12u softball players and parents,
Attached is the roster and contact information for the 12U Osceola Fastpitch team. Included in this message are:
1. Game schedule
2. Practice schedule for the season (subject to change)
3. Miscellaneous info
Tri-county fall ball consists of 4 weekend double headers starting August 21st and 1 state tournament on September 24. There are no games Labor Day weekend. Note that the first 3 weeks are on a Sunday while week 4 and the state tournament occur on Saturdays.
· Sunday, August 21st - Week 1
· Sunday, August 28th - Week 2
· Sunday, September 11th - Week 3
· Saturday, September 17th - Week 4
· Saturday, September 24th - Fall State
Game location is still yet to be determined. We will be in the NE region with past playing locations including Hudson, Forest Lake, Chisago Lakes, and Baldwin. Once the field location is determined, all of the games with the exception of the state tournament will be at the same site. Times of the games will be 12:00 and 1:30 or 3:00 and 4:30 each of the first 3 weeks. These will be determined on the Wednesday before each of the 1st 3 weeks. Week 4 and the tournament games will be determined later in the season and will be communicated as soon as schedules are available.
Website for fall ball information http://www.mmfl.net/2016fall
The first practice will be Sunday August 7 at 6:00 pm at the Varsity field. All practices listed below will be on the High School Varsity Softball fields unless otherwise notified. Tentative practice dates are below. These are dependent of weather and will be communicated each week. We are currently evaluating the best method of communication, email or text alerts. We know that summers are busy and schedules get even more hectic with the start of school. We have done our best to avoid conflicts with other activities such as band, volleyball and church commitments. Fall softball would be considered an out of season sport and we as coaches understand that in season sports schedules would take precedence. Missing a practice or game due to other conflicts or commitments will oftentimes be unavoidable. Our hope with 12 players on the team is that we can field a full team of at least 9 players for all of the games and tournament. If we cannot do so, we will be forced to forfeit.
Practice dates and times
Sunday (8/7) 6:00-7:45 pm
Tuesday (8/9) 5:30-7:00 pm
Thursday (8/11) 5:30-7:00 pm
Sunday (8/14) 6:00-7:45 pm
Tuesday (8/16) 5:30-7:00 pm
Thursday (8/18) 5:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday (8/23) 5:30-7:00 pm
Thursday (8/25) 5:30-7:00 pm
Thursday (9/1) 5:30-7:00 pm
Tuesday (9/6) 5:30-7:00 pm
Thursday (9/8) 6:45-8:15 pm
Monday (9/12) 5:30-7:00 pm
Friday (9/16) 5:00-6:30 pm
Tuesday (9/20) 5:30-7:00 pm
Thursday (9/22) 6:30-8:00 pm
Please bring your payment of $75 payable to Osceola Fastpitch to one of the first 2 practices if you have not already sent it in to Ron. Payment will be needed by the 2nd practice in order for your daughter to continue practicing and playing with the team.
The team will utilize the past Osceola Fastpitch jerseys from the previous summer season. If your daughter does not have a jersey or has outgrown hers, Ron will be available at the end of the 2nd practice (Tuesday (8/9) 5:30-7:00 pm) with Jerseys. Grey pants along with Green socks fill out the full uniform for our team. We will check with Ron for availability of pants and socks.
Additional information will be handed out at the first practice. Our goal is to give the girls additional opportunity to improve their game while doing so in a competitive environment. As coaches, we will give every opportunity for the girls to continue to learn additional positions, get repetition in hitting, throwing and fielding and further enhance their overall skills. We will work to give each team member equal playing time throughout the very short season, but also ensure that all have the most fun possible.
Feel free to contact your coaches- either Eric (715) 417-2110 or Jason (715) 338-5318 with questions.