The state tournaments are one day events.
8U and 10U play on Saturday, September 25th.
12U-18U play on Sunday, September 26th.
All teams advance to state.
Sites will be released by Tuesday 9/21.
No special requests for State tournaments. Games start at 9:00am. Last games starts at 4:30pm. It's a 2 game guarantee. Your first game determines if you are in the championship bracket or the consolation bracket. Then it's single elimination from there.
There is a $100 gate fee made payable to the host site.
We have 715 teams playing this fall. Schedules will start to be posted by the end of Wednesday being completed by noon on Thursdays.
Week 4 you can expect more travel between regions for match-up purposes.
The override tool for rosters is still NOT available. Schedules are the priority now. Please don't email or call on this. At this point just handwrite the names on the paper roster and have the parents sign the waiver.
Requests can be emailed to either email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. They are entered to the same list.
Please keep it simple. i.e. MVSA Black 12U team requests early games on 8/29.
We don't need to know why.
We also assume if you have a request it is because you will have to forfeit if you don't move. If your entire organization has a special request then something is wrong. We are spending more time to do special requests vs scheduling.
Specific questions regarding schedules like if we missed a team or we duplicated a game or we scheduled Association vs same association we can fix that.
Dan schedules 8U, 14U and 16/18U. Email him at email@example.com
Tom Schedules 10U & 12U. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
The cost this year will be $550 per team. What do you get for $550.
Also, if we get through scheduling games, sites, and umpires and we are shut down we reserve the right to refund all of your fees less $50.00 for administrative fees.
8-Under fee is $150.
HOME TEAM IS DETERMINED BY A COIN FLIP!
Register your team on-line prior to August 10th. Fall ball meeting will be at the Medina Entertainment Center on August 10th.
Fall League provides an opportunity for your players to learn about the game and gain experience-playing fastpitch.
8U and 10U will play all fall games on Saturday. 12U-18U will play all fall games on Sunday's. We are doing this to relieve the high demand/shortage of umpires on just playing on Sunday's.
We will use an eleven (11) inch softball, preferably a Dudley SBC11 with an ASA stamp.
Pitching will be handled by a blue Louisville Slugger Pitching Machine and set at 30-34 mph.
These machines require routine maintenance. Visit www.ultimatepitchingmachine.com for more information.
The pitching plate will be placed at 35 feet.
Base distances will be 60 feet.
200-foot fences are preferred but are not required. If possible for a State Tournament host site it is recommend to set fences at 120'.
Coaches allowed on the field:
Scroll all the way to the bottom of this page. It includes rules, website help, league page links, field page links etc.
Have a great Fall season.
|September 15th||Wednesday||Week 4 Schedules will be posted|
|September 18th||Saturday||Week 4 league play 8U & 10U|
|September 19th||Sunday||Week 4 league play 12U-18U|
|September 19th||Sunday||Week 4 Scores reported by Sunday Night|
|September 19th||Sunday||ALL teams advance to state. If you can't play email Dan by Sunday night to email@example.com|
|September 25th||Saturday||State 8U and 10U, $100.00 gate fee made payable to host site.|
|September 26th||Sunday||State 12U - 18U, $100.00 gate fee made payable to host site.|
If you have tournaments that conflict with our schedule, do not worry. You can go to your fall tournaments and we can reschedule you for more games or not play them at all.
Teams ask us for 4 games in a row all the time.
You pay the entry fee, we schedule all of your games, rent your fields, and pay your umpires.
If you would like to host some weekends of fall ball, please fill this form out. This will help your teams to cut down on travel if they are hosting.
Some families are getting together are now renting parks so they and their kids can raise money to play fall ball and pay for other expenses.
Thank you for considering hosting a Fall Ball League/Qualifier/State Tournament Site. We anticipate 600 teams playing Fall Ball this year with Minnesota Softball. We will absolutely need your fields if you can spare them.
We need a minimum of (2) 200' fenced fields but more are easier to schedule.
If you want a chance to host a Fall State tournament we require that you host a minimum of 4 of the 8 days of league play. (4 weeks of Saturday/Sunday games).
Keep in mind you will be required to maintain them throughout the day (drag, water, chalk, repair).
Also make sure your fields have restrooms, concessions and you post weekly a field schedule so teams know where to play.
This is a two (2) part form. In part one we will need information about the site. In part two we will need information on weekend availability. Before filling out the form you might want to have the following information handy if you wish to host:
We hope by using this form information can be streamlined. If you wish to edit the form after you fill it out, contact the gentleman below.
Minnesota Softball thanks you and the kids do too!