San Francisco Bay Sox Girls Baseball A project of the San Francisco Park & Rec Department, The San Francisco Bay Sox Girls Baseball Program is the largest girls baseball program currently operating in the US. Founded in 2015 by former Women’s Baseball players Rachelle "Rocky" Henley and Alex Oglesby with the desire to field an all girls’ team to represent San Francisco in the inaugural Baseball For All National Girls Baseball Tournament. At the recent Baseball for All National Tournament in Elizabethtown, Kentucky in July, 2023, the U14 Bay Sox team went undefeated and won their division championship, while the U12 team took home 3rd place.
The Bay Sox Program has grown to provide year-long developmental activities and teams and higher level travel teams for girls ages 6-18. Since it’s inception, the Bay Sox has expanded from one team of 12 girls to serving over 120 girls annually with our clinics and teams, in our quest to show the world just how much the game of baseball needs women and girls.
The philosophy of the Bay Sox program is to provide an inclusive, safe space for the development of female baseball players. The Bay Sox program will develop competitive baseball players that can confidently tryout and play for any baseball team they choose. Our program aims to provide female players with the same opportunities that are traditionally offered to their male counterparts.
The Bay Sox program offers Summer-Fall travel teams, Spring SFYBL teams, Winter workouts, and Fall/Winter monthly free baseball clinics.
For Fall 2023, workouts will take place at Crocker Amazon Playground on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 PM between September 12 and November 19.
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department currently manages more than 220 parks, playgrounds and open spaces throughout San Francisco, including two outside city limits—Sharp Park in Pacifica and Camp Mather in the High Sierras. The system includes full-complex recreation centers, swimming pools, golf courses, sports fields and numerous small-to-medium-sized clubhouses that offer a variety of sports- and arts-related recreation programs for people of all ages. Included in the Department’s responsibilities are Golden Gate Park, Coit Tower, the Marina Yacht Harbor, the San Francisco Zoo and Lake Merced.
In 2017, San Francisco became the first city in the nation where all residents have access to a park within a 10-minute walk, a direct result of the Department’s commitment to increasing and improving parkland in the city.Learn More