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WELCOME TO THE OFFICIAL SITE OF SOUTHERN STAR SOFTBALL

2019 Minnesota Softball State Tournament Page

https://fastpitch.mnsoftball.com/2019states

Make sure and read : WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING TO THE STATE TOURNAMENT

18U TIERS ARE BEING POSTED. BRACKETS WILL BE DONE MONDAY.

https://fastpitch.mnsoftball.com/18ustate

 

16U TIERS ARE BEING POSTED. BRACKETS WILL BE DONE MONDAY.

https://fastpitch.mnsoftball.com/16ustate

 

14U TIERS ARE BEING POSTED. BRACKETS WILL BE DONE MONDAY.

https://fastpitch.mnsoftball.com/14ustate

 

12U TIERS ARE NOW POSTED. BRACKETS WILL BE DONE MONDAY.

10U TIERS ARE NOW POSTED. BRACKETS WILL BE DONE MONDAY.

14u & 16u/18u - July 13th & 14th - Caswell/Thomas Fields

Check in:

Is at the concession stand of the field you are playing at along with signed rosters to turn in so make sure you have an extra copy along as we will keep.

Attending State Tournament:

Teams need to tell at check in if you are attending the state tournament or not and bring a check for $210.00 if you didn't already pay made payable to Southern Star.

Field Address:

Caswell Park - 1875 Howard Dr W, North Mankato, MN 56003

Thomas Park - 2600 Hoffman RD, Mankato, MN 56001

IF anything else changes we will contact the coach involved going forward.

2019 8u Team Roundup Day July 13th

No check in just be ready at your field to play

Jefferson field complex, behind the Jefferson Elementary School in New Ulm.

Address: 318 S. Payne St New Ulm Mn 56073

2019 DATES TO PUT ON CALENDARS!!

Important Dates:

July 26th - Moon Dog Game 10s & 12s - as long as you don't get a NO vote from the umps you are in.

August 10th - Moon Dog Game 14u/16u/18u - as long as you don't get a NO vote from the umps you are in.

August 11th - Year End Meeting (All rules for 2020 voted on)

 

REVISED DATES 2/27/19 2019 Year End Qualifier Dates MANDATORY TO ATTEND:

8u - July 13th - New Ulm

14u & 16u/18u - July 13th & 14th - Caswell
 
State Tournament Dates:

8u/10u/12u July 13-14

14u/16u/18u July 20-21

USA Softball Nationals July 25-28

MOA Championships August 1-4

State Tournament Information

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:

https://fastpitch.mnsoftball.com/2019states  

Click your age on the top then click each tier to find your team.

RULES:

Scroll to the bottom of the page.

Need 1 person in dugout ACE certified:

https://www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/play-usa-softball/youth/ace-coach-education-program

IF you don't have your roster completed:

https://cdn2.sportngin.com/attachments/document/23f5-1562082/JOSoftball_Roster_Instructions.pdf

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!!!

2019 Team Registration

This is the link to register each team. You do not pay through here you pay at the league meeting or mail. To Mail completed application and information to: Brian DeVos 904 9 th St SE Waseca, MN. 56093 before March 25th. League fees (All due at team registration this year). April 7, 2019 or before. 8U teams $25.00/ Southernstar communities or $50.00/ if only playing 8U. This fee will be used to help cover cost of medals given out at there tournaments. 10’s, 12’s, 14’s, 16/18’s teams Due 4/7/2019 $300.00 per team league fee - ($95.00/team, $5.00 Youth First, $200.00 MANDATORY league qualifier tournament) $210.00 State tournament fee (if you plan on advancing to State) - any teams want to advance to National tournaments must play in the State tournament. If possible 1 check per team. You will not be put in the schedule until fees are paid, we will hold checks for the tournament.

JO Softball Teams Registered

You can verify if your team has been registered correctly. You do not pay the fee as you have already paid it through Southern Star.

Score Reporting

You will send in scores after each game to Jan Schwanke email: southernstarsoftball@gmail.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

ACE Certification

Need 1 person in dugout ACE certified. Please allow 2 weeks for processing.

https://www.teamusa.org/usa-softball/play-usa-softball/youth/ace-coach-education-program

 

Requirements for CER Certification

CER (CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS) certification needs to be completed by at least 1 person that is always on the field or dugout - You need to setup an account and select Softball, Girls - Non-MSHSL Coach and your school. CONTINUING EDUCATION ELECTIVES: These two also need to be completed.

Background Checks

Anyone that is in the dugout or on the field over the age of 18 needs to have a background check done. Make sure you have them fill out the General Informed Consent Form: With the notarized consent of the data subject, anyone may request a criminal history record background check.

2019 USA Softball Regional Umpire Clinic

The new USA Softball logoed umpire apparel will be presented at each of the Umpire Clinics. You will be able to try on items for size, see all of the color options, inspect the quality of the new items, and purchase your apparel at reduced or no shipping charges. Details will be reviewed at each of the Umpire Clinics. If you register online and pay prior to your umpire clinic, you need to bring your printed receipt of payment to get your rule book.

2019 USA Softball Minnesota Umpire List

This is a list of umpires who are registered if it says unpaid they have not completed and are not certified. Umpire Registration is also on the top of this page.

Girls Fastpitch Tournaments

This is a list of area USA sanctioned tournaments and State trounaments.