Softball Program

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Spring Softball Season

Bentonville Parks and Recreation will be offering a spring softball season in 2021 for players ages 5-16. Our program focuses on participation, sportsmanship, and skill development. All coaches and volunteers are screened and must past a background check prior to coaching. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have adjusted our program format and added new safety precautions to provide the best experience possible. Please click here for more details.

Dates

Event Beginning Date Ending Date
Spring Registration January 1, 2021 February 24, 2021
Spring Season March 29, 2021 July 2, 2021

Price

If Born Between League Spring Registration
2014-2015 6U $85 Residents/ $125 Non-Residents
2012-2013 8U $100 Residents/ $140 Non-Residents 
2010-2011 10U $100 Residents/ $140 Non-Residents
2008-2009 12U $100 Residents/ $140 Non-Residents 
2004-2007 16U $100 Residents/ $140 Non-Residents 

New Format

When you register this year, you will be asked to rate your player based on their skill level in the following areas:

  • Pitching
  • Catching
  • Throwing
  • Hitting
  • Fielding

We will not be hosting our traditional draft this spring. Players will be placed on teams based on their ratings. 

Where You Play 

Bentonville Parks & Recreation plays baseball at three different ballparks. The park that you play in will be determined by your age. 

Merchants Baseball Park | 6U

Located at 201 Elm Tree Road

Memorial Park | 8U-16U

Located at 401 NW Martin Luther King Jr Parkway

Coaches 

We are always looking for enthusiastic volunteer coaches for every age group in our league. Please consider coaching your child's team. You will make a huge impact! Please contact Chris Cuchia at ccuchia@bentonvillear.com for more information.

Sponsors

Please consider sponsoring a youth sports team to help support scholarships for our programs. Your companies name/logo will appear on your team's uniform. You can sponsor a team for $250. Please contact Chris Cuchia at ccuchia@bentonvillear.com for more information. 

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.

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.