Alameda Girls Softball Association is the only youth sports organization in Alameda focused entirely on girls sports! We provide both Fall and Spring recreational softball seasons focused on skill development and fun competition for girls ages 4 to 14. While most girls who play in AGSA live in Alameda, this is not a requirement to register and play.
Youth sports have consistently proven to provide long-lasting benefit to children. Girls who play youth sports benefit from improved confidence, mental health, physical fitness and academic performance. These benefits have been shown to last into adolescence and adulthood.
Whether your child is an experienced ball player or has never touched a softball bat, this is the right place for her -- our core aims are skill development and FUN!
AGSA Recreational League FAQs
How does AGSA work?
Our recreational program offers Fall and Spring seasons across several different age groups. All age levels focus on age-appropriate skill development with a focus on equal participation and involvement at many different positions. Everyone bats and innings in the field are distributed equally.
The league is open to any girl - any skill or experience level - who meets the age criteria.
When can i register? The spring recreational season registration is available online from October through early January. Fall registration is open from June through Mid-September.
When is the Spring Recreational season? Teams form in mid-January and start practicing in early February. Games begin in early March and continue through the end of May. 6U teams practice/play two times per week, while 8U teams practice/play 3 times per week. Practices and games occur on weekday afternoons and weekends. Teams will play at least 10 games plus playoffs.
Practices typically occur in weekday 3:30-5:30 or 5:30-7:30 windows, with some teams also having weekend practices, especially prior to changing our clocks in the Spring. Exact schedules vary by team and are decided after team formation based on coach availability.
Games take place on Saturdays with occasional weekday afternoon/evening games later in the season.
When is the Fall Recreational season? Fall Ball begins in September and runs through the end of October. Girls in 8U levels and above participate in a weekly skills clinic -- typically run by advanced women coaches from local college and high school fastpitch teams -- and a weekend game. Girls in the 6U division participate in a weekday practice and weekend game.
Where will games be played?
The majority of games will be played at Krusi Park. For the 10U and above divisions, there will be some night games held at Leydecker Field under the lights! Interleague games against local partner league teams may be played at the host's field.
Registration fees cover the uniform (jersey/visor), shared softball equipment, a simple picture package, insurance, field permit fees, umpire fees, player clinics, volunteer background checks required by state law and more. League fundraisers and sponsorships help reduce registration fees, while helping to augment the experience for our girls by allowing equipment and field improvements.
Yes, for qualifying players. Before registering for a season, fill out and submit a reduced registration fee application to check eligibility.
What are families required to provide for uniforms?
Players are responsible for providing a minimum of their own pants, softball glove, and cleats. No metal spikes are allowed. Girls in the 6U division may play in tennis shoes, and soccer cleats are permitted. In the 10U and above divisions, any optional sliding shorts should be worn under the softball pants.
Players may purchase equipment such as a helmet or bat for their own use. Clothing, gear and equipment can be found for purchase at sporting good stores such as West Coast Sporting Goods, Big 5 or Dick's Sporting Goods.Do you need to be a resident of Alameda to register?
No. AGSA is open to residents of Alameda and surrounding areas.Can I volunteer?