News and Announcements
Vienna Virginia— June 21, 2018 — The Vienna J.O. Softball League (dba Vienna Girls Softball League; dba VGSL) formed and operated an embedded travel softball program for almost 40 years. This program has been known as the Vienna Stars or Stars Vienna, VA. VGSL allowed this program to be operated under a license utilizing the VGSL 501©(3) and VGSL federal tax ID for a number of years. It has come to our attention that there are attempts to take ownership of the Vienna Stars name and mark against the terms of the license.
Accordingly, effective immediately, VGSL has reluctantly rescinded all licenses and permission to use the Vienna Stars name and mark or any variation (such as Stars, Vienna, VA) after the close of the 2017-2018 season on July 31, 2018. As such, there will be no Vienna Stars (or other variation of that name/mark) for the 2018-2019 season.
Any questions about this matter should be directed to the VGSL attorneys, Samuel D. Littlepage or Nicole M. Meyer, of Dickinson Wright, Washington, D.C.
Last month, VGSL and the Vienna Stars announced the bittersweet, but positive, news that the Vienna Stars program was separating as an embedded component of the Vienna Girls Softball League.
Today, VGSL is excited to announce that VGSL and Virginia Glory Softball have joined in a partnership that both organizations see as greatly beneficial for VGSL, the embedded The Vienna Velocity Travel Program, and the Virgina Glory.
More details will follow, including details for Glory tryouts (some of which will be held at VGSL fields) and as well as Vienna Velocity tryouts.
VGSL is happy to have the opportunity to begin a new chapter of softball in partnership with the Glory. Through mentorship and training, the Glory will aid VGSL in its long-standing tradition of dedication to providing the chance for school-age girls in Northern Virginia to play softball at all levels from 6U to 18U.
The moment you were waiting for — SPRING 2018 Softball Registration is now open for VGSL Rec League programs!
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In addition, this is a reminder that ANYONE who is a coach or assistant coach or is on the field with players have a VGSL pays the fee. The Link is on the main menu on the top of the website.
VGSL provides bats, balls, helmets, and jerseys.
Players will need , , and (Pant color depends on team). are recommended for all players.
VGSL tries to place players based on special requests or prior teams – BUT – we may move players to try to balance out teams for parity.
IMPORTANT: VGSL Requires Background Checks each year for anyone on the field (games or practices).
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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.