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8U In House

Welcome to 8U - Where it all begins!


8U 2024 will be a local Coach-Pitch league with Centennial and surrounding communities. 

This is a great way to introduce the girls to the game of fastpitch using the same rules as 10U fastpitch – striking out, 3 outs an inning, etc. However, there is no stealing, no leading off, and no walks. Like 10/12U Fastpitch, there will be travel involved to play other local associations.  Coaches focus on the fundamentals of softball:  throwing, catching, hitting, and base running. Just as important, MVSA 8U players learn what good sportsmanship means and how fun teamwork can be!

There are no tryouts for 8U. Girls 6, 7 or 8 years old on December 31st of the previous year are eligible to play at the 8U level.

8U Fastpitch Commitment:

  • 1 practice/week - at Rice Creek Fields (possibly more)
  • 2 games/week - Tuesdays and Thursday evenings at Lexington Fields
  • Centennial Tournament: Father's Day weekend
  • State Tournament: TBD
  • Games start in early May
  • Season will wrap up at the end of June

What to bring:

-Please have your daughter bring a LARGE labeled water bottle (drinking fountains are not on)

-A bat, gloves, face mask, and helmet (every time) 

What to wear to PRACTICES?

-T-shirt, softball pants, leggings or shorts, softball cleats or tennis shoes

What to wear to GAMES?

-MVSA Jersey, Black pants (Softball or leggings), Cleats or Tennis shoes, and Black socks

-If your daughter has long hair, please have her put it in a ponytail or something to keep it out of her face while playing. 

Most games will be held at Lexington fields, not far from Rice Creek fields, on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Games will begin the first week in May. 

We will also have the opportunity to participate in some scrimmages - those days/times are TBD.

2024 8u Field Addresses:

Rice Creek Fields - 5880 Rice Creek Pkwy - Shoreview, MN 55126

Lexington Fields - 3800 Woodland Road Lexington, MN 55014


Denise Kukielka

VP of 8U/Player Development