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Free Open Gym & Pitching Clinic

We are extremely lucky once again this year to have Coach Ryan Pietsch open the Northfield High School gym to Northfield Area Fastpitch Softball players for free open gym and pitching clinics.  Open gym is for girls in grades 2-12 and the pitching clinic is for girls in grades 2-8.

Open Gym Dates:  Jan 13, Jan 27, Feb 10 and Feb 24 3-5pm; pitching from 4-5pm

Clinic the  Document/Link below for additional details.

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 2018 Summer Registration with Northfield Fastpitch Softball Association

Player's Age & Fees

A player’s age on December 31, 2017 determines that player’s age classification:

 

  • 18U: 1/1/99 - 12/31/00    = $325
  • 16U: 1/1/01 - 12/31/02    = $325
  • 14U: 1/1/03 - 12/31/04    = $325
  • 12U: 1/1/05 - 12/31/06    = $325
  • 10U: 1/1/07 - 12/31/08    = $275
  • 8U: 1/1/09 or later            = $225

Volunteer Fee

Parents will need to submit a check for the $100 Volunteer Fee, per player, at the first coach’s meeting. Families must complete 5 volunteer hours, per player. Once the 5 hours are completed, the check will be destroyed. If a family chooses not to complete the 5 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

2018 registration will include player skill assessments on Sunday, March 18th 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. Jerseys may be purchased each year, if families want to however it is our intent the jerseys will last 2 seasons.  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 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 16, 2018.

  • 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.

Youth Developmental Clinic - Registration EXTENDED

Good News!  The NFSA Youth Developmental Clinic Series registration has been extended to Jan 4th.  Registration. Registration can be found by clicking on the Registration menu/tab. 

A direct link to registration is https://northfieldfastpitch.sportngin.com/register/form/243346381?_ga=2.17345402.270958601.1546103480-797223331.1546103480

There are two questions related to coaching and volunteer hours that were included in-error, but won’t be used.  You will need to answer the questions, but NFSA will ignore them.

Thank you to those who have already signed up!

Clinic Details:

A 6 week/12 session youth development clinic series for all girls ages 10-14U. The clinic will consist of stations with experts focusing on development in pitching, catching, fielding, base running and hitting.

When:  Jan 19-Feb 25, 2019

Monday 4-5:30pm & Saturdays 7:30-9am

Where: Dundas Dome

Cost:      $225

Sign-up Deadline: Dec 31, 2018 Jan 4, 2019

Concerns or questions can be addressed to Neysa Noreen at nnoreen1002@gmail.com or 507-649-0469 (call or text). NFSA encourages all girls to sign up and we are willing to work with families on payment plans as needed.

Northfield Fastpitch Softball Association Board

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 

2018 Tournament Dates

Date Level of Play Location
6/22-6/24 10U State Qualifier TBD
6/22-6/24 12U State Qualifier TBD
7/7-7/8 8U State Tournament TBD
7/7-7/8 10U State Tournament TBD
7/7-7/8 12U State Tournament TBD
7/14-7/15 14U State Qualifier TBD
7/14-7/15 16U State Qualifier TBD
7/14-7/15 18U State Qualifier TBD
7/25-7/29 12U Nationals TBD
7/21-7/22 14U State Tournament TBD
7/21-7/22 16U State Tournament TBD
7/21-7/22 18U State Tournament TBD
7/25-7/29 10U Nationals TBD
7/26-7/29 14U Nationals TBD
7/26-7/29 16U Nationals TBD
7/26-7/29 18U Nationals TBD