December 5th-8th in Chicago (Coaches Training) - https://nfca.org
Rep Meeting Dates:
May 5th - PLUS: Coaches/Umpires
August 4th - Year End Meeting (All rules for 2020 voted on)
2019 Year End Qualifier Dates MANDATORY TO ATTEND:
8u - July 13th
10u & 12u - June 22nd & June 23rd
8/10/12 July 13-14
14/16/18 July 20-21
USA Softball Nationals July 25-28
MOA Championships August 1-4
All rules the same as 2018 EXCEPT FOR BELOW.
All games are double headers. Each team is home team for 1 game and away for 1 game.
Start time is 6pm and 7:20pm (times can be changed IF both teams agree)
Game Time Limits:
10u - 60 min. IF tied NO international inning report as tied
12u - 65 min. IF tied 1 international inning
14u/16u/18u - 70 min. IF tied 1 international inning. Next game starts 10/15 min. after completion of 1st, coaches/umps decide.
International Rule - if tied at time limit you to play 1 more inning, if still tied it goes in book as tie. You can wait to play the tie out at the end of the 2nd game if both teams choose.
IF both teams coaches agree you can start the game anytime with some schools still going you might want to play earlier. You can also play the game any day of the week that works for both teams.
Make sure you are playing all your games as some towns only play 1 night a week so they don't have as many games to play.
Turn in all scores to Jan 507-227-7387 firstname.lastname@example.org (see below on how to report scores)
All brackets are up look for your team what tier they are in go to top of the page click on age and then your tier, brackets are there.
Congratulations to all participants qualifying for State.
This is the site for tournament information make sure you read and have everything with you:
Click your age on the top then click each tier to find your team.
Scroll to the bottom of the page.
Need 1 person in dugout ACE certified:
IF you don't have your roster completed:
Once you have completed you will need to email them to ask if they will verify your roster:
Need support for your roster? Go here: https://fastpitch.mnsoftball.com/rosterhelp
Make sure a parent/guardian has signed the roster.
Good luck to all the teams playing, and remember to have FUN!!!
You will send in scores after each game to Jan Schwanke email: email@example.com or you can text them after the games 507-227-7387 list each town, age and what there scores were of each game.
You can play in the rain, but if its lightning you need to wait 30 minutes from the last seen strike.
If a game gets postponed it needs to be made up, let me know of makeup dates so I can update on the website.
Remember games need to be called by 3pm if you are going to postpone because of weather/heat.
There should be no ties unless you played 1 inning of international rule and it was still tied after the next completed inning, if that happened then note it when submitting scores.
If a game gets cancelled let me know also, if a team forfeits a game let me know too.
If a game was made up from a previous date let me know original date of play.
Score Example: Day of play, list age, upper or lower, team names and scores of each team:
Tues., June 13th 16/18 Tues. Upper
Springfield - 15 Sleepy Eye 2 - 12
Sleepy Eye 2 - 7 Springfield - 2
Need 1 person in dugout ACE certified. Please allow 2 weeks for processing.