Hello GVGS Families,
After much agonizing and analyzing various possibilities, the GVGS Board has made the decision to cancel the 2020 GVGS regular season.
Many, if not most, metro-area softball leagues comparable to ours have made the same decision, some much earlier. We waited as long as we reasonably could to make this decision but it has become clear, even with the Governor’s turning of the dial on Friday, that we simply cannot do everything that is necessary to provide a safe environment for players and spectators while still making it a fun and enjoyable experience.
Limits on the size of gatherings, the challenges of enforcing social distancing among players and spectators, PPE requirements (wearing of face masks, sanitizing equipment, etc.), what to do in the event a player, coach, umpire, or family member becomes infected with COVID-19, and more does not allow an environment conducive to fun and learning. With our regular season scheduled to end on July 15 (Juniors) and July 16 (Seniors), even if we could play and start games on July 1, that would leave only two weeks for actual games.
We discussed the possibility of extending the season into August, but that creates its own challenges, including kids who will not be available to play due to school activities that start in August, kids who will be leaving for college and, of course, we would have the same challenges as noted above. We also, at this point, do not know what the city would allow us to do or what fields would be available to us in August.
What We Still Hope To Do
This league means so much to all of us on the Board and to all of you, and we do not want to have a lost season. While we will not be having a regular season in 2020, we are still going to look for opportunities to get on the fields in some fashion in July and/or August, if that is possible. What that may look like is not yet determined and is subject to the Governor’s Orders, city requirements, and health guidance. It may involve clinic-style practices, it may involve pick-up games, it may involve simply getting together. We will keep you posted.
High School Seniors
We are heartbroken for our high school seniors for whom this would have been their last season playing for GVGS. Normally, we have a special night at the end of the season devoted to our seniors. We still plan on doing something special for our seniors. Whether that involves an actual game or not will be determined later, but we so appreciate what seniors have done and meant to our league ─ some of whom have been with us since 3rd grade. Thank you to all of you!
Your 2020 Registration Fee
For those of you who registered to play in 2020, you will have three options:
Within the next week or two, an email will be sent to families who registered for 2020 with a link to indicate which option you choose. Most refunds will need to be in the form of written checks, so please bear with us as we undertake this endeavor.
Davanni’s Restaurant Night – Thursday, June 25
One positive announcement is that we are having a restaurant night at the Davanni’s in Golden Valley on Thursday, June 25, from 4:00 – 9:00. Mark your calendars now and we hope to see you there! Be sure to mention GVGS when you order (takeout or dine-in).
On behalf of the entire GVGS Board, we thank you for your support of GVGS. We are so sorry that we will not be able to gather on the field for a typical season. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Lenny Segal, GVGS President
The Registration "Player Registration" is not currently available.
Updated League Fee for 2020
$120 per child if register on or before May 10, 2020. After May 10, the fee will remain the same but the registrant will be placed on a waiting list and is not guaranteed a spot on a team.
If a parent has lost a job due to COVID-19, the fee will be discounted by 50%. Complete the registration application at the bottom of this page before registering.
Partial financial aid for registration is available upon request (see below for details) If requesting financial assistance do not register your child until we respond to the request.
Players placed on the waiting list will be required to pay the registration fee of $120.00 and attend evaluations.
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. All claim information can be found by clicking HERE!
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.
GVGS accepts girls from any city, not just Golden Valley! Only girls who are currently in 3rd through 12th grades are eligible to register for GVGS.
Please contact Jeffrey Prottas for questions regarding registration:
GVGS offers a limited number of need-based scholarships to make playing in the League accessible to as many girls as possible. We believe that finances should not be a barrier to participation.
Please submit the application below to be considered for up to half off the early and regular registration fees for the upcoming season. In most instances, assistance is not provided for late registration but is considered on a case-by-case basis.
Applications may be returned by mail or e-mail. However, with Brookview (where we receive our mail) closed due to COVID-19, mailing your application may delay a response. As such, we recommend submitting via e-mail to Lenny Segal at email@example.com.