Youth Athletic Associations & Leagues

The following leagues provide competitive sports play for youth in Golden Valley. Some are offered by associations that operate independently from the City's Park and Recreation Department. They set their own practices, schedules, and registration procedures.

Armstrong Youth Hockey Association

For information, contact Matt Deterding at 763-557-5809 or or visit

Cooper/Armstrong Girls Fastpitch Softball

Emphasis is on safety, fun, skills, and being competitive. Traveling teams are members of the Junior or Senior Girls Suburban Softball League. Teams also participate in weekend tournaments and end-of-the-season tournaments. This is excellent preparation for high school fastpitch. Open to all residents of District 281. Teams conform to the American Softball Association (ASA) age groups. For more information, go to or contact

Hopkins Fastpitch Softball

Late April through September

Hopkins Fastpitch represents the communities of the Hopkins School District, including Minnetonka, Golden Valley, Edina, St Louis Park, Plymouth, and Eden Prairie. It fields community-based recreation teams for girls grades K-12 (Division 1 thru 5) in the summer, and travel teams for girls ages 7 to 16 (10U through 16U), for both summer and fall seasons. For more information, go to

Golden Valley Girls Slowpitch Softball

The Golden Valley Girls Softball League (GVGS) is designed to be a fun slowpitch league of about 18 regular season games (usually two per week) and two tournaments. The focus is on skills, fundamentals, and fun; the philosophy is everyone plays. Staffed by volunteer parents (coaches are especially needed).

Although participants are typically from communities in the Hopkins or Robbinsdale School Districts, all games are played on Golden Valley diamonds in cooperation with local Park & Recreation officials. For more information, visit

Golden Valley Little League Baseball

Golden Valley Little League baseball consists of three different leagues:

  • Blue League: ages 6–9
  • Gold League: ages 9–12
  • Major League: ages 10–12

All registrants are placed on a team based on their age and ability level. Uniforms are provided, and every individual plays in all the games.

Resident Requirements

All participants must be Golden Valley residents. Two forms of identification are required.

League Fee

See the Golden Valley Little League Web site. Scholarships are available for those with financial need.

For more information, contact Pat Dale at 763-593-9077 or

Park Valley United FC Soccer

Boys and girls ages 5–18

This program has two leagues:

  • Competitive Traveling: U9 - U18 (ages 9-18) with two - three games/practices per week. There are 12 games (six home and six away), all in the west metro suburbs. Two weekend tournaments are also possible.
  • Recreational In-House: U6 - U12 (ages 6-12), U6 co-ed, U8, U10, and U12 single gender. Two games/practices per week.

For more information, visit

Armstrong Cooper Youth Baseball Association (ACYBA)

Boys and girls ages 12–19

For more information, contact: Pat Backen at 763-439-6454 or or visit

Armstrong Cooper Youth Lacrosse Association (ACYLA)

Boys and girls grades K-8

For more information, contact: or visit

Little League catcher