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Youth Softball

Downtown Activity Center: 215 SW A Street Community Center: 1101 SW Citizens Circle
Hours vary by facility
Downtown Activity Center: 479-464-PARK (7275) Community Center: 479-696-0200 parks@bentonvillear.com
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2017 Spring Season

Spring Youth Softball Season: March 27th-June 30th

Bentonville Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Bentonville Youth Softball League offers a spring recreational youth softball program for girls ages 3-16. This fast pitch softball program focuses on participation, sportsmanship, and skill development. Volunteer coaches are screened by Bentonville Parks & Recreation. All coaches participating in that softball program must complete a background check and coaching application prior to coaching.

Please take a look at our Registration Flyer for more information. All games will be played at Phillips and Memorial Park (depending on age level). For more information please reach out to your age commissioner or Bentonville Parks and Recreation at 479-464-PARK (7275).

Coaches Application Background Check
Register ONLINE Registration Flyer

USSSA Age Categories

Girls must play in the division for which their age qualifies them to. Ages, according to USSSA, are calculated on December 31, 2016 for this season. Therefore, all girls must play in the division to which their age qualified them for on December 31, 2016.

BYSL League Rules Player Age Eligibility


Bentonville Parks and Recreation is offering businesses the opportunity to sponsor a softball team. This allows your business to get their name out there, and to give back to your community.

By sponsoring a team your company will get their logo printed on the front of the jerseys in the team’s colors. This puts your logo and company name in the homes of Bentonville residents and on the field in the community. It gets your name out into the community by showing your commitment to the youth and giving back in ways you’re able to. Lastly, this allows your business to become a part of a community and serve beyond the service you provide as a business.

This sponsorship comes very inexpensive at only $250 per team. Team Sponsorships are on a first come/ first serve basis. League will award sponsorships to teams based on availability. Sponsorships for specific teams are not guaranteed, due to possible availability, but requests will be honored if possible. Please fill out the application document and submit to Danny Bartlett at Bentonville Parks and Recreation. Application Document can be found by following the below link. Please let us know if you have any questions.



Player Draft – March 13th, 2017
6:00pm – Bentonville Community Center

Player Camp – March 14th & 16th, 2017
6:00pm – Memorial Park Softball Fields

Coaches Clinic – March 16th, 2017
6:00pm – Memorial Park Softball Fields

Practices Start – March 27th, 2017
Memorial Park (8U-16U) / Phillips Park (6U)

Games Start – April 17th, 2017
Memorial Park (8U-16U) / Phillips Park (Lil’ Sluggers-6U)

Absolute Last Day – June 30th, 2017
Memorial Park / Phillips Park

Spring Practice Schedules 

6U  Practice Schedule 8U Practice Schedule
10U Practice Schedule 12U Practice Schedule
16U Practice Schedule  

Spring Game Schedules

6U Game Schedule 8U Game Schedule
10U Game Schedule 12U Game Schedule
16U Game Schedule  

For tournament and other Softball opportunities in Bentonville, please visit our Softball Tournaments page for more information.

For more information regarding our Youth Softball League please contact our advisory board members.

President Michael Stafford (479) 640-6716 michael@cpasw.com
Vice President Jason Holyfield (479) 381-5534 jholyfield@gmail.com
League Director Danny Bartlett (479) 271-5974 dbartlett@bentonvillear.com
Secretary Mike Mullin (470) 721-3170 mmullinm@earthlink.net
Player Agent Danny Bartlett (479) 271-5974 dbartlett@bentonvillear.com
Treasurer Bryan Lacina (479) 644-8506 lacina5@att.net
6U Commissioner Sue Hayes (479) 250-4823 playeragent54@gmail.com
8U Commissioner Jared Hall (479) 418-9281 jthallwork@gmail.com
10U Commissioner Jason Holyfield (479) 381-5534 jholyfield@gmail.com
12U Commissioner Shane Red (479) 418-9281 hogwildreds@sbcglobal.net
14U Commissioner Rodney Sullins (479) 685-8093 rodney376@cox.net
16U Commissioner Rodney Sullins (479) 685-8093 rodney376@cox.net
Player/ Coach Development Bryan Lacina (479) 644-8506 lacina5@att.net
League Umpire in Chief Larry Kirkpatrick (479) 464-0925 lwkirkp@cox.net 

NOTE:   If your child has never registered with Bentonville Parks & Recreation, please include proper birth documentation (birth certificate, shot record, passport) with registration form and payment.  If registering online you may either drop the document of at the address above or fax to 479-271-5970 and include a note that you have registered your child online.

Registration fees must be received at time of registration.  Once team assignments are made and uniforms are ordered, registration fees are  NON-REFUNDABLE.  Uniforms include jerseys only. Players will be responsible for providing their own shoes & any additional protective gear.
NOTE:  For up to date cancellations/field closings during inclement weather, please be sure to visit the Parks & Recreation Home Page, where you can view the status of each field.
To become instantly notified, via email or text, when a field has been closed for game play, you may sign up to receive status updates.