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Roseville Area Fastpitch Board Meeting

Join us for our next board meeting on Wednesday, December 19th from 6:30 to 8 pm at the Rosebrook Park Building at 2590 Fry Street Roseville, MN 55113.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Roseville Fastpitch.  We are excited to have many new faces joining our fastpitch program!  With that in mind, we have developed a list of our most common questions & answers.

Question Answer
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) discresssion
Face Shields are optional as well. Recommended (but not required) for all pitchers

    Our Sponsors

    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.

    Sponsored by Little Canada Recreation Association

    Little Canada Recreation Association

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    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.

    Sponsored by Applebee's - Roseville

    Applebee's - Roseville

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    Applebee's Roseville has partnered with RAF to host our annual Pancake Breakfast fundraiser.

     

    1893 W Highway 36

    RosevilleMN 55113

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    Uppercut Embroidery

    Supplier of Uniform and Fan Apparel for RAF

     

    Uppercut Embroidery
    2849 Centerville Rd Little Canada, MN 55117
    Phone: 651-398-3583
    Email: uppercut.emb@gmail.com