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This website is dedicated to girls youth softball for Garrettsville, Ohio. It's purpose is to share information with coaches, parents, players and residents pertaining to upcoming meetings, teams, practice and game schedules.


   We are proud to announce that Garrettsville Youth Softball and the Ohio Outlaws have put together a team of local 12u "B" and out of town players to raise money for the rebuilding of the businesses lost in the fire. We have 7 Gville girls, 4 Crestwood, and 3 out of towners joining together for the cause!

   There will be a fund raising scrimmage vs Crestwood Heat April 25th @ 6pm at the fields in Shalersville Park. Feel free to come out and root the girls on. Cash donations or non-perishable food or household items will be accepted at the game. No donation is required to attend.

   We will also be taking our "Garrettsville Strong" team to a tournament in Akron May 3-4th. The tournament director has graciously donated 250.00 of our tournament fees back to the fund. Each family is donating 50.00 per player to play in the tournament as well. Our uniform is the fund raising t-shirts offered by the Villager with the players numbers on the back, so all expenses go directly to the fund.

  The Garrettsville business community has always generously supported the softball ladies and we felt we needed to do something to give back for all the years of support!

Please contact Tom VanKirk at 440-487-0486 for info or where/how to donate.


    See below for link and info on the early bird pre season tournament in Akron. This would be great to put together team(s) in an all-star configuration to see how we stack up against other communities and teams or just get in some fun tournament experience for the girls.



"We are starting the preparations for our second annual tournament which will take place May 3rd and May 4th with a play option on Friday the 2nd if needed do to the number of teams. Last year was a big success thanks to all the coaches and parents, this year we are thinking much bigger. The cost is 350 per team 4 game guarantee(weather permitting). Refunds will be given in the event of a rain out. All games are played on first class fields with all facilities including flush toilets and concession stand. Parking and entry is free, coolers are welcome but keep in mind this is a fundraiser for a local team. We are offering 10 12u and 14u, last year we only had 10u and 12u. To keep costs down there will be one umpire per game during pool play and two during bracket play. All games are 70 minutes finish the inning except championship which will play a full game. We use nsa rules with the exception in 10u there is a 5 run per inning max and only three steals of home per inning(no exceptions) and 12u will have a 7 run per inning rule, all additional rules with be emailed. Please contact Chris Fryberger at 330-958-0007 with any question. All deposits of $50 need paid to hold your spot as we will fill this tournament up. There are no team restrictions this year."


Date: Sunday, May 04, 2014
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 6:00 PM
Location: Rootstown Town Hall
Address: SR 44, Rootstown
Information: IT IS REQUIRED THAT EVERY TEAM HAVE A MANAGER/COACH ATTEND THE MEETING. If the team manager can't attend, they need to have one of the assistants there.

2PM - CP1 & CP2
3PM - A League
4PM - B league
5PM - C league

Pitching clinic was a huge success!!

Thank you to all that participated in our first organized softball skills clinic. Alanna had alot of fun working with the girls  and would like to come back out again when her schedule frees up.

The clinic was originally scheduled for two weekends, if we had enough players from each age group. We were going to do basic drills the first weekend and then expand on the following weekend, with times of 9-10:30 for beginners and 10:30-noon for advanced/older. Since we did not get many advanced or older girls, Alanna expanded the first weekend from 8:30-noon.

It was a great introduction to pitching and anyone looking to expand on it can contact Alanna Barker directly to set up private pitching sessions 740-319-1727.

Thanks again from GYS!


Questions call/text Tom VanKirk 440-487-0486

Season Information

Portage will update their website with the entire schedule, here the link to it:

Portage league calender:

To reschedule games, please contact ***info to be updated shortly***.
Also, if you are calling about an umpire not at your game, do not call Diane until its game time.

The last meeting we left saying 6 rosters were required at roster turn in [which is April 21st] --- but the number is actually 7 ... See Bylaws below; 



RULE 4.                      TEAM ROSTERS

A.   All teams must turn in seven (5) rosters TYPE WRITTEN to the County League Secretary at the meeting scheduled for that purpose.  (Exception – coach pitch league where only three (2) rosters are needed.)  Each Manager will have returned to him/her one roster which will be their “official roster”.

B.    This roster shall include all Players, Coaches, and Manager.  All player names must be typed in descending birth date order with the senior girls listed first.



*Don’t forget to remind your coaches that all must have completed the background check and concussion course. 

Background Checks and Cuncussion Course mandatory for all coaches!!

Background checks and new cuncussion tests must be completed by APRIL 15!!!

 The Concussion Course is Mandatory for ALL head coaches and assistant coaches.  Each coach will have to register with on the NFHS site and sit through a video and take a 5 question quiz. Upon completion, there is a certificate to print out and a completion code that is provided afterward on their NFHS profile page for that coach. That completion code must be written on the certificate. This course is FREE even though the site has you do a checkout. The certificate must be brought in with the rosters. 

 Here is the URL to the OGSO news page where both have links in.

 About the law:

 The background check has not changed.

Please follow the instruction below to complete this process:

1. Click on this link to start backgroud process: Background Check
2. On "What to Expect" screen, click GO
3. For organization, click OGSO Portage, 9991 Newton Falls Rd, Ravenna (IMPORTANT)
4. Click OGSO
5. Click NEXT
6. Fill out Personal Information, click NEXT
7. Fill out Credit Card Information, click NEXT
8. Review your information, click PLACE ORDER
9. Print "Congratulations" page and give it to your head coach to submit to G-ville Board for reimbursement.

One last step, you will need to email Danielle Jones ( to let her know that you have completed your background check. Please include in your email the LAST 4 DIGITS of your SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER so that she can match it with her background check report.

If you choose not to do a background check, then you will not be able to coach in the 2012 OGSO season. All coaches must have the check, not just head coaches. If you are in the dug out you need the check, no exceptions.

Garrettsville Youth Softball