECSA has produced more World Series champions than all but one city.
New ECSA website coming soon
Because of a change in our web provider, the Emerald City Softball Association will be migrating to a new website in the coming months. We’re working hard to ensure the transition is as seamless as possible.
In the meantime, we may be unable to update a few pages on the site – but quite a few more parts of this site are still running smoothly. This offseason, you can continue to visit this site for our:
Team Matchmaker: Find your team for 2015 and find players for your team. Email our membership director for more assistance.
Tournament Matchmaker: Latch onto a travelling team or find pickup players for your next tournament.
2014 team information: See what went down this past year and who played where.
News: Check out the latest updates on league happenings.
If you have a specific question, please contact the appropriate member of the 2015 ECSA executive board:
Commissioner: Frank Pichinini
Membership director: James Neely
Director of competition: Bill Justyk
A/B Division assistant commissioner: John Voldal
C Division assistant commissioner: Michael Marble
C Division assistant director of competition: Dustin Walton
D Division assistant commissioner: Jon Ericson
D Division assistant director of competition: Ryan de la Rosa
Tournament director: Eric Goemer
Logistics director: Clarence Chiu
Secretary: Bam Mendiola
Treasurer: Brian Slegel
Events coordinator: Stacy Maddux
Hall of Fame director: Dug Wehage
Marketing/communications director: Tony Stasiek
Fall Ball director: TBD
Business-development director: TBD
Forgot your login information or password for this site? Contact us for help.
Become an ECSA sponsor
Is your organization interested in supporting the Emerald City Softball Association or the Emerald City Classic, the West Coast's largest NAGAAA-softball tournament in 2014? Let's talk!
Visit our sponsors page to see who has supported the ECSA and its teams.
ECSA Newsflash now available
All registered ECSA players, coaches and managers periodically receive an ECSA Newsflash email containing league news and updated information.
Haven't received one? Check out PDF versions here:
Questions? Email ECSA secretary Jon Ericson.