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Winter Training and Skills Clinic Series

GVGS coaches and local athletes from West Metro Softball (many of whom are GVGS alumni) will be working together to provide a unique and specialized experience to GVGS players. Through training drills and skill stations, players will enhance their game knowledge and essential play skills including throwing, fielding, hitting and base-running. Pitching coaches will be available to provide skill training for interested players. Players will be split into groups based on grade, skill-level and experience. Players are invited to attend one or all pre-season clinics. 

2023 Winter Clinic Dates:

  • Sunday, January 29 at Cooper High School Gym
  • Saturday, February 4 at Hopkins High School
  • Sunday, February 19 at Plymouth Middle School
  • Saturday, March 11 at Hopkins High School
  • Sunday, March 19 at Plymouth Middle School
  • Saturday, April 15 at Hopkins High School

2023 Winter Clinic Times:

  • Juniors (3rd - 6th Grade): Noon - 1:30 pm
  • Seniors (7th - 12th Grade): 1:30 - 3:00 pm


The cost for the clinics is $5 per session or $25 for all clinics. For players who register by January 28 for the 2023 season, all sessions are FREE.   


All players must register in advance for each clinic attending to help with planning. Click the link below for more information and to register. 


Registration for our 50th anniversary season is now OPEN!  The standard fee of $150 is applicable through March 19th and increases to $185 on March 20th. The last day to register your player is April 16th. 

Refer New Players, Get Merchandise: If you refer a new player to GVGS, you will get credit towards merchandise.  Additionally, all first year players can join the league for only $99. First year players can use promo code GVGS99 during registration to take advantage of this price.

Financial Aid: We do not want finances to be a barrier to participation.  If you need financial assistance, please complete a financial aid application, which can be found on the same page as the registration link above.

Coaching: Our league would be nothing without our excellent coaches.  If you are interested in coaching, please complete the coaching application on the same page as the registration link above.

Calendar: Please visit our Calendar page for important dates.  Be sure to subscribe via RSS and iCal feed.

On behalf of the entire GVGS Board, we look forward to seeing you back on the field for our 50th anniversary season!


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.

All games and league tournaments are played in Golden Valley in partnership with the Golden Valley Parks and Rec.   In 2021, all regular season games are scheduled at Lions Park (151 Louisiana Ave. N., Golden Valley).

GVGS has been a premier softball league for over 45 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.

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.  

Help Promote GVGS with a YARD SIGN

Free yard signs promoting GVGS are available by contacting Amanda DeRaad at or 763-442-6056.  Please help us get the word out about our tremendous league in your neighborhood!  Thank you.


If you enjoy GVGS as much as we do, please consider joining the Board! Feel free to contact Amanda DeRaad, GVGS President, for more information about open positions, time commitment, and any other questions. Being on the GVGS Board is a very rewarding experience and it's so much fun to see the joy it brings to so many during the season. Please consider joining!  Thank you.


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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