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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.  

Fall ball registration closed, games start Aug. 8 & 9

Registration for the Fall 2020 Season has closed.

Teams will get six (6) weeks of softball, playing twelve (12) games. There will be a state tournament after the twelve games on the last weekend of September.

See details at https://fastpitch.mnsoftball.com/fallball

  • Week 1 - August 8-9
  • Week 2 - August 15-16
  • Week 3 - August 22-23
  • Week 4 - August 29-30
  • Week 5 - September 12-13
  • Week 6 - September 19-20
  • State Tournament - September 26-27- (locations to be announced)

5v5v5 starts next week

The Northfield Fastpitch Softball Association will begin its 5v5v5 program next week. We're excited to see our players back on the field. Please read the following thoroughly.

Details

Each session runs from 6-8 p.m. The schedule is as follows:

  • 16U, 14U & 12U Gold will start July 13th and play Mondays and Wednesdays through July 29th.
  • 12U Maroon, 10U, and 8U will start July 14th and play Tuesdays and Thursdays through July 30th.

**IMPORTANT: Each player will need a COVID screening form. There’s space to fill out multiple dates on the form, so you only need to fill out one copy. The form can be found on the NFSA website as well.

The cost of the program is $25 exact cash or check. Please bring payment the first evening of play.

What to expect

The objective of this program is to build skills while having some fun through friendly competition. Players will be placed into practice pods on the first night of play and assigned a coach. Each session will begin with 45-minutes of skills development and end with a game.

Due to vacations and events, we anticipate swings in attendance so each session may look a little different. Our coaches plan to be flexible to ensure all players have a good experience.

Safety

Everyone's help will be needed to implement measures to ensure player, coach and patron safety. Please DO NOT come to any NFSA event if you are feeling ill or experiencing any COVID-19 related symptoms.

The NFSA has put together a detailed COVID-19 Preparedness Plan. See the plan below. The NFSA asks that all our players, coaches and spectators be respectful and show good faith effort in following the plan.

The NFSA requests that players have a bottle of hand sanitizer in their bat bag. Please encourage your players to use it frequently throughout each session. Coaches will offer reminders. Mask use is optional.

The NFSA recommends bringing your own equipment including gloves, bats, helmets, face masks and any other position specific equipment. The NFSA will issue helmets for to those who don't own one. Players will keep the helmets until the last week of play. The NFSA will have sanitizing materials on site for equipment.

The bleachers will be closed for public use. The NFSA requests that spectators sit along the first or third baseline or in the outfield and socially distance themselves. Spectators should plan to supply their own seating.

Questions or Concerns

Please send questions or concerns to admin@northfieldfastpitch.org

 

Minnesota Softball League

See what's going on with the Minnesota Softball League.

Traveling Softball Season Schedule

  • 8U  -  Season runs from May 6 - July 8th,  First practice will be mid April.
  • 10U – Season runs from May 7 – June 23rd.  First practice will be mid April.
  • 12U - Season runs from May 5 – July 7th.  First practice will be mid April.
  • 14U - Season runs from May 19th – July 7th.  First practice will be mid May.
  • 16U - Season runs from June 1st – July 8th.  First practice will be mid May.
  • 18U - Season runs from June 2nd – July 7th.  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 

Mark Your Calendars!

See season details here!

2020 Tournament Dates

Date Level of Play Location
6/26-6/28 10U State Qualifier TBD
6/26-6/28 12U State Qualifier TBD
7/13-7/14 8U State Tournament TBD
7/18-7/19 10U State Tournament TBD
7/11-7/12 12U State Tournament TBD
7/11-7/12 14U State Qualifier TBD
7/11-7/12 16U State Qualifier TBD
7/11-7/12 18U State Qualifier TBD
7/18-7/19 14U State Tournament TBD
7/18-7/19 16U State Tournament TBD
7/18-7/19 18U State Tournament TBD

Registration closed for summer season

Registration for the 2020 summer travel softball season has closed.  Check back for fall ball registration in July. 

Please email admin@northfieldfastpitch.org if you have questions or concerns. 

 

PLAYER'S AGE & FEES

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

  • 18U: 1/1/01 - 12/31/02    = $325
  • 16U: 1/1/03 - 12/31/04    = $325
  • 14U: 1/1/05 - 12/31/06    = $325
  • 12U: 1/1/07 - 12/31/08    = $325
  • 10U: 1/1/09 - 12/31/10    = $275
  • 8U: 1/1/11 or later           = $225

*Financial assistance is available through the Northfield Youth Sports Collaborative. Please contact the Northfield Community Action Center to access a scholarship.

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.

 

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. The Tri County State Qualifier Tournament and the State Tournament are also included in the registration fee. 

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.