The Ohio Valley Girls Softball League “OVGSL” is an independent youth girls fast pitch softball league comprised of teams from Oak Glen (WV), Weirton (WV), Steubenville(OH), Chester (WV), Beaver Local (OH), Burgettstown (PA), New Cumberland (WV), South Side (PA), Indian Creek (OH), and East Liverpool (OH) area communities. The OVGSL's unifying principle is "It's all about the GIRLS". The OVGSL is committed to having a fun, competitive, and POSITIVE atmosphere for the girls while promoting good sportsmanship among all players, coaches, parents, and others involved. In 2011, the OVGSL had 26 teams and over 300 girls competing in 3 age divisions (10u, 12u, and 15u). In 2012, the OVGSL successfully launched a 4th division with 8u coach pitch, welcomed new members Middle Beaver (OH), Burgettstown (PA), and Ohioville (PA) to the league and had over 300 girls and 33 teams. In 2013, the OVGSL extends a warm welcome to new members South Side (PA), Indian Creek (OH), and Hanover Twp (PA) and will have 37 teams competing in 4 divisions. In 2014, the OVGSL welcomed new member Raccoon Township (PA) in all divisions and has grown to 45 teams and over 500 girls competing in 4 divisions. In 2016, 8U Coach Pitch continues to grow with 13 teams in this division and 45 overall in OVGSL.
The OVGSL holds a regular season (12-15 games) followed by a postseason tournament in each age division with trophies and medals awarded. The regular season begins around the last weekend of April with playoffs finishing up around the last week of June. Scheduling is done by the OVGSL board with consideration to all local community needs. The OVGSL tries to minimize travel and provides each team a majority of their games played in their local community. Umpires and field maintenance are the responsibility of the home team. All league information, schedules, standings, rules, directions, and coaches information are listed on our website www.ovgsl.com.
The OVGSL follows ASA softball rules with a few modifications to best suit the needs of the league. The OVGSL has voting members from each community that meet quarterly to discuss any proposed changes to the league or rules. The OVGSL is always open to expansion with other communities in the Ohio Valley! There are no entry fees for the league. If interested in joining the OVGSL in any of the 4 age divisions, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.