Youth Softball

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2024 Program Dates

League EventsDate
Early RegistrationJan 1 - Jan 31
Late RegistrationFeb 1 - March 3
Coaches MeetingTBD
Player's ClinicTBD
Practices BeginMarch 11
4U Rookie Program BeginsMarch 25/26
SeasonApril 15 - May 23
Hard Cap Date*May 30

* Make-up games and tournaments will not go past the hard cap date.

League by Birth Date

LeagueEligible Birth Dates*Fee
3U/4U1/1/19 - 12/31/20$60
6U1/1/17 - 12/31/18$70
8U1/1/15 - 12/31/16$80
10U1/1/13 - 12/31/14$80
12U1/1/11 - 12/31/12$80

*These are the 2024 season birth dates.


The Girls Youth Softball program mission is to ensure that every player and family are able to enjoy fastpitch softball in a fun, positive, and competitive environment.
Our vision in the program is for every player to achieve her personal goals and for each team to enjoy practice and playing the season together - win or lose.   

The Girls Youth Softball program offers a recreational program following USSSA rules. Each player receives a full uniform before games begin. Each team will play a 10 game season.

All girls will be randomly assigned to teams by Parks & Rec staff with consideration given to each child's school. Requests to be placed on a specific team or with a specific teammate will not be accepted. Only siblings or the children of coaches are guaranteed to be placed on the same team.
All program coaches are volunteers, and our program relies on parents and community members to lead teams each season. Practice plans are provided to all coaches. Everyone interested in coaching must undergo a background check. The following link redirects you to fill-out a background check that is mandatory for all softball coaches and assistant coaches: Volunteer Background Check for Fayetteville Parks & Recreation.

Need Financial Assistance?

Apply for a Pagnozzi Parker Scholarship

Note: You must apply for a Pagnozzi Parker Scholarship at least two weeks before the early spring registration deadline.

  1. Call the Parks and Recreation office (479) 444-3471 to have staff help you fill out a softball registration form.
  2. Turn in a completed Pagnozzi Parker Scholarship form and a copy of the Softball Registration receipt to Pagnozzi Parker Charities.
  3. We wait to hear back from Pagnozzi Parker Charities whether the scholarship has been approved.

Recreation program registrations are non-refundable. Requests for refunds in exceptional cases may be considered on a case by case basis in the circumstance of: relocation, medical condition, or injury, or as stated in the specific program refund policy. Approved refunds are subject to a 10% administrative fee. All requests for refunds must be made within 60 days of the original transaction and must be within the same calendar year.

Youth Softball registrations are non-refundable after the registration deadline. All refunds will accrue a 10% administrative fee.

For more information about Girls Youth Softball, please reach out to recreation program manager Dean Rawlings by email or call 479-444-3474.