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End of Season Tournament: Sponsored by House of Note

Hard to believe another season of GVGS is almost over.  We have a lot of fun things planned this weekend! A big thank you to House of Note for sponsoring our tournament.


  • Park in designated areas. Respect "No Parking" signs. Be careful parking near fields (foul ball territory).
  • Concessions and food trucks will be on site - please give them business! Details below.
  • Use SportsEngine Tourney App (SE Tourney) to track games and brackets - link is below to download. Follow prompts to find 2024 GVGS End of Season Tournament.


  • Honey & Mackie's will be onsite Saturday 12-4 pm and Sunday 12-5 pm.  Honey & Mackie's serves homemade ice cream with an everchanging range of options.  They have been a long time supporter of GVGS and we are thrilled to have them at our EOS tournament.

  • Cruisin' Fresh will be onsite Saturday 11-4 pm and Sunday 11-5 pm.  Cruisin' Fresh will be serving inventive burgers, wraps, salads, freshly squeezed lemonade, fruit, and smoothies.  Plenty of gluten free, dairy free, and vegetarian options.  This is a new food truck for GVGS so show them lots of love and support!

Sponsored by House of Note

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GVGS is thankful for all our amazing sponsors!

House of Note is a family-owned violin shop in St. Louis Park, MN. They have been proudly serving the string community since 1959 with a comprehensive rental program, sales, and a full-service repair and restoration shop. Whether you are a beginner, advancing, or professional player, House of Note has what you are looking for.


On July 13th and 14th our travel teams participated in the Midwest Tournament in Burnsville.  It was a great showing by all teams, with the 19U team taking 1st place in the 19/16U bracket, the 14U taking 3rd place, and 12U taking 2nd place.  Congrats to all teams!

All teams will be participating in the State Tournament on July 27th and 28th.


Golden Valley Girls Softball is for girls interested in a fun, slowpitch softball experience. The league's Junior Division is for girls who currently are in 3rd - 6th grade and the Senior Division is for 7th - 12th graders. Practices begin in late April, with games starting in mid-May.  The season ends in late-July.  Each team is scheduled to play approximately 16-18 regular season games (usually two per week) and two weekend tournaments. Juniors play on Monday/Wednesday nights and Seniors on Tuesday/Thursday nights.

All games and league tournaments are played in Golden Valley in partnership with the Golden Valley Parks and Rec.   In 2024, all regular season games are scheduled at Lions Park (151 Louisiana Ave. N., Golden Valley).

GVGS has been a premier softball league for 50 years, having been founded in 1974.  Our success is based on a philosophy of "the game is for the girls" and a focus on skills, fundamentals and fun. GVGS is recognized as one of the finest slow-pitch leagues in Minnesota.

We welcome girls from ALL CITIES and we have players from many different cities and schools districts, public and private. All participants receive a uniform t-shirt and all girls play in each game.  All girls play, regardless of skill level or past experience.

The Game is for the Girls - 50th Anniversary Edition

The Game is for the Girls

Get your copy today!

The Game is for the Girls: The Story of Golden Valley Girls Softball by Bob Mattison

Order from Amazon and proceeds from the book go to GVGS.

Players can use their own bat if they choose!

The league will provide each team with several bats.  Players also can use their own bat if they so choose, provided the bat meets GVGS specifications and is pre-approved by GVGS.   Click the link under the "Policies" tab for GVGS's bat specifications.  


Dick's Sporting Goods is back for the 2024 season with two excellent discount opportunities:

  • 20% Off Weekend: April 19th - 21st 2024
  • Year Round Discounts: Through Dec 31st 2024

Use the links below to access.

Join the GVGS Board

Do you love GVGS as much as we do? If so, consider joining our Board of Directors! For more information about open positions, time commitments, and any other inquiries, please reach out to Amanda DeRaad, GVGS President. Serving on the GVGS Board is a highly rewarding experience, offering the opportunity to witness the joy it brings to so many during the season. We would love to have you on board. Thank you for considering this opportunity!


If you are a former GVGS player or coach, you are a great candidate to become a USSSA slowpitch umpire.   As a certified USSSA umpire, you will be able to umpire GVGS games.  There are some great things about being an umpire.

For more info check out Alumni Opportunities 


Volunteer - Your help is needed!

Parent Volunteers are frequently needed – see registration form to indicate interest or contact a league coach or board member.

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