Maplewood - South Orange Softball: Welcome

Welcome to MSO Softball!!

2017 Spring Recreation Softball Registration

Registration for the 2017 Spring Recreation Softball season is happening NOW!

Players from both South Orange and Maplewood can register in person at the Maplewood Recreation Department - Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:30pm from now until February 20th. 

Please complete the following forms: Volunteer FormRegistration Form, and Background Check Authorization form (for first time coaches only).  Registration fee: $115 ($95 fee plus $20 field usage fee)

Online registration will be available anytime from January 23 through February 20 at:

Note: Convenience fees apply to online registration.  These fees are paid directly to the internet service provider.

Recreation Softball Evaluations

Evaluations for Recreation Softball will be held in the Maplewood Middle School gym on Saturday, 3/4 and are mandatory for all players in the Junior Division (4th & 5th grades) and Senior Division (6th, 7th & 8th grades).  As a reminder, these are not tryouts, but rather a way to evaluate players' skill levels so that fair and balanced teams can be selected during the player draft.  See the FAQ page for more details on the evaluation process.

In order to help the evaluations run smoothly and limit the time spent waiting, the players will be broken down and evaluated in groups as follows:

 Grade  Last Name   Time 
 4th & 5th  A - J  12:30 PM
 4th & 5th  K - Z  2:15 PM
 6th, 7th & 8th  A - J  4:00 PM
 6th, 7th & 8th  K - Z  5:15 PM

Players MUST attend during their designated time slot.  If for some reason a player is not able to attend the evaluations during the time slot for their age group, then she should attend the make-up session session for their division on Monday, 3/6 from 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Junior Division - 4th & 5th grades) or 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (Senior Division - 6th, 7th & 8th grades).

MSO Softball

Maplewood-South Orange (MSO) Softball is a non-profit, volunteer organization which is committed to the promotion of girls’ softball within the towns of Maplewood and South Orange.  We strive to develop great young women both on the softball field and in our communities.  We aim to provide a strong foundation in the development of fast pitch softball and prepare the girls to play in a competitive environment while still having fun.  We encourage players to be supportive of their teammates, be coachable, and be enthusiastic.  We seek to provide a positive, challenging and rewarding experience for all players.

The Maplewood-South Orange (MSO) Softball program is open to all girls from Kindergarten to 8th grade who live in either Maplewood or South Orange.  MSO Softball provides girls with an opportunity to play in either the town recreation softball program or travel softball program.  In addition, MSO Softball provides educational and training opportunities for players, coaches and umpires.  See the relevant links below and in the left-hand menu for more information on all of the MSO Softball programs:

Recreation Softball

Villagers Travel Softball

Be sure to come back often to check the Calendar for important dates as well as the MSO Softball News page for information on upcoming events.


See the FAQs page for answers to all your MSO Softball questions OR contact the MSO Softball Committee at

Weather Updates: Code-a-Phone & Twitter
(South Orange Fields ONLY)

If the weather or field conditions are in question, there are two ways that you can be informed:

Code-a-Phone - Call the Code-a-Phone at 973-762-0748 to hear a recorded message about cancellations or postponements.  If there is no anouncement for the current day, then all activities will take place as scheduled.  Messages are generally posted by 4 p.m. on weekdays and 8:30 a.m. on weekends.

Twitter - Set up “twitter” account to receive notifications.  To do so, go to, create a free account, and follow “SOrangeRec”.  Again, if you receive NO notice, then all activities will take place as scheduled.

NOTE:  You can also get updates sent to your cell phone without a Twitter account.  Just send a text message that says "Follow SOrangeRec" (without the quotes) to 40404 and you will start receiving tweets from us on your device.

Follow MSO Softball on Twitter

Follow @MSOsoftball for news and updates related to MSO Softball programs.

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Mon 2/20 Clipboard MSO Recreation Softball Registration LAST DAY! 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM Online or Maplewood Town Hall
Sat 3/4 Clipboard Recreation Softball Evaluations 12:30 PM - 7:00 PM Maplewood Middle School Gym
Mon 3/6 Clipboard Recreation Softball Evaluations - MAKE UPS 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Maplewood Middle School Gym
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