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General Information

Additional information can also be viewed on the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Equipment and Uniform Requirements

8u Railcats
  • Glove
  • Softball Pants (optional)
  • Cleats (optional)
10u, 12u, 14, 16u, 18u
  • Navy batting helmet
  • Navy pants
  • Carolina Blue socks
  • Carolina Blue belt
  • Cleats (Metal cleats allowed at 14U and above only)
  • Softball Glove
  • Fielding Mask (highly recommended)
  • Batting Glove (optional)
Other Equipment
  • Uniform jerseys are provided and must be returned at the end of the season.
  • Players can bring their own bats or use the provided bats. 
  • Catcher equipment will be available, or players may bring their own catching gear. 

What age division will my player participate in?

USA Softball has changed the age cutoff for the 2024 season.  Use the resources below to determine the age divisions for your players.

Evaluations and Team Placements

Evaluations will be held for all age brackets except the 8u Rail Cats.  Evaluations will serve to create the league teams and tournament teams, so attending evaluations is required for all players. 

There will be up to 4 evaluation days tentatively starting in late March. Players should plan to attend a minimum of 2 of the scheduled evaluations days, but players are encouraged to attend all  evaluations so we can get the best evaluation of the players.   If they cannot attend at least 2 of the evaluation days, please email

Tournament Team Tryouts

For girls aged 10U and up, there is an opportunity to try out for tournament teams that will participate in tournaments around the region. To join these teams, players need to:

  1. Pay an additional $110 fee at registration, which covers all tournament registrations and extra practices.
  2. Participate in tryouts, which are required to join a tournament team.

By participating in these tournament teams, players can enjoy a more competitive and challenging experience in their sport, while also having the opportunity to travel and compete in various tournaments.

Being selected for a tournament team depends on many factors including number of players trying out, number of tournament teams in each age group, and player evaluations. Unfortunately, those factors mean that not all interested players may be selected for a tournament team. Refunds will be issued if an interested player does not make a tournament team.

Open Gyms

Open gyms are highly recommended to begin working on skills for the upcoming season. They also allow for some skill improvement prior to evaluations.

Girls should bring all their softball gear, and be sure to bring athletic shoes that can be used on concrete.  Layered clothes are suggested for varied temperatures in Gambucci or when it gets nice enough to go outside.

Open gyms are held at Gambucci Arena (1122 7th Ave S, Grand Forks, ND 58201), and will run until the fields are ready.  General times are below.  See the calendar for all dates and times.

All players must be registered prior to attending open gyms!


Information will also be emailed and posted on the website, so please check often.

For continuous updates, we suggest connecting with us on Facebook at We update Facebook frequently with events, weather announcements, and other miscellaneous announcements through out the year.

We highly recommend downloading the SportsEngine app to your smart phone for team specific information. This app will allow you to see your players schedule, and view and send messages to coaches and other parents.

For questions, please email

Age Division Board Member Contact

Each age division will have a board member identified as a contact.  Parents can send any questions, comments, concerns, or feedback to their board representative. 

Representatives will be added as Staff for each team in SportsEngine and can be contacted through SportsEngine or email.


GFGFA policies can be viewed on the Parents section of the website.

2024 Season Information

Updated Frequently!

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