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MGSA’s Fall Fastpitch 2018
The objective of all MGSA softball programs is to provide a fun, learning fastpitch opportunities for our girls and young women. The MGSA Fall Ball program emphasizes individual player development in a less competitive environment than is present during the Spring/Summer season. Fall Ball is viewed as a valuable stepping stone to the next Spring/Summer season. Many players will be moving up to a new age division and some players will be new to Fastpitch entirely.
The Fastpitch Committee has decided that for 2018, Fall Ball teams will be formed the following way (assuming 4 teams):
The fastpitch committee will use a combination of Flexx scores from March 2018, age divisions, and experience to form teams for fall.
The Flexx scores will be reconfigured to rank girls by their fall peers. (2006 v. 2007). For 10U, the 2nd year players will be ranked in order to form one, 2nd year team. The remaining players will be distributed among other B teams. For 12U, the goal is to form a strong 2nd year team and then another strong 1st year team. We will attempt to group girls onto teams with similar skill levels.
Please keep in mind that Fall Ball is a 5 week season.
Fall Ball provides an opportunity for players to learn about the game and gain experience playing fastpitch. Because of fall weather conditions and Sunday play, all games will be scheduled for 1 hour and 5 minutes – allowing for the last inning to be completed, and one inning of international tie breaker if the game is tied. Free substitution and round robin batting is mandatory. 5 run per inning rule during 3 week league play for 10U and 12U, with 10U keeping the rule the entire season.
Fall Ball Age Levels (based on participation)
8U – girls ages 8 and under (born in 2010 and 2011)
10U – girls ages 10 and under (born in 2008 and 2009)
12U – girls ages 12 and under (born in 2006 and 2007)
14U and Older community teams will not be formed. MN Whirl is the option for these ages.
Fall Ball Locations
Games are played away from Minnetonka, for example: Chaska, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Wayzata, and Orono. Teams may be assigned to Legacy.
Practices are conducted at Legacy (MHS) and other local fields in the school district of Minnetonka. Teams practice two times per week until school starts, then they have one practice per week until the end of the season.
2018 Fall Ball Dates
Aug 6 Teams Announced
Aug 13 Monday Skills Night
Aug 14-17 Practices
Aug 20 Monday Skills Night
Aug 21-24 Practices
Aug 26 Doubleheader
Aug 27 Monday Skills Night
Aug 28-31 Practices
Sept 3 LABOR DAY
Sept 4-7 Practices
Sept 9 Doubleheader
Sept 10 Monday Skills Night
Sept 11-14 Practices
Sept 16 Doubleheader
Sept 17 Monday Skills Night
Sept 18-21 Practices
Sept 22 Doubleheader
Sept 24 Monday Skills Night
Sept 25-28 Practices
Sept 29 State Tournament
MONDAY SKILLS NIGHT
New this year! Monday nights are reserved for skills and clinics. Teams will not practice on Monday nights to allow girls the opportunity to attend these specialized clinics. More information on clinics will be sent to you in the next few weeks.
$125 8U (includes tshirt and socks)
$175 10U, 12U (includes tshirt and socks)
Equipment for All Ages
Required: Black softball pants, fielder’s mask, batting helmet with cage and chinstrap, mitt
Optional: Cleats, bat
Coaches will be given team bats, catcher’s equipment, balls, and coaching aides.
2019 FALL BALL REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN JULY 2 AND END AUGUST 1
Teams will be announced by Aug 6.
With some Club teams opting to open 12U divisions, Tonka Fastpitch will not issue refunds to players choosing to leave after teams are announced on Aug 6.
Registrations received after the due date will be filled on an as-available basis. If registration is not sufficient for a particular age group, you will be refunded your money.
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