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MN BANDITS TRYOUT

Click on the link below to register for the MN Bandits Tryouts.

 https://northfieldfastpitch.sportngin.com/register/form/972261778

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.

Welcome to the 2019 Summer Registration with Northfield Fastpitch Softball Association

PLAYER'S AGE & FEES

A player’s age on December 31, 2018 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, 2019.

  • 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.

 

Fall Ball

 

Are you looking for more opportunities to play the great game of fastpitch softball? NFSA supports and encourages participation in fall ball. The fall ball season is focused on development of players and fundamentals of the game. The season is typically mid-August to late September. Age groups are based on the player’s age as of the next December 31st. 

 

Traveling Fall Ball (8U-14U)

 

NFSA offers a fall ball program for Traveling players in order to provide skill development while remaining competitive. All players are welcome to participate, whether their previous experience is with Traveling, In-House or they are new to softball. Traveling players are asked to attend all practices, league games and tournaments during the fall ball season. 

 

Teams play in the Minnesota Softball league: https://fastpitch.mnsoftball.com/fallball

 

Cost: $75

2019 Fall Traveling Schedule

8U & 10U will play all fall games on Saturday. 12U-14U will play all fall games on Sunday.  There will be no games Labor Day weekend. 

DATE

DAY

EVENT

August 24th

Saturday

Week 1 league play 8U & 10U

August 25th

Sunday

Week 1 league play 12U-18U

September 7th

Saturday

Week 2 league play 8U & 10U

September 8th

Sunday

Week 2 league play 12U-18U

September 14th

Saturday

Week 3 league play 8U & 10U

September 15th

Sunday

Week 3 league play 12U-18U

September 21st

Saturday

Week 4 league play 8U & 10U

September 22nd

Sunday

Week 4 league play 12U-18U

September 28th

Saturday

State 8U and 10U

September 29th

Sunday

State 12U - 18U

 

Registration can be accessed by going to

https://northfieldfastpitch.sportngin.com/register/form/499850062

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