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Armstrong Cooper Girls Fastpitch Association

Age Divisions

  • 8U: birth year 2015, 2014 or 2013
  • 10U: birth year 2012 or 2011
  • 12U: birth year 2010 or 2009
  • 14U: birth year 2008 or 2007
  • 16/18U: birth year 2006, 2005, 2004 or 2003

Adjustments may be required to build teams based on the number of registrants.

2021 Schedule

  • 7/6–7/30: Registration period
  • 8/2 & 8/3: Fall Ball Pre-Season Clinics/Assessment (All ages)
  • 8/9: Teams Formed
  • 8/16: Practices begin
  • 8/21-8/22: Week 1 Games
  • 8/28-8/29: Week 2 Games
  • 9/11-9/12: Week 3 Games
  • 9/18-9/19: Week 4 Games
  • 9/25-9/26: Fall State Tournament

Fall Ball

Fall Travel season follows the summer season and runs from August to September. This is a great opportunity for new and current players to grow and develop their fastpitch skills. Players will move to the age level that they will play during the next summer (i.e. an 8U summer player could move up to 10U fall based on her birth year).

Teams have two practices per week starting in August, play double header games on either Saturday (8/10U) or Sunday (12-18U) from mid-Aug through Sept, and complete the season with a State Tournament at the end of Sept.

Cost: 10-18u: $140, 8u $50 (includes Fall Ball shirt, practices, league fees and state tournament)

Required Equipment: Glove, bat, softball pants (preferably navy blue), batting helmet with mask. Due to a generous donation from the Minnesota Twins Community Fund we have a good supply of the necessary gear for 8 and 10u players (bats, helmets with mask and gloves) on a first come first serve basis. A refundable deposit is required to loan equipment.

Registration: July 6 through July 30

Practice Nights

8U, 12U and 14U - Monday/Wednesday**
10U & 16/18U- Tuesday/Thursday**

Expect a 90 minutes practice at a local field. This is the chance to work on all the skills (hitting, baserunning, fielding, game situations, etc). Pitchers & catchers will add additional time to focus on this specific skill.

**Practice days may fluctuate due to coach availability.


League Games

8U & 10U - Saturdays
12U, 14U &16/18U- Sundays

Games will be double header, 65-minute games (no new inning will start after 65 minutes) although teams will be allowed to complete their last inning.  If tied, teams will play 1 extra inning of international tiebreaker.  Typically games are at grouped for 12:00 & 1:30 and 3:00 & 4:30. 

Note: Travel to games may require 30-60 minutes of travel to the field.

Pre-Season Clinics & Team Formations

Players are highly encouraged to participate in the Player Clinic/assessments sessions posted below. We will leverage results from these assessments along with summer Coaches Player Evaluations to form like skilled teams to maximize the Fall season player experience. Players will be divided into as many teams as we can form based on the number of registrants. Our goal is to place all on time registered players onto a team, however there may times when a team is not available and players may be asked to play at a different level or player cuts may be necessary.


Player assessments/clinics will take place at New Hope Learning Center #1 (where the Cooper varsity team plays) on the following date(s) depending on age group:


August 2nd

  • 5:30-7:00pm 10U
  • 7:00-8:30pm 12U


August 3rd

  • 5:30-7:00pm 8U (New Hope Learning Center#2 [where the Cooper jv team plays])
  • 5:30-7:00pm 14U
  • 7:00-8:30pm 16/18U

 

Fundraising

Each family is expected to participate in a fundraising event. A $50 fundraising deposit check will be collected prior to receiving your uniform. The check will be returned to you if the fundraising commitment is met.




 

Field Status

Open Open

Armstrong High School Varsity Field (11:34 AM | 05/03/21)

Open Open

New Hope Learning Center Softball Fields (12:50 PM | 07/30/21)

Open Open

Lee Park (12:50 PM | 07/30/21)

Open Open

Manor Park (11:34 AM | 05/03/21)

Open Open

Robbinsdale Middle School (11:34 AM | 05/03/21)

Open Open

Sanborn Park (11:34 AM | 05/03/21)

Open Open

Spanjers Park Playfield (11:34 AM | 05/03/21)

Open Open

Sunnyside Park (11:34 AM | 05/03/21)