Welcome!

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The Mabel League fosters a safe and fun environment for lesbians, bisexual women, queer people, trans people, and women allies to learn and play recreational softball. The Mabel League was established in Vancouver, BC, Canada in 1990.

Store

Shirts and sweaters were originally ordered up to a 2XL, which is the maximum supplied by the retailer we chose. We apologize that all sizes aren’t currently available. We’re working to source sizes 3-5X in the same styles you’ll find below, at the same price. Since size availability and style matching frustratingly varies (across sources like teepublic.com, tshirtelephant.com, etc.), we want to hear from you directly about your Mabel merch desires. Please email mabel@mabelleague.com to talk to Chloe about getting you that cool shirt or sweater you want! She’s also open to hearing your thoughts or feelings about this process.

Join The League

Join As A Team

Team registration for 2019 is now closed. Complete team fees and rosters are due at the beginning of May ($250 deposit due March 11, plus a balance of $950 due May 13, for a total of $1200, plus a refundable $200 forfeit bond).

Contact the Registrar for more information, or download our New Team Guidance Package here.

Join As An Individual:

Registration in the Mabel League takes place in teams that have already been formed in previous seasons. Most teams recruit new members each year, so by signing up here you will be adding your name to a list of potential players to be recruited. New teams are also always welcome and the Mabel League Executive is happy to support those interested in starting a new team (please email us for more information).

The Mabel League does not place new players with a team, but we do make every effort to connect you to teams by sharing your information with teams that are recruiting.

Our registrar distributes this information to all current teams throughout the season. It is then up to the teams to touch base, let you know if/when they are recruiting, and/or having tryouts. Teams usually begin recruiting in March, and may continue to do so throughout the season. We also host an event (Meet Mabel) in early March (this year’s event was March 2, 2019 @ 7 pm) where players can meet all of the teams and see who is recruiting new team members.

Visit the New Player FAQ for more information.

In order to help us introduce you to potential teams/teammates, please provide the following information:

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We have three levels of play depending on how much experience folks have: Recreational, Intermediate, and Competitive. In part, it's based on your level of experience and in part it's up to you how competitive you'd like to be. Please indicate what level of play you think you would be at.

Please indicate any positions that you have played in the past and/or are willing to play on a team. This does not mean you have to play the position, but it does help teams plan their recruitment and their roster.

Please indicate any previous experience you have had that you feel is relevant for recruiting teams to know. This may include any slowpitch or fastpitch experience, or any additional sports experience that you feel is relevant.