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Through individualized instruction and appropriate competition in fastpitch softball, the RYFSA provides Rochester area youth with the opportunity to improve their individual fastpitch skills, team-building skills, and their appreciation for the sport. Team building skills include: good sportsmanship, honesty, loyalty, commitment, respect, cooperation, good work ethic, leadership, self-esteem and a positive attitude.

SCHEELS is the exclusive retailer for RYFSA

Welcome 16U/18U State Tournament

Based on the MN Softball 16U/18U State tournament page  your teams are scheduled to play this weekend in Rochester.  We'd like to congratulate you on your season and say we look forward to hosting your team this weekend.   

  We wanted to provide you with hotel leads for this event that provide special pricing for your teams.  Please use this event page to book your rooms to guarantee the best rates.  


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DIBS, Volunteering & Coaching


Why Volunteer?

RYFSA is run entirely by volunteers. Some of them put extraordinary effort into making the program possible. Our program has grown and we need volunteers to keep it running. Many hands make light work and the program has functional requirements that require many hands to complete. This is a program for all of our kids and the more people who volunteer, the stronger the program is. The more effective we are at fundraising, coaching, and organizing, the lower the cost of meeting the need.  


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 1 EVENT SLOT (hours differ depending on how much work is needed during that slot), although not encourage, buyouts for $125 per registrant.

A charge for the $125 Volunteer Fee will automatically be scheduled & charged to you at the end of the season if you do not complete your 1 EVENT SLOT pre player, however, once the 1 EVENT SLOT of required volunteer work are completed, the $125 charge will be cancelled.  All registrants must complete Volunteer work before 11/1/2024.


Do volunteers have choices or is a buyout available?

We do require a time commitment of 1 event slot 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 $125 buyout in lieu of their required volunteer hours. This allows us to hire replacement workers.

Head Coaches ONLY will receive their 1 EVENT SLOT credit as they attend a mandatory coaches meeting, must pass a background check, ACE certification, and concussion training They are responsible for all equipment, uniforms and scheduling practice & tournament entries.  We will however, let the Head Coach/age coordinator 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. 


How do I sign-up for my volunteer shift(s)?