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ABOUT THE BVYSA BOARD

The Brandon Valley Youth Softball Association's board of directors is a group of volunteers who very generously donate their time and talents, year-round, to ensure that there is a fastpitch softball league every summer for our area softball athletes. 

If you have suggestions/concerns/ or new ideas that you would like to share with the BVYSA board, they hold monthly meetings that are open to the public.  Please send an email to hope@brandonvalleysoftball.com to inform them of your interest in attending a meeting.

Registration

Registration for the 2024 Summer Season is open. 

The Brandon Valley Youth Softball Association (BVYSA) organizes a summer softball program for children between the ages of 4 and 18 who live in the communities of Brandon and Valley Springs and other nearby communities.   We are partnering with the Sioux Empire Fastpitch Softball Association  for our 10U and up divisions, girls only.  

Program Costs

Division Age Qualification Gender Fee
T-Ball A player typically ages 4 & 5. Co-ed $75.00
Coach Pitch A player typically ages 5 & 6. Co-ed $75.00
8U Recreational Please see the Age Chart Girls Only $75.00
10U Competitive Please see the Age Chart Girls Only $100.00*
12U Competitive Please see the Age Chart Girls Only $100.00*
14U Competitive Please see the Age Chart Girls Only $100.00*

Important Dates

  • Registration closes March 15th No Late Registrations
  • Practice Starts Monday April 22nd and we will have 4 weeks of practice
  • Equipment handout and Coach's Meeting Dates: Sunday April 14th 3pm-6pm (Specific Age Group Times Communicated at a later date)
  • Pictures May 6th & 7th 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • Games Start Date: Week of May 20th 6 weeks of games ends June 27th
  • Equipment Turn In: Last Night of Games

ATTENTION COACHES!

It is now mandatory for one member of Coaching staff to be Ace Certified: https://registerusasoftball.com/Account/About.aspx?info=CoachCert 

All other, score keepers and volunteers who will be in the dugout to be background checked and Have SafeSport Training: https://registerusasoftball.com/Account/Docs.aspx#

Weather Policy

  • Each night that games are scheduled to be played, the Brandon Valley Youth Softball Association board member(s) will check the weather forecast for impending weather conditions that could affect games being played that evening. When possible, we will cancel games by 4pm.  Please keep in mind that weather is unpredictable and that we will do our best to make decisions in a timely manner to keep all our members safe.  BVYSA would like to remind all parents/guardians that they can exercise discretion to determine if the weather is unsafe for their child to play.
  • BVYSA will post the status of league games on our website,  and Facebook. Please follow/friend us!
  • If your coach uses the Sports Engine team page to communicate, he/she can send an email and a text message to team members regarding the status of games in the event of inclement weather.  You must have "enabled text messaging" in your Sports Engine account profile for your child/family to receive this type of communication.
  • In case of inclement weather during warm-ups or during the games, a horn blast means that play is temporarily halted. If the games are halted due to lightening, there will be a mandatory 30-minute game delay. All players and fans should take cover in their vehicles until weather permits restarting the games or until the games are cancelled. Games will re-start exactly where they left off. If there is a delay beyond the first 30 minutes of play, all of the games will be cancelled.
  • If the first game is delayed due to weather, the second game that night is automatically cancelled.  The reason for the cancellation of the second games, is due to the safety issue posed because there are not lights at the fields to extend play that late in the evening.
  • We do cancel if the heat index reaches a certain point please see our weather page for those details.