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Girls Softball League of Westfield, NEW JERSEY

The Girls Softball League of Westfield (GSLW) is a not-for-profit organization, the purpose of which is to provide the girls of Westfield, NJ with the opportunity to learn and to play fastpitch softball.  As a general proposition, the GSLW’s programs are open to all girls (grades K-12) who live in Westfield or who go to school in Westfield.  And, with some exceptions, the GSLW’s programs are organized and run entirely by volunteers from the Westfield community.

2023 SPRING REC REGISTRATION Coming in December!

Registration for the Spring 2023 Spring Rec will be opening in December! 

Our Recreational League is open to girls in Kindergarten through Grade 8 who reside in or attend school in Westfield, NJ. Team Practices will start in early April with games running from April to the end of the school year (June).  New softball players are welcome in all divisions as this is an instructional and recreational program, yet competitive enough for all players in town.

Play to run from  4/15/23-6/10/23.

For grades K-3, there is one practice during the week and a game on Saturday.

Older grades (4-8) play two games a week and one practice during the week.

We expect game times for Spring Rec games to be: 

  • Kindergarten: 12:00pm or 1:30pm
  • 1st Grade: 1:30pm or 3:00pm 
  • 2nd Grade: 9:00am or 2:00pm 
  • 3rd Grade: 11:30am or 4:00pm 
  • 4th & 5th grade: Thursdays at 6pm and Saturdays at 11:30 am 
  • 6th, 7th & 8th grade: Mondays at 6pm and Saturdays at 9:00 am a

Please note we will not be accepting friend/coach requests for the spring season 

Grades K-3 will be grouped by school to the best of our ability when forming teams. 

Grades 4 & up will be rostered with even pitchers and catchers; as well as other players by our NL and AL Directors

Coach Volunteers for Rec League

Based on the commitments listed above for our Spring Rec League, we are always in need of moms and dads to volunteer as Head Coaches or Assistant Coaches. We are here to guide you every step of the way and hope you will consider donating your time to our players. It is a very rewarding experience.

If you are interested in coaching or have questions, please send an email to Mary Wickens at




The Drew University softball team and Drew alum coach Cara O’Leary will be conducting a training for the GSLW on Saturday, December 3 at: 

Drew University Simon Forum

36 Madison Avenue, Madison NJ 07940

entry is best accessed by the Lancaster Road entrance

The clinic will run from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

This is a three-hour softball clinic for players aged 7-8 (8U) and aged 9-10 (10U).  The clinic will cover all parts of the game, including everyday defensive drills and position work. It will also provide instruction on hitting and bunting. 

Players will be broken up by age to ensure appropriate instruction from the coaching staff and members of the Drew softball team.  

Players should bring their softball equipment (bat, helmet, fielding mask, and glove), water and a snack. Players must also wear sneakers. 

The cost of the clinic is $50/player



GSLW Families:

Calling all pitchers and catchers!  The GSLW will provide eight (8) weeks of softball instruction focusing on pitching for players in our 8U (ages 7-9) and 10U (ages 9-11) softball programs and catching instruction for players in our 8U (ages 7-9), 10U (ages 9-11), 12U (ages 11-13) and 14U (ages 13-15) softball programs.  The clinics will take place on Tuesdays at the Turf at the Strength and Fitness Club in Cranford and run from November 1 through December 20.

Pitching instruction will take place from 6-7 (for the 8U group) or 7-8 (for the 10U group).  Pitching instruction will be led by former Drew University pitcher and pitching instructor Cara O'Leary. 

Catching instruction will take place from 6-7 (for the 8U and 10U groups) or 7-8 (for the 12U and 14U groups).  Catching instruction will be led by former Rutgers 2nd Team All-Big Ten Atlantic Conference Catcher and catching instructor RJ Devish.   Catchers are invited to bring their own equipment.  If you do not have equipment, the GLSW will provide equipment – but please come early so you can select and put on the catcher’s gear prior to the session

Sessions will be limited to no more than 15 players per session (each hour is a session).  GSLW reserves the right to place players in different sessions due to space.



In-Town Recreation Programs

Find out more about the Spring In Town Program for grades K thru 8

Clinics Now Available

GSLW sponsors comprehensive player development clinics throughout the year


Come join our Softball family!

Play to run from  4/15/23-6/10/23.

Commitment involves 1  practice during the week and 1 game on Saturdays for grades K-3

Grades 4-8 have 1 practice and 1 game during the week; and 1 game on Saturdays

Rutgers Coaching Clinic Sign-Ups

The Rutgers SAFETY Clinic (Sports Awareness for Educating Today’s Youth ™) is a three-hour program that meets the “Minimum Standards for Volunteer Coaches Safety Orientation and Training Skills Programs” (N.J.A.C. 5:52) and provides partial civil immunity protection to volunteer coaches under the “Little League Law” (2A:62A-6 et. seq.)

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