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Southeast Fastpitch Conference

2023 SFC League Information

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Wednesday Jan. 18th - 7pm via ZOOM.  League Information Meeting.


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Wednesday Feb. 15th - 6:45-8:45pm.  Scheels Conference Room (Apache Mall, 2nd Floor, near the firearms)


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League Rules

8U Format

2022 16U and High School

Rules: Games shall begin at 6 pm and no inning shall begin after 1hr 15min from the first pitch. Two 7-inning games will be played (time permitting), with a 5-minute break between games.  In case of weather, 4 ½ or 5 innings is considered complete. Home team  provide balls and is home the first game, visitor the second game. 16 /18U utilizes a 43 ft. pitching rubber.

Hoffman Rule

For ages 8U, 10U, and 12U, the Hoffman Rule will be mandatory for both games of the doubleheader. For ages 14U, 16U, and 18U, the Hoffman Rule will be optional for the first game of the double header and mandatory for the second game. Decision on lineup is to be communicated with both the opposing coach and home plate umpire during the pregame meeting.

Division Information


  • Game Nights: Tuesday OR Thursday (1 a week)

10U:  This is a SE (local) Minnesota league.  It is an instructional league with the emphasis on softball fundamentals and participation. 

  • Game Nights: Wednesday

12U:  This is a SE (local) Minnesota traveling league.  We offer a Silver division for those players still developing and a gold division for those players that require a bit more competition.

  • Game Nights:  Tuesday or Tuesday & Thursday

14U: This is a SE Minnesota traveling league.  As age increases, so does the competition, so you will get your chance to try your skills against some better softball players. 

  • Game Nights: Monday or Monday & Wednesday

High School: This is a SE Minnesota traveling league. Most of the players in these age brackets are people you have played with or against in the high school softball leagues.

  • Game Nights: Thursday

Southeast Fastpitch Conference 2022

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2023 Important Dates/Deadlines:

- January 18th - Zoom Information Meeting
- February 15th - In Person (Scheels) & Live Stream Rules and League Discussion Meeting
-April 24th - All league registrations and League Fees Due
-May 7th Final Schedules posted online
-May 23rd First week of Games

- July 15th & 16th SFC League Tournament

USA Softball Age Chart

Policy on SFC Team Registration

RYFSA & SFC will not allow rogue/renegade/independent teams to register or participate in their sponsors events. They must be individually registered in RYFSA or their local community organization.

"Renegade/Independent":   A "renegade/independent" team is defined as any team that is comprised of players who have chosen to bypass their local association.



Mark Benfield

RYFSA Umpire-in-Chief (UIC)

Phone: 815-295-4733

SFC General Questions

RYFSA Board of Directors

RSC Field Dimensions in Feet

Field Foul Lines Center Field
RSC1 205 220
RSC2 205 220
RSC3 200 200
RSC4 200 200
RSC5 200 200
RSC6 120 120
RSC7 200 200
RSC8 (EW) 200 200

USA Softball Minnesota By-laws

SFC Documents to help Coaches & Managers