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Club 612 will organize 8U through 18U fastpitch teams for the fall season. Fall Ball is considered a developmental season. The game and practice schedule is more relaxed than summer ball. Teams play 4 weeks of double headers one day per week and finish the season in week 5 with the state tournament. Coaches try to practice one day per week. Since multi-sport athletes play fall ball, attendance requirements are modified to allow greater flexibility. The short five week season gives new families an affordable taste of travel fastpitch. For seasoned players, it is a a time for fun and growth.
Games and Practices: Games are double-headers on Saturday or Sunday afternoons. There are no "home" games in Minneapolis. Games are scheduled at multi-field facilities. in the greater Metro with some travel in the 60-90 minute range. Practices will start prior to the first game.
Evaluations: Club 612 will schedule a player evaluation and mandatory parent's meeting prior to practices. The club will use the registration e-mail you included with your sign-up to communicate this date. We will also post the date on this website and in our mass e-mails to the club. There will be a non-refundable* $25 evaluation fee. Total roster spots and number of teams will be determined by sign-ups.
Equipment: Players will be required to provide their own glove, pants, softball shoes (metal cleats allowed 14U and up) and fielder's mask -required 10U-12U and encouraged for all levels. Club 612 will provide bats, a limited number of helmets, balls, catcher's gear (you can also use your own), practice equipment,
Batting helmets with mask and chin strap. (Required).
Bats (ASA Approved) For a complete list of legal bats visit the ASA’s Web site at www.asasoftball.com.
Softball Bag: To hold items such as --- sunscreen, bug spray, batting gloves, sweatpants, sweatshirt, raincoat, ball for glove, glove oil, hat, visor, or sunglasses, extra shoelaces, dry socks, and a small amount of money.
How To Get More Girls Out For Fall Ball?
At 612 we are very proud of our approach to building teams, allowing girls to pick and chose their seasons. While we anticipate good demand for our programs, players and parents play a role in the health of our program. If you have played for 612 in the past or attended clinics, you can help out by spreading the word to friends and neighbors. The girls can help by reaching out to a school teammate who didn't play during the summer, or recruiting new girls who might be intrigued by the game but who don't know where to get started.
What is So Great About Fall Ball?
For those unfamiliar, Fall Ball is a shorter season, and is 100% focused on team-building and player development. Fall ball is designed for beginners and experienced players and is a great opportunity for players of all levels to advance their skills. Fall is a great time for softball. The weather is still excellent allowing teams to get valuable weekday practices in and games on the weekends.
There will be no games over the Labor Day weekend.