The Eden Prairie Fastpitch Association is proud to announce the opening of Registration for the 2017 spring/summer softball season!! Welcome back!!
Good news!! Our fees will again remain the same as previous years, with full season fees starting at $175. Details about this and many other aspects of our summer softball program can be found on our website (epfastpitch.com) in the "2017 EP Faspitch" tab.
As always, the governing league we play in, separates age group divisions according to calendar birth year:
birthday in calendar year
12U (12 and under)
2004 and 2005
2006 and 2007
2008, 2009 and 2010
Oh! FYI- you'll see announcements like this appear on our Facebook page sooner than you'll receive via email.
Let the registration commence! We're looking forward to another season; we hope you're part of it!
EP Fastpitch Player Evaluations
The purpose of conducting evaluations is to determine team placement. Evaluations will be conducted by a group of coaches outside of the EP Fastpitch Association and will assess each player's skills, including (but not limited to): hitting & bunting, fielding (infield & outfield), throwing, base running, etc.
This is a closed-door evaluation; parents must wait outside the Activity Center while evaluations are conducted.
Sunday, March 26
EPHS Activity Center
12U pitchers/catchers, be ready to start at 7:40 am
7:30 - 7:45 am
8:00 - 9:30 am
10U pitchers/catchers, be ready to start at 9:00 am
9:00 - 9:15 am
9:30 - 11:00 am
10:30 - 10:45 am
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Please arrive early to check in, size up uniforms, gear up and stretch out before you begin your session.
ALL players are encouraged to participate in the Player Evaluations. If an athlete is unable to attend, they will be placed on teams at the discretion of the EP Fastpitch Commissioners.
More details on Player Evaluations on this webpage (link).
FAQ for Families New or Interested in Softball
The bulk of all information is found in the 2017 EP Fastpitch tab (Spring/Summer League Info webpage). Be sure to explore its subpages too. Here are some key webpages:
2017 Key Dates (page) - Stay in tune with what's coming up in our program
When does practice start? When does the season begin? When does the season end?
Age Division Structure (page) - Expectations for our softball programs for each age group.
What day does my team play their regular season games?
2017 8U Fastpitch Rules (page) - The game of fastpitch softball has to be slightly modified to accommodate for our growing daughters.
Volunteering (page) - Why do I have to volunteer? What do I have to do? When am I likely to be assigned?
What is the practice schedule? What we do know is what day games are played (see above- Age Division Structure). Practice schedules for any team will be organized by the head coach (typically one of the parents of a player on a team) and would be based on their availability. We have not formed teams because we have not conducted Player Evaluations to determine which player belongs on any certain team.
A $75 Late Fee will be added to registrations starting SUN morning, so if you've been considering registering your daughter for softball this spring/summer you'll want to do it by SAT evening. If:
you have a daughter who has played with us before, we'd LOVE to have her back!
you want to introduce softball to your daughter, we have a team for her to play on!
Costs are low!
8U teams (2008, 2009, 2010 birthdays): $75
10U teams (2006, 2007 birthdays): starting at $175
12U teams (2004, 2005 birthdays): starting at $175
Softball Player Evaluations are this SUN 3/26 (info). We want everyone to come to Player Evals and give us their best effort because we're ready to tabulate results, form teams, find coaches and get this season started!!
Everything you need to know is on our website: www.epfastpitch.com. Let us know if you have any questions about information you can't find on it:
It's here and coming soon!
Get Your Softball Game On!
Eden Prairie Fastpitch Association is conducting its annual FREESoftball Skills Clinics. Start learning the game of fastpitch softball or knock off the rust and get tuned up for a new season. These clinics will focus on the fundamentals and are appropriate for all skill levels. Registration for the Clinics are not required- attend 1, 2 or all 3 clinics.
More information and details can be found on our 2017 Softball Clinics webpage (link).
Please join us on the evening of February 23rd to hear our plans for the upcoming fastpitch softball season. We intend to discuss all the topics that matter most about all of our age groups, including updates to our fastpitch softball program, team structure, fees, and our schedule leading up to the start of the season.
If you have questions or comments you would like to have addressed for this meeting, you may submit them to:
Registration is currentlyOPEN! For details about our fastpitch softball program and to register now, visit our website at epfastpitch.com; and be sure to keep up with the latest updates by liking us on FaceBook!
Registration for EP Fastpitch's 2016-17 Offseason Winter Hitting Clinic is now CLOSED!
Eden Prairie Fastpitch Softball continues its emphasis on softball skill development. Our latest clinic will feature instruction-based format focusing on proper hitting approach and proper hitting mechanics to assist your daughter to have a more success at the plate.
There is limited space available for the hitting clinics. 10U has 12 spots available; 12U has 16 spots available. For more information, please visit our Offseason Hitting Clinic webpage. Register at epfastpitch.com.
Naturally, we recognize that the two most important positions on any softball team are the pitchers and catchers; so we are providing offseason instruction for girls playing these positions. We believe that fastpitch pitchers and catchers are made in the offseason!
If you are interested in becoming a fastpitch pitcher or catcher, or becoming a better one, then the EPFPA Clinics and Open Gym will help you achieve your goals. Pitchers and catchers will be organized by age, experience and ability to allow for more focused instruction. All pitchers must provide someone to catch their pitches.Parent Tip: bring a 5-gallon bucket to sit on; your back and your knees will thank you!
Cost: FREE !!
Location: EPHS Gym
Sunday Clinic Dates:
FEB 26 (3-5pm)
Open Gym (space permitting)
All 8U & Novice 10U
Advanced 10U & all 12U
"Advanced 10U" pitchers will have pitched for at least one 10U summer season. If you are unsure where your 10U daughter should train, please attend the 5:15 Clinic; when the instructor believes your daughter is ready, you will receive approval to train at the 6:00 Clinic. We reserve the right to move any 10U girls to a different Clinic as deemed appropriate to their skill level.