ACBA Sports Leagues

Soccer

Formal registration to open in mid-to-late June, with instructions on how to register as either a team or an individual on the league website, ACBAsoccer.com. Space is limited to eight teams, so teams new to the league are encouraged to reach out via the below email as soon as possible to confirm a spot. Cost is $75 per ACBA-member attorney or law clerk and $50 per law student, but teams may register with a sponsorship from a law firm to reduce or eliminate individual cost. Interested individuals who want to register will be assigned to a team. Rosters will be limited to a maximum of 15 players, including at least three women. At least two women per team must be on the field at all times. The regular season consists of 7-8 games (depending on league size), with playoffs beginning in late October. The league runs biannually, with a spring season occurring from roughly April through June. Games are played on Sundays from 8 a.m. to noon at the Winchester Thurston Athletic Field in Shadyside. Please direct any questions to commissioner Josh Sallmen at jsallmen3@gmail.com.


Basketball

The ACBA runs a basketball league for lawyers who are members or associate members of the association. The league also permits law firm staff members to play on a team of attorneys. Teams will compete in two divisions based on their basketball experience and skills.  Approximately 16 teams, made up of 10 players, participate each year. Games are played on Sunday and Monday nights at the JCC in Squirrel Hill.  Each team is scheduled to play 7-8 regular season games and at least one playoff game. The season begins Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023 and the championship will be played Sunday, March 19, 2023.  Membership in the league is by team, but interested individuals will be placed on a team.  The cost per team is $1,200, which includes the regular season and playoff games.  Email Scott Scheinberg, League Commissioner, at sscheinberg@jonesday.com to reserve your team’s spot.  Registration is first come first served. When contacting Scott please indicate whether your team would want to play in Division A (reserved for players with extensive/college basketball experience or Division B (more of a recreational league for legal professionals who were at some point athletes).


Softball

The ACBA Softball League is currently a 10-team league comprised of lawyers, law students and judicial clerks. Teams play between 16 and 18 games per season, although this year will be shorter due to the delays caused by the pandemic. The regular season this year began in May 2022. Games are expected to be played Wednesday – Thursday each week at Marino Field in Oakland. Anyone who would like to start a team or play on an existing team should contact Sam Grego, League Commissioner, at 412-392-5507 or sgrego@dmclaw.com.