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Slow Pitch Softball

UPDATE: OPENING DAY HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO SATURDAY MAY 5 AND MOVED TO NOBLE SPORTS PARK

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2018 Season Schedules Will Be Revised!

 

Please note that season schedules are being revised to adjust to opening day being postponed until May 5. Some game dates, times and locations will change for all teams.

However, all games will still be scheduled on the normal game nights for each age division. The dates for the mid-season tournament and end-of-season tournament have not changed.

New schedules should be available by April 30.

 

Upcoming Key Dates

  • April 28: Opening day - Postponed
  • May 5: Opening Day
  • May 15-16: Picture Day
  • May 18-20: Mid-Season Tournament
  • June 22-24: End of Season Tournament

Opening Day - Saturday May 5 (New Date!)

 

Opening Day ceremonies and games will be held at Noble Sports Park.

9:00am - 9:30am - all teams are invited to join us for opening ceremonies. Teams will be introduced and take a lap around the field, followed by guest speakers, National Anthem and ceremonial first pitch.

9:45am - 4:30pm - Play ball! All teams will kick off their season with their first league game. Games are spread throughout the day. Game times will be posted later this week.

Our concession stand will be open through the day!


BPAA Slow Pitch News

Opening Day has been postponed to Saturday May 5 and moved to Noble Sports Park (4600 95th Ave N, Brooklyn Park, MN 55443).

Please note that season schedules are being revised to adjust to the new start date. Some game dates, times and locations will change for all teams.

However, all games will still be scheduled on the normal game nights for each age division. The dates for the mid-season tournament and end-of-season tournament have not changed.

New schedules should be available by April 30.

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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).

Game Status: If threatening weather is in the forecast, check here for the status of today's games.

Test message: Text SLOWPITCH to 84483 to receive weather alerts from BPAA Slowpitch Softball !!

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.

Opening Day!

Photos from Opening Day 2017, where 48 teams from BPAA, CRAA, CDAA and MG Park & Recreation kicked off their season at Zane Sports Park.