The final rosters for 8u, 10u and 12u Travel are posted below.
Travel practices will start indoors the week of April 15th. Coaches will reach out to the players on their teams in the next week or so.
Join the MFA staff of former/current Collegiate coaches and players to learn fundamental and advanced concepts of fielding, throwing, receiving, hitting phases, bunting, conditioning, agility, and mental enhancement. Please wear athletic attire, bring a water bottle, and a snack (please bring a lunch if in the Junior/Advanced Camp). More information here.
Our 2019 Spring evaluation date is set! Evaluations will be held on Sunday March 17th. Watch for more details on times/schedule.
January 4: 5:30-9pm
January 11: 5:30-9pm
January 18: 5:30-9pm
January 25: 5:30-9pm
February 8: 5:30-9pm
February 15: 5:30-9pm
March 1: 6-9pm
March 8: 5:30-9pm
Slug Club Plus includes all the slug club dates above PLUS 12/11, 12/18, 12/27, 1/9, 1/23, 2/5, 2/12, 2/28, 3/6, 3/12 from 6-9 pm. These dates are ONLY open cage time.
|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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