Youth Softball

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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. Games and Practices will take place at Memorial Park and Merchants Park.

Looking For a Team?

In the fall season, our registration is team registration only. The fall season is primarily an offseason/developmental season for teams, as it starts the new USSSA calendar year. If your are a player needing to find a team, or a coach looking for players, please check out our Player / Team Connection, where we list both. You can view this by clicking the link below. 

Player / Team Connection

To get your child on this list in order to find a team, or to list your team on this list in order to find more players, please contact Danny Bartlett at

Registration Dates

Please find our Registration Form for more information and important dates for the upcoming 2019 Spring Season. 

Registration Opens: May 1, 2019

Registration Closes: August 18, 2019


Team Registration: $475 per team.

League Contacts

For age group specific questions, please contact our age group commissioners. 

6U CommissionerNicole Whisenhunt479-670-1998Email Nicole Whisenhunt
8U CommissionerNicole Whisenhunt479-670-1998Email Nicole Whisenhunt
10U CommissionerShane Red479-418-9281Email Shane Red
12U CommissionerSteven Carter479-381-7577Email Steven Carter
14U CommissionerRodney Sullins479-685-8093Email Rodney Sullins
16U CommissionerRodney Sullins479-685-8093Email Rodney Sullins

Turf Field Surface

We want everyone to be aware that we've converted the infields of our four softball fields to synthetic turf surface. This means a lot of great things for softball, as well as some rules changes, the more important of which is that no metal cleats (whatsoever) are allowed on these fields. We will permit rubber molded cleats to be used, but we recommend turf shoes or tennis shoes on the synthetic turf surface.


For up to date cancellations / field closings during inclement weather, please be sure to visit the Parks and 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.