6U FASTPITCH-Spring/Summer *New for 2022!
Eligibility for all fastpitch leagues is based upon a player's birth year, regardless of what grade she is in school.
For 2022, if your daughter has a birth year of 2015 or 2016, she is eligible to play 6U fastpitch.
This league was started in MGSA in the fall of 2021 to meet the need of families and players who desire to start in the fastpitch program from the onset. It is a great way to introduce girls to fastpitch. 6U is all about basic fundamentals, and building the love of the game. Success is key and is achieved by allowing the girls to develop early eye-hand coordination with coach pitch, but supporting with success off a tee when needed. The rules are similar to 8U Fastpitch, but have modifications including coach pitch and 10" softie ball. 6U Fastpitch is coordinated with surrounding local communities who want to provide a fun, competitive local travel environment for early fastpitch player development. 6U games are all about learning. You bat the lineup every inning even if 3 outs are achieved, however, there is no stealing, no leading off, and no walks. Coaches focus on the fundamentals of softball: throwing, catching, hitting, and base running. Players will learn to hit off of a “machine" to be ready for the transition to 8U by the end of the season.
Tryouts: There are no tryouts for 6U. Teams will be formed by schools and friend requests.
6U Spring Fastpitch Consists of:
- 1 practice a week
- 1 game per week (Mondays/Wednesdays)
- 1 tournament per season*
2022 Important 6U Spring Fastpitch Dates:
- Week of April 10th (weather dependent) - Team Practices Start
- Week of May 16th - First week of Games
- May 22nd - MGSA May Madness Tourney @ Legacy
- Week of June 27th - Last week of Season
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 and games.
Season: April through June
6U FASTPITCH-Fall *New for 2021!
Fall Fastpitch Season is when girls age-up to the next level. The rules are similar to 8U Fastpitch, but have modifications including coach pitch and 10" softie ball. The season is short, and there is a strong focus on player development and fun.
Fall 6U teams practice once per week. Games are on Saturdays at 9:30am and are in Minnetonka or short travel to west suburbs.
For 2021, if your daughter has a birth year of 2015 or 2016, she is eligible to play 6U fastpitch.
2021 Important 6U Fall Fastpitch Dates:
- Week of 8/9: Fall Practices Begin
- Games: 8/21, 8/28, 9/11, 9/18 *No games Labor Day Weekend (9/4)
- TBD, Fall Skills Clinic