Update: 5/29/2020

EVAA strives to provide a quality athletic experience to kids of all ages and capabilities with a focus on sportsmanship. Our Board works with our programs to bring our community opportunities to gather, engage and support young athletes.


We’ve all been watching the COVID-19 situation since the beginning. And, many of our programs had to cancel their seasons due to the pandemic and out of an abundance of caution. During that time, we have been working hard to understand best practices and opportunities to give our kids the chance to move back to organized sports.


It’s safe to say that we’ve learned a lot. All levels of our government and our governing sports organizations are working on rules, guidelines and regulations to enable us to play the sports we love. EVAA created a task force early on that has worked to evaluate and make the best decisions possible locally. We’ve engaged with Eastview High School, with our program leaders and with our City leaders.


We’re excited to share that, per Governor Walz’s latest Executive Order, youth organized sports are able to slowly return. Our traveling baseball, Fusion fastpitch softball and soccer programs have all contributed to our EVAA and sport-specific safety guidelines, which are currently approved by the City of Apple Valley. All other programs are working to complete the required plans prior to restarting their programs.


There are still a lot of unknowns, including when competitive games or indoor activities may be able to be held. That said, we are looking forward to our kids in Apple Valley having an opportunity to reconnect with friends, coaches and the sports they love in a safe manner.


We appreciate all the support and patience from our EVAA community during the past few months. If you are wondering more about specific sports and their plans, please reach out to their board or visit their website. We’ve included additional links for more information on COVID-19 and organized youth sports in the following section.


Kind regards,
Jess Smith, EVAA President

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Update: 3/28/2020

Gov. Tim Walz has ordered Minnesotans to stay at home for the next two weeks, as part of the state's ongoing efforts to control the spread of the coronavirus and COVID-19 disease.

The goals of the order include: 

  • Build out hospital capacity 

  • Increase access to ventilators and other life-saving equipment

  • Increase testing for COVID-19

  • Address personal protective equipment (PPE) shortages for health workers

  • Plan for how to protect and care for vulnerable populations in coming months

  • Assess new data to inform mitigation strategy

In response to recommendations from the Governor and state health leaders, EVAA is implementing the following actions and continuing until further notice:

  • All EVAA teams and programs will be shut down for the next two weeks. We will reassess the situation during the month of April and formulate plans based on information from the State of Minnesota, School District 196 and Apple Valley city officials.

  • EVAA can’t tell the future and we want the best opportunities for our kids. We’ve chosen to stay in step with state and local agencies while other organizations simply shut down. While this comes at a cost, we believe our role in this crisis is to be ready to offer our youth a safe and structured place to play and develop when feasibly possible.  When the space is available and you’re ready to cut your children loose, EVAA be there. 

If there are any changes, we would notify programs and families through the website, social media or email blast:

Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/EVAASports/). 

This is an evolving situation, so check back to the EVAA website often for the latest information. 

For assistance with health-related questions about the coronavirus outbreak, email the Minnesota Department of Health.

For the latest information and updates, visit our COVID-10 Information webpage.

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Update: 3/15/2020

In response to an executive order from Governor Walz regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), District 196 has decided to cancel school beginning Monday, March 16 until Monday, March 30. This includes all programs and activities. Teachers will not be providing instruction this week. 

School buildings will be open Monday, March 16 from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for the limited purpose of allowing students/families and staff to collect necessary items. During this time, families can pick up student prescriptions, technology devices, additional bags of food and other items.

Effective immediately:

  • All EVAA events involving kids between now and April 1, 2020, will be cancelled or postponed.

  • All other EVAA events to continue at the discretion of individual EVAA program directors

This is an evolving situation, so check back to the EVAA website often for the latest information. 

For assistance with health-related questions about the coronavirus outbreak, email the Minnesota Department of Health.

For the latest information and updates, visit our COVID-10 Information webpage.