2024 Season Registration

We are excited to finally open registration to new players for the 2024 season! 

The Field of Dreamers Cooperative Softball Association was formed in 2017 with the intention of creating a recreational softball space based on the principles of mutual aid, body liberation, and radical re-imagining of sport. We invite you to be part of this history! 


Field of Dreamers began as a political project that not only seeks to create a space of play that affirms non-binary, trans* and other gender non-conforming identities but also that emphasizes the participations of Black, Indigenous, people of colour, and people with body types/skills that are typically not given respect in organized sport.  

What makes our league different?

  • We see our league as a political project, and many of the players in the league are connected to grassroots movements in the city
  • We are a relational league – all of our captains, organizers, umps, mentors, and cheerleaders are also players in the league. This means we run the league through each of us taking responsibility for participation, safety, coordination, and field prep. We also see ourselves as part of the Trinity Bellwoods community and seek to create positive and supportive relationships with other park users
  • We organize our league into 5 houses (Credit, Humber, Don, Rouge, Garrison) that represent the waterways that give life to this city
  • We prioritize mutual aid and mentorship – all skilled/experienced players have a role in teaching, coaching, and sharing skills with beginner/intermediate players
  • We refuse the ‘co-ed’ sport model, instead constructing rosters through self-identified experience/skill and emphasizing that all players should be valued, respected, and given opportunity to learn, succeed, and fail!


  • The 2024 season will be played from Sunday, May 5, 2024 to Sunday, October 6, 2024
  • Games will be played, as usual, at Diamond #1 (SkyDome), Trinity Bellwoods Park. 
  • Game #1 will begin at 8PM and Game #2 will begin at 9:30PM
  • Registration fees will range on a sliding scale, depending on your ability to pay from $0-$130 this season, with an option to contribute to a solidarity fund that will help pay for another player’s registration 
  • Registration will be open from Thursday Feb 29th, 8:00AM – Monday, March 5th 11:59pm ET
  • We will be registering substitute players following open registration; this is a great way to participate if you can’t commit to a whole season and/or just want to try things out! Stay tuned for details.



Once the registration period is over, you’ll hear back from us if your registration has been processed. Please note, registration is not first-come, first-served, but occurs in tiered priority.


Q: How does registration work? 

A: Field of Dreamers does not operate on a first-come, first-serve basis.  We instead use a progressive registration process that emphasizes communities we seek to centralize in our league. Our league prioritizes the registrations of BIPOC queer/trans* folks, BIPOC folks in general, and other trans*/non-binary folks.  

We register new players in batches using a progressive system of registration that prioritizes folks who identify as part of the above communities. All other players who wish to register are then added to rosters thereafter and/or are invited to play as subs for the season (which gives you priority registration in subsequent seasons) if we run out of spots!

Q: What happens if roster spots fill and I don’t get into the league? 

A: While we wish we could accommodate all players who want to play in the league or spots are limited by our permit and capacity. We offer folks an opportunity to sign up as substitute players in the season, and those players are given priority to register in the following season. 

Q: How are teams decided? 

A: Teams are organized through our yearly draft. We draw on the self-represented skills you fill out in your registration form to divide each team evenly with players of a similar skill set. Once registered, you’ll be contacted to let you know about jerseys, draft day, and the opening week skillshare! 

Q: Can I register as a team or play with a friend? 

A: You cannot register a team in Field of Dreamers. Players are instead sorted into teams based on the draft. However, you may list one friend to be your “buddy.” Be sure that this same friend chooses you as their “buddy” too! When you are registered, you will be linked together in the draft and will be placed on the same team.

Let’s Make Baseball!!!