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Cotton States Softball League

The Cotton States Softball League provides local players the opportunity to maintain and improve their softball skills during the off-season in a competitive environment. 2013 is the inaugural season for the CSSL, however it has been planned since 2009 and follows its sister league the highly successful Cotton States Baseball League.

The Cotton States Leagues operate at a single site located conveniently off of US 78 (future I-22) in New Albany, MS on the renovated fields at the BNA Bank Park, the softball home of the Cotton States Softball League, the Blue Mountain College Toppers and New Albany High School.

Players typically come from a 150 mile radius and represent schools from all classifications, including private and public institutions. During the July season, games are played on the weekend and on weeknights, other than Wednesday night. During the Fall season, games are only played on Saturdays and Sundays and all attempts to avoid home SEC football games at MSU or Ole Miss are made.

The Cotton States Softball League will operate under the rules for high school play in Mississippi except that teams will bat a continuous lineup.

Pitchers will not be allowed to pitch more than four innings in a weekend during the Fall season. Teams will consist of 12-13 players, and each will be coached by a paid coach. Coaching staffs include scouts, professional players, former travel coaches, and former collegiate players.  Players will receive a team jersey, socks, shorts, ribbon and visor with their registration. The cost to play in the league in either season is $195 and $350 for both seasons in a calendar year. Teams play a 10-game schedule in both seasons.

Umpires utilized in the Cotton States Leagues will be high school certified as a minimum.

The CSSL will feature a collegiate level internet website complete with full league stats, news, schedules, and standings. Players may apply online for entry into the league at

Questions may be directed to Mississippi Select Sports at or (662) 539-2440 or CSSL Commissioner Tom Zahller (601) 953 0708.
Cotton States Softball League
603 South Central Avenue
New Albany, MS 38652

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