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8U In House

Welcome to 8U - Where it all begins!

 

8U 2023 will be a local Coach Pitch league with Centennial and White Bear Lake.

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 to other local associations.  Coaches focus on the fundamentals of softball:  throwing, catching, hitting, and base running.  

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

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)

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

-A cloth Face Mask is highly encouraged. 

-Bathrooms will be open, however, only one girl in at a time

 

 

What to wear to PRACTICES?

-T-shirt, Back pants (Softball or leggings) or shorts & Cleats, or Tennis shoes

What to wear to GAMES?

-MVSA Jersey, Back 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 in Lexington MN on Tuesdays and Thursdays Nights.  Games will begin the first week in May. 

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

 

NOTE: 2023 8u Field Addresses:

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

Lexington Fields - 3800 Woodland Road Lexington, MN 55014

More to be added....

Amy Morphew

VP of 8U/Player Development