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Gold League

2020 Gold State

We sent our plan for the gold state tournament to the City of Eden Prairie via the Arctic Blast and are waiting for approval. It calls for games to start for 14U/16U at 6:00PM on Friday night. The tournament would end Sunday by 6:00PM. There will not be any games at Jane Sage Cowles as we will not have access to the site.

Our plan calls for

  • Isolation of brackets/age groups to two (2) fields each. 
  • Teams will arrive/depart the fields via their own exits per age group.
    • 14U - Field 4 and 7
    • 16U - Field 5 and 6
    • 18U - Field 1 and 2

What does the Gold League fee include?

  • Entry fee is $550 per team
  • USA Softball rule book and score book
  • Minnesota Softball score book
  • We schedule all of your umpires and there are two (2) per game
  • State tournament entry fee
  • Gate fee for the Gold State Tournament (free to the public)
  • Gate fee at Jane Sage Cowles Stadium (free to the public)
  • Jane Sage Cowles Stadium rent
  • Two umpires per field at state
  • Three umpires per field in the championship games
  • Advancement for all teams to USA Softball Nationals

Dan Pfeffer

League Director

Phone: 952-250-3393

Dallas Apfelbacher

Umpire Coordinator

Phone: 612-756-1069

If you wish to apply to the league read the rules above for membership. There is not a form to fill out to apply. Send an email with whatever information you would like to make a compelling case for your teams to gain admittance.


You may start conducting tryouts on Monday, August 6th. USA Softball Nationals end on August 5th.


In 2019 tryout dates will move into late July as USA Softball moves their national championships into the last weekend of July. The date should be July 29, 2019.

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