skip navigation

Home

Raffle Fundraiser for your Saints Fastpitch Teams

1st Prize: 2017 Polaris 450 4-wheeler
2nd Prize: $400.00 CASH
3rd Prize: $200.00 CASH

More Details on your Raffle ticket purchase of $20. 

Need not be present to win.

Your Board Members have tickets if you are interested.

Board Meeting

Next Board Meeting

Monday September 25th at 5:30pm

Standing Room Only Bar and Grill 

 

Youth 1st Team Award - Congratulations 16U!

Pictured left to right back row:  Mark Arjes (youth 1st) coach Sharon Bergman, Jenna Vandecar, Marlis Green, Lizzy Pechovnik, Kylie Bergman, Coach Chelsey Leiffring, Jim Ruid (board president)

front L to R: Sydney Green, Madison Rothbauer, Cheyenne Cox, Julia Parr, Kenna Packard, Angel Wright.  Not pictured Kristin Nathe and Kiley Murschel

Mark Arjes, Director of Youth 1st partnered with the Mankato Area Girls Fastpitch Association to implement a Conduct 1st environment during the 2017 Rising Star tournament.  

Congratulations!  Your team has been selected for a Youth 1st Team Award!

The Youth 1st Team Award selections are based on votes and comments from the Umpires and input from the Tournament Directors. During the tournament your team (players, coaches, parents and fans) exhibited good sportsmanship and positive conduct.

Fall Ball has Started - Follow our Calendar for Practices and Games

If you need a uniform please contact Melissa Lupinek.

We have a new second Jersey, please make sure you get one from Melissa.

 

2017 Fall Ball Schedule

  • August 20th - Week 1
  • August 27th - Week 2
  • September 10th - Week 3
  • September 16th - Week 4 (8U, 10U & 12U)
  • September 17th - Week 4 (14U, 16U, & 18U)
  • September 23th - 8U, 10U & 12U Fall State
  • September 24th - 14U, 16U, & 18U Fall State

Are you willing to help?

If you are reading this I am asking you to help.  Speaking as the Director and for the Board, we feel we have the groundwork for a great Association.  We are energetic and excited about the future of the Saint Francis Fastpitch Association.  We all have at least a year under our belt and, even though we made some mistakes, we are working on many good things.  We have streamlined the tryout procedure, built a storage shed by the 9th grade field, are in the process of building a batting cage, have revamped the scheduling process, and are working with the umpire organization to alleviate the "missing ump" problem.  

We have more work to do and cannot do this with out you!!!  Below is a list of possible positions (already filled); which one is for you?  Do you see a need that is not filled?

One goal as a board is to create a organization with smaller responsibilities to fit in with your busy lifestyle.  For example, picture coordinator's work with the photographer and the teams to coordinate pictures at the start of the season.   

Second goal is to keep the meetings (12 per year) to one hour. 

Secretary

Treasure

Website

Advertising

Director

Special Projects

Social Media

Assistant Director

Events coordinator

Tryouts

Pictures

Volunteer appreciation  Spirit Wear

Uniforms

Scheduling fields and umps

Equipment

Fundraising

Clinics and off season training

 

  • Volunteers know that their selfless efforts also contribute to their own personal growth.
  • Volunteering is actually good for your health!
  • Volunteering also keeps people active and provides an opportunity to develop a strong support system, making them less vulnerable to depression.
  • Volunteering is an easy way to make new friends and become a part of the community
  • Volunteering can be a chance to improve one’s skill set and enhance a resume

Arter, A. (2015, May 15). 8 Ways to Get More Volunteers for Your Nonprofit. Retrieved from http://thirdsectortoday.com/2015/05/11/8-ways-to-get-more-volunteers-for-your-nonprofit/

So, we are asking you to help.  Please call 763-439-7007 or email Jimruid@gmail.com to join.  Do it today!

 

Additional Training

Additional training resources.

Here are some camps offered through St. Kate's that are great learning opportunities and a great value. I will be taking Molly and would love to fill up our van with Saints. You can do one or the other or both. Let me know if you have any questions. 

http://www.stkatesoftballcamp.com/summer-all-skills-fundamental-camp.cfm

http://www.stkatesoftballcamp.com/offensive-and-defensive-skill-development-camp.cfm

Minnesota Youth Softball Clinic:  http://www.sffastpitch.org/clinics

The Cage:  http://thecagesportstraining.com/

Minnesota Fastpitch Academy:  http://www.minnesotafastpitchacademy.com/

Midwest Speed:  http://www.midwestspeedfastpitch.org/

Complete Game:  http://www.completegamebaseballtraining.com/home.html

Watch for upcoming trainings from the St Francis Fastpitch Association coming in January!



Booster Park Father’s Day Tournament

Bonte 12U team takes 2nd at Father's day Tournament

Summer 2017

Summer 2017 Tryouts

Thanks to everyone who made the tryouts a success.  Almost 80 girls participated and we are looking forward to a great season of fastpitch.

 

 

 

Spirit Wear

THIS WEBSTORE WILL CLOSE AT MIDNIGHT ON TUESDAY MAY 2ND.

Orders will be sorted, bagged and distributed the week of May 22nd.

Order Here!

 

AGE DETERMINING DATES

Not sure which age group your daughter belongs: 

Fastpitch Softball uses December 31 as the determining date.  To ease the confusion during registration, ask yourself, how old will my child be on January 1st, 2017?  And that is the age group they are eligible to play for the 2017 season.


Whatever the age of your daughter, we can work with you to find the correct team and age group.  Our goal is for each girl to have a fun and exciting season, while learning teamwork and developing confidence both on and off the field. Players may never play in an age level below where they are supposed to be.  Girls may play at a higher level if the need arises and if the player has expressed interest in moving to a higher age group.


We want to send your family to Universal Orlando Resort™. Get out and Play!ENTER NOW