Youth Softball

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Bentonville Parks & Recreation in partnership with the Bentonville Youth Softball League offers a fall recreational youth softball program for girls ages 7-16. This fast pitch softball program focuses on participation, sportsmanship, and skill development. Games and Practices will take place at Memorial Park and Phillips Park.

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 for the Fall Season will open July 1, 2018. This will be a team registration only process. Round up your players, gather your teams, and get going for the fall. 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.


Team Registration: $400 per team

Player Team Connection

Parents, as the fall is team registration only we want to provide you a resource to helping your child find a team to play on this fall. Our Player / Team Connection is just that. Email an age commissioner, contact information listed below, and they will get your child listed on the player list. Coaches, if you're starting a new team or just looking to add a player or two... this is your best place to look. Teams can list their team that they have and they can look for players listed to contact. 

League Contacts

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

PresidentJason Holyfield479-381-5534Email Jason Holyfield
Vice PresidentMichael Stafford479-640-6716Email Michael Stafford
SecretaryMike Mullin470-721-3170Email Mike Mullin
Player AgentDanny Bartlett479-271-5974Email Danny Bartlett
TreasurerSue Hayes479-531-9012Email Sue Hayes 
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
Player / Coach DevelopmentBryan Lacina479-644-8506Email Bryan Lacina
League Umpire in ChiefLarry Kirkpatrick479-464-0925Email Larry Kirkpatrick


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.