Golden Valley offers a variety of USSSA men’s summer and fall softball leagues at Schaper Park. Game times are 6:15, 7:15, 8:15, and 9:15 pm. All games are seven innings and played with a 55-minute time limit. Teams are required to provide gloves, USSSA bats with the approved 1.20 Marked Stamp, and game balls from their team supply when at bat.
The summer season features 11 weeks of doubleheaders followed by playoffs on a regular league night. The fall season features six weeks of doubleheaders.
- Summer: $830
- Fall: $450
Registrations are accepted via mail, email, or online. Registrations will not be accepted without full payment.
Registration Priorities And Requirements
Returning Team Priority Registration (July 11–17)
Teams that played in a 2021 league may register during the returning team registration period for that specific season. Teams are only allowed to register for the same season, league, and night the team participated in 2021. If you need your 2021 league information, contact the Parks and Recreation office at 763-512-2340.
Returning Team Transfer Processing Period (July 18, 8 am–noon)
No registrations are accepted on this day. Returning teams requesting a transfer to a new league or night must first register for their previous year’s league, followed by a written request via email to the League Director. The email must provide the team name, contact information, 2021 league, and desired 2022 league. Requests will be reviewed and processed based on league availability and in the order they are received.
New Team Registration (July 18–Aug 5)
Any team that did not play in a 2021 Golden Valley Softball League will be considered a new team. To register online, new teams should create a new team login and password and submit their registration based on the availability of the league.
Golden Valley League Classification
To help teams find the appropriate league for the upcoming season, Parks &Recreation classifies leagues with the following designations:
- D Leagues: For teams seeking a competitive softball experience
- Silver Leagues: For recreational teams who desire a moderately competitive softball experience
- Bronze Leagues: A recreational softball experience with a low level of competition
All teams will continue to be sanctioned with USSSA at C, D, and E levels.
Teams can reserve a field for a one-hour time slot beginning in April. Reservations can be made one week in advance by calling 763-512-2345.
|Feb 1–13||Priority registration period for returning summer 2021 teams|
|Feb 14||League transfer processing period (no registrations will be accepted on this date)|
|Feb 15–April 4||New team registration opens (during this time, registration is open to all teams)|
|April 4||Deadline to withdraw from summer league and receive a full refund, less the $40 service fee|
|April 25||2022 summer softball season begins|
|May 30||No games played|
|July 4–7||No games played|
|July 11–17||Priority registration period for returning fall 2021 teams|
|July 18, noon||New team registration opens (during this time, registration is open to all teams)|
|July 26||Deadline to withdraw from summer league and receive a full refund, less the $40 service fee|
|Aug 16||2022 fall softball season begins|