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Competitive Softball

2020 ERAA Traveling Softball Key Dates

Here are the key dates for the upcoming 2020 travel softball season:

  • May 4, 2020:  League play starts for 12U (Mon-Wed)
  • May 7, 2020:  League play starts for 10U (Tues-Thurs)
  • May 19, 2020: League play starts for 14U (Tues-Thurs)
  • June 26-28, 2020:  Tri-County State Qualifiers (all ages)
  • July 11-12, 2020: 12U State Tournament
  • July 16-19, 2020: 12U NAFA Nationals (Eagan)
  • July 18-19, 2020: 10U and 14U State Tournament
  • July 23-26, 2020: NAFA Nationals for 10U (Cottage Grove) and 14U (Eden Prairie)
  • July 30-August 2, 2020:  Monsta Nationals (all ages)
  • August 7-9, 2020: All-Star Weekend

Offseason Training Opportunities

The fall/winter months provide a great opportunity for the girls to tweak 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.  Please contact Shane Seif (saseif@gmail.com) or Hank Spuhler (eraatravelsoftball@gmail.com) with any questions. 

In addition, ERAA will again host a series of off-season training opportunities to improve your skills starting in January - every Thursday through April. 

Thank you again for support ERAA Softball,


Shane Seif
ERAA Director of Coach/Player Development

Hank Spuhler
ERAA Softball Travel Director

TRAVEL COACH CERTIFICATION

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.

 

 

Hank Spuhler

ERAA Travel Softball Director

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 fall tryouts
  • Teams have many practices throughout the season
  • Teams play three association tournaments as well as the Tri-County tournament during the season
  • Some teams move on to play in the state tournament and possibly the mid-west Nationals tournament
  • Level of play is far more competitive than that of the Rec program
  • Growth, development, and opportunity are the focus of the program