Vienna Girls Softball League
 
- VGSL -

P.O.Box 345 | Vienna, Va 22183
We are a 501(c)3 organization
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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 6U to 18u as well as 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.

The 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.

Friendships and Sportsmanship:

The heart of our VGSL Program!


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VGSL Sponsored Teams:

 
Nationally recognized with Travel to play the best teams in the USA

The Vienna Stars.  The Stars program includes 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u & Showcase Teams compete with the highest levels of play in Softball. Many are recruited to play College SB!

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VGSL also sponsors Local/Regional travel teams with goals to qualify for a World Series Tourney

16u, 14u and 12u Velocity



14u Shock



14u Vibe



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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.

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).  

VGSL Weather Policy

THUNDER OR LIGHTNING
  • This rule is for all leagues and all divisions and is not optional.

  • Games 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.

  • 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.

  • Player safety is our first priority

  • Sponsorship

    Please consider helping outfit a girls softball team and keep VGSL a premier softball organization.

  • Sponsorship Form

  • To our 2012 sponsors:
    --- THANK YOU! ---

    ANNOUNCEMENTS!

    Spring Registration 2014 STILL  OPEN!   Registration Completed 2/28/2014, but we still have room for a few players!

    Games, Results and Standings:

      --> 12u Games/Locations
      -->  10U
    Games/Locations/Standings

    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 for a practice or game, please notify Kevin Cardany or Walt Brady ASAP.  
      -->  Fields are in VERY Short supply, and unused fields cause the VGSL problems retaining them in the future.


    Volunteers needed!
    --> Coaching a team, or assisting a coach is a VERY rewarding experience.  
    --> Ask anyone who's done it - - - Training provided!

    VGSL Spirit Wear
    -->Sweatshirts, sweatpants, jackets and magnets.  Contact Walt Brady for more info.


    ASA Coaching Certification

    VGSL requires Background Checks
    • VGSL pays for the costs for these ASA background checks.

    Resources

    FAQ's and Guidelines
    VGSL Policies


    Volunteering

    VGSL depends on volunteers to operate our league. Please consider a board position to help keep VGSL THE Premier Softball League in Northern Virginia.
    • Contact Walt Brady, VGSL President - or any other board member with any questions.

    OPEN VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
    *Assistant Age Group Directors - 6U thru 13+


    2014 Calendar


    January 12

    VGSL Winter Clinics Start

    January 19

    2nd VGSL Winter Clinic

    January 26

    3rd VGSL Winter Clinic

    February  2

    No Clinic

    February  9

    4th VGSL Winter Clinic

    February 12

    Annual Spirit wear to school day.  Promote softball at your school.

    February  16

    5th VGSL Winter Clinic

    February  23

    VGSL Winter Clinics Complete

    February 28

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

    March 2

    VGSL 10U and 12U House League Player Evaluations

    March 8

    Equipment Pickup and Vienna Field Day

    March 9

    6u  through 12 U House League Teams Formed By this Date

    March 9

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

    March 9

    MS & HS Age Group Evaluations

    March 10

    VGSL Practices Start

    March 16

    Coaches Clinic (To Be Determined)

    March 29

    Saturday Games Begin (weekend #1)

    March 31

    Weeknight Games Begin (week #1)

    April 12

    Games To Be Determined (first weekend of FCPS Spring Break)

    April 14-18

    FCPS Spring Break

    April 21

    Weeknight Games Continue (Week #3)

    April 26,27

    Vienna Stars Cherry Blossom Tournament

    May 17,18

    Vienna Stars Vienna Invitational Tournament

    May 26

    Memorial Day

    May 31, June 1

    Weekend #8 (House League Season Complete)

    June 1

    Summer Raider Tryouts

    June 8

    House League Playoffs Complete

    June 14, 15

    House League All Star Tournament (TBD)

    August 19

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

    September 3

    Fall Practices Begin

    November 2

    Last Weekend of House League Games

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