2020 Spring K-1 Coach Pitch (formerly In House) Softball registrations are now open. Come and join us this season to learn the sport and have a lot of fun.
Season starts as soon as the fields are ready to play and ends in mid June with an end of season celebration. Registrations close 4/1/2020, so register now!
The In-House program serves girls approximately 5-6 years old (K-1st grade) with a summer season running from early May through June. It is a coach pitch league and teams generally play two games per week.
The In-House program is focused on both fun and skill development. Girls play at their current grade level as of the start of the season. Teams are formed, when possible, by placing girls with other players from their school or neighborhood.
Note: as of 2018 we no longer offer a 2nd-3rd grade In-House league. Registrations throughout the metro area have been transitioning into 8U, which is traveling in name. However, games are mostly local with the same commitments as In-House but with more varied opponents.
The 2020 AV Fusion K-1 Coach Pitch Softball Season runs from the beginning of May to the middle of June.
All games/practices start at either 6pm or 7pm.
Registration for K-1 Coach Pitch softball is $50.00
Games for K-1 Coach Pitch level are scheduled to be on Monday/Wednesdays at the fields near Scott Highland Middle School.
Please direct any questions to Michael Schmidt (MNDadto6@gmail.com)
Please find answers to these Frequently Asked Questions about Inhouse softball below:
What is the style of play?
The Apple Valley Fusion K-1 Coach Pitch program stresses skills that the girls will need to be successful in fastpitch softball.
Are there tryouts?
No, there are no tryouts for K-1 Coach Pitch - all that is required is a desire to play and have fun!
How are teams selected?
We try to create teams based upon parent requests and the schools the girls attend. In addition, we try to make sure that each team has the same number of younger and older players.
How many girls are on a team?
We try to limit the number of girls on a team to 12 so they all can stay involved. At the kindergarten and 1st grade level we may put as few as 7 on a team to keep them active.
When is the season?
The K-1 Coach Pitch season runs from early May until mid June. Typically the first two weeks of the season are just practices and after that the season begins. We try and have everything wrapped up by the 4th of July every year.
How many games are played each week?
Schedules usually have two games each week on Monday and Wednesday evenings.
Where will games be played?
The field assignments will be made by the City of Apple Valley in April. The K/1 teams play all of their games in Apple Valley at the fields of Scott Highlands Middle School (14011 Pilot Knob Rd) - park in Scott Highlands parking lot or along 142nd Street.
Does AV Fusion provide a uniform?
A T-shirt is provided for each girl in the program. These items usually arrive by the first game in mid-May.
What about pictures?
Each year AV Fusion coordinates with a company to come and take team pictures. Details of the time and place will be distributed by the coach when they become available. Purchasing pictures is optional but all are encouraged to attend for the team photo.
Are there any participation awards?
In the past, each girl that plays in the K-1 Coach Pitch program has received a small trophy at the end of the year.
What equipment does AV Fusion provide?
AV Fusion provides basic equipment for the team: bats, balls, batting tees, etc.
What equipment will have to be purchased?
Each player will need to provide their own glove and batting helmet. The batting helmet needs to have a chin strap but does not need a face mask. Players can wear rubber cleats or tennis shoes.
Where is 2/3rd grade In-House?
As of 2018 we no longer offer this opportunity. Registration numbers for that program have been in decline within our organization and across the metro area. We do offer 8U which is similar, but with the added bonus of playing other associations like Eagan, Rosemount, Farmington, etc.