Minnesota Softball is extending its suspension of all league-sponsored activities until May 18, following the continued direction from Governor Walz and the Minnesota Department of Health. While we don’t know if or when we’ll be able to resume play, we would like to share some promising information with you about a proposal currently being reviewed by the governor.
Safe Play: Back to the Diamond Proposal
The principal organizing bodies for youth baseball and softball in the Twin Cities: MYAS (Gopher State), MBL, and Minnesota Softball, are working jointly with members of the Governor’s staff this week to discuss a plan for reopening baseball and softball in a safe manner. That plan, if approved, would involve detailed guidelines related to hygiene and social distancing measures to be taken by leagues and teams in order to resume play. A copy of the Joint Statement released by these organizations is attached. They are proposing that single-team practices be allowed to begin on May 18 with games starting sometime between May 29 and June 1. These dates, of course, are subject to change based on feedback from the State of Minnesota. The organizers of this effort have created a Facebook page to share information and get feedback. Please follow the page if you are interested in staying up to date on the plan.
What Does This Mean for Minnesota Softball?
It remains Minnesota Softball’s intention to play ball and maximize our baseball and softball season if we are given clearance by the state. At that time, we will:
We will send updates as soon we have more information. In the meantime, stay safe and keep playing catch! And please contact us with any questions.
Thank you for your continued passion and patience. Updates will be posted as soon as we get them on the following online assets:
Please stay safe.
Brian, Dan, and Tom
We are officially cancelling the March 30th meeting.
Once the Mounds View School District reconvenes I will set up a time in mid-April to pick up your rulebook, scorebooks, and softballs if you ordered them. After the designated date your supplies will be available at our offices in Medina.
Please continue registering your teams online and mail in your final payments. I will not cash any more checks until we have more information.
After March 30th I will start building team pages and work on schedules. Planning must start and continue in order for us to have a season. We are also working on contingency plans.
If your association decides against playing for the summer season we completely understand and are sympathetic to that situation. No one knows what the future holds so we will continue to plan and assess as we know more.
Ultimately the government is going to advise us as to what is going to happen with our season. When they do, we will update you.
Registrations for 2020 are now live for your 10U-16U teams
Tri County director meetings are for directors only. Any new associations wishing to join the league must call Tom Bye for an invite only. This includes per bylaws associations with less then 3 teams must also present to the directors.
December 2nd, 2019 starting at 7:00pm at Crooked Pint Ale House in Maplewood
February 24th, 2020 starting at 7:00pm at Crooked Pint Ale House in Maplewood and is the deposit meeting.
March 30th, 2020 is the final director's meeting starting at 7:00pm at Highview Middle School. All teams must be registered on line and final payments received.
The Tri County Fastpitch League was established in 1972 to promote fastpitch softball for girls in the St. Paul/Minneapolis metropolitan area and now part of Western Wisconsin. The league acts as a clearinghouse for interested communities, and limits it's self to the scheduling of league games between member associations, determines State tournament advancing and corresponding player eligibility standards.
If you are trying to get a hold of Tom Bye email him at tbye@JOsoftball.com
Registrations will remain open until March 30th.
If you see this text box appear when you log in it means you are NOT a registered user of NGIN on this site. You must click on this box to become a member.
Remember, you only need ONE NGIN account across ANY sport. However, with each sport OR web site you must be a member of that site. If you don't become a member and just log in it will APPEAR as if you are logged in but you are NOT.
Coaches read all the information (on the teams tab- getting started section) to create your NGIN user account. Once you login look for the Edit mode/User mode switch and then edit your team page. (you will not see this switch until you log in AND are at YOUR team page)
IF you entered your team online this should not be an issue this year.