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Apple Valley Fusion Fastpitch Softball

Fusion & COVID-19

Preparing for June 1

As we prepare for practices to start after June 1, we:

  1. Finalized our plan with the City of Apple Valley, EVAA and VAA. This plan has now been approved. Please review it thoroughly (Softball-specific details start on Page 13).
  2. Trained our coaches and informed our parents on the guidelines for softball this season. The slides from those discussions are now available here.

You, as parents, should review the guidance from the State of Minnesota:

  1. Minnesota’s Stay Safe Plan (we are included under Organized Youth Sports)
  2. Minnesota’s Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth Sports
  3. Minnesota’s Back to the Diamond Proposal (please note, this is NOT approved, but is a draft at this point. It will give you an idea of how our state sports organizations are thinking about the 2020 seasons).
  4. Minnesota Softball COVID-19 Guidelines/Resources Page (lots of links, but also a “Season Options” section and proposed field layout for fastpitch softball)

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.

New to Fastpitch Softball?

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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Check out our store:  https://elsmoresports.com/teamorganization/softball/fusion.html

Note that orders can take 3-4 weeks.

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Fusion COVID-19 Documents

2020 Fusion Handbook

Coaches Needed!

Coaches are needed for each level for Fall Ball and Spring Season. Find more information on the Coaches Corner Webpage.  

Fastpitch Softball Programs

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.

Important Dates

High School Information

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If you are looking for information about the Apple Valley High School Softball program, please visit http://goapplevalleyeagles.com/softball

If you are looking for information about the Eastview High School Softball program, please visit http://eastviewathletics.com/softball.