Conveniently located behind Grassland Middle School, the Grassland Softball League serves over 200 girls per year. From ages 5 to 17, we have teams of all skill levels. Here on our website, you'll be able to get news, information, schedules, rosters, game results, directions and much, much more. Check back frequently for the latest information about our club.
I am overwhelmed by the response that has been received since my email last week on the improvements we are hoping to make at the Girls Softball Complex at Grassland Park. There have been many offers of donations and time and they are all very appreciated.
Again, we are hoping to raise $2,500 to install a new "Girls Softball Complex" sign at the entrance to Fields 9a and 9b and also to upgrade the playing surface on Field 9b that will allow us to host more home games at Grassland Park beginning in the spring. Via the link above, you may donate any amount but the tiers listed are team ($100), field ($500) and park ($1,000) sponsors. But again, even a $20 donation will help us reach our goal of $2,500.
If you have any further questions, please let me know and thank you again for your continued support of Grassland Softball.
As commissioner for Grassland Softball, I would like to send out a special thank you to all of the players, coaches and especially parents for making 2014 one of the most successful softball seasons in recent memory. We had over 140 participants for Spring Softball and 108 for Fall Softball - both of these are records for GAA. We won the All-County Championship in 16U Softball and for the first time since I have been involved, formed a post season All-Star team to play other teams in the area.
We are hoping for even better things in 2015.
On the field, we plan to host pitching clinics prior to the 2015 season and expand our All-Star and/or Tournament team presence to the 10U and 12U divisions for next summer. There’s no reason why players who live and go to school in Grassland need to leave Grassland to play more competitive softball. Being said, GAA will not let these competitive teams have an effect on our Rec teams. I personally believe very strongly that Rec leagues exist for the 90% of girls who play softball for fun and will never lose sight of that fact.
Off the field and by the start of the spring season, we hope to have signage installed in front of Fields 9a and 9b officially designating those fields as part of the Grassland “Girls Softball Complex”. Hopefully, this designation will give the girls a sense of pride and ownership that will continue to keep players involved.
It is also our desire to improve the playing conditions on both our fields which directly benefits our players and parents as we can then host more games at Grassland Park. Field 9a turned out to be in pretty good shape this fall once the weather began to cooperate and consistent, weekly maintenance was performed. Field 9b is not in good shape but with a little help (and a lot of dirt), we can have it in proper playing condition by spring.
Both of these projects require funds and we are starting a fundraising campaign with a goal of raising $2,500 for these upgrades. GAA Softball will offer team ($100), field ($500) and/or park ($1,000) sponsorships as part of this process. Each of these sponsorships will receive proportionate banner placement, website advertising, email acknowledgement and other benefits as well. If you or anyone you know wish to make a 2014 deduction before the year ends, please get in contact with me as quickly as possible.
Lastly, in our effort to continually improve GAA Softball, I welcome anyone to email me at
with any comments or complaints that you may have. I welcome any and all feedback. Otherwise, look for Spring Softball registrations to open in mid-January at our new website - www.playgrassland.com.