Registration for our 2024 season is now OPEN! Please click HERE to register. The standard fee of $150 is applicable through March 10th and increases to $185 on March 11th.
Refer New Players, Get Merchandise: New this year! The more players you refer, the more prizes you get. In addition to the prizes below, any player that has three or more referrals will be entered into a raffle for a free bat.
· Refer 1 Player: $20 Merchandise Credit or T-shirt
· Refer 3 Players: GVGS Sweatshirt
· Refer 5 Players: 2025 Registration is FREE
First Year Player Fee: 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. Be sure to share this code if you are referring new players.
Friend Requests & Ride Share: We cannot accept friend requests as we form teams via a draft process to make teams as even as possible. Rideshare requests will be communicated to coaches but not guaranteed. Rideshare requests can be submitted to Jeff Anderson.
Calendar: All season dates are listed on our Calendar. Be sure to subscribe via RSS and iCal feed.
Evaluations: Junior evaluations are Saturday, April 13th. Senior evaluations are Sunday, April 14th. All players are REQUIRED to attend so coaches can evaluate their skills. That said, everyone who is registered by April 7th will be placed on a team regardless of experience or skill level.
League Communication: We primarily communicate with families via e-mail, the GVGS website, and GVGS Facebook page. Official e-mails come from firstname.lastname@example.org. Please make sure this e-mail is included on your "safe senders" list to ensure timely delivery of messages.
Note on Fees: Registration fees are not refundable after evaluations (except for any registrants on the waiting list who do not get placed on a team). Please note, anyone purchasing RegSaver Registration Insurance during the registration process is purchasing insurance from AIG via SportsEngine, not from or through GVGS.
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.
Dick's Sporting Goods has provided GVGS with a year round discount. Coupon is valid in-store only and should be shown at the register during checkout via phone or print out.
Be sure to use the coupon, as this is specific to our organization.
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.
Free yard signs promoting GVGS are available by contacting Amanda DeRaad at email@example.com 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