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Rochester Youth Fastpitch Softball Association

NEXT RYFSA board meeting TBD

Centerstone Plaza Hotel

ASA Northern National Fastpitch Championship 10A & 12B

McQuillan Softball Complex (MAIN SITE) 1655 Marion Road SE Rochester, MN 55904 RYFSA Complex Hwy 14 East & 36th Ave. SE Rochester, MN 55904

Contact RYFSA

Phone: 507-287-1659


DIBS, Volunteering & Coaching

Do I have to Volunteer? 

RYFSA hosts camps, tournaments and special events that offer concessions & field/complex maintenance tasks to help keep registration fees down, defray tournament entry fees for our own teams, and to help cover facility and equipment maintenance and upgrade costs.

These activities require volunteer efforts to be successful. The volunteer requirement is 2 hours per registered player in the program but we do allow, although not encourage, buyouts for $100 per registrant.

A charge for the $100 Volunteer Fee will automatically be scheduled & charged to you at the end of the season if you do not complete your 2 DIBS hours, however, once the 2 hours of required volunteer work are completed, the $100 charge will be cancelled.  All registrants must complete Volunteer work before 11/1/2015.  


Do volunteers have choices or is a buyout available?

We do require a time commitment of 2 hours per registrant. There are a variety of volunteer times/activities but we realize that people have busy schedules and possibly multiple children involved in activities and it’s not always possible to donate time. To accommodate this, we do allow parents the option of a $100 buyout in lieu of their required volunteer hours. This allows us to hire replacement workers.

Head Coaches ONLY will receive their 2 hr. credit as they attend a mandatory coaches meeting, must pass a background check and concussion training.  They are responsible for all equipment, uniforms and scheduling practice & tournament entries.  We will however, let the Head Coach name ONE (1) Assistant Coach/Manager to receive their Dibs.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

DIBS DO NOT INCLUDE: Score keeping, planning team events or travel, updating websites, sending emails, or occasionally helping with practice.   Don't ask for Dibs unless the Head Coach approves it.  If there are Co-Head Coaches, then that's it for Dibs for that team. 


Coaching Fastpitch

Finding the right time for change-ups

01/14/2015, 2:30pm CST
By NFCA Educational Article

When is the right time to throw the change.....