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8-Under Focus MEETING
Medina Entertainment Center
Address: 500 Highway 55, Medina, MN 55340
February 18th, 2019
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Going in to our 5th official league year we appreciate any feedback that you can provide. We have grown from 26 teams to 60 teams in 2018. Even if you are not currently participating we want to hear your opinion. For those of you that have been around for a long time remember when 10-under was added? We now have over 200 teams in the metro area alone.
Our goal for the 2019 season is to have 70+ teams participate.
Please note. The last two pages of the power point are notes shared by Bloomington and Minnetonka on how their associations have grown their 8-Under programs.
Thank you to Molly and Kelly for sharing!
In order to ensure the coaches can focus on instruction with players at the 8U level, the home team will provide a non coach parent umpire/or a youth cadet umpire if you had one trained. The parent ump/cadet will keep track of the pitch count and strikes as well as enforce the rules set forth for the 8U league. Should the parent ump/cadet question a play, they may defer to offense and defense coaches in field to help make the final call.
Coaches: add your contact information and add your home field links on your schedule. 5 minutes of work will save YOU hours and hours of time. Below are the quick links.
Information getting access to your team page is found on the Team Pages main page under getting started.
I receive many emails with the same requests. I will copy this link back to you if you don't try these steps first.
Attention all 8U coaches. ALL teams that have played in the league do not have to qualify for State, you are automatically entered. Due to the growth of the league (thank you) this years state tournament will be held at two locations on July 7th and 8th. The $100.00 gate fee will be made payable to Either Rosemount Fastpitch or Bloomington Fastpitch and turned in at check in.
There is no tournament registration form.
If you are unable to participate please email me by JUNE 28th.
The initial rules were created by Minnesota Softball Staff after consulting with many other states about how they conduct 8U softball. The idea is to get kids playing short games, learn how to play the game properly, and to enjoy playing the sport. The premise of this is not to develop pitchers. You can and should work on pitching during every single practice, with every single kid. If you have a kid that is an advanced player for that age, place them on a 10U team if feasible. Now entering our 4th year being organized the rules have evolved to meet the needs of associations and coaches to help make the sport better and to make it grow.
These rules were modified at the February 12, 2018 8-Under focus meeting.
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