Greater Altoona Girls Softball AssociationAltoona, IA




The softball facilities at Sam Wise Sports Complex are leased by GAGSA from the City of Altoona.  This lease runs from January 1 – December 31 and includes the use, maintenance, and management of the softball game fields 1-6, practice fields 7 & 8, pitching lanes, batting cages, concessions, restrooms, and storage buildings.  GAGSA funds all costs associated with the upkeep and improvement of these facilities.  The use of Sam Wise softball facilities and equipment must be approved by the GAGSA board prior to use.   


If you are interested in using the GAGSA softball facilities, please contact the GAGSA scheduling manager ( ).   All rentals require written approval by the GAGSA executive board.  A signed rental agreement must be submitted and all rental fees must be paid prior to use of the facilities.  Violation of the policies of the rental agreement, misuse of the facilities, and failure to follow scheduling policies will result in a review by the executive board at which time the rental agreement may be terminated and future access to the facilities prohibited.  


A fee will be required for all facility rentals. A list of fees can be found on the Field Rental Agreement document.  Please contact the GASGA executive board to identify volunteer/trade opportunities to offset field rental expenses.  All rental applications must be reviewed by the GAGSA Executive Board, with reservations considered based on SEP district player inclusion, Altoona player inclusion, GAGSA program involvement, prior rental agreements, and facility availability. GAGSA teams will have priority to all facilities.  Rentals will be approved after all GAGSA tournament and league schedules have been set. Rentals must be during “off peak” facility times. Tournament rentals will have priority over non-tournament rentals; two-day rentals will have priority on dates over one-day rentals. All agreements are subject to field availability and use by GAGSA and may be adjusted at anytime. 


Click HERE to download the Field Rental Agreement 


2021 - Important Sam Wise Softball Scheduling Dates and Deadlines: 

August 1st - Rental request deadline for Non-GAGSA team with SEP / Altoona players (month to month only) 

August 2nd-4th - Pitching and Catching Tryouts 

August 16 - September 21 - Fall League Softball Games Monday & Tuesday 5:30pm-7:30pm 

August 7 & 8 - 2021-22 SEP Club Tryouts

August 14 & 15 - 2021-22 SEP Club Tryouts

September 1 - Schedule hold for SEP club practices 

September 6 - Rental request deadline for Non-GAGSA team with SEP / Altoona players (month to month only)

September ? - January 1 - Field 3 renovations 


2022 - Important Sam Wise Softball Scheduling Dates and Deadlines:

February ?, 2021 – Tournament coaches have date preferences submitted

Marcy 1 - May ? - Field 2 Field renovations 

March 1, 2021 - Tournament practice schedule published 

March 1, 2021 – Schedule hold for league team practices

March 1, 2021 – Schedule hold for SEP high school and jr high

Mach 15, 2021 – Rental request deadline for Non-GAGSA teams with SEP/Altoona players (month to month only)

April 1, 2021 -Rental request deadline for all Non-GAGSA teams (month to month only)



Alex Weigel

July 29, 2021