SOFTBALL

Thank you for your interest in GVAA Softball!

If you have any questions please email gvaalionssoftball@hotmail.com.

GVAA Softball participates in the Frederick County Girls Softball League.  League information, including field locations and rules can be found at https://fcgsl.com/.

 

 

Practice Days, Times, & Location (Spring Season)

Practices will begin in March. Practices are twice a week before the games begin and are on the days in which games are scheduled during the season.

Once the season begins, most teams attempt to practice once a week around their two games per week schedule, but may only have games depending on coach availability.

TIMES: Typically between 5:30pm 8:00pm on weekdays and various times on the weekend, but Coaches dictate practice times and will be set at beginning of season, but change as it is light out later.

LOCATION: Heritage Farm Park

Equipment Needs:

  • Game jersey/T-Shirt (Provided)
  • Game socks (Provided)
  • Softball glove (Required)
  • Grey softball pants (Required)
  • Batting helmet with face guard (Required)
  • Faceguard/infielders mask¬†(Required)
  • Water bottle/jug (Required)
  • Cleats (Recommended)
  • Bat (Recommended) - teams may have a few extras, but girls should have their own.¬† Refer to this link for sizing:
  • Batting gloves (Optional)
  • Sliding pad/shorts (Optional 12u/15u)
  • Bat bag (Optional)

8u & 10u use 11" softballs and 12u & 15u use 12" softballs.  Each team is provided practice and game softballs by the organization.  Players don't need to purchase softballs unless for personal use.

Suggested Local Stores and Sites for Equipment:

  • Play It Again Sports
  • Walmart
  • Dicks Sporting Goods
  • Community Facebook Groups
  • Any store or website selling new or used softball equipment

Game Days, Times, & Locations (Spring Season):
The Spring season emphasis developing each player's skills, game knowledge, and having fun, but also keeping in mind the competitive nature of Spring softball.  The Spring season tracks win/loss/tie records as it offers an end of year tournament along with an All-Star game for each division.  Games should be rescheduled if canceled by weather or other unforeseen events.

GAME DAYS:
8u Wednesday / Saturday
10u Tuesday / Friday
12u Monday / Wednesday
15u Thursday / Sunday

GAMES BEGIN: 4/7/2024

ALL-STAR GAME: 6/8/24 (RAIN DATE 6/9/24)

PLAYOFFS BEGIN: 5/28/24

GAME TIME (Pending League Approval):

  • Weekdays 5:30/6-8pm
  • Saturday (8u):¬† 10-2pm (Typically)
  • Sunday's (15u):¬† 4-6pm

GVAA Softball is a Volunteer-run organization providing Fall, Winter and Spring playing opportunities for girls ages 5-16.  Teams are ranked by Age Levels: 8U, 10U, 12U and 15U*.  

*Players who are 16 years old may participate on a 15U team so long as they are not currently part of a Travel or High School Softball team.

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