The summer individual registration is $ 175 (plus must do 1 EVENT slot or pay a buy out of an additional $100 per player).
- Play roughly 6 weeks of double header league games once a week (In the SFC league on Thursday nights). 1st game goes towards record, 2nd game does not. Teams may decide to practice on their own each week as well. Roughly half of the games will be out of town to surrounding SE MN communities.
-1st week of games is first week of June.
- Play in Summer Heat tournament in Rochester June 10th/11th
- Play in an end of season SFC tournament July 15th/16th
- Teams will have the opportunity to play in 1 more tournament and state.
To be eligible your player must have a birth year of 2004, 2005, 2006, or 2007.
New Players and Previous summer 8U players: (10U and up) is going to be required to purchase a brand new jersey ($25). In future seasons this will be optional and if your jersey still fits and is in good shape you will not have to buy another one until you are ready.
Returning players (10U and up): Please check your jersey. If it still fits and is in good shape, you do not need to order a new one. If you do not buy a jersey and later decide you need one after registration, a $50 fee will be charged in order to get a jersey made.
We are using a proven system that allows odd and even numbers to go with odd and even birth years. This works for the majority of our players to ensure there are no duplicate numbers on a team. A number will be randomly assigned to your player and will be their number throughout all their seasons in RYFSA. No sharing of jerseys as the number is assigned to the player. If a player does not wear their assigned jersey and their is a duplicate, the player not assigned to that number will be charged $50 in order to get a jersey made.
All of the RYFSA teams are coached by volunteer coaches. It is important we get volunteers to help run RYFSA softball and coaches are one of the most important pieces to make seasons successful for these young ladies.
At HS there will be 2 coaches if possible
Our HS coordinator is the contact person and can help you with questions.
Coaches can help a team succeed by:
1) Making sure the girls are having a blast.
2) Making sure the parents know when games and practices are, what your expectations are for what they wear and when they show up, and communicate any urgent messages like rainouts or schedule changes.
3) Improve in their understanding and skills of softball. We have a staff of board members, coaches, and committees ready to help with this part. There will be a coaches meeting where we go over everything we can think of to make your job easier (April 23rd, more info to come).
All head coaches will need to be ACE certified, concussion trained, and background checked. Assistant coaches need to be concussion trained and background checked. This information and the links will be provided to you once teams are made from your age coordinators.