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Competitive Softball

2024 ERAA Traveling Softball Key Dates

Here are the key dates for the 2024 travel softball season (as of January 1, 2024):

Summer Season:

  • League Games:
    • 8U - Wednesdays, starting May 1
    • 10U - Tues/Thur, starting May 2
    • 12U - Mon/Wed, starting April 29
    • 14U - Tues/Thur, starting May 23
  • State Qualifier Tournaments 10U/12U - June 22-23
  • State Tournaments 8U/10U/12U - June 29-30
  • State Qualifier Tournaments 14U - July 13-14
  • NAFA Nationals 8U/10U/12U - July 18-21
  • Monsta Championships 8U/10U - July 25-28
  • State Tournaments 14U - July 20-21
  • NAFA Nationals 14U - July 25-28
  • Monsta Championships 12U/14U - August 1-4

Fall Season:

  • Fall Ball Week 1 - August 17-18
  • Fall Ball Week 2 - August 24-25
  • Fall Ball Week 3 - September 7-8
  • Fall Ball Week 4 - September 14-15
  • Fall State Tournaments - September 21-22

Traveling/Competitive Program

Below is information regarding our Traveling/Competitive Softball program.

  • Teams play in the Tri-County Fastpitch League
  • League games are played twice a week
  • Teams play other teams from metro area communities
  • Teams play at the A, B, or C level
  • Teams are formed based upon results of tryouts
  • Teams have many practices throughout the season
  • Teams play three weekend tournaments as well as the Tri-County state qualifier tournament during the season
  • Most teams move on to play in the state tournament
  • Teams could possibly play in the mid-west Nationals tournament (optional; and if qualified)
  • Level of play is far more competitive than that of the In-House/Rec program
  • Growth, development, and opportunity are the focus of the program, including off-season development opportunities 

Offseason Training Opportunities

The fall/winter months provide a great opportunity for the girls to develop their skills without the game to game pressure to produce results.  To facilitate this, we have compiled a list of coaches and trainers that are available for private lessons, particularly for pitching and/or hitting.   

In addition, ERAA will host a series of off-season training opportunities to improve your skills starting in January and ending in April.  Thursdays at M Health Fairview will focus on throwing/fielding, and Sundays at Great Lakes will focus on hitting as well as pitching/catching. 

See futher information on the Off-Season Training tab of our website.

Britton Wolf and Derek Goodnature
ERAA Coach/Player Development Directors

Dan Eberhard
ERAA Softball Travel Director


The East Ridge Athletic Association- Softball program is utilizing the Trusted Coaches Membership Program. The Trusted Coaches program is a comprehensive membership program that offers essential training, education and screening necessary for a youth coach via a nationwide criminal background check‚ first-aid trainingconcussion instruction and Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® character education course.



Coach Application

Jump to Coach Application in the Coach's Corner

Dan Eberhard

Travel/Competitive Softball Director