Frequently Asked Questions

When does the season start?

Our season runs from March 1 until early June.

How much does it cost to register?

PreK - 1st Grade: $115
2nd and 3rd Grade: $125
4th and 5th Grade: $135
6th, 7th and 8th Grade: $150
9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th Grade: $150

What sort of equipment is required?

The NGSSA provides bats, balls and helmets to all teams. Players should expect to provide gloves and black athletic pants and shoes. If you cannot find a glove, please tell your coach and we will provide one for you.

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 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.)

Do the youngest girls (the Rookies) play T-Ball?

No! Our girls learn how to hit pitches, not how to hit off of tees! The Rookies division is a coach pitch division!

When do the girls start pitching?

In our Minors division, girls pitch for the first 2 innings. In the Majors, for 4 innings, and the Middle and High School divisions, girls pitch the whole game.

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, weekday practices are replaced in lieu of games.

In the High School division, games start in late March.

When are the practices?

Weekday practices are from 5pm - dusk. Dates depend on coach and field availability.

Weekend practices are 2 hours long, and depend on coach availability.

Our coaches are volunteers, so they get to choose the practice dates / times that work best for them.

Where are the practices / games?

Practices and games are located at local Northshore School District school fields, and occasionally city of Bothell fields.

When do games start?

For the High School division, late March.

For all other divisions, mid April.

When is picture day?

Picture day is typically the day of the jamboree. The makeup day for pictures is usually the day of the first mid-season tournament.

Are there tournaments and when are they?

Yes! Tournament play is a huge part of softball and the NGSSA has a mid-season tournament for all divisions!

Who sponsors the league?

Local businesses help keep our league running smoothly! To learn more, go to our Sponsors page, or email us at with specific questions!

Who can I ask more questions to?

Email us at with all your questions. Our volunteers are only too happy to answer any questions you have!