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Slow Pitch Softball

2020 Season Update

The 2020 SlowPitch Softball season has been cancelled.

Key Dates

  • Registration Deadline: March 18th, 2020
  • Coaches Meeting: April 1st, 2020 [CANCELLED]
  • Opening Weekend: April 25th, 2020 [CANCELLED]
  • Mid-Season Tournament: May 29th – [CANCELLED]
  • End of Season Tournament: June 26th – [CANCELLED]

2020 Registration

Registration for 2020 is closed.

Background Check Form

The background check form is now online.  We will not be able to accept paper copies.  Complete it online.

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.


General Information

  • League games played on weeknights – 1 or 2 nights/week. Games may also be played in Champlin.
  • The season runs April 25th through June 28th - 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 2019 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 1/1/20
  • 8U (Coach Pitch) - girls ages 7 and 8 as of 1/1/20
  • 10U, 12U, 14U (Girls Pitch) - the 10U and older divisions are player pitch leagues. Pitching distance and rules vary by division.

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BPAA Slow Pitch News

2020 SlowPitch Softball Season Update

By BPAA SlowPitch Softball 05/19/2020, 10:15am CDT

Hi Softball Registrants-

We have been monitoring the recommendations State and the CDC as we look at options for playing SlowPitch Softball this year, from looking at a delayed season, alternative formats, or a season cancellation. 

Though a statewide commission was formed to create a catalog of sport return-to-play plans, it does not look like this plan will be inline with our Spring season.  With very heavy hearts, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 SlowPitch Softball season. 

What are the next steps:

  • We will be issuing a 100% refund to all participants.
    • Refund process will start on Thursday, May 14
    • If you paid with a credit card, the credit card will be credited for the payment
    • If you paid with cash or a check, a check from the city will be issued and mailed to them. Please note the check can take 2-3 weeks to receive.
    • If you have any questions or the credit card used is no longer active, please have them call 763-493-8333 between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM.
  • We will monitor conditions and recommendations from the CDC and Governor and if the current situation with COVID-19 changes, we will evaluate if there are options for a late summer or fall season.

We thank you for your patience as we havea worked through the options and the uncertainty during this time and if changes were going to be made to the CDC guidelines.

Looking forward to a great season in 2021!  Wishing the best to your families.   Stay healthy!

Respectfully Submitted,

BPAA, CDAA, and Maple Grove SlowPitch Softball

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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.