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Welcome to the Northfield Fastpitch Softball Association Website

We are a non profit organization focused on growing the girls fastpitch softball program in Northfield.

We offer a traveling league for competitive players in the spring/summer and for a brief 6 week season in the fall.  We also offer a developmental In House program for Kindergarten thru 3rd graders in the Spring.

Registration for the 2020 season will open soon! Check back in December.

PLAYER'S AGE & FEES

A player’s age on December 31, 2019 determines that player’s age classification:

  • 18U: 1/1/00 - 12/31/01    = $325
  • 16U: 1/1/02 - 12/31/03    = $325
  • 14U: 1/1/04 - 12/31/05    = $325
  • 12U: 1/1/06 - 12/31/07    = $325
  • 10U: 1/1/08 - 12/31/09    = $275
  • 8U: 1/1/10 or later           = $225

 

VOLUNTEER FEE

Parents will need to submit a check for the $150 Volunteer Fee, per player, at the first coach’s meeting. Families must complete 6 volunteer hours, per player. Once the 6 hours are completed, the check will be destroyed. If a family chooses not to complete the 6 hours, the check will be cashed by July 31st. Volunteer hours can be completed by family members 18 years of age and older.  Players are welcome to help with concession stand shift but may not work alone.

SKILL ASSESSMENTS

2019 registration will include player skill assessments on Sunday, March 17th from 1- 4 p.m. at the Dundas Dome. Skill assessments are necessary for player safety as well as ongoing development of multiple levels of play. It is our hope that everyone will get to play but it is possible that some players might not make a team. In that unfortunate event, those players will be refunded registration fees minus any processing fees.

EQUIPMENT

Custom jerseys will be provided for players to keep at the end of the season. Participants need to provide socks, black pants, helmet with chin strap/cage, and glove.  Fielding masks are not required, but are highly recommended for safety.

TOURNAMENTS

The NFSA will provide funding for up to two tournaments per team. It is at the discretion of the Head Coach to determine if a team will play in tournament beyond the normal The NFSA will provide funding for up to two tournaments per team. It is at the discretion of the Head Coach to determine if a team will play in tournament beyond the normal schedule. The Tri County State Qualifier Tournament and the State Tournament are also included in the registration fee. If a team would like to attend a National Tournament, this must be paid for by the parents/players of the team.

PLAYING TIME

  • Equal playing time in not guaranteed. Over the course of the regular season, each player will get a fair and ample amount of playing time. Coaches have the authority to limit playing time if a player has absences from games and/or practice. 
  • If a player is going to miss any game or practice, the player or a family member must notify the coach in advance. Failure to do so may result in a loss of playing time.
  • The State Qualifier and State Tournaments follow strict ASA rules which restrict substitutions on the line-up card. These rules may result in reduced playing time for some players as the coaches use their best judgement to field the most competitive team.

PAYMENT OPTION

PAY IN FULL Submit total player fees online today upon conclusion of this online registration session via Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account.

PAYMENT PLAN:  Fees are divided into 2 equal installments with the first half to be collected online today upon conclusion of this registration session via Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account. The remaining balance will be automatically debited from the SAME ACCOUNT on March 15, 2020.

  • If you wish to use a different account to pay the balance, please log in to your Sport Ngin account BEFORE the first day of payment to update your account information.

 

2020 Winter Developmental Clinic

SAVE THE DATE:

The Northfield Fastpitch Softball Association will host its 2020 Winter Developmental Clinic Jan. 6 - Feb. 29th at the Dundas Dome. Sessions will be held Mondays from 4 to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 to 9 a.m.  The clinic is open to girls in 10U and up.

Cost is $250 which will include 16 sessions and a t-shirt. Drop-in will be available for $25 a session. Cash or check for the exact amount only.

This year's clinic will be coached by former Carleton College player Samantha Kile.  A four year starter for the Knights, Samantha graduated in June 2019.  She was awarded All-Conference for pitching in 2017 and 2019.  

She is a volunteer pitching coach for her alma mater. Along with pitching she has played first base and third base for most of her 17 year career. This is her first year coaching but she looks forward to sharing her knowledge and work with players to grow.

Registration will open later this month.

Minnesota Softball League

link to the most up to date information available

Typical Traveling Softball Season Schedule

  • 8U  -  Season runs from May 1 - July 8th,  First practice will be mid April.
  • 10U – Season runs from May 1 – July 8th.  First practice will be mid April.
  • 12U - Season runs from May 1 – July 8th.  First practice will be mid April.
  • 14U - Season runs from mid-May – July 22nd.  First practice will be mid May.
  • 16U - Season runs from mid-May – July 22nd.  First practice will be mid May.
  • 18U - Season runs from mid-May – July 22nd.  First practice will be mid May.
  • ** all schedules are tentative and will be finalized at a later date.

  • 1 practice per week (minimum), time will be set by the coach
  • Typically there are no games the week of the 4th of July 

2019 Tournament Dates

Date Level of Play Location
6/28-6/30 10U State Qualifier TBD
6/28-6/30 12U State Qualifier TBD
7/13-7/14 8U State Tournament TBD
7/13-7/14 10U State Tournament TBD
7/13-7/14 12U State Tournament TBD
7/13-7/14 14U State Qualifier TBD
7/13-7/14 16U State Qualifier TBD
7/13-7/14 18U State Qualifier TBD
7/20-7/21 14U State Tournament TBD
7/20-7/21 16U State Tournament TBD
7/20-7/21 18U State Tournament TBD
7/25-7/28 All Levels USA Softball Nationals TBD
8/1-8/4 All Levels MOA Championships TBD