About Us/BylawsUpdated Friday March 25, 2016 by Latham Lassies.
The Latham Lassies Softball League is a volunteer run, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to providing an enjoyable, instructional, and rewarding opportunity for young girls of every skill level, to participate in the sport of softball. Latham Lassies offers spring recreational softball, summer and fall travel softball, clinics, tournaments, and other related events.
Any girl age 5-16 that attends a North Colonie school district public or private school is eligible. Players from outside this school district must contact the league President for consideration.
Latham Lassies is a non-profit organization entirely run by parents who volunteer their time, talent and ideas in a variety of ways that have little to do with softball. Field maintenance, concession stand and equipment management are key positions that go a long way toward running a smooth softball season. There are also a variety of short-term tasks for special events such as Opening Day, Field Day, and Tournaments. If you can help in any way, please contact a league officer or submit a request to volunteer by clicking here.
The Latham Lassies Softball League began in 1988 as part of Latham Youth Baseball with 80 girls. Games were played at various locations in the Town of Colonie. Due to the league's immediate popularity, parents and league organizers incorporated the league in 1989.
In 1989, the Town of Colonie constructed two fields and a concession stand at the Town Park for exclusive use of Latham Lassies. That very same year, our 2nd season, the Latham Lassies Won the 10 and Under New York State Championship!!
In 1990, we branched out and hosted our first State Tournament and the town built us a new and improved concession stand. And just to make sure everyone knew the league was around for good. . . . . we repeated as 10 and Under New York State Champions!! The league continued to grow and in 1992, we had more than 300 girls and 29 teams in the league. In 1993, we challenged ourselves and held 3 successful tournaments for first time at 10U, 12U, and 14U.
In 1994, we made history. . . One of our 10U teams played in a tournament with poor weather. As a result, the game starts at 2:00 AM and fallout leads to national ASA rule changes as to how late games can start.
In 1996, the Latham Lassies enrollment peaked. . . 560 girls and 42 teams!! In 1998, lights were installed and we began playing night softball.
We're proud of our history and we hope your little girls can join in the fun!