History and Mission
The Oakland Girls Softball League (OGSL) mission is to provide organized fast pitch softball to girls between the ages of 5-14 in the Oakland, CA community with the overall goal of promoting sportsmanship, developing individual skills, encouraging friendship, and providing leadership opportunities via a fun and positive athletic experience. Self-funded through member registration and sponsorship donations, OGSL is a volunteer run, non-profit, equal opportunity organization affiliated with the Amateur Softball Association (ASA).
Founded in 1993, OGSL serves the entire Oakland community and has an annual average of 250 girls registered as players. 2002 marked the first year of our affiliation with ASA.
We would like to acknowledge the hard work and selfless dedication of Linda Thompson and Vicki Vrankovich, instrumental in establishing our league many years ago. From humble beginnings, their commitment to girls softball has blossomed into the dynamic and growing organization that OGSL has become today. Also notable over the years are the efforts of our many volunteers, including coaches, score keepers, chaperones, assistants, team managers and board members.
Since 2003, OGSL has fielded teams for Summer and Fall tournament play in the bay area. As our league grows we look forward to participating competitively in more of these sanctioned tournaments.