Information about the upcoming Edina Softball season! Read the information below and if you have additional questions, please reach out to Cassie Bonstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-720-4641!
WHAT AGE GROUP DO I SIGN MY CHILD UP FOR?
Please sign your child up according to the grade level she is in NOW for the 2020/2021 school year. For example, if your daughter is currently in 1st grade, she will play in our K-1 league.
WHEN ARE PRACTICES/GAMES?
K-1 league: Thursday evenings at 6:30pm
2-3 league: Mondays and Wednesday evenings after 6pm, only Mondays until the school year ends,
4-5 league: Tuesdays and Thursdays after 6pm, only Tuesdays until the school year ends
6-8 league: Monday double-headers after 6pm
9-12 league: Wednesday evenings
HOW LONG IS THE SEASON?
The season begins the first week of May and goes through July 18, 2021. There are no preseason clinics being offered this year.
PLEASE REFER TO OUR FAQ PAGE FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION!
We are rapidly approaching the 2021 Edina Girls Slow-Pitch Softball season. While we are putting in place the necessary COVID-19 related precautions, our goal is to still offer the same family-friendly experience that focuses on teaching players the rules and skills of softball while also encouraging good sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-confidence. With that goal in mind, the Edina Softball Association Board needs your time and effort to make this season successful. Several board members have retired due to daughters having aged-out of the program and we urgently need additional board members. Email Andrew Jarmuz at email@example.com if you are interested in joining the board or have questions about available positions. Thank you!
When it comes to choosing a slowpitch softball glove, it's important to consider the age and size of the player. As she grows and becomes more skilled, she will need a larger glove to match her skills and expectations.
In slowpitch girls and women's softball (as well as adult co-ed) we use an 11” ball, while in fastpitch and men's leagues they will use 12".
You will find the size marked on the thumb or last finger the glove. Also, you will find that various brands (Mizuno, Easton, Louisville, Wilson) size their gloves differently.
For K-3, a glove between 9-11" is recommended. For the youngest players, some gloves are so small that a ball can barely fit inside. However, the player's hand and strength might not be enough to handle a glove that is much bigger. We use Incrediballs at the K-1 level so injury is avoided, but at grades 2-3, a proper fitting glove is important.
For grades 4-6: 10-11". Again, this can depend on the size and strength of the player.
For grades 7th through adult: 11.5-12.5"
Most girls are ready to move to a bigger glove in 7th grade, usually the last one that they might need.
Finally, whatever glove you pick, please take a Sharpie and write your contact info. Many, many gloves are left behind every year.
Please consider supporting the Edina Softball organization with your time and talent. We currently have volunteer and board roles open for the 2021 Season. If you are interested in attending a Softball Board Meeting reach out to Andrew at firstname.lastname@example.org
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The City of Edina will update their weather hotline if games are canceled due to weather. Keep in mind this line is not updated after 4:30 p.m. Updates after 4:30 p.m. will come from the website, Facebook page or team coaches.
The Edina Softball Association (ESA) offers recreational and travel slow-pitch softball for Edina girls grades K-12.
ESA goals include having fun, teaching the rules and skills of softball, encouraging good sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-confidence.