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Orono Softball Association – providing girls in the Orono, Minnesota area the opportunity to participate in recreational and competitive softball.

Exclusive gear customized and personalized for Orono Fastpitch. Please allow 4 weeks from the stores close date for delivery. Orders will not be accepted after November 8th, the sale deadline. Happy Holidays from OSA!

Spartan Family!

2020-21 OSA Open Gym Sundays

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Fall Ball Parent/Player Survey

Attention all Fall 2020 Softball participants, please complete this quick survey by October 1st. The only way we can do better, is know better. Thank you for your feedback. 

Do You Have Equipment You Are No Longer Using?


OSA is accepting gently used gloves, bats, navy softball pants, gray softball pants, cleats, and softball training equipment! All equipment will be used to supplement team and player needs. Please contact the Equipment Coordinator, Patrick Hermann to coordinate drop-off.

Thank you to all who have already contributed! 



Happy Fall Ball Season!

As we continue to adjust to our “new normal” in these challenging times it has been helpful for the girls to be back on the field with routine practices and games. Our Fall Ball registrations were the highest in years including many new players! Thank you all for your patience, support and understanding as we work together to keep playing softball!

Many people have asked why our weekend games are further away then expected. The reason is because the league ensured that every host site had the comfort and capacity to strictly follow the MDH/CDC Return to Play safety guidelines. As a result, some communities opted out of hosting. Additionally, there is a shortage of umpires in the metro area which requires teams to travel further so that the fields and umpires align.  

Although we hear constant coverage of the pandemic, we cannot stress enough the importance of monitoring everyone in your household for COVID-19 symptoms. If any household member has a fever, cough, fatigue, shortness of breath, aches, etc your player MUST STAY HOME from practices and games. We also ask that you contact your coach to let them know so that appropriate steps can be taken. With school beginning in a few short weeks, the same rules apply. If your child does not attend school due to any illness, they are not to attend softball activities. Your cooperation is essential so that our community can be as safe as possible.

OSA Board has been very busy over the past few months. Many board members coached over the summer and are heading up fall teams as well. We are incredibly appreciative of all our parent coach volunteers this fall, a record number of helpers per team!

Other OSA News:

  • Each Fall Ball player received a FREE ORONO FASTPITCH sweatshirt for registering
  • New catcher’s gear and buckets of softballs were purchased
  • We are planning our softball clinic schedule, and hope to offer something this Fall. Stay tuned.
  • Fall Ball Surveys will be sent out at mid-September. Your feedback is valuable and appreciated.
  • Got an old mitt or bat sitting around, gathering dust? There will be a softball equipment donation drive at the end of September…more details to come
  • Spartan Closet supplies will be collected at practices through 8/31 – THANK YOU in advance to everyone who donates much needed supplies.
  • ORONO FASTPITCH car decals are HERE!! Beautify your car or your kids’ laptop while supporting OSA. $5 each, please email Kara if you like to purchase one for your vehicle.
  • The OSA Board is accepting applications for a variety of positions. If you have any interest at all in volunteering your time to help keep our Orono Softball program growing and improving please apply now.

Our next OSA Board Meeting is Tuesday, September 15th at 8pm. If you have any interest in attending please contact Kara Wheaton

Thank you and stay healthy!

Kara Wheaton
OSA Board President

Check out the FREE HOODIE that came with every fall ball registration!

Orono Fastpitch car decal for $5! If you'd like one, email

ORONO FASTPITCH car decals are HERE!! Beautify your car or your kids’ laptop while supporting OSA. $5 each, please email Kara if you like to purchase one for your vehicle.

Support Orono Rotary's Gather & Give Program

In response to this need, Orono Rotary has created the Gather & Give program to have a more direct impact on the individuals and families in the Orono School District community that are most in need as a result of this pandemic. View the document below for a list of the most urgent needs.


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League Age Group Definitions

Spring/Summer 2021

      8U  – Birth year 2012 or 2013
    10U – Birth year 2010 or 2011
    12U – Birth year 2008 or 2009

TRAVEL-LITE (recreational-like level)
    D1 Coach Pitch/Tball - current PreK-1st graders
          (must be age 5 by 9-1-2021)
    D2 Machine Pitch - current 2nd & 3rd graders 
    D3 Player Pitch - current 4th and 5th graders


If your email address has changed please update your member profile on the website. We are using SportsEngine to send out email updates and if your address is incorrect you will miss out on receiving timely information. If you have any questions, please contact Kara Wheaton or Cari Bullemer.