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Registration Dates

Registration for all teams in the 2019 Eden Prairie Fastpitch Softball program opens on: 

  • Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The deadline for registration is 11:59:59pm March 10, 2019

Parent Information Meeting

The Eden Prairie Fastpitch Parent Information Meeting will be conducted at the Eden Prairie Community Center on:

  • Thursday, February 21, 2019

When the Parent Information Meetings have concluded; you may find (or download) the PowerPoint presentation (link not ready).

Softball Skills Clinics

The EPFPA conducts softball clinics prior to the season to introduce softball to new players and give returning players an opportunity to warm up prior to the start of the new season. EPFPA board members and coaches will be present to answer questions about the softball program, and will be conducting fundamental drills and providing instruction in various softball mechanics. There are two, free clinics this year (link):

  • Sunday, February 17, EPHS Activity Center
  • Sunday, March 3, EPHS Activity Center

Softball Evaluations

Prior to the season, the EPFPA will evaluate prospective players and divide them into teams of varying competition levels (link). The 2019 Player Evaluations will be conducted on:

  • Sunday, March 10, 2019

If, for any reason, you are unable to attend Player Evaluations on this date, contact us. 

Team Selection

After receiving Player Evaluation data, EPFPA Softball Commissioners will sort through the results to determine the best way to assemble teams. They should complete forming softball teams by the end of the third week of March. Announcements to families regarding the roster will not be made until coaches are found, certified and assigned to teams. It is our goal to have the team's head coach announce team placement to families around March 18th. Players unable to participate in Player Evaluations will be placed to teams at the discretion of the EP Fastpitch Softball Commissioners.

Prospective First Day of Practice

After teams are formed and coaches are organized, we hope to arrange time and space for coaches to conduct indoor practices (usually at a nearby elementary school gym) as early as Monday, April 8. The City of Eden Prairie has final say as to when they will allow teams to use the fields. With cooperating weather, our target date for the first day of outdoor practice is Sunday, April 14

Expected Regular Season

8U Single-game regular season games, WEDs beginning May 8
  Double-header regular season games, WEDs, beginning June 26
  Last regular season game July 10
10U Double-header regular season games, TUEs beginning May 7
  Last regular season game  June 25
12U Double-header regular season games, WEDs beginning May 8
  Double-header regular season games, MONs and WEDs, beginning May 20
  Last regular season game June 26

All games start at 6:15 pm. Games end in 65 minutes or 7 innings, whichever comes first, and may end in ties. There will be a 10-15 minute intermission between double-header games. 

Picture Day

We have selected Friday, April 26 as EP Fastpitch Picture Day. Details will be announced closer to that date. 

End of Season

All teams participate in a final tournament at the end of the regular season. 

  • 10U, 12U State QualifierJune 28-30, 2019, locations vary
    • Teams that win a game during the State Qualifier earn a berth to play at the State Tournament
    • Teams without a win during the State Qualifier will end their season.
  • 8U State Tournament, July 13-14, locations vary
    • 8U season ends; girls with 2010 birthdays can look forward to 10U Fall Ball. 
  • 10U, 12U State Tournament, July 13-14, locations vary
    • Teams must win a game during the State Qualifier to play in the State Tournament.
    • Teams without a mid-season tournament win will end their season.
  • NAFA Northern Nationals
    • Teams must earn their berth to Nationals from a mid-season tournament win.
    • 12U July 18-21 : Northview Park & Lexington-Diffley Fields, Eagan
    • 10U July 25-28 : Lamar Field & Grey Cloud Elementary, Cottage Grove
  • ‚ÄčMonsta Girls Fastpitch Championships, August 1-4, locations vary
    • Teams must earn their berth to Nationals from a mid-season tournament win.
    • 10A & 10 B/C : Dred Scott Playfields, Bloomington
    • 12A & 12 B/C : Aronson Park, Lakeville
    • 14A & 14 B/C, 16A & 16 B/C : Chisago Lakes HS, Chisago Lakes