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Regular Season: Week of May 20th

After a gorgeous Opening Day, we are excited jump into our regular season games.

Due to the current poor conditions of our fields, all Junior League games scheduled for Wednesday, May 22nd have been canceled.

The safety and well-being of our players are our top priorities, and the fields are currently unusable for play.

We are working diligently to reschedule the games and will communicate the new dates and times as soon as possible through your respective coaches. Please stay tuned for further updates.

With rain in the forecast this week, please take a moment to review GVGS weather policies.


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.


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.

GVGS Softball League