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Spring 2021 Registration remains open. Please click the link above!

We are very hopeful we will be able to get the kids back out on the fields again. We are making plans for the season to run from Saturday, March 13, 2021 through Saturday, June 5, 2021.

We will keep registration open until all teams are filled, but at this point, we cannot guarantee a spot. If there is space, we will contact you and send you an invoice after you register. 

Of course, we have to follow public health guidelines, so at the moment we will only be able to practice as teams. We hope that transition to competition and games will occur at some point in the season. 

As we consider how to safely give the players as much softball as we can, we are planning a two-part season for the Middle and Older Divisions. This will allow for maximum flexibility as we all continue to respond to changing concerns and protocols around Covid-19 as the season progresses. The first 5 weeks (March 13-April 17) will be team practices only. We will then consider if scrimmages/games between teams are feasible and safe for the second part of the season (April 19-June 5).

This may mean some shuffling of teams to ensure we have players for all positions (particularly pitchers and catchers) and a fair balance of skills. This two-part framework will not affect Micros or the Younger Division team formations. We will also allow new players to join at that midpoint if spaces are available on teams, and we will understand if families choose not to play under those circumstances and choose to withdraw for the second half.

For now, as we create the teams in all the divisions, we are prioritizing friend requests over skills so that players can get out on the field and socialize – something we all need!

  • Micros (K-1st grade) will play once a week from 9-11 every Saturday.
  • Younger (2nd-3rd grade) will play two times during the week - one weekday afternoon and one Saturday practice.
  • Middle (4th-5th grade) will play three times during the week - two weekday afternoons and one Saturday practice.
  • Older (6th-9th grade) will play three times during the week - two weekday afternoons and one Saturday practice. (Please note that we welcome 9th graders into the Rec league. If 9th graders intend to try out for a HS team, please contact us so that we can make sure you understand your options in that situation.)

Again, we do not know whether this season will be practice-only or if public health officials will at some point allow competition and games. Regardless, ABGSL has fixed costs, especially fields and insurance, and we have set the spring fees accordingly:

  • Micros (Kindergarten and 1st Grade) $100.
  • Younger (2nd and 3rd Grade) $200.
  • Middle (4th and 5th Grade) $220.
  • Older (6th thru 9th Grade) $220.

Spring 2021 Registration is now open!! Please click the link above!

We are very hopeful we will be able to get the kids back out on the fields again. We are making plans for the season to run from Saturday, March 13, 2021 through Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Of course, we have to follow public health guidelines, so at the moment we will only be able to practice as teams. We hope that transition to competition and games will occur at some point in the season. 

As we consider how to safely give the players as much softball as we can, we are planning a two-part season for the Middle and Older Divisions. This will allow for maximum flexibility as we all continue to respond to changing concerns and protocols around Covid-19 as the season progresses. The first 5 weeks (March 13-April 17) will be team practices only. We will then consider if scrimmages/games between teams are feasible and safe for the second part of the season (April 19-June 5).

This may mean some shuffling of teams to ensure we have players for all positions (particularly pitchers and catchers) and a fair balance of skills. This two-part framework will not affect Micros or the Younger Division team formations. We will also allow new players to join at that midpoint if spaces are available on teams, and we will understand if families choose not to play under those circumstances and choose to withdraw for the second half.

For now, as we create the teams in all the divisions, we are prioritizing friend requests over skills so that players can get out on the field and socialize – something we all need!

  • Micros (K-1st grade) will play once a week from 9-11 every Saturday.
  • Younger (2nd-3rd grade) will play two times during the week - one weekday afternoon and one Saturday practice.
  • Middle (4th-5th grade) will play three times during the week - two weekday afternoons and one Saturday practice.
  • Older (6th-9th grade) will play three times during the week - two weekday afternoons and one Saturday practice. (Please note that we welcome 9th graders into the Rec league. If 9th graders intend to try out for a HS team, please contact us so that we can make sure you understand your options in that situation.)

Again, we do not know whether this season will be practice-only or if public health officials will at some point allow competition and games. Regardless, ABGSL has fixed costs, especially fields and insurance, and we have set the spring fees accordingly:

  • Micros (Kindergarten and 1st Grade) $100.
  • Younger (2nd and 3rd Grade) $200.
  • Middle (4th and 5th Grade) $220.
  • Older (6th thru 9th Grade) $220.

Spring 2021 Registration is now open!! Please click the link above!

We are very hopeful we will be able to get the kids back out on the fields again. We are making plans for the season to run from Saturday, March 13, 2021 through Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Of course, we have to follow public health guidelines, so at the moment we will only be able to practice as teams. We hope that transition to competition and games will occur at some point in the season. 

As we consider how to safely give the players as much softball as we can, we are planning a two-part season for the Middle and Older Divisions. This will allow for maximum flexibility as we all continue to respond to changing concerns and protocols around Covid-19 as the season progresses. The first 5 weeks (March 13-April 17) will be team practices only. We will then consider if scrimmages/games between teams are feasible and safe for the second part of the season (April 19-June 5).

This may mean some shuffling of teams to ensure we have players for all positions (particularly pitchers and catchers) and a fair balance of skills. This two-part framework will not affect Micros or the Younger Division team formations. We will also allow new players to join at that midpoint if spaces are available on teams, and we will understand if families choose not to play under those circumstances and choose to withdraw for the second half.

For now, as we create the teams in all the divisions, we are prioritizing friend requests over skills so that players can get out on the field and socialize – something we all need!

  • Micros (K-1st grade) will play once a week from 9-11 every Saturday.
  • Younger (2nd-3rd grade) will play two times during the week - one weekday afternoon and one Saturday practice.
  • Middle (4th-5th grade) will play three times during the week - two weekday afternoons and one Saturday practice.
  • Older (6th-9th grade) will play three times during the week - two weekday afternoons and one Saturday practice. (Please note that we welcome 9th graders into the Rec league. If 9th graders intend to try out for a HS team, please contact us so that we can make sure you understand your options in that situation.)

Again, we do not know whether this season will be practice-only or if public health officials will at some point allow competition and games. Regardless, ABGSL has fixed costs, especially fields and insurance, and we have set the spring fees accordingly:

  • Micros (Kindergarten and 1st Grade) $100.
  • Younger (2nd and 3rd Grade) $200.
  • Middle (4th and 5th Grade) $220.
  • Older (6th thru 9th Grade) $220.

Spring 2021 Registration is now open!! Please click the link above!

We are very hopeful we will be able to get the kids back out on the fields again. We are making plans for the season to run from Saturday, March 13, 2021 through Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Of course, we have to follow public health guidelines, so at the moment we will only be able to practice as teams. We hope that transition to competition and games will occur at some point in the season. 

As we consider how to safely give the players as much softball as we can, we are planning a two-part season for the Middle and Older Divisions. This will allow for maximum flexibility as we all continue to respond to changing concerns and protocols around Covid-19 as the season progresses. The first 5 weeks (March 13-April 17) will be team practices only. We will then consider if scrimmages/games between teams are feasible and safe for the second part of the season (April 19-June 5).

This may mean some shuffling of teams to ensure we have players for all positions (particularly pitchers and catchers) and a fair balance of skills. This two-part framework will not affect Micros or the Younger Division team formations. We will also allow new players to join at that midpoint if spaces are available on teams, and we will understand if families choose not to play under those circumstances and choose to withdraw for the second half.

For now, as we create the teams in all the divisions, we are prioritizing friend requests over skills so that players can get out on the field and socialize – something we all need!

  • Micros (K-1st grade) will play once a week from 9-11 every Saturday.
  • Younger (2nd-3rd grade) will play two times during the week - one weekday afternoon and one Saturday practice.
  • Middle (4th-5th grade) will play three times during the week - two weekday afternoons and one Saturday practice.
  • Older (6th-9th grade) will play three times during the week - two weekday afternoons and one Saturday practice. (Please note that we welcome 9th graders into the Rec league. If 9th graders intend to try out for a HS team, please contact us so that we can make sure you understand your options in that situation.)

Again, we do not know whether this season will be practice-only or if public health officials will at some point allow competition and games. Regardless, ABGSL has fixed costs, especially fields and insurance, and we have set the spring fees accordingly:

  • Micros (Kindergarten and 1st Grade) $100.
  • Younger (2nd and 3rd Grade) $200.
  • Middle (4th and 5th Grade) $220.
  • Older (6th thru 9th Grade) $220.

Spring Recreation Division Descriptions

Micros Division is for Kindergarten and First Grade kids. Micros meets every Saturday of the season from 9-11 am at Jane Hammond Field in Codornices Park.

Younger Division is for Second and Third Grade kids. Younger Division players meet two times a week . The times for the weekday (M-F) practices are 4:00-5:30 OR 5:30-7, and Saturday practices are 90 minutes starting at either 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 2:00, or 3:30. The field possibilities are Cougar (Albany Middle School), Fielding (UC Village), or Gilman.

Middle Division is for Fourth and Fifth Grade kids. Older Division is for Sixth, Seventh, Eighth, and Ninth Grade kids. Middle and Older Division players meet three times a week, twice M-F and once on Saturday. Weekday (M-F) practices are 5:00-5:30 OR 5:30-7, and Saturday practices are 90 minutes starting at either 9:30, 11:00, 12:30, 2:00, or 3:30. The field possibilities are Cougar (Albany Middle School), Fielding (UC Village), or Gilman.

ABGSL is a 501(c)(3) organization that solely relies on volunteer and community support. All donations to us are tax deductible to the extent of the law. Make a donation by clicking the Donate button.

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ABGSL provides fun recreational and competitive softball for girls in grades K-9 on fields all across Albany and Berkeley, CA. The league's main recreational season runs from March til June with competitive and additional recreational programs at other times of the year. Founded in 1983, ABGSL is a non-profit, all volunteer league that offers a positive softball experience for every girl who wants to play.


We are a community organization made up of volunteers who care deeply about equity and justice. The Board of ABGSL fully supports the Black Lives Matter movement and the current nation-wide push for racial justice. We know there are systemic barriers and racial inequities throughout our society, and that is true even in a local softball league. We will work to find ways to make ABGSL a more welcome home to all families and a stronger leader for checking white privilege. We are hopeful that this time of protest and listening brings about actual changes—big and small—to make our society stronger and our kids healthier and happier.

- ABGSL Board of Directors, Juneteenth, 2020

ABGSL News

Dear ABGSL Families,

Registration for 2020 ABGSL Spring Season is now open. Be sure to register as early as possible to secure your family's spot in Albany Berkeley Girls Softball League's 38th Spring recreational season.

 


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