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Registration Dates

Registration for all teams in the 2021 Eden Prairie Fastpitch Softball program opens on: 

  • Monday, Jan 2, 2023

The registration deadline for summer teams is 11:59:59pm March 12.

Parent Information Meeting

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2023
    • 6:30-7:30pm
    • Eden Prairie Community Center Lounge

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

Softball Skills Clinics

The EPFA conducts player development clinics during the offseason to work on softball skills for new and existing players.  These are conducted on SUN evenings at the Eden Prairie High School Activity Center. See our Player Development webpage (here) additional information.

We will be hosting "Coach Bayer's Fastpitch Camp" in January, conducted by EPHS Softball Varsity Assistant Head Coach, Jim Bayer, featuring instruction from players of the EPHS Softball team.  This will be a fun night for girls to attend!

Sign-Up Genius: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b48aba829aaf58-2023

  • Thursdays, January 12, 19 and 26 (2023), EPHS Dome

Please watch the website home page for more details as they become available.  


EP Fastpitch does not conduct "tryouts". All girls interested in playing fastpitch are placed on a team. Each spring, players are evaluated for the skills they possess and the evaluation scores will assist us when creating teams. To prepare your daughter for the Player Evaluations, 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. Player Evaluation Preview Clinics will occur on the following days:

  • Thursdays, February 2, 9, 16 and 23 (2023), EPHS Dome
  • Note: Feb 2 will be used for EP Fastpitch 10U/12U players only

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

Softball Player Evaluations

The 2023 Player Evaluations will be conducted on:

  • Sunday, March 12, 2023

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. 

Look for more information on our website and Facebook page regarding these events, nearer to the actual dates.

Team Selection

After receiving Player Evaluation scoring 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 second 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 Directors.

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). The City of Eden Prairie will determine when teams will be allowed to use the fields for outdoor practices. Our hopeful date is Sunday, April 16

Expected Regular Season

8U Single-game regular season games, WEDs beginning May 3
  Double-header regular season games, WEDs, beginning June 14
  Last regular season game July 5
10U Double-header regular season games, TUEs beginning May 2
  Double-header regular season games, TUEs and THUs beginning May 2
  Last regular season game  June 20
12U Double-header regular season games, MONs beginning May 1
  Double-header regular season games, MONs and WEDs, beginning May 1
  Last regular season game June 19


All 8U games start at 6:00pm. All 10U/12U 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 TBD 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 Qualifier, June 24-25 , 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 8-9, locations vary
    • 8U season ends; girls with JAN2014-AUG2014 birthdays can look forward to 10U softball.
  • 10U State TournamentJuly 8-9, locations vary
    • Teams must win a game during the State Qualifier to play in the State Tournament.
    • Teams without a mid-season tournament win (for a berth to Nationals) will end their season.
      • Players with JAN2012-AUG2012 birthdays can look forward to 12U softball.
  • 12U State TournamentJuly 8-9, locations vary
    • Teams must win a game during the State Qualifier to play in the State Tournament.
    • Teams without a mid-season tournament win (for a berth to Nationals) will end their season.
      • ​Players with JAN2010-AUG2010 birthdays can look forward to 14U softball. 
  • NAFA Northern Nationals
    • Teams must earn their berth to Nationals from a mid-season tournament win.
    • July 22-23, 8U: Lexington
    • July 20-23. 10U: Lamar Field & Grey Cloud Elementary, Cottage Grove
    • July 20-23. 12U: Northview Park & Lexington-Diffley Fields, Eagan
    • July 27-30, 14U: Ponds Athletic Complex, Prior Lake & Aronson Park, Lakeville
    • July 27-30, 16U: Champlin Park & Coon Rapids
    • July 27-30, 18U:  Eden Prairie & Chaska
  • Monsta Girls Fastpitch Championships
    • Teams must earn their berth to Nationals from a mid-season tournament win.
    • July 22-23, 8U
    • July 20-23, 10U 
    • August 3-6, 12U
    • August 3-6, 14U