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Registration Dates

Registration for all teams in the 2020 Eden Prairie Fastpitch Softball program opens on: 

  • January XX, 2020

The registration deadline for summer teams is 11:59:59pm March 8, 2020

Parent Information Meeting

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

  • February XX, 2020

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

Softball Skills Clinics

The EPFPA conducts player development clinics during the offseason (OCT2019 to APR2020) to work on softball skills for new and existing players. These are conducted on SUN evenings at the Eden Prairie High School Activity Center. During OCT-APR, please see the bulletin on our home page for more details.

EP Fastpitch does not conduct tryouts anymore. Instead, players are evaluated for the skills they possess and the evaluation scores will assist us when creating teams. To prepare them for the Player Evluations, we will conduct a "Evaluation Preview" Clinic to take players through the same skill tests we use during Evaluations so they know what to expect. 

  • Sunday, March 1, EPHS Activity Center

More information about our "Evaluation Preview" Clinic will be posted by mid-February.

Softball Player Evaluations

Prior to the season, the EPFPA will evaluate prospective players and assemble teams of varying competition levels (link). The 2020 Player Evaluations will be conducted on:

  • Sunday, March 8, 2020

Attendance for Player Evaluations is mandatory. Details for Player Evaluations will be provided by mid-February. If, for any reason, you are unable to attend Player Evaluations on this date, contact us. 

Team Selection

After receiving Player Evaluation data, EP Fastpitch 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 Sunday, March 29. 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 19

Expected Regular Season

8U Single-game regular season games, WEDs beginning May 6
  Double-header regular season games, WEDs, beginning June 10
  Last regular season game July 8
10U Double-header regular season games, TUEs beginning May 7
  Last regular season game  June 30
12U Double-header regular season games, WEDs beginning May6
  Double-header regular season games, MONs and WEDs, beginning May 11
  Last regular season game July 1

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 April XX, 2020 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 XX, 2020, 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 11-12, 2020, locations vary
    • 8U season ends; girls with 2011 birthdays can look forward to 10U Fall Ball. 
  • 10U, 12U State Tournament, July 11-12, 2020, 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 16-19, 2020 : Northview Park & Lexington-Diffley Fields, Eagan
    • 10U July 23-26, 2020 : Lamar Field & Grey Cloud Elementary, Cottage Grove
  • ‚ÄčMonsta Girls Fastpitch Championships, July 30-August 2, 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