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12U Tier II League Tournament

July 20, 2018

Here are the brackets for the June 28th 12U Tier II tournament in Dassel.  We will have a Gold, Silver and Bronze division.  Team names will be filled in when all games are played and scores reported for seedings.

Click here for brackets

The following teams will be participating:

NE Division: Annandale Red, Delano Tigers, HLWW Blue, HLWW Gold, Watertown Blue, Watertown Red

NW Division: Annandale White, DC Blue, DC White, EVW White, Kimball Cubs,
Litchfield Green, Litchfield White

South Division: Brownton Orange, Hutchinson Black, Hutchinson White, Lester Prairie,
NYA Maroon, NYA White


 


League Tournaments

July 12, 2018 – 12:05 PM

Here are your League Tournament Brackets.  Team names will be filled in when all games are completed.

10U Gold in Hutchinson

10U Silver in Hutchinson

12U Tier I in Hutchinson

 


 

 


Fall ball date update

July 20, 2018

Just a heads up that fall ball registration will officially close on July 31st at midnight.  The link to register will then reopen and a late-fee will of $15 will be assessed to the registration cost.  Any player registered after July 31st will not be guaranteed a spot on a team.  Registrations will be taken on a "need basis" to fill teams.  We try to keep the teams to 11 players.

The reason for the deadline is that teams have to be formed, coaches must be formed, shirts must be ordered and received, sorted by team and then numbered.  This all takes time with around 200 players.  There are many things that need to be completed before the season begins.  Thank you for understanding and registering early :-)


 


LET'S GET THOSE GIRLS SIGNED UP FOR FALL BALL!

July 19, 2018

REGISTRATIONS ARE ROLLING IN!  SO FAR ABOUT HALF OF THE PLAYERS HAVE ALSO INDICATED THEY ARE AVAILABLE TO ATTEND THE WATERLOO TOURNAMENT! IT'S GOING TO BE A GREAT SEASON........

 

 


State Tournament Sites

July 18, 2018 – 12:52 PM

https://fastpitch.mnsoftball.com/state

 

18U State Tier II Minnetonka- Kimball Cubs 

 16U  State  Sites will be added soon

Tier II Big Lake - Maple Lake, Litchfield Dragons
Tier III Mankato - Cold Spring Renegades, Hutchinson, Annandale A's
Tier IV Mankato - Brownton Cubs, Delano Tigers, Norwood/Young America
 
14U State - Sites will be added soon
Tier 4 Lexington- Litchfield Dragons
Tier 5 Lake Crystal- Hutchinson Gold, Dassel/Cokato Chargers
Tier 6 Mounds View- Brownton Orange, Annandale A's,
Tier 7 Becker- HLWW Gold, Buffalo Lake/Hector/Stewart
Tier 8 Cottage Grove- HLWW Blue, Brownton Black
 

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT

  1. Coaches, please arrive 1 hour prior to first game to check in and provide the following information. 
    • Turn in a signed copy of your approved Minnesota Roster.  The liability waiver language is required for insurance purposes.  This is for ALL ages, no exception.  Go to http://www.josoftball.com.
    • Bring your players Birth Certificates (only if not provided with on-line roster, you will see "verified" next to players name if you did) and have them available if an issue comes up and an umpire requests to see one.  Do not turn in.
  2. Gate fee is $100.00 made payable to the host site.
  3. Balls are supplied by Minnesota Softball.
  4. Support your host by purchasing their concessions.  No grilling in parking lots or at the facility.
  5. 2018 Minnesota Softball State Tournament t-shirts will be available for purchase at all host sites.
  6. Have fun.
 
 

 


14U Tier I & Tier II State Qualfier Brackets

July 12, 2018 – 11:12 AM

Both bracket now have the team names in them.  Have a great weekend!

14U Tier I Brackets

 14U Tier II Brackets

 

 


 


FALL BALL

June 11, 2018
 
I have been receiving calls already about registration for fall ball.  This is very exciting!  Last season we had 198 players signed up.  I'm hoping we can hit 225 this year.  I am opening registration now and will leave it open until August 4th.  Please see the attachment for more information.  We have a few new things this year.
 
The cost to play is still $85/player (this includes your league fee, state tournament fee, state tournament gate fee, a numbered jersey, and administrative costs such as game balls, score books and processing fees)
 
We have added an optional tournament over Labor Day weekend.  It will be held in Waterloo, Iowa and the cost is $45/player.  I brought a 14U team there last year and it is a very well run tournament with five games for certain.  My hope is to bring at least one team in each age group.  The tournament is just Saturday/Sunday.
 
Last season we had 18 teams which means we had at least 18 coaches.  This season I would like anyone who is interested in coaching to fill out the Fall Ball Coach's Registration on our website.  This will help me better organize and match teams and coaches.  If you have a group of players you want to keep together and coach you can indicate that on the form.  You will also be asked if you are available to coach in Waterloo.  If you are able to go to Iowa you will be given a stipend of $50 to help offset the cost gas.
 
I understand that some towns have full teams they want together.  This is not a problem.  I just ask that you please run it through the league so that we can keep the consistency and our presence in the state-wide associations.
 
Fall ball is open to all players even if they did not play summer ball.  We want to encourage as many girls to play as possible.  If you have any questions please let me know.  I hope your season is going well.... and drys out!



2018 Dates

May 14, 2018

Here are the what the dates are looking like for 2018

 

Summer Coach Meeting: Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Summer league play begins: Monday, June 4, 2018

Fall player registration opens: Monday, July 2, 2018

10U: Season Ending Tournament, July 28th in Hutchinson

12U Tier II: Season Ending Tournament, July 28th in Dassel

12U Tier I: State Tournament, July 7th-8th  Season Ending Tournament, July 28th in Hutchinson

14U Tier I: State Qualifier, July 13th-14th-15th in Howard Lake,   State Tournament, July 21st-22nd

14U Tier II: State Qualifier, July 13th-14th-15th in Howard Lake,   State Tournament, July 21st-22nd

16U & 18U (High School Division):  State Tournament, July 21st-22nd

Fall player registration closes: July 31, 2018

Fall ball League play begins: Sunday, August 26, 2018

Fall ball Waterloo, Iowa tournament (optional): August 31-September 2, 2018

10U-18U Fall:  State Tournament September 29th OR 30th


 


COACH'S MEETING

May 16, 2018 – 09:00 AM

REMINDER

 

 

COACHES MEETING
WEDNESDAY, MAY 16 @ 6:30PM
HUTCHINSON EVENT CENTER


 


League Rules

February 27, 2018

  The 2018 league rules have been updated and posted under the "Forms" tab.


 


*NEW* MANDATORY TRAINING FOR HEAD COACHES

March 5, 2018

 

          This year all head coaches are required to complete Level #1 of the USA Softball A.C.E. Coaching Education program to include a background check.  The cost of the program is $25 and will be reimbursed to you by your local association upon completion.  This training is mandatory and must be completed by the coaches meeting on Wednesday, May 16, 2018.

For information and instructions on the training CLICK HERE.

Follow this link to register and complete you training:

https://registerusasoftball.com/Account/Login.aspx?ReturnUrl=%2fdefault.aspx


2018 Season Planning Meeting

October 7, 2017

 

Thank you to everyone who attended the meeting on Wednesday.  We had a lot of good discussion made some changes which I believe will make our league stronger.  All items were voted on by the 11 communities present at the meeting with one community voting by proxy.  Below are the changes for the 2018 season:

League fees:

10U & 12U Tier II $240
12U Tier I $515 and they will keep the season ending tournament in addition to Qualifier and State
14U/16U/18U $390

The season will begin on Monday, June 4, 2018
We will not schedule games on July 2, 2018

All head coaches will be required to complete the USA Softball A.C.E. training and background check by June 1, 2018.
Local associations will reimburse the coach the cost of the training and background check upon successful completion.

RULE CHANGE: 12U TIER I - May only play with three outfielders (4 players no longer are allowed)

RULE CHANGE: 12U TIER II - Stealing will be per the USA Softball rulebook.  No limits or modifications.

RULE CHANGE: Defensive masks are mandated for pitchers,1B and 3B at all levels.

POLICY CHANGE: If a team earns a berth to the State tournament and does not utilize that berth, and the berth goes unused, the team will reimburse the league $105 for the berth.