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Slow Pitch Softball

If threatening weather is in the forecast, game status updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page. Note: no updates means games are still on as scheduled.

Text SLOWPITCH to 84483 to receive a text alert any time a game status update is posted.

Special Tournament Rules

1) No new inning will start after 60 minutes of play, except for ties.

  • Exception:  No time limit on 10U/12U/14U championships.  Time limit applies to all other games (3rd place, semifinals, 6U & 8U, etc.)

2) If a game is tied after the time limit and/or after seven innings, each subsequent half inning will start with a baserunner (the last player called out in the prior inning) on second base AND ONE OUT.

  • Exception:  No extra innings in 10U/12U/14U pool play.  Ties stand.

3) One defensive coach allowed in the field only at 6U.  No defensive coaches in the field at any other age levels.

4) No batting tees allowed at any age level.

5) Home team for all games determined by pre-game coin toss.

6) 6U-8U: Higher seed occupies 3rd base dugout.  10U-14U: Team listed first occupies 3rd base dugout. 

  • EXCEPTION: Team playing second  straight game on same field retains same dugout.

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BPAA Slow Pitch News

We have a number of positions opening up after this season, as this is the last year of slow pitch for many of our long standing committee members. If you'd like to be part of the ongoing mission to grow and improve our development/recreation league, we'd love to hear from you and get you introduced to the current board.

We try to keep it fun and not too much work for any of our members. With Slow Pitch being a relatively short season, the time commitment is manageable!

Visit the Committee Positions page for an overview of the committee positions.

Contact Theresa Strand at slowpitchchairman@gmail.com if you are interested, or join us at our next board meeting. Our next meeting is June 4 8:30pm at the Community Activity Center Grand Room 1 (note: meetings don't usually start this late, but full schedules this month!).

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General Information

  • League games played on weeknights – 1 or 2 nights/week. Games may also be played in Champlin and Coon Rapids.
  • The season runs April 21st through June 24th - softball season is over before July 4th weekend and does not overlap with the BPAA soccer season.
  • Registration fee includes a full-color memory book at the end of the season!
  • Scholarships Available! Families may qualify for a 50% Fee reduction! Must provide your 2017 tax information when you register!
  • Team bats provided - players should provide own glove and are strongly encouraged to have own helmet
  • We need coaches! Parents - please indicate interest on the registration form!

Game Nights?

  • Regular season games for the 6U, 8U and 12U division are played on Mondays and Wednesdays.
  • Regular season games for the 10U and 14U divisions are played on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Questions?

Should my daughter play slow pitch or fast pitch? What equipment is needed? Where are practices? Or any other questions you have, please email us at bpaaslowpitch@gmail.com.

How is the Program Organized?

Our program has leagues for children as young as 5 years old!

  • 6U (Skills Competitions and Coach Pitch) – must be 5 yrs. old by 1/1/18
  • 8U (Coach Pitch) - girls ages 7 and 8 as of 1/1/18
  • 10U, 12U, 14U (Girls Pitch) - the 10U and older divisions are player pitch leagues. Pitching distance and rules vary by division.
  • 16U (Girls Pitch) - the 16U division is coordinated by the Coon Rapids Athletic Association (CRAA). You can sign up as a team or individual. All games are played in Coon Rapids. Please contact Frank Skibbe (contact info available at CRAAkids.com).

A Special Note to Parents

It's easy to be taken in by our own competitiveness and forget our manners when watching our children participate in games and practices. Many of the game officials and all of the coaches you will come in contact with are volunteers. Others are teenagers trying to learn how to officiate at a very basic level and earn a little money while doing so.

They are going to make decisions you don't agree with. They may even make some calls that are wrong. If you feel you must criticize someone, please do it privately in a calm manner.

If we all remember that Coaches coach, Players play and Parents cheer, everyone's experience with youth sports will be a lot more fun.