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2019 League Planning Meeting

October 18, 2018

Thanks to everyone who attended the meeting on Monday evening.  Below is what was discussed and any changes made for the 2019 season.

Those in attendance and voting were: Annandale, Dassel/Cokato, HLWW, Hutchinson, Kimball, Litchfield, NYA, Watertown/Mayer.

Those not in attendance:  Browntown, Delano, Eden Valley/Watkins, Lester Prairie, Maple Lake

 

DATES:  ALL IMPORTANT DATES WILL BE POSTED AT THE END OF THIS MEETING SUMMARY

-We will not schedule any games July 4th week

LEAGUE FEES: (these fees are now approved and final)

10U $285 (includes League tournament)
12U Tier I $500 (includes Qualifier and State if the team qualifies)
12U Tier II  $285 (includes League tournament)
14U Tier I & Tier II $500 (includes Qualifier and State if the team qualifies)
16U $500 
(includes Qualifier and State if the team qualifies
18U $345 (includes State)

 

-All 14U and 16U State Qualifier games will have two umpires on games (thus part of the increased fee).

-10U rule change:  all games will begin at 6:00pm rather than 6:30pm

-10U rule clarification: Outfielders must start the play standing on the grass a the edge of the infield.  If the infield is skinned for baseball an arc 15 feet behind the bases may be applied and the outfielders must start behind that.

-12U:  If a community has more than one team in 12U one of those teams must play Tier I.

-12U Tier II: Five (5) run limit for the first four (4) innings.  Inning five (5) or the last inning declared due to time will have a ten (10) run limit.  There is no open inning.

-16U and 18U teams have the option to play one night per week.  This option must be made known to the Director by April 15.  The league fee for a team who elects one night per week will remain at the full fee.

-Communities with four fields available are encouraged to host fall ball in 2019.

 

DATES:

April 15, 2019:  Team #’s, and field availability due to League (submit at on website)

May 13, 2019: Team pages need to have coach contact information current

May 13, 2019: Coach meeting 6:00pm @ Hutchinson Event Center

June 1, 2019: A.C.E. Certification completed for all head coaches

June 3, 2019: First day of league play

June 12, 2019: Rosters are due to the State

June 29-30, 2019: 12U State Qualifier

July 13-14, 2019: 12U State Tournament

July 13-14, 2019: 14U & 16U State Qualifier

July 20-21, 2019: 14U, 16U & 18U State Tournament

July 20-21, 2019: 12U League Tournament

July 29, 2019: 10U League Tournament

July 29, 2019: Last day to register for fall ball without a late fee

August 25, 2019: Fall ball league play begins

August 31-September 1: Fall ball out of state tournament (location TBD)

 

September 28 or 29, 2019: Fall ball state tournament

 

 

 


USA Softball Cadet Umpire Clinic

October 8, 2018

LET'S GET THOSE GIRLS OUT THERE WEARING BLUE!!  PLEASE ENCOURAGE YOUR PLAYER AND HER FRIENDS TO ATTEND THIS CLINIC.  IT IS OPEN TO GIRLS ONLY AN WILL BE LED BY FEMALE USA ELITE UMPIRES!


*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