Stafford American Legion Post 290

 Adult Slow Pitch Softball

For information concerning only adult slow pitch softball at the Sports Complex, please contact

Dave Stein,

Post 290 Bombers Girl Fastpitch Travel Softball

Girls Fastpitch Softball Sponsored by American Legion Post 290 

American Legion Post 290 in Stafford Virginia sponsors an affordable girls fastpitch travel softball organization for young ladies. The age groups and number of teams fielded vary from year to year but typically involve age groups 12U - 18U. The main objectives of the program are to develop and progress young ladies in softball and to compete at the competitive level in tournaments to ready the ladies for Middle School, High School and College Softball. Coaches and Parents are not required to be veterans or members of the American Legion to participate. The Post 290 Bombers organization was created, over a decade ago, to provide all young ladies in the community the opportunities to be able to develop and play competitive travel fastpitch girls softball. 

The Bombers participate in tournaments sanctioned by USSSA, NSA, and USA Softball and also include other tournaments and showcase events, which provide visibility of players desiring to play at the college level. The Bombers play at a competitive travel level in tournaments primarily in Virginia, North Carolina, and Maryland. Practices and scrimmages are held at a field located at the American Legion Post 290 Sports Complex. Winter Workouts are scheduled weekly at a local indoor facility. 


For the 2021-2022 season, beginning 1 August 2021 and ends July 31 2022, players must have been born on or after:

     - January 1, 2003, to be eligible for the 18U Division

     - January 1, 2005, to be eligible for the 16U Division

     - January 1, 2007, to be eligible for the 14U Division



Official tryouts for a Season usually take place in August, when the new softball season starts. However, player openings may occur throughout the season and players can be added during the season. For additional information on a specific team's player availability and to schedule an individual tryout, contact the General Manager BJ Payne at (540) 446-6064, email: or the appropriate Head Coach for your age group.






 BJ Payne

 General Manager  540-446-6064
 Don Preston

 18U-Preston  910-320-7140

 Mike Arce

 18U-Arce   703-593-7805

Mary Smith

16U  540-846-0677

 Jeff Smith

14U  540-846-8073


The team assignments for the 2020 - 2021 season are listed below.  If you are interested in participating as either a coach, volunteer coordinator, or "Team Parent," please contact the General Manager BJ Payne for more information.






 Head Coach

 Jeff Smith

 Mary Smith

 Mike Arce  

Don Preston

 Assistant Coach

 Jill Parker

 Ed Petrovich

Jose Reyna

Melissa Preston

 Assistant Coach

 Ryan Woods

 Patrick Creel


Tabitha Harris

 General Manager

 BJ Payne

 BJ Payne

 BJ Payne

 BJ Payne


For more information or questions, contact BJ Payne, General Manager, American Legion Post 290, at (540) 446-6064, email:

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