Last Updated: July 21, 2014

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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.

Click here for updated game schedules from Portage website, this is the master schedule:






Garrettsville Strong charity softball team won the North Akron 2nd Annual Spring Warmup and raised over 1000.00, and counting, for the Gville fire fund!!

Great job ladies!! For a team that never played together before, they had great team chemistry and team work. Went 5-0 for the weekend.


The donation will go in the name of Garrettsville Youth Softball and the Ohio Outlaws!!

Thanks to all the participated, could not have done it without you!!!



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.