Maplewood - South Orange Softball: Welcome

Welcome to MSO Softball !!!

Thursday, October 16
Summer Villagers Tryouts

Wait - did they say Summer Villagers tryouts?

Although, the fall season is just winding down, MSO Softball is already gearing up for next year.  We are again planning on fielding Summer Villagers teams at the 8U, 10U, 12U and 14U age levels.  While these teams will play the majority of their games during the summer, some teams will be selected earlier so that they can practice together during the winter months and play some games / tournaments in the spring as well.

Specifically, tryouts for the 10U and 12U teams will be taking place in October and November.  See the Summer Travel page for more details on the tryout times and locations for the 10U and 12U Summer Villagers.

NOTE:  Tryouts the the 8U and 14U Summer Villagers teams will take place in the spring.

Friday, September 26
College Softball Clinics at 360 Fitness

Players ages 10 to 18 are invited to attend upcoming softball clinics at 360 Fitness in Fairfield, NJ run by college coaches.  See the Softball Camps & Clinics page for more details.

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


Umpires Wanted for 2014

MSO Softball is looking for students age 14 and up, as well as adults, who are interested in Umpiring the Rookie Division games.

Completion of the 2014 Umpiring Class qualifies students for a preference of game assignments and $5 extra per game.  Register for the umpire class through the South Orange Recreation department at the Baird Center.

For more information contact the MSO Softball Committee.

Handout:  Umpires Wanted

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.

Upcoming Events
Date Event Time Location
Sat 10/25 Clipboard Summer Villagers Tryouts - 10U 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Memorial Park #1
Sun 10/26 Clipboard Summer Villagers Tryouts - 12U 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Memorial Park #1
Sat 11/1 Clipboard Summer Villagers Tryouts - 10U 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Memorial Park #1
Sun 11/2 Clipboard Summer Villagers Tryouts - 12U 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Memorial Park #1
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