Here is the link to register your daughter for fall ball. Please review the schedule below. If your daughter is not able to play on a date of fall ball, please indicate that in the comment section of the registration so we can plan accordingly.
Check out the Fall Ball schedule below!
Fall league requires players to play at the level leading into the next summer season. Please register your daughter for the correct program.
8u- players born in 2011 and 2012
10u- players born in 2009 and 2010
12u- players born in 2008 and 2007
|7/8||Monday||Registration for 8u, 10u and 12u Fall Ball Begins|
|7/25||Thursday||Registration closes for fall ball|
|8/1||Thursday||Teams will be posted on our website by this date|
|8/5||Monday||STMA Fall Ball coaches meeting|
|8/8||Thursday||League Directors Meeting for coaches|
|8/12||Monday||Fall Ball Practices begin this week|
|8/24||Saturday||Week 1 league play for 8u and 10u|
|8/25||Sunday||Week 1 league play for 12u and 14u|
|9/7||Saturday||Week 2 league play for 8u and 10u|
|9/8||Sunday||Week 2 league play for 12u and 14u|
|9/14||Saturday||Week 3 league play for 8u and 10u|
|9/15||Sunday||Week 3 League play for 12u and 14u|
|9/21||Saturday||Week 4 league play for 8u and 10u|
|9/22||Sunday||Week 4 League play for 12u and 14u|
|9/28||Saturday||Fall Ball State for 8u and 10u|
|9/29||Sunday||Fall Ball State for 12u and 14u|
Fall ball is considered travel softball. All games are played outside of STMA. The location of the games are given to coaches the Wednesday prior to the game. All practices are held in STMA.
Fall ball is played using travel softball rules.
Our 2019-2020 14u / 16u evaluation date will be Monday July 29th. Wednesday July 31st will be the back up date if weather doesn't cooperate. Our 14u and 16u teams are formed in the fall. The teams play together for the fall season, participate in optional off season activities, then play the spring/summer season together. Watch for more details.
Join us on our STMA Girls Fastpitch Float for the St Michael Daze and Knights Parade on Saturday August 10th. If your daughter is interested in participating, please contact Jen Bozosi at email@example.com
We hope to see you there!!
|What age group should I register for?||Birth years of 2006/2007- 12u, Birth years of 2008/2009- 10u, Birth years of 2010/2011- 8u, Birth year of 2012 or younger- 6u|
|What League do we play in?||Big West Fastpitch League (10u, 12u, 14u Travel) East Wright County Fastpitch League (In house 10u, 12u, 14u)|
|When does practice start?||Travel teams will start mid April. In House Teams will start Approx May 6th|
|What days of the week do they play?||6u/8u/10u In house will play on Mondays and Wednesdays 10u travel generally plays on Tuesdays and Thursdays 12u travel generally plays on Mondays and Wednesdays 14u travel generally plays on Tuesdays and Thursdays|
|When do games start?||Travel games will start around May 6th (when fields are ready)|
|What time do games begin?||Games begin at 6 pm.|
|Are the games double headers?||Travel: Yes, all games are double headers In House 10u-14u: Yes. Travel: Yes, all games are double headers In House 10u-14u: Yes. In House 8u: No, one game per night|
|What size ball is used?||6u- 10" softie 8u/10u- 11" hard ball 12u/14u- 12" hard ball|
|Will 8u girls pitch?||No, the girls will use the blue flinger pitching machine|
|What are pitching distances?||10u- 35 feet. 12u- 40 feet. 14u- 43 feet|
|Are there tournament/ weekend games?||8u: Yes, the girls will play in one weekend tournament 10u, 12u, 14u EWCFL: Yes, they will play an avg of one wknd 10u-14u Travel: Yes, the teams play an average of 3-5 tournaments during the summer|
|What equipment do I need?||As an association we have some equipment available for teams to use- catching equipment, bats, some helmets. Here are our recommendations on equipment:|
|Cleats- for 10u and above. These are not required but recommended. Metal cleats allowed in 14u only. Younger kids can use soccer cleats if you already have them|
|Facemask- These are not required currently, but strongly recommended. These will be available to purchase thru our association beginning March 1st for $30. These are strongly recommended for girls playing infield 8u and older.|
|Helmets- Most players in our association have purchased their own blue rip-it helmet. These are available thru our association beginning March 1st. If you choose to purchase your own helmet, that is ok. The helmet must have a facemask and a chin strap. If your daughter does not purchase a helmet, she will be given one of our used helmets to carry in her bag for the season. These will be available to pick up March 17th.|
|Does my daughter need to be evaluated?||Travel: Yes, all players must go thru an evaluation on March 17th. This will help us form teams with girls of simiar abilities. EWCFL/In House 10u-14u: Yes, players will be evaluated on March 17th. This helps us create equally balanced teams for the summer season. 8u In house- No|
|Is the date set for the travel state qualifier and state tournament weekends?||Yes, the 10u/12u State Qualifier weekend is June 29th and 30th. The 10u/12u State Tournament weekend is July 13th and 14th (these dates are for travel players only)|
Dust off that bat and get ready to hit! Sign up today for the STMA Fastpitch Slug Club!
Exclusive hitting opportunity for 10U/12U/14U STMA Softball Association players. This is only open to players who play in our STMA softball programs.
This program is designed to give the dedicated player an opportunity to work on their hitting in the off-season and will allow players time to work on hitting at a variety of stations.
Slug Club Details:
The Slug Club cost is $100 and includes all dates above. This year slug club will include the use of 4 cages from 6-9 (open hitting) and some field space/training activities during select times (see our Facebook page) for the week’s field space offering). Examples may include throwing technique, open field space, bunting, outfield footwork. These trainings will be lead by coaches within our association.
Dates: 12/7, 12/14, 12/21, 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, 1/25, 2/8,2-15, 3/6, 3/8
• Slug Club will be held in the STMA Dome on the High School Campus
• 12u and 14u players may be dropped off at Slug Club. All 10u players must have a parent with them.
• Slug club is only open to players 10u-14u participating in the STMA GFA Program
Slug Club PLUS Details:
The Slug Club Plus cost is $130 and includes the regular slug club dates with field space and cage time PLUS open cage/hitting time on the following dates from 6-9 pm. These dates will be open hitting time only. During the additional dates/times below, a parent or guardian should plan to attend to feed the machine for your daughter.
Dates: 12/11, 12/18, 12/27, 1/9, 1/23, 2/5, 2/12, 2/28, 3/6, 3/12
Members in good standing are welcome to attend the next scheduled board meeting. Board meetings are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month or as scheduled.
JOIN THE BOARD!
STMA is looking to fill several open Board positions for the 2018-2019 seasons. These positions are the backbone to our association, its members, and our athletes. Without volunteers on the Board, our association would not be able exist.
Open Board Positions include: Webmaster, Volunteer Coordinator, In-House Director and At Large positions
Please consider volunteering for a board position. The involvement with STMA Girls Fastpitch is incredibly rewarding. Contact us for more info!
Please click the link below if you have interest in umpiring in-house 8U or EWCFL games. Umpires are assigned games as equally as possible and are paid.
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