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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Basketball (Current League Information is not Available at this Time)
The ACBA runs a basketball league for lawyers and paralegals who are members and associate members of the association. Teams compete in two divisions based on their basketball experience and skills. Approximately 18-20 teams, made up of 10 players, participate each year. Games are played on Sunday and Monday nights at St. Edmund’s Academy in Squirrel Hill. Each team is scheduled to play 10 regular season games and at least one playoff game. The season begins in the middle of January and runs through the middle of April. Membership in the league is by team, but interested individuals will be placed on a team. The cost per team is $865, which includes the regular season and playoff games, as well as t-shirts. Members and associate members interested in participating in the league should contact league commissioner Anthony Hassey at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.