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Fall Ball Registration

Registration is now closed for all ages.  Please contact Charlie Tretter (charlie.tretter@ally.com) to be wait listed.

Fall Ball Season Plan

Fall Ball Registration will be open until Midnight July 8.

The cost for Fall Ball will be $60 for 8U and $150 for 10U-18U.  The cost includes a jersey shirt that will be used for this fall season only.  

We are planning to have teams formed and practices beginning by July 13.  There will be no tryouts for the fall season.  Teams will be formed based on your players age as of 12/31/2019.   Fall teams have traditionally been used to move players up to the age level they will be playing in the next year.  Due to the cancellation of the summer season, MN Softball has recommended that we maintain summer age placements.  MVSA may request players to play up in certain circumstances to help us balance teams.  Our goal is to give all players opportunities to play this fall. 

There will be no volunteer fee for fall ball but we are expecting there to be several opportunities to volunteer.  We are currently planning to host NAFA 16U Nationals July 23-26 as we have the past several years.  We still don't know if the state will clear the way for tournaments by then but we are hopeful it will come together.  This along with hosting multiple weekend fall game days will be a great opportunity to recoup our expenses that we have incurred since the end of last season.  Please do what you can to support your association with your time and talents so we can help keep our registration costs low and keep MVSA as one of the most affordable programs available.  Volunteer opportunities will be communicated through your coaches and will be using the Dibs system on our website.  Even if you're not participating in fall ball, check in to Dibs and see how you can pitch in.

2020 Fall Registration Coming Soon

Due to high demand, SportsEngine is experiencing delays in creating registrations.  We hope to have the fall ball registration site available in the next couple of days.

2020 Fall Ball Schedule

The schedule below is proposed for the 2020 Fall Ball season.  The Gold State is for Club teams and MVSA will not be participating.  The timing of MVSA team formation will be dependent on when the state clears competition for medium risk sports.  Teams could be formed in early July but that would require a mid June announcement from the state that competition can begin.  More to come as information is made available.

Practices Begin June 1

We are excited to start practices in cooperation with the City of Shoreview beginning June 1.  Please review the COVID-19 tab above for information regarding the format and processes that will need to be adhered to by coaches, players and parents.  A waiver form provided under the COVID-19 tab will need to be filled out and turned in to coaches before a player is eligible to participate.

It's been a long journey to get to this point.  Let's enjoy the time outdoors and all pitch in to ensure we are following the guidelines to keep all participants safe.

Play Ball!!!!!!

May 25 COVID Update

MN Softball's latest proposal to the Governor's task force along with a proposed waiver form are available at the MN Softball website.   Other information is also available at the MN Stay Safe guideline website.  The specific guideline for youth sports is available here.

May 17 COVID Update

The latest update from the Back to the Diamond Coalition is detailed in the document below.  The MVSA board of directors is working on a proposal detailing safe practices we will implement as an organization to submit to the City of Shoreview to enable us to begin practicing.  The city will be reviewing that as well as information from the Governor and Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission to determine dates and best practices to safely begin our season.