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Thank you for your interest in GVAA Softball!

Registration is now OPEN for the 2023 Fall season.   All Fall games are held on Sundays. Please register using this link If you have any questions please email [email protected]. Registration will be open until August 4th or until teams are full.  GVAA Softball participates in the Frederick County Girls Softball League.  League information, including field locations and rules can be found at 

Practice Days, Times, & Location

Practices will begin in mid August. Practices are once a week.

TIMES: Typically between 5:30pm 8:00pm on weekdays and various times on the weekend.

LOCATION: Heritage Farm Park  

Equipment Needs:

  • Game jersey/T-Shirt (Provided)
  • Game socks (Provided)
  • Softball glove (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 Fall 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.

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




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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Glade Valley Athletic Association

P.O. Box 302 
Walkersville, Maryland 21793

Email Us: [email protected]
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