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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Sponsorship

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

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  • To our 2014 sponsors:
    --- THANK YOU! ---

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    VGSL Sponsored Teams:

     
    The Vienna Stars.  The Nationally Recognized Stars program includes 10u, 12u, 14u, 16u, 18u & Showcase Teams compete against, and play at the highest levels of Softball. Many Stars Players are selected All-Met and also are nationally ranked.  Many Stars are recruited and go on to play and contribute in college.


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    Velocity regional/local travel include 18u, 16u, 14u, 12u. These teams prepare players to successfully compete at the high school and beyond levels with an affordable and accessible model for talented and hard-working players.



    Note:  The 14u Shock and 14u Vibe programs were sunset Summer of 2014.
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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).  

    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

  • ANNOUNCEMENTS!

    SPRING 2015 REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!
    • VGSL has programs for 6u, 8u, 10u, 12u, Middle School and High School
      • 12u consists of 5th and 6th graders and includes some inter-league play
    • Please try to register on time - it's very helpful for lining up coaches and assembling teams.

    VGSL WINTER CLINICS --->  STARTS JANUARY 11th, 2015!      
    • REGISTRATION FOR THESE CLINICS IS COMING SOON.  
    • THESE WEEKLY CLINICS ARE A GREAT WAY TO KEEP YOUR SKILLS UP AND BE READY TO GO FOR SPRING SEASON!   STAY TUNED FOR MORE INFORMATION!

    Games, Results and Standings:

      --> 12u FALL Games and Locations
      --> 10U FALL Games and Locations


    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. 


    Volunteers needed!
      --> Coaching or assisting to coach a team is a VERY rewarding experience.  
      --> 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+


    2015 Calendar


    January 11

    VGSL Winter Clinics Start

    January 18

    2nd VGSL Winter Clinic

    January 25

    3rd VGSL Winter Clinic

    February 1

    4th VGSL Winter Clinic

    February 8

    5th VGSL Winter Clinic

    February 9

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

    February  15

    6th VGSL Winter Clinic (Clinics Complete)

    February  22

    Coach Clinic or Player Clinic

    February 28

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

    March 1

    VGSL 10U and 12U House League Player Evaluations

    March 7

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

    March 8

    6u through 12u House Teams Should be formed By this Date

    March 8

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

    March 8

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

    March 9

    VGSL Practices Start (field permits issued)

    March 30-April 3

    Fairfax County Spring Break

    April 11

    Saturday Games Begin (weekend #1)

    April 13

    Weeknight Games Begin (week #1)

    April 18-19

    Vienna Stars Cherry Blossom Tournament

    May 16-17

    Vienna Stars Vienna Invitational Tournament

    May 25

    Memorial Day

    May 30-31

    House League Season Complete

    May 31

    Summer Raiders Tryouts (Summer Softball)

    June 6

    House League Playoffs Complete

    June 13, 14

    House League All Star Tournament (TBD)

    August 18

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

    September 2

    Fall Practices Begin

    November 1

    Last Weekend of House League Games







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