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Competitive Softball

2020 ERAA Softball Traveling Tryout Information

The 2020 Travel Tryouts are scheduled for Saturday, September 21 at 8:30-noon (2009 birth year or later) and 11:00-3:00 (2008 birth year or earlier).  We will be sending out e-mails regarding registration in the upcoming weeks.  If you have not been receiving e-mail updates, please contact Hank Spuhler ( to be added to the distribution list.

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 ( or Hank Spuhler ( 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


The East Ridge Athletic Association- Softball program is utilizing the Trusted Coaches Membership Program for the 2018-19 seasons. 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