MGSA’s Fall Fastpitch 2018
The objective of all MGSA softball programs is to provide a fun, learning sports opportunities for our girls and young women. The MGSA Fall Ball program emphasizes individual player development in a less competitive environment than is present during the Spring/Summer season. Fall Ball is viewed as a valuable stepping stone to the next Spring/Summer season. Many players will be moving up to a new age division and some players will be new to Fastpitch entirely. The Fastpitch Committee will meet to decide on how the 2018 Fall Balls teams will be decided. More information will follow.
Fall Ball provides an opportunity for players to learn about the game and gain experience playing fastpitch. Because of fall weather conditions and Sunday play, all games will be scheduled for 1 hour and 5 minutes – allowing for the last inning to be completed, and one inning of international tie breaker if the game is tied. Free substitution and round robin batting is mandatory. 5 run per inning rule during 3 week league play for 10U and 12U, with 10U keeping the rule the entire season.
Fall Ball Age Levels (based on participation)
8U – girls ages 8 and under (born in 2010 and 2011)
10U – girls ages 10 and under (born in 2008 and 2009)
12U – girls ages 12 and under (born in 2006 and 2007)
14U and Older community teams will not be formed. MN Whirl is the option for these ages.
Fall Ball Locations
Games are played away from Minnetonka, for example: Chaska, Maple Grove, Eden Prairie, Wayzata, and Orono.
Practices are conducted at Legacy (MHS) and other local fields in the school district of Minnetonka. Teams practice two times per week until school starts, then they have one practice per week until the end of the season.
$100 8U (includes tshirt and socks)
$150 10U, 12U (includes tshirt and socks)
Equipment for All Ages
Required: Black softball pants, fielder’s mask, batting helmet with cage and chinstrap, mitt
Optional: Cleats, bat
Coaches will be given team bats, catcher’s equipment, balls, and coaching aides.
2018 FALL BALL REGISTRATION WILL BEGIN JULY 6 AND END AUGUST 3
Registrations received after the due date will be filled on an as-available basis. If registration is not sufficient for a particular age group, you will be refunded your money.
While we do like to compete, Fall Ball coaches are encouraged to take advantage of situations to give players time at positions at which they may be relatively new as well as to provide roughly equal playing time to all players. We place considerable importance during both practices and games on teaching our players the fundamentals of the game. Having fun is an important factor. However, positioning players and playing time is considered when playing the state qualifying and state tournaments, where winning advances the team.