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Ward Blumer

Traveling Director

Burnsville Midwest Invitational Champions 19U WILD

19U Terrapins Take Second Place at the 2018 Richfield 14th Annual Youth Slowpitch Tournament

Congrats to our travel teams at state!

Seven teams represented GVGS at the USSSA State Tournament in Burnsville on 7/28 and 7/29, competing in all age divisions. 

Autobats - 12U 2018 State 3rd Place

Blue Thunder- 12U/ 2018 14U State Runner-Up

2018 19U Champions

Travel Information

Our GVGS traveling teams are designed to allow our players to compete in highly competitive levels against teams from other communities.  At the heart of the travel program is the opportunity for players to play in a more competitive environment than what our typical house league provides and against highly skilled players.  Typically the teams that our traveling players compete against practice and play slow pitch softball all year long and participate exclusively in travelling tournaments around the state and at times a national level.

It has not been our league practice to hold tryouts for the players participating in our traveling program.  The GVGS traveling program is led by dedicated GVGS volunteer coaches and the teams are made up of players selected by these coaches.  There is a significant amount of time invested by our coaches and criteria for team selection may include a players attitude, skill, and willingness to participate in several weekend long tournaments throughout the Summer.

There is a requirement that all players representing GVGS in traveling tournaments be participants in our house league during our regular season for all age groups except 19U.   All 19 U players must have played and to have been in good standing with our league for the years they did participate. 

Travel teams are broken down into the following age groups:  (Players fall into the bracket for the age they were on January 1st of that year of play.

10 U

Players who were 10 years old or under as of January 1, 2008

12 U

Players who were 12 years old or under as of January 1, 2006

14 U

Players who were 14 years old or under as of January 1, 2004

16 U

Players who were 16 years old or under as of January 1, 2002

19 U

Players who were 19 years old or under as of January 1, 1999


In conclusion, our GVGS traveling program allows for players in this program to experience the game in a highly competitive environment while at the same time enjoying new relationships and a chance to demonstrate sportsmanship with other communities.



2018 State Championship Tournament Results

By Earl Pepper 07/31/2018, 7:30am CDT

CONGRATULATIONS to our state champions - 19U WILD!

Once again, GVGS was well represented at the State Championship tournament on 7/28 & 7/29. We sent 7 competitive teams, covering all age divisions. 

19U - Wild (1st)

19U - Terrapins (3rd)

16U - Queen Bees

14U - Green Machine

14U - Blue Thunder (2nd)

12U - Autobats (3rd)

10U - Rainbows (2nd)

2018 Midwest Invitational Results

By Earl Pepper 07/16/2018, 8:15am CDT

GVGS was well represented at the Midwest Invitational Tournament in Burnsville on 7/14 & 7/15. A total of 5 teams competed for us with mixed results.

Congratulations Wild on winning the 19U Championship!


Participating Teams:

10U - TBD
12U - Autobats
16U - Queen Bees
19U - Terrapins
19U - Wild

Well done ladies and thank you for helping to represent our league with good sportsmanship and efforts.

Any Players Interested in Travel?

Are you interested in joining a GVGS travel team?

There are 5 age levels you could be a member of a travel team.  What was your age on January 1, 2018?  This will determine the group you can play with.

10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, and 19U

Send me your name, birthdate, player experience and position to express interest.

Come and be a part of the state's largest USSSA Slow pitch travel program!


Links to Golden Valley Parks

Map of Golden Valley Parks

Not sure where you are playing. Check here for a link to Golden Valley parks.

Schaper park

631 Ottawa Ave N Golden Valley, MN

Lions Park

151 Louisiana Ave N Golden Valley, MN