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PLAYER OPENINGS

August 20, 2018

WE HAVE THE FOLLOWING OPENINGS FOR ADDITIONAL PLAYERS.  PLEASE REACH  OUT TO ME IF YOU ARE INTERESTED.

12U QUAST NEEDS ONE PLAYER

 


Waterloo

August 10, 2018

PARENTS PLEASE LOOK AT THE ROSTERS TO BE SURE THAT YOUR PLAYER ISN'T MISSING OR THAT SHE ISN'T MISTAKENLY ON A ROSTER.  PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU SEE ANY MISTAKES.  THANKS MUCH!


The Waterloo teams have been posted.  Players were arranged by birth date to ensure that we are going with the strongest teams possible.  This means that a few players who signed up for 14U but are still 12U by birth date are playing 12U and a few who are playing 16U for fall are playing 14U for the tournament per age.  This will ensure we to with strong teams and we were also able to balance the teams with the appropriate number of players (not too heavy or too light).  You will be receiving more information from your coach as we get closer.


 


August 10, 2018 – 03:20 PM

WE HAVE HAD SOME MISTAKES FOUND AND SOME ROSTER SHIFTS.
Please check the roster for your player and please double check I don't have her listed on two teams.  There was a problem with a few players being double registered.  Your coaches will be receiving your information this this afternoon and will be contacting you.  Please look through the teams to find your player and let me know if we missed someone.  

 

WE ONLY NEED ONE MORE COACH!!  16U LEVEL...  HELP?

THANKS SO MUCH FOR ALL OF THE COACHES WHO HAVE ALREADY VOLUNTEERED!

 

Coaches, you will receive an email from me by noon tomorrow with your teams information and instructions to register your team.  Thanks for all you do!


 


BROWNTON CUBS 16U WINS STATE!

Brownton Cubs 16u wins  State Tournament
16U TIER 4
CASWELL PARK, MANKATO MN VS LAKE CITY ( 8 -4)
The Cubs went undefeated in the tournament until the end and had to play Lake City twice to win the championship.
 
 
BACK ROW: LEFT TO RIGHT,
COACH KIM RIBAR, ASHLEY RIBAR, TESS CHAP, MADISON GUGGEMOS, HANNAH BOESCHE, LILY SCHMITT, SYDNEY LEPEL, SOPHIA TOUAILAT, COACH JAKE KNICK
FRONT ROW: LEFT TO RIGHT
MADDIE EMERY, KAITLYN DECKER, JASMINE KNICK, BRITTI​​N POSUSTA AND TAYLOR KACZMAREK, NOT PICTURED: COACH TOM LEPEL

 


Litchfield Dragons Runners Up!

July 23, 2018

Litchfield Dragons 14u  placed as Runners Up

in the tier 4 state tourney in Lexington.


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........

 

 


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.