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Slow Pitch Softball

End of Season Tournament Schedule MORE UPDATES!

With Sunday's weather forecast still questionable, and with the weather seeming to cooperate Saturday, we have decided to move several of the 8U, 10U, and 12U games to be played Saturday evening.

For Sunday's games, we are changing the game length in all age groups, so that no new inning will start after 60 minutes, and the interval between game start times is now 70 minutes--the same as was used for Friday and Saturday.

These changes will open up more slack in the schedule at the end of the Sunday, allowing greater flexibility to compensate for any in-game rain delays which may occur.

This means that the start times for nearly all games on Saturday have changed.  Please see the updated schedule/brackets for the updated game times.

See the updated brackets for ALL age groups.  Updated game dates/times are highlighted in yellow.

Thanks again for your patience!

Bill Verkuilen, slowpitchscheduler@gmail.com

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 and Coon Rapids.
  • The season runs April 27th through June 23rd - 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 2018 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 1/1/19
  • 8U (Coach Pitch) - girls ages 7 and 8 as of 1/1/19
  • 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 CRAA at CRAAkids.com.

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BPAA Slow Pitch News

Board Members Needed

By BPAA SlowPitch Softball 10/27/2019, 6:45pm CDT

   
BPAA SlowPitch Softball Parents:

 

At the end of the 2019 season, many of our Board Members have moved on after years of commitment and volunteering to the BPAA SlowPitch Softball Program.

We are at a point where we need the next group of volunteers to join the Board or the 2020 SlowPitch Softball season is in jeopardy as we do not have a sufficient number of Board Members to run the season.  Successfully driving the season requires 6-8 board members.  We understand that people are busy, however, the girls need you to volunteer to ensure they can continue to play youth slow pitch softball in our community and build memories.

Please email bpaaslowpitch@gmail.com by November 15th with your interest in joining the Board.  It may sound like a lot, but it is a rewarding volunteer position that you will feel great about.

Board Member Information:

·      Meetings are held once a month and kept to 1 hour in duration.

·      New for 2020: Up to 1 child gets a waived registration fee for new Board Members who commit by November 15th for the first 8 Board Members in order of email date.

·      Previous Board Members will be available to help and transition new Board Members throughout the season.

·      Board Members do not need to have kids actively enrolled in the program, Grandparents, Aunts, Uncles and others are welcome on the board.

Now is the time to volunteer to ensure your girls can play Softball next year.  Thank you for your consideration.

Respectfully Submitted,

BPAA SlowPitch Softball Board

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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.