Coaches Corner

Coaches Meeting

Bentonville Parks and Recreation offers the Coaches corner for softball coaches looking for specific information or resources. Please read below for other information provided for our volunteers coaches.

New 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.

Registration Information

In the fall season, our program is team registration only. Coaches, please take a look at our Registration Roster (PDF) for more information. All games will be played at Memorial Park. For more information please reach out to your age commissioner or Bentonville Parks and Recreation at 479-464-PARK (7275). A registration Roster is required, even if you pay online.

Coaching

All coaches participating in that softball program must complete a background check and coaching application (PDF) prior to coaching.

Ages

Girls must play in the division for which their age qualifies them to. Ages, according to USSSA, are calculated on December 31 for each season. Therefore, all girls must play in the division to which their age qualified them for on December 31. See the Player Age Eligibility (PDF) for the upcoming fall season.

Cancellations

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.