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TRYOUTS

MVSA is going to hold tryouts for the fall 2019/spring 2020 season on August 12th and 13th at Rice Creek Fields in Shoreview. This is for all 16u, 14u, and 12u players that are interested in the SELECT teams. In addition, those interested in the Stampede program will also tryout at the same time. A $25 non refundable tryout fee will be collected the night of tryouts. For those players not interested in trying out for a select team your attendance is not required. You will still get placed on a roster as in years past.

Monday August 12th:

     4:00-6:00 14u

     6:00-8:00 16u

Tuesday August 13th:

      4:00-6:00 pitchers and catchers (all ages)

      6:00-8:00 12u

Please check back to this website as times are subject to change

All 10u players will have evaluations on Wednesday August 14. We don’t have a Select team at this level, however these evaluations will help with team formation. These evaluations are not mandatory but highly recommended. There is no cost to this evaluation.   

The reason for moving our tryouts to the fall is to get a more defined tryout outside vs in a gym. Secondly, gym time is getting harder and harder to secure. This also gives us an opportunity for our Select teams to play and practice through out the winter.

Should you have any further questions or concerns please contact Nate Urfer at nate8urfer@outlook.com or (612) 203-2495.  

MINNESOTA STAMPEDE INFORMATION

The Stampede is a select softball program that provides an opportunity for competitive players looking to continue to develop their skills year round, which will allow them to take their game to the next level.  We will provide the very best year round training and play against the highest level of competition, at a much lower cost than traditional club teams.  Last season we fielded a 16u team. This year our intention is to field a 14u, 16u team.  

For the MVSA family that does not yet wish to pursue the more intensive softball experience that the Stampede will offer, the traditional MVSA team experience at the 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U levels will continue to be available to players living or going to school in the Mounds View district for a very affordable registration fee, (most recently $210 for summer 2018 registrations).

Tryouts will be Monday August 12th at Rice Creek Park. All interested players must be registered on the MVSA website.  A $25 tryout fee will be collected the evening of tryouts. If you’re unable to attend tryouts or if you have any other questions please contact Nate Urfer at nate8urfer@outlook.com or (612) 203-2495.

Program Highlights:

  • Cost $1,300. Includes:
    • Fall ball
      • Sunday doubleheaders
      • Two-Three fall ball tournaments
      • One to two practices during the week.
    • Winter Training
      • 20 week Hitting Program at Complete Game (October to beginning of high school season).
      • Practice time throughout the winter, up until the beginning of High School Season. (once per week)
      • Optional training opportunities available for additional costs.
        • Davies Sports Performance weight training program.
        • 15 week winter pitching program.
        • 6 week winter catching program.
    • Summer league play to begin at the conclusion of High School Season.
      • Goal is to play in the gold league.
      • Minimum of 5 tournaments including State and National tournaments.  At least 1 tournament if not more will be out of the metro area. Travel expense will be the responsibility of each individual family.
        • We will play in the top tournaments that will give our players the ability to play against the best competition as well as getting them the college exposure, should they wish to play at the next level.
        • Minimum of 2 practices per week.      
    • Qualified paid Coaching. Including the involvement of local high school coaches and current college softball players.  

Additional information:

  • This program is designed to be accommodating to the multi-sport athlete. We encourage players to participate in additional sports and will respect those priorities in the offseason. In return, players will be expected to be 100% committed to softball during the summer season. 
  • Volunteer work from both the parents and players will be required. This includes player’s involvement in participating in training/camps for our 10u & 12u programs. Parent’s requirements include concession and field work involving Rice Creek Fields during league games and tournaments.  In addition, there will be other volunteer events throughout the year as a way to give back to our communities.
  • Uniform purchase will be the responsibility of each family.
  • Minnesota Stampede will accept players from outside school district 621.
  • Players making a Stampede roster will be required to pay at least one half down payment ($650) to secure a roster spot. Financing plans will be available.

 

Thank you to all who have stepped up in making this year a huge success (so far).  We have a few more opportunities to help you in fulfilling your MVSA volunteer requirements. If you need to know where you are at for hours, please email me for details.
REMINDER:  ALL families/households (10U-Stampede) are required to donate at least 6 hours of time in the season. 
 
NOTE:  High School youth who need to get volunteer hours for the 2019/20 school year, can choose to put their hours towards that.
 
July 20-21, 2019 10U State Tournament
 
July 25-28, 2019 16U Nationals
 

SPECIAL VOLUNTEER NOTE!!!

Due to the extreme heat will are expected to have -  We are being allowed to wear visors (or hats) to help in keeping workers as cool as possible.

Come Walk with US!

We are excited to announce that MVSA will have a spot in the Slice of Shoreview Parade on Saturday, July 27 in the morning!  We need as many of our girls as we can get to walk and help us in promoting MVSA...

We need help in the following areas:
 
-Candy donations - contact me if you can help
 
-Financial donations to purchase candy - contact me if you can help
 
 
*** We need walkers**** BRING the Whole Family
If you (and/or your child) wants to walk in the parade with us, please email me and I will add you/her to the list.
 
Please contact me with any suggestions/questions -
Amy Morphew 763-291-9174
 

Mounds View Apparel

MVSA and Lettermen Sports are teaming up again to bring you exclusive apparel for the 2019 Spring/Summer season.

There will be three opportunities (windows) for you to order apparel this season. All orders must be placed within the date range for each window. Ordering windows are as follows:

Window #1: CLOSING APRIL 14th -CLOSED

Window #2: May 6-19, 2019 -CLOSED

Window #3:July 15-28, 2019 - OPEN!!!!

Apparel will be ready for pick-up 3 weeks following the close of each ordering window. 

2019 Spring/Summer Registrations are now closed. 

 

If you're a player still looking to play softball this summer please email Nate Urfer at nate8urfer@outlook.com. 

Open Gym Saturdays

MVSA will be hosting a free open gym for all 10U and 12U players.  Parent volunteers will train the girls through organized drills to help develop proper hitting, throwing and fielding fundamentals.  

Training will take place at Complete Game (474 Apollo Dr, Circle Pines, MN 55014) on Saturdays from 1:30 – 3:00.  No training during holiday weekends.

 

2018 Youth Umpire Clinic

Our MVSA youth umpires are on the fields!  



NOTE: To qualify for umpiring opportunities this summer, the Heads Up concussion training must also be completed (https://headsup.cdc.gov/).

Registration is now closed.  If you are interested in umpiring this season and did not register for the Youth Umpire Clinic, please contact Brian Olson.

Concessions Schedule

The Calendar tab on the left side of this website will take you to the MVSA calendar.  The calendar has the complete concessions schedule including coaches names and the parent volunteers.

Thank you everyone for your commitment to MVSA!

Nate Urfer

VICE-PRESIDENT TRAVELING (10U TO 18U)

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