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Raptor Recreational Fastpitch

2023 In House Softball General Info

2023 Registration Now Available!!!
Registration is open until April 1st, 2023

ERAA In House Softball is part of the Southeast Metro Softball League (SEML), in coordination with teams from Woodbury, Cottage Grove, and St. Paul Park. 

Registration available for the following levels based on current grade:

Tee-Ball (Pre-K and K) Practices Tuesdays, Games Thursdays. Games end with a tournament on June 24. Players hit off a tee and may elect to have coach pitch later in the season.

Pitchball (grades 1 & 2) Games Mondays and Wednesdays, Practices one day a week (likely Sunday). Players hit off a manual pitching sling.

Pee Wee (grades 3 & 4) Games Tuesdays and Thursdays, Practices one day a week (likely Sunday). Kid pitch. Umpires provided.

Rookies (grades 5 & 6) Games Mondays and Wednesdays, Practices one day a week (likely Sunday). Kid pitch. Umpires provided.

Minors (grades 7 & 8) Games Tuesdays and Thursdays, Practices one day a week (likely Sunday). Kid pitch. Umpires provided.

Majors (grades 9-12) Games Mondays and Wednesdays, Practices one day a week (likely Sunday). Kid pitch. Umpires provided.

If ERAA does not receive enough registrants to field a team at any level, we will work with other SEML associations to combine to form a team.

**Practice may start in APRIL (weather permitting).**

Games start May 8 and run through mid-July, ending with a tournament July 14-16. Select players from each team may also participate in an All Star game on July 8. Tee-ball end of season tournament is June 24.

Practices are located in Woodbury, Cottage Grove, or Newport.

Games are located in Woodbury, Cottage Grove, Newport, or St. Paul Park.

Equipment Needs

Player registration includes a jersey. 

Each player needs:

  • Batting helmet with chin strap and face guard.
  • Fielder's mask
    • ERAA requires fielder's masks at all positions. They are adjustable and can be worn for many years to protect your player's face.
  • Glove
  • Bat
    • ERAA has a limited number of bats available. We recommend each player having their own bat to limit sharing equipment.
  • Cleats
    • Optional, especially for tee-ball and pitchball. Highly recommended for peewee and up.
    • CANNOT be metal cleats
  • Softball Pants
    • Optional. Highly recommended for peewee and up.

 

Melissa Sundmark

Recreational Softball Director