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Southeast Fastpitch Conference

2024 SFC League Information

New Email

There is a new email for SFC related questions:

mnsfcleague@gmail.com


League Rules

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.


Travel Expectations

Our league spans across southeast Minnesota, offering a diverse and exciting softball experience. As part of our commitment to providing competitive opportunities for all teams, we want to transparently share our expectations regarding travel for away games.

Travel Expectations:

The geographical center of our league resides near Byron or Rochester. Teams situated farther from this central point will average more travel.  However, all teams occasionally will travel longer distances at least once —typically between 60-75 miles—for away games. While these instances are infrequent, they're essential for maintaining the league's balance and ensuring every team has the chance to participate.

Shared Travel Responsibility:

We strive to distribute longer travel commitments evenly throughout the summer season, minimizing the impact on any single team. Our aim is to create a fair and balanced schedule for all participating communities.

Community Support:

We greatly appreciate the understanding and support of all the communities involved in the SFC League. It's crucial that players and families are aware of and embrace these travel expectations as we work together to foster a thriving softball environment.

Thank you for being part of the SFC League family, where fairness and sportsmanship go hand in hand.

Division Information

8U:  

  • 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 Thursday 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 Wednesday 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 2024

For more information email us at mnsfcleague@gmail.com 

2024 MN Softball Dates

· June 29-30, 2024 – State Tournaments (GOLD, 8U, 10U, and 12U).

· July 13-14, 2024 –SFC Tournament

· July 20-21, 2024 – Monsta Championships (8U).

· July 20-21, 2024 – State Tournaments (14U and HS).

· July 25-28, 2024 – Monsta Championships (10U).

· July 25-28, 2024 – USA Softball Nationals (ages and dates vary).

· August 1-4, 2024 – Monsta Championships (12U, 14U, and HS).

· August 5, 2024 – Tryouts begin for the 2025 season.

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.

YOUTH PLAYER ELIGIBILITY USA Softball Minnesota

 

Mark Benfield

RYFSA Umpire-in-Chief (UIC)

Phone: 815-295-4733

SFC General Questions

SFC League Director

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


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