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Registration Dates

Registration for all teams in the 2018 Eden Prairie Fastpitch Softball program opens on: 

  • Monday, January 7, 2019

The deadline for registration is 11:59:59pm March 10, 2019

Parent Information Meeting

Details regarding changes to the 2018 Eden Prairie Fastpitch softball program will be given at the Parent Information Meetings on:

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2019

The EPFPA Parent Information Meetings have concluded; you may find (or download) the PowerPoint presentation (link not ready).

Softball Skills Clinics

The EPFPA conducts softball clinics prior to the season to introduce softball to new players and give returning players an opportunity to warm up prior to the start of the new season. EPFPA board members and coaches will be present to answer questions about the softball program and tryouts, and will be conducting fundamental drills and providing instruction in various softball mechanics. There are two, free clinics this year (link not ready):

  • TBD

Softball Evaluations

Prior to the season, the EPFPA will evaluate prospective players and divide them into teams of varying competition levels (details not ready). 2019 player evaluations will be conducted on:

  • Sunday, March 10, 2019

If, for any reason, you are unable to attend Player Evaluations on this date, contact us. 

Team Selection

After receiving Player Evaluation data, EPFPA Softball Commissioners will sort through the results to determine the best way to assemble teams. Teams selection should be completed by the end of the first week of April. Announcements to families regarding the roster will not be made until coaches are found, certified and assigned to teams. It is our goal to communicate team placements around March 18th. Players unable to participate in Player Evaluations will be placed to teams at the discretion of the EP Fastpitch Softball Commissioners.

Prospective First Day of Practice

The City of Eden Prairie has final say as to when they will allow teams to use the fields. With cooperating weather, our target date for the first day of practice is Sunday, April 14, 2019

Expected Regular Season

8U Single-game regular season games, WEDs beginning May 1 or May 8
  Double-header regular season games, WEDs, beginning ? June 12 ?
  Last regular season game ? June 26 ?
10U Double-header regular season games, TUEs beginning May 7
  Last regular season game  ? June 18 ?
12U Double-header regular season games, MONs beginning May 6
  Double-header regular season games, MONs and WEDs, beginning ? June 10 ?
  Last regular season game ? June 24 ?

All games start at 6:15 pm. Games end in 65 minutes or 7 innings, whichever comes first, and may end in ties. There will be a 10-15 minute intermission between double-header games. 

Picture Day

We have selected TBD as EP Fastpitch Picture Day. Details will be announced closer to that date. 

End of Season

All teams participate in a final tournament at the end of the regular season. 

  • 10U, 12U State QualifierJune 28-30, 2019, locations vary
    • Teams that win a game during the State Qualifier earn a berth to play at the State Tournament
    • Teams without a win during the State Qualifier will end their season.
  • 8U State Tournament, July 13-14, locations vary
    • 8U season ends; girls with 2008 birthdays can look forward to 10U Fall Ball. 
  • 10U, 12U State Tournament, July 12-14, locations vary
    • Teams must win a game during the State Qualifier to play in the State Tournament.
    • Teams without a mid-season tournament win will end their season.
  • NAFA Nationals, July 25-25, locations vary
    • Teams must earn their berth to Nationals from a mid-season tournament win.
  • Mall of America Nationals, August 1-4, locations vary
    • Teams must earn their berth to Nationals from a mid-season tournament win.