Preparing for June 1
As we prepare for practices to start after June 1, we:
You, as parents, should review the guidance from the State of Minnesota:
At this time, we do not have any guidance or timeline for when games may begin. This includes tournaments, which likely wouldn't return until after games are approved and larger groups are allowed. All we know is that we can give the girls an opportunity for organized player development. Should games/tournaments not be played this season, the Fusion Board will review the financials and may revise season fees based upon the expenses actually incurred. We will communicate transparently and openly regarding this as we know more about the season.
If you are new to Fastpitch softball, please access our "new to softball" page to learn more about the EVAA Fastpitch Softball program and the options you have.
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Coaches are needed for each level for Fall Ball and Spring Season. Find more information on the Coaches Corner Webpage.
Traveling Fastpitch Softball (link) serves girls from age 8-16. Traveling Softball includes league games and practices on weeknights and tournaments on weekends. The Summer season runs from April through July. Girls do the pitching at all age levels, and the Traveling program involves competition against the better players in the South Metro and beyond. Teams are formed on the basis of tryouts and girls are grouped based upon their age as of January 1 of the current year.
Traveling Fastpitch levels: 10U (10 and under), 12U (11-12 years old), 14U (13-14 years old) and 16U (15-16 years old).
League-only (LO) Traveling Softball (link) serves girls age 8-12 with a summer season running from May through July. League-only differs from full Traveling Softball in that LO teams generally don't participate in weekend tournaments so the time commitment is moderate. At 10U+, girls do the pitching, and LO involves competition generally one tier lower than full Traveling. At 8U, a pitching machine is used in place of coach-pitch or girl-pitch. Girls must be 8-12 years old as of January 1 of the current year. Teams are formed based on interest level - no tryouts are required. If a player tries out for the full Traveling program but does not make a team she will be placed on a LO Traveling team.
League Only Traveling levels: 8U (7-8 years old), 10U (9-10 years old), and 12U (11-12 years old).
K-1 Coach Pitch Softball (link) serves girls age 6-7 (Kindergarten through 1st grade) with a Summer season running from late April through June. Teams generally play two games per week. At the youngest ages, coaches pitch. 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.