The Edina Softball Association (ESA) is monitoring the COVID-19 situation closely to ensure we are aligned with direction provided by various government agencies including the State of Minnesota, City of Edina and Edina School District. The situation is incredibly fluid and we are all learning as we go. At this time, the ESA is continuing to suspend all in-person activities including team practices, gatherings, coach/parent meetings, etc. until a different direction is provided by government agencies. The health and safety of our players and community is our number one priority.
We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates to the softball season as we learn more. We will continue to keep registration open with the understanding the situation may change.
In the meantime, as the weather improves players should play some catch with a sibling, parent or guardian!
K-8 REGULAR SEASON: (** SEE COVID-19 UPDATE**)
Thank you all for your commitment and participation to make this league possible. Our goal is to create a family-friendly and affordable experience where all girls can learn and have fun at any experience level.
A special thanks to our sponsors for supporting our league Tradition Bank, Rojo, and Nicklasson Sports.
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 2020 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.
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