Northshore Girl's Slowpitch Softball Association

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We accept all skill levels and abilities, from girls in kindergarten through the 12th grade

Official Slow-pitch Softball League of The Northshore Area

The NGSSA is a local and recreational slow-pitch softball league dedicated to a for-fun learning experience for girls in the Northshore area. Team sports are an important part of confidence building for every girl.

NGSSA was founded in the Northshore area near Seattle in 1971 by a group of volunteers with the vision to provide the opportunity for girls of all ages in our community to play and enjoy softball. NGSSA is still staffed by volunteers who enjoy working to continue this tradition. For 48 years, thousands of girls have participated in the NGSSA.

We do accept a limited number of Pre-K players if they will be entering kindergarten in the following school year. Reach out to us at for more information.

Lightning team

2024 High School Divisional Champs!

The Lightning have emerged victorious and secured the championship title! It was an intense and closely contested match, with both teams giving it their all. The final score was an exhilarating 7-6, showcasing the hard-fought nature of the game.

See where all the teams stack up on the Standings Page!

Frequently Asked Questions

I live outside the Bothell/Northshore area, can we still play in your league?

Yes!  NGSSA is an independent non-profit league that exists to provide opportunity for girls of all ages in our community to play and enjoy softball.  We have no league boundaries or resident requirements, and try to form teams from the same schools and areas together.

How old does my daughter need to be to play?

We take girls as young as 4, and as old as 19 (as long as she's still in enrolled in High School.)

My daughter has never played before, can she play?

Absolutely! The NGSSA is a rec league meant for all skill levels. From beginners who are just learning the game to experts who need a for-fun outlet! All girls should feel free to play in the NGSSA!

How many practices are there?

For non-high school divisions, 2 practices a week, 1 weekday and 1 weekend until April (when games start.)

After April games replace the weekday practice

How do you become a Coach?

We are always looking for excellent people to coach. Please email to learn more about our coaching training program.

How do you become an Umpire?

We always look for wonderful people who want to become league Umpires. Please email to learn more about our Umpire training program.


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Our Sponsors

The NGSSA is a 501-c3 non-profit organization that promotes slow-pitch softball for all girls in the Northshore and Lake Washington Area. We take all girls and support many sponsorships for girls who cannot afford to play. We could only do our work with the support of our many local business sponsors, who make our league and slow-pitch softball available for everyone. Please consider sponsoring the league today!