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P.O.Box 345 | Vienna, Va 22183
We are a 501(c)3 organization

ANNOUNCEMENTS


SPRING SOFTBALL!!:   Registration is now OPEN.  Late Fees are assessed on Feb 26th.  After that, no guarantees of team placements.


Our programs are below.

  • Kindergarten (aka 6u) - $110.  
  • 1st and 2nd Grade (aka 8u) - $110.
  • 3rd and 4th Grade (aka 10u) - $140.  
  • 5th and 6th Grade (aka 12u) - $140. 
  • Middle School League (7th & 8th grade) - $140.  
  • High School League (9th thru 12th) - $140. 


Important:  Requests to "play up" or outside of the defined grade group divisions means that there are no guarantees of playing time nor position rotation as is given to players who play within their grades for safety reasons.    Grade bands are grouped naturally so that girls of like physical and social maturity are placed together.


VGSL provides bats, balls, helmets and jerseys. Players will only need cleats and a glove and pants (color depending on team) 


WINTER CLINICS!   James Madison HS runs a winter clinic program at JMHS. Six Sundays from 1/08/17 to 2/12/17.  $20 each day at door or $100 for all 6 weeks 

  • 6U and 8U Players 11:15 AM – 12:45 PM
  • 10u Players (8, 9, 10 year olds) 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM   
  • Pitching and Catching Clinics 2:30 PM – 3:30 PM(Pitching and catching limited to 8 & up)
  • MS/12u players (11 to 14 year olds) 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM

The registration form contains all the information needed.




Friendships Fun are Hallmarks of VGSL

NOTEWORTHY


VGSL Master Fields Schedule:  

  • Week by Week (updated often during the seasons).
  • Open slots do NOT mean a field is available. Contact your age director with requests.
  • Coaches - if you are NOT going to use a field notify Walt Brady ASAP.  
  • Unused fields cause VGSL problems retaining them in the future. 


Game Schedules

  • Note:  schedules are dynamic.  Please confirm with your coaches communications first
  • 10u (coming)
  • 12u
  • MS (coming)
  • HS (coming)


  • Volunteers needed!
  • VGSL depends on volunteers to operate our league. Please consider a board position to help keep VGSL THE Premier Softball League in Northern Virginia.
  • Coaching or assisting to coach a team is a VERY rewarding experience.
  • Contact Walt Brady, VGSL President - or any other board member with any questions.


VGSL Spirit Wear

  • Sweatshirts, sweatpants, jackets and magnets.  Contact Walt Brady for more info.


Coaching Related

  • Get Coaching Certified, AND obtain an ASA background
  • VGSL reimburses for ASA background checks
  • VGSL requires Background Checks
    • VGSL Policy:  We follow that of our Insurance Carrier which prohibits those who have convictions for crimes of physical violence or sexual crimes from Coaching, Managing or Assisting a VGSL Team.
Spring Softball Registration

VGSL SPONSORED PROGRAMS
 
The Vienna Stars.  The Nationally Recognized Stars program that competes against, and plays at the highest levels of Softball. Many Stars Players are selected All-Met and also are nationally ranked.  Many Stars players are focused on college recruitment and the teams travel accordingly.  


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Velocity- regional/local travel.  These teams prepare players to compete at the high school and beyond with locally focused travel model for talented and hard-working players.


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House Programs:

Of course our widely recognized HOUSE program provides superb opportunities to learn the game, improve skills and play competitive softball within our large league structure.

For example our 8u and 10u divisions may have upwards of 6 to 8+ teams in any season making for great intra-league competition.  12u,  MS and HS teams play vs other leagues, and may play a tournament depending on team desires.

For those wanting additional opportunities to play within the House Structure, VGSL has options such as "Raiders" for players who want "more".   Raiders teams hold additional practices for advanced skills development and also schedules more games including double-headers vs other select teams. 

By playing within the House league, you can also qualify for end of season tournaments and all-stars tournaments (during spring ball).  

2017 Calendar

January 8

  • 1st VGSL/JMHS-SB Winter Clinic @ JMHS Small Gym

January 15

  • 2nd VGSL/JMHS-SB Winter Clinic @ JMHS Small Gym

January 22

  • 3rd VGSL/JMHS-SB Winter Clinic @ JMHS Small Gym

January 29

  • 4th VGSL/JMHS-SB Winter Clinic @ JMHS Small Gym

February 5

  • 5th VGSL/JMHS-SB Winter Clinic @ JMHS Small Gym

February 12

  • 6th and Final VGSL/JMHS-SB Winter Clinic @ JMHS Small Gym

February 17

  • Annual VGSL Spirit wear to school day.  Promote softball at your school!

February 19

  • Coach Clinic or Player Clinic (TBD)

February 25

  • Registration Complete (no guarantee of placement on 6u to 12U after this date and Late Fee applies)

February 26

  • VGSL 10U and 12U House League Player Evaluations  NOTE:  SINCE VGSL TRANSITIONED BACK TO A GRADE BASED PROGRAM, THIS EVALUTION MAY NOT OCCUR

March 3

  • Equipment Pickup and Vienna Field Prep Day (Please help ready our fields after a long winter)

March 4

  • 6u through 12u Rec Teams Should be formed By this Date

March 4

  • Coaches Clinic ( required for new coaches, highly suggested for returning coaches )

March 4

  • MS & HS Age Group Evaluations (If needed, after HS Tryouts)

March 7

  • VGSL Practices Start (field permits issued)

April 1

  • Saturday Games Begin (weekend #1)

April 3

  • Weeknight Games Begin (week #1)

​April 10 thru 14th 

  • Fairfax County Spring Break (no games)

April 22-23

  • Vienna Stars Cherry Blossom Tournament

May 29

  • Memorial Day

June 3rd 

  • House League Season Complete

June 4th 

  • Summer Raiders Tryouts (Summer Softball)

June 10th

  • House League Playoffs Complete

June 17-18th

  • House League All Star Tournament (TBD)

August 26

  • Fall Softball Registration Complete (no guarantee of placement on 6u to 12U after this date and Late Fee applies)

September 5

  • Fall Practices Begin (after field permits are issued)

November 4

  • Last Weekend of House League Games

Late December

  • Spring 2018 Softball Registration Begins

RESOURCES



Program Guidelines
VGSL Policies
6U Division Guidelines
Helmets / Facemasks
8U Division Guidelines
Code of Conduct Policy
10U Guidelines
Disciplinary Policy
12U Guidelines
Emergency Communications Plan
MS Guidelines (Coming)
Incident Report Form
HS Guidelines (Coming)
Background Check Policy











WEATHER POLICY: THUNDER OR LIGHTNING


  • This policy is for all VGSL leagues and all divisions and is not optionalPlayer safety is first priority
  • Games/Practices will be stopped immediately if lightning is seen or thunder is heard from the field. If a game is being played at a multi-field complex, any one game being halted shall stop all games.
  • Players MUST exit the playing field/facility.
  • You must wait 30 minutes before allowing play to resume. If there is another clap of thunder or lightning is seen again, the clock is restarted. If the game delay exceeds one hour, the game or games are postponed and everyone must leave the field.

  • Should the National Weather Service issue a Severe Thunderstorm Warning or Tornado Warning for our area, all games in progress shall be stopped and all scheduled games during the duration of the warning shall be postponed.


Fairfax County Field Status (Independent of certain VGSL Fields)

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Vienna Girls Softball League (VGSL) is dedicated to providing the chance for school age girls in Northern Virginia to play softball at all levels from recreational 6U to 18u as well as club softball and play at national tournaments.  VGSL was launched as the VPPL (Vienna Pigtail/Ponytail League) in the early 1960s by parents who wanted girls to have similar opportunities to boys for competition in athletics. There are no paid officers. Volunteers give hundreds of hours a season to coaching, readying fields, and carrying out the numerous duties required for the operation of the league.   While our  league is widely known for its “Select” or“Travel” teams that compete for state, regional and national championships, but it is our “House” league that is the heart of the VGSL. ​House league is where the girls learn to play and love the game.

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