Fundamentals and player improvement are still stressed at 12U. There are tryout evaluations in March to build teams upon player abilities and skills. Our goal is to form one A level team, and then divide the remaining players into B+/ B / C teams. We want to make sure girls are getting divided into teams of like-skilled players to ensure all players are developing. 12U plays with a 12 inch ball.
Commitment: 2 practices and batting practice each week, one double header each week, 5 weekend tournaments, and optional post-season play.
Season: April through July
We ask for players that want to join fastpitch to be dedicated to this sport. We want to keep our rosters small in order to get girls more playing time, but in order to do that, we need girls to be committed to softball during the season. We expect players to attend all practices, doublheaders, and tournaments.
Fall 12U teams practice twice a week up until Labor Day, then only pratice once a week until the last full weeekend of September.
Double Headers are on Sundays and typically located in the southwest metro (EP, Hopkins, Wayzata, Chanhassen, Bloomington, etc.) There may be some longer travel days, but usually no more than 1/2 an hour drive (the league sets the schedule). You will not know who/when/where until about a few days prior to the games. Game times are either 12/1:30 p.m. or 3/4:30 p.m.