Who We Are

Cactus Cities is a primarily LGBT slow pitch softball league in Phoenix, Arizona

The purpose of the CCSL is to foster local, regional, national and international sports competition predominately for gays, lesbians and anyone dedicated to promotion of the amateur athletic experience for persons of all skill level and abilities regardless of sexual orientation, gender, race, creed, religion or national origin. The primary focus of the CCSL will be to provide venues for adult slow-pitch softball competition. Additionally, the organization will endeavor to develop people of all abilities and experience to participate in sports competitions. A brief history of the league can be found [here].

League play takes place almost every Sunday, except as noted on the [schedule], at Cesar Chavez Park (35th Ave & Baseline) for the open and women's division.

If you are interested in joining league, please contact us using our [contact page]. Your information will be immediately sent to one of our player representatives so they can then contact you and get you started in the league. Likewise, this will allow us to keep you informed of Cactus Cities news and events. All new players are encouraged to attend one of our open play events, which occur before every season starts. Open play allows us to get you placed in the proper division as well as introduced to coaches who are looking for players.

Fall Season Annoucements

Fall Season Open Play:
August 24, 2014
August 24, 2014
Yavapai Fields, Scottsdale
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

All Fall Season Fees Due By:
August 24, 2014
$500 per team
via PayPal or certified payment

All Fall Season Rosters Due By:
November 16, 2014

Roster Changes Allowed Until:
November 16, 2014

Fall Season Play:
September 7, 2014 to November 16, 2014

News and Important Information

New Players:

If you are new to the league, please come to one of our open play dates to help get integrated into the league. Open play for the Fall season will take place on August 24, 2014 and August 24, 2014 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at [Yavapai Fields, Scottsdale].

New players may join the league during the Fall season before rosters close on November 16, 2014. We strongly encourage new players to send us and email using our [contact form] to help you get connected with a team and integrated into the league even if you made it to one of our open play dates.

Deadlines:

Registration for the Fall season opens September 7, 2014. The Fall season starts on September 7, 2014 and ends on November 16, 2014.

Teams must pay $500 online by August 24, 2014 if they wish to participate in the Fall season. You may contact any of the board members through our [contact form] should you have any questions about getting registered for the Fall season.

Teams must submit a roster online by November 16, 2014 if they wish to participate in the Fall season. The [open division roster form] as well as the [women's division roster form] can be found the top menu under the forms section. You may change your roster until November 16, 2014.

Where We Play:

The open and women's division will be playing on Sundays from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm at [Cesar Chavez Park] located at 35th Avenue and Baseline Road. Any rain out games will be made up. If you have any questions or concerns about the schedule, please use our [contact page] to email our league officers.

Why Choose Us?

Cactus Cities is not only one of the largest gay sports organization in the valley, but listen to what these people have to say about it, both players and non-players alike.

[Quote from Adrian P]

Adrian Profile ImageWell, what can I say? I have been involved in this league for, gulp, 16 years. It has been the most wonderful thing to ever happen in my life (besides you, honey.) Every year has been very special to me. So many memories, so little memory.

I have made SO many friends and friendships, that it's such a community within a community. Everyone, in every city, knows other softball players from all the different tournaments that I/they have attended. The best part is the camaraderie amongst everyone involved.

I have the honor of being inducted into the NAGAAA (North American Gay Amateur Athletic Association) Hall of Fame, lord willing, in 4 years. That is quite an accomplishment for any athlete much less a gay one.

If you ever get the chance, please come out and watch the boys and girls PLAY BALL! It really has been an awesome experience.

[Quote from Samantha D]

Samantha Profile ImageSo, admittedly, I don't play. But my partner does. And it's wonderful. People bring their dogs, their girlfriends, their grandmas. And yes, I would agree with Adrian. A definite community builder. For instance, I don't even play on a team...but I've been welcomed as a spectator and a friend. And everyone who plays is friendly and outgoing.

A ton of fun. People should just come watch or join a team. I don't know how often they have try outs.

If you come to Cesar Chavez Park on Sunday mornings, you can ask around and I'm sure one of the legit athletes could tell you!

Don't just take their word for it; come out to [Cesar Chavez Park] and see for yourself!