These athletes and performers worked hard this year to earn the right to be called Parkwide Champions!
What better way to relax and have fun after work than playing a sport you love? As a Yellowstone employee you have the opportunity to play softball in the world’s first national park – who else can say that?
It’s never too early to start thinking softball. League softball begins in mid-June and ends in late July or early August. Teams are put together by self designated captains, people with a love of the game and the enthusiasm and organization to fill a roster. Captains are some of our most beloved people in the park! We appreciate everything they do. Our leagues wouldn’t be possible without them.
A captain’s first responsibility is communicating with their location recreation staff. Location staff teach captains about the league organization, rules, and deadlines. If you have the gusto to captain a team find your location recreation staff pronto! They’ll then be able to keep you in the loop as more specific information is released as the seasons approach.
Please come to your location’s league softball meeting on June 7th if you are interested in playing or forming a team. The Canyon, Old Faithful, Lake and Grant meetings are at 7:00 pm and the Mammoth meeting is at 7:30 pm.
You can also check Activity Calendars for League Sports Meetings dates and times, a must for interested players.
Aside from league softball, we have pickup basketball on Tuesday evenings at 7:00 pm and pickup volleyball Thursday evenings at 7:00 pm at most locations. This is the perfect time to put together a team for the 3 on 3 volleyball and basketball tournaments!
We have 3 on 3 location volleyball tournaments at MHS, OF, GV, LL and CL on Thursday, June 15 at 7:00 pm. 1st and 2nd place teams continue on to the Parkwide Tournament on Thursday, June 22 in Mammoth Hot Springs.
We have 3 on 3 location basketball tournaments at MHS, OF, GV, LL and CL on Tuesday, June 20 at 7:00 pm. 1st and 2nd place teams continue on to the Parkwide Tournament on Tuesday, June 27 in Mammoth Hot Springs.
Talk to your location recreation staff during office hours for more information on putting together a team for these tournaments.
The Slammin Goofballs and Geezers, Mammoth’s top two teams, faced each other in the third and championship round of the parkwide playoffs this past Wednesday on the Lower Mammoth Field. Spectators filling the sidelines were not disappointed in the tight game which went the full seven innings. The home team Goofballs took the title for the first time since 2009.
Congratulations to Captain Clark Dodd and his team.