RAF 2019 TRYOUTS
The RAF tryout make-up session will take place on Friday, February 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM at Minnesota Fastpitch Academy.
There are no tryouts for 8U.
We will be offering pitching clinics led by Minnesota Fastpitch Academy. Pitching clinics will be located at the Central Park Elementary gym on Sunday evenings from January 13th through February 17th. All 8U, 10U and 12U pitchers will meet from 6-7 pm and 14U, 16U and 18U pitchers will meet from 7-8 pm. The pitching clinics are also free to registered players.
We are proud to partner with Minnesota Fastpitch Academy to bring excellent winter workouts to our RAF players. For more fastpitch training opportunities, click on the PDFs below!
About Roseville Area Fastpitch
Roseville Area Fastpitch is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing an opportunity for girls up to 18 years old to compete on the softball field. RAF is organized and administered by an all-volunteer Board of Directors who each shares a common mission to provide an opportunity for girls of similar age and similar abilities to participate in a competitive organized softball program.
Roseville Area Fastpitch Board Meeting
Join us for our next board meeting on Wednesday, February 20th from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Rosebrook Park Building at 2590 Fry Street Roseville, MN 55113.
Frequently Asked Questions
We are always excited to have new faces joining our fastpitch program! We have developed a list of our most common questions & answers to help you learn more about our program.
|What league do we play in?||Tri-County Fastpitch|
|What day are games played?||8U: Wed. 10U: Tues/Thurs. 12U: Mon/Wed. 14U: Tues/Thurs|
|When do games start?||8U/10U/12U: Approx May 1. 14U: Approx May 15|
|What time do games begin?||6:00 PM|
|Are all games double headers?||Yes -- 10U-14 play double headers…. And NO…. 8U play only a single game|
|How long are games?||8U: 65 Minutes 10-14U: 65 Min or 7 Innings|
|How do I know what age level my daughter should play in?||Age groups are determined by the age of the athlete on December 31st of the previous year. For example, if you are 12 years old on Dec. 31st of 2018, you will play on the 12U team in 2019, even if you turn 13 before the softball season started.|
|What size ball is used?||8U/10U - 11" Ball. 12U and Up - 12" Ball|
|What is the pitching distance?||8U/10U: 35 feet. 12U: 40 feet. 14U & Up: 43 feet|
|Do 8U girls pitch?||No. 8U uses a pitching machine|
|Are there tournaments/weekend games?||Yes. Your registration fee pays for 2 tournaments + the end of the year league tournament.|
|Are there state tournament/national tournaments available?||Yes. Your team can qualify for the State Tournament during the year end league tourney. Teams can qualify for national tournaments from their other tournaments.|
|What equipment do I need?||As an association we do have some available equipment that can be used by a team -- like catchers gear, batting helmets & bats. When purchasing your own equipment, here are some guidelines:|
|Helmets must have an attached face guard and chin strap|
|Gloves - recommend not using a "T-Ball" glove for the younger girls, these are too small|
|Cleats. Not required but recommended. No metal cleats until 14U. If you have soccer cleats and they fit - use them.|
|Sliding Pants and Knee sliders are optional and up to the girls (parents) discretion.|
|Face Shields are optional as well. Recommended (but not required) for all pitchers|
These fine organizations make what we do possible. Please show your support to these amazing sponsors and thank them for their commitment to our organization. Interested in becoming a sponsor? Contact Kelly Affeldt.
LCRA is a proud supporter of Roseville Fastpitch. LCRA sponsors many local events for the residents of Little Canada -- including Canadian Days Events, Ice Fishing & Golf Tournaments. Check out their website for the full list of events.