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REGISTRATION FOR 2022 SEASON IS OPEN

PLAYER REGISTRATION FORM

Registration Fees

Regular Registration: $130 per child (rate effective through March 15)

Late Registration: $150 per child (rate effective March 16 through April 23, 2022)

Registration for the 2022 season runs through the end of the player evaluation on April 23. After the close of player evaluations, players who register will be placed on a waiting list and are not guaranteed a spot on a team. The league accepts girls from any city, not just Golden Valley! Only girls currently in 3rd through 12th grades are eligible to register for GVGS.

More information is available on the Player Registration Page

WELCOME TO GOLDEN VALLEY GIRLS SOFTBALL!

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.

2022 Winter Clinics

GVGS Winter Skills Clinics

Join Golden Valley Girls Softball for our four winter skills clinics!

GVGS coaches and local female athletes from West Metro Softball will be working together to provide a unique and specialized experience to GVGS players in the coming months. Based on skill level and experience, players will choose their clinic level where they will receive one-on-one attention and participate in small group development activities to strengthen their hitting, fielding, baserunning, pitching, and game knowledge.

Clinic coaches will include GVGS coaches from the junior and senior league as well as some of the top athletes from West Metro Softball (many are GVGS alumni!)

COST

All clinic sessions are FREE of charge! While there is no cost, please register for the sessions you plan to attend. This helps us plan accordingly to ensure a great event. We will have a donation jar at the check-in table - donations are welcome and much appreciated.

CLINIC LEVELS

Beginner: Grades 3-12
Skills Required: None (0-1 year experience recommended for Beginner group)
Focuses – Basic Skills and Rules | Beginning Hitting and Fielding | Softball Teamwork


Intermediate: Grades 5-12
Skills Required: Solid Foundation
Focuses -- Hitting Technique, Accuracy and Power | Intermediate Fielding Techniques | Intro to Baserunning Strategy | Enhancing Pitching (Intro to Pitching offered as well) | Teamwork and Communication


Advanced: Grades 8-12
Skills Required: Above Average/Excellent Skill Set
Advanced Hitting Techniques (Power and Placement) | Advanced Fielding Techniques (Tags, Dives, Multi-Outs) | Practicing Strategic Game Play | Advanced Pitching Techniques | On-Field Leadership | Teamwork and Communication

DATES AND TIMES

  1. Sun, Jan. 23 10:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Cooper High School Gym Beginner & Intermediate
  2. Sat, Feb. 12 1-3 p.m. Lindbergh Center Gym Intermediate & Advanced
  3. Sat, March 12 1-3 p.m. Plymouth Middle School Gym Beginner & Intermediate
  4. Sun, April 10 1-3 p.m. Lindbergh Center Gym Intermediate & Advanced

*If cancellations should occur due to weather or COVID-19 related issues, registrants will be notified via email.

EQUIPMENT NEEDED
All players will need a glove, water bottle, and tennis shoes.
Optional equipment includes bats, batting gloves, and helmet

OTHER INFORMATION
Merchandise – GVGS will be selling merch during our clinics! Personalized merch can be ordered at clinics to receive items on Opening Day 2022!

Raffle at All Clinics! - We will be drawing names for a raffle prize at the end of each clinic. Raffle tickets will be $1.00 at the Check-In table. Prizes may include new equipment, merchandise, registration discounts, and more.
** Bring a friend (new to GVGS) = win two free Raffle Tickets! **

2022 Registration Available at Clinics - Sign up for the 2022 GVGS season will be available at our winter clinics. This is done through our website (gvgs.org). It's a good time for parents to get this off their to-do list.

Players can use their own bat if they choose!

As always, the league will provide each team with several bats.  Beginning in the 2021 season, players can use their own bat if they so choose, provided the bat meets GVGS specifications and is pre-approved by GVGS.   Click the link below for GVGS's bat specifications.  Details about how to get a personal bat approved for use in GVGS will be provided at a later date.

Help Promote GVGS with a YARD SIGN

Free yard signs promoting GVGS are available by contacting Lenny Segal 612-845-0358.  Please help us get the word out about our tremendous league in your neighborhood!  Thank you.


BOARD MEMBERS NEEDED

We still need some help as we have had some turnover in our Board from last year. If you enjoy GVGS as much as we do, please consider joining the Board! Open positions are scheduler, sponsorship director, and secretary.  Feel free to contact Lenny Segal, GVGS President, for more information about the 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.

UMPIRES NEEDED

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 


Volunteers


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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