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Newest Updates for EP Fastpitch

We're making updates when we become aware of them

  • Jan 19 - Registration for spring/summer softball is now OPEN!!
    • ​EP Fastpitch Spirit Store is now OPEN too (link); closes February 2nd.
  • Jan 15 - Registration for summer softball opens SOON!
    • Clinics to prepare of Player Evaluations: January 27, February 17, 24
    • Player Evaluations (for team formation) : March 6
  • Jan 5 - Offseason Softball Training - added Defensive Clinics for 8U, 10U and 12U for JAN2022

 

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Preseason Softball Camp
01/14/2022
  *JAN 20 UPDATE - Due to health and safety concerns, the...
2022 Hitting Instruction from Sam Macken
12/28/2021
What a GREAT way to start 2022. Hitting instruction from University...
Offseason Training and Clinics
10/10/2021
Offseason Softball Clinics: Pitching, Catching, Defense and...
2021 Fall Ball State Tournament Results
09/27/2021
Congratulations EP 10U Black (Creager) 10U Tier 3 consolation...
2021 Fall Ball State Tournament
09/25/2021
TOURNAMENT WEEKEND!! 2021 Fall Ball State Tournament - outdoor...
2021 Minnesota Softball State Tourament
07/14/2021
The 2021 Minnesota Softball State Tournament has concluded! Congratulations...
 
Preseason Softball Camp

 

*JAN 20 UPDATE - Due to health and safety concerns, the first session (Jan 20) of
Coach Bayer's Fastpitch Camp is canceled. 

 

Our very own EPHS Varsity Softball Assistant Coach Jim Bayer (and a number of EPHS softball players) will be on hand to teach girls basic fastpitch fundamentals that will help build their foundation of skills.  This is a camp for girls new to softball (rookies) AND for those wanting to get warmed up and ready for the upcoming season.  If your daughter was born between 2009 - 2014, they are welcome to attend. And we encourage your daughter to bring a friend! 

Coach Bayer will be taking girls through throwing progressions, various fielding drills - both infield and outfield, and potentially hitting drills, if time allows. This camp is an extension of what we are doing on Sunday nights so you will see new drills here than what we are already doing at those clinics.  

At this time, we can not allow any parent spectators in the dome due to current COVID restrictions.  Girls will need to wear a mask that covers their nose and mouth for the entire duration that they are inside the dome.  Breaks will be given for the girls to drink water.  

Basic Equipment Needed for Camp: 

  • Fielding mask & glove
  • Batting helmet & bat
    • Please email us (link below) if you need any of the above; we have supplies!
  • Tennis shoes or turf shoes (no cleats allowed)
  • Dress in layers.  Dome temp is around 50 degrees - the colder it is outside, the chillier it will be in the dome. 
  • Water bottle 
  • Hand sanitizer is on site to use during and after the camp
8U birthdays 2013, 2014
10U 2011, 2012
12U 2009, 2010

If you have any additional questions, please contact our Softball Directors ( ) and she will get back to you as soon as possible!


by posted 01/14/2022
2022 Hitting Instruction from Sam Macken

What a GREAT way to start 2022. Hitting instruction
from University of Minnesota Gophers' standout, Sam Macken!

Registration is limited to 10 players of each age group per session; one session registration limit. 


by posted 12/28/2021
Offseason Training and Clinics

Offseason Softball Clinics: Pitching, Catching, Defense and Hitting

Naturally, EP Fastpitch recognizes that the two most important positions on any fastpitch softball team are the pitchers and catchers; so we are providing offseason instruction for EP Fastpitch girls playing these positions. We believe that fastpitch pitchers and catchers are made in the offseason! 

 

LOCATION: Eden Prairie High School Activity Center
COSTFREE!

8U = players with birthdays in 2013 and 2014
10U = players with birthdays in 2011 and 2012
12U = players with birthdays in 2009 and 2010


PITCHERS CLINIC

DESCRIPTION: If you are interested in becoming a fastpitch pitcher, or becoming a better one, then the EPFA Pitching Clinics will help you achieve your goals. Girls will be organized by age division to allow for more focused instruction. These sessions include instruction by former collegiate pitchers, which lead to proper mechanics, speed and accuracy. 

All pitchers must provide someone to catch their pitches.
Parent tip: bring a 5-gallon bucket to sit on; your back and knees will thank you!

  SUNDAYS
Arctic Blast 10U 12U
4:00-5:00 5:00-6:00 6:00-7:00
EPHS Activity Center NOV 7, 14, 21, 28
 
 
 
FEB 20
MAR 20, 27
APR 3, 10, 17, 24
NOV 7, 14, 21, 28
DEC 12
JAN 16, 23, 30
FEB 6, 13
FEB 20
MAR 20, 27
APR 3, 10, 17, 24
NOV 7, 14, 21, 28
DEC 12
JAN 16, 23, 30
FEB 6, 13
FEB 20
MAR 20, 27
APR 3, 10, 17, 24
EPHS Activity Center available to use 
for pitching - no pitching clinician
DEC 19
JAN 9
MAR 6, 13
EPHS Activity Center is NOT available DEC 5, 26
JAN 2
FEB 27

 

THU pitching notation- based on assessed skill and/or quantity of attendees during a session, the pitching clinician may ask a 10U pitcher to attend a different session/hour.

  • New or developing 10U pitchers (new to pitching or have pitched minimally during games over the past seasons) - attend from 6:00-7:00.
  • Advanced 10U pitchers (pitchers that have pitched during summer/fall tournaments and that have been practicing outside of our EPFA clinics) -attend 7:00-8:00.

CATCHERS CLINIC

DESCRIPTION: If you are interested in learning to become a catcher, or becoming a better one, the EPFA Catching Clinics will help get you there. These sessions include instruction from former collegiate catchers on the key fundamentals of receiving, blocking, throwing and will also focus on conditioning drills specifically designed for the catcher. If you are a catcher but have never received any formal training, this clinic is a must. If you are a seasoned catcher, this will reinforce the fundamentals and take your catching skills to next level.

Catcher Clinics:

  8U,10U & 12U Arctic Blast/ EPHS
  4:00-5:00 TBD
Catcher Clinic
EPHS Activity Center, Court 3
NOV 7, 14, 21, 28
DEC 12, 19
JAN 9, 16, 23, 30
FEB 6, 13, 20
MAR 6, 13, 20, 27
APR 3, 10, 17, 24
EPHS Activity Center is NOT available DEC 5, 26
JAN 2
FEB 27

 


DEFENSE CLINIC

DESCRIPTION: This is a time and place for all EP players to get some offseason training in for non-pitchers and catchers. We will mix the night up for 8U between hitting and defensive drills, so bring all their gear.

  8U
Hitting and Defense
10U / 12U
Defense
JAN 9, 16, 23, 30 6:00 - 7:00 5:00 - 6:00
FEB 6, 13, 20 5:00 - 6:00 6:00 - 7:00
EPHS Activity Center is NOT available: FEB 27

 


by posted 10/10/2021
2021 Fall Ball State Tournament Results

Congratulations EP 10U Black (Creager)
10U Tier 3 consolation bracket 1st place CHAMPIONS!!

Congratulations EP 12U Red (Liu/Jensen)
12U Tier 6 consolation bracket 1st place CHAMPIONS!!

 
Other teams results:
  • 12U Black (Herrig) - Tier 2, 3rd place
  • 10U White (Atkinson) - Tier 10, consolation bracket 5th place
  • 8U White (Liebelt) - Tier 2, 7th place

Congratulations to all girls competing in the 2021 Fall Ball State Tournament!


by posted 09/27/2021
2021 Fall Ball State Tournament

TOURNAMENT WEEKEND!!

2021 Fall Ball State Tournament - outdoor softball for 2021 formally ends this weekend. Good luck girls!!

  • SAT 9/25
    • 8U (Liebelt), Tier 2, Dave Anderson Fields, Elk River
    • 10U (Atkinson), Tier 10, Miller Park, Eden Prairie
    • 10U (Creager), Tier 3, Mill Ponds Fields, Baldwin (WI)
  • SUN 9/26
    • 12U (Liu/Jensen), Tier 6, Miller Park, Eden Prairie
    • 12U (Herrig), Tier 2, Stelzel Fields, Farmington

Picture submissions can be sent to


by posted 09/25/2021
2021 Minnesota Softball State Tourament

The 2021 Minnesota Softball State Tournament has concluded! Congratulations on a successful and producive summer softball season! Some teams will continue to compete in NAFA Nationals or Monsta Championships. If you've got team pics, please send them to
8U Hansen
- 3rd place
8U Kunkel - 4th place
10U Liu/Jensen, Tier 4, 3rd place
10U Dahl, Tier 9, 13th place
12U Lopez, Tier 4, 13th place
12U Herrig, Tier 8, 13th place

 


by posted 07/14/2021
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