The League was formed nearly 30 years ago by the Men's council of Holy Spirit Catholic Church. It was primarily organized as a recreational outlet for girls in the parish. It grew and became a self-governing organization with an elected board of directors and was then known as Holy Spirit Girls Softball League. Later, the League was opened to school age girls of all denominations and became well-known through the area. In 1994, it was decided that a name change was needed to more appropriately represent our demographics and goals. On January 1st, 1995 the League officially became the Northern Virginia Girls Softball Association and is now a totally independent organization.
Though participation numbers are ever changing from season to season, NVGSA is currently experiencing a steady rate of growth. NVGSA saw strong participation in early 2000's, followed by a bit of a lull as we moved toward the middle of the decade. For the last 3 years, NVGSA participation has steadily increased. We now average over 335 participants in the Spring and over 310 in the fall. Additionally, we currently field 5 travel teams through our Firebirds brand; the NVGSA Firebirds practice year round and play in numerous games and tournaments throughout the spring, summer and fall.
Strong participation throughout Fairfax County and Northern Virginia means that we have girls playing all over the area. Take a look at our field locations (facilities) to see exactly where we play. Additionally, the picture below gives a birdseye view of our player dispersion across the area.