Bentonville Parks and Recreation offers this Parent Connection as a way to provide the information in a central location that's pertinent to parents of daughters playing softball. Several questions you might have about the season and the program can be answered on this page.
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.
Fall Registration is TEAM REGISTRATION ONLY in the fall. Do you need a team to play on? While we cannot guarantee to find you a team, we are here to help in that process. Please reach out to one of our age commissioners on our main page for assistance in finding teams looking for players. They can assist you in getting placed on the Player Team Connection that's listed on our main Youth Softball Page.
If your child has never registered with Bentonville Parks and 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 and any additional protective gear.
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 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.