Schedule: The SFBL operates two regular seasons per year, Spring and Fall along with an All Star Game. Consequently, the SFBL provides year-round baseball in the fabulous Florida sunshine.
Membership fees are $260 per player: After officially registering to play, new players are assigned to the SFBL Player Pool and then reassigned to league teams based on team needs, player age, position and city of residence. To register, please visit our Registration and out Pay Online pages on this website. Fees cover all expenses related to playing baseball, plus a few extras:
• Field rentals, preparation and maintenance
• Umpire services (South Florida College Baseball Umpires Association)
• Minor League Baseballs
• Liability insurance
• Website hosting and maintenance services
• Custom baseball statistics software – real-time Leader Boards
• All Star Games,
• Advertising, Marketing & Promotion
• League administration/bookkeeping/operating expenses
• Cash Prizes – Trophies – Championship T-Shirts and authentic SFBL logo baseball caps
League fees do not cover uniform costs, which can range between $25 and $45, depending on the team you join.
Divisions: The SFBL consists of three divisions: 18+ Division, 28+ Division and 35+ Division.
Competition: Over the last three decades, through the use of a live draft as well as player pool assignments for new players, the League has established reasonable parity among existing teams. Skill levels routinely range from ex-Minor Leaguers to former softball players and players who haven’t played since high school. However, the League is very competitive. Indeed, it’s a real challenge to win it all in the South Florida Baseball League!
Fields & Officials: The League utilizes top quality baseball fields, including fields like Coconut Creek Sabal Pines Park, Coral Glades Sportsplex, and Flamingo Park on South Beach. Teams can expect to play a few road games during the season. The SFBL is proud to be officiated by the South Florida College Baseball Umpires Association. The SFBL publishes and enforces the SFBL League Rules, which differ slightly from major league rules in the interest of safety and sportsmanship.
Records Books: The SFBL is currently overhauling its unique three decade season history, complete with individual and team records since inception in 1992.
Managers and Existing Teams: Virtually all managers in the League also play the game. The SFBL is always looking for qualified individuals to manage new expansion teams. Existing teams (partial or complete) are also welcomed and encouraged. The “buddy” system is fully supported, encouraging friends and family members to play on the same squad.
Playing Environment: The SFBL promotes a wholesome, family environment, having earned its reputation for providing a fun, yet disciplined and competitive baseball environment for its players and fans. League rules are fairly rigid regarding player conduct and behavior while on the field. Foul language and unsportsmanlike conduct are not tolerated.
Trophies: At the end of each season, the SFBL awards a special Championship trophy to the managers of championship teams in each division. The SFBL also awards a Most Valuable Player Award to the MVP of each championship team for each division. Finally, the Baseball Beast Award is given to the player with the most impressive individual performance during the season, as voted by league players on Facebook. Each week during the season, the league posts a Player of the Week and the Baseball Beast is awarded to one of those players.
For further information contact the League Office at 305.496.2962 or visit us at www.sfbl.com.
See you on the field!