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RYFSA Summer Softball


This page is dedicated to the families and players of Rochester, MN who are interested in summer fastpitch softball.  

RYFSA offers youth fastpitch softball players an opportunity to play and compete with league play (SFC) and tournaments.  

From Kindergarten through High School, we have a program for you.  

If you are a team from another community please visit the the SFC page for more information about league play.  


Registration closes March 6th (Wednesday) at midnight. Teams will be made based on pitchers/catchers, coaches and HS.

(6u and 8u based on elementary school). 


Who has to be evaluated?

10u (including 8u play ups), 12U, and 14U players wanting to be on a gold team, all pitchers/catchers, and 10U/12U/ players wanting to be on a tournament team. 

When are evaluations?

Saturday March 9th from 9 AM - 12PM.  These times are a rough ending and they could run early or later then posted. 

10u: 9-10:15

12u: 9:45-11

14u: 10:45-12

Who doesn't need to be evaluated?

Players who only wish to be on a silver team and club players. If on a club team outside of Stix, please email to state what club team your child plays for. 

*Club players must be able to commit to the game schedule.


Coordinator: Chad Buchmann

League Nights: Tuesday/Thursday practice or game

Read More about 6U


Coordinator: Joe Thompson

League Nights: Monday Practice, Wednesday Games

Read More about 10U


Coordinator: Jen Stewart

League Nights: Monday/Wednesday Games

Read More about 14U


Coordinator: Chad Buchmann

League Nights: Tuesday/Thursday practice or game

Read More about 8U


Coordinator: Alyssa Batt

League Nights: Tuesday/Thursday Practice or Game (1 night double headers other night practice)

Read More about 12U


Coordinator: Holly Schmitz

League Nights: Thursday Games

Read More about HS

What is NOT provided in the registration fee?

There are several items that are not covered:

  • Gloves (required)
  • Sliders (optional)
  • Cleats (optional, but recommended: metal cleats are not allowed unless 14u and up)
  • Black softball pants
  • Water Bottles: Players should be responsible for providing their own water 

*Helmets - Each team is provided team helmets, but we strongly recommend each player have her own helmet, if possible. Each helmet MUST have a mask, and both the helmet and mask MUST be stamped NOCSAE. Colors and Designs are optional, but reflective surfaces and yellow helmets may be ruled as distracting by some umpires.

*Bats- Each team is provided with 1-2 team bats for 12u and under. If you choose to purchase a bat it needs to be stamped with the USA or ASA logo. 

Please contact RYFSA: if you have any questions. 

Family Max Benefit

If you are a family with three or more children in the program, please reach out to for further information. 


There are NO refunds for summer registration. An insurance option will be provided at the end of your registration to cover your player's season. It is not required, but strongly recommended you take advantage of this feature. 

Need Financial Assistance?

RYFSA provides financial assistance to those players who are not able to afford the total cost of registration. Our goal is to provide an opportunity to all girls who wish to play. Please fill out the financial assistance form that is available during registration. Financial assistance is only given for 2 seasons and proper forms must be completed.