Orono Softball Association – providing girls in the Orono, Minnesota area the opportunity to participate in recreational and competitive softball.
Orono Softball Association
Each week a new softball challenge will be posted to our website, Facebook and Instagram pages. Please have your daughter WATCH THE VIDEO and get in on the fun! Once she is done, record how many reps she completed. At the end of the week, submit totals HERE (must be registered for the Spring 2020 season to qualify).
Every time your player records her end-of-week totals (Sundays by 5pm), her name will be entered into that week's PRIZE DRAWING from OSA (a player from each age group will be drawn)! Winners will be drawn Facebook Live at 7pm Sundays.
Week 1 / April 20-26: Pop Flies
Drawing winners: Camille H, Ella D, Sydney D
Week 2 / April 27-May 3: Grounders
Drawing winners: D1 Peyton D, 8U Maddie M, 10U Gabi K, 12U Kaitlyn K
Week 3 / May 4-10: Target Throwing
Drawing winners: D1 Carmen K, 8U Madelyn M, 10U Camille H and Lucy B, 12U Maggie F
Week 4 / May 11-17: Hitting
Drawing winners: D1 Zoey O, 8U Brekkyn O, 10U Brenna O, 12U Reece H
Week 5 / May 18-24: Challenge Shuffle
Week 6 / May 25-31: Strength & Conditioning (Find handy GUIDE below)
We'd love to celebrate your daughter's efforts, share photos or your young athlete participating in the challenge! We may post them on our website and/or social media sites. Send your pictures to Cari Bullemer.
Best of luck to all!! Have fun and enjoy the fresh air!
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.
Good Afternoon OSA Families –
As you can imagine with the announcement yesterday that schools will continue distance learning until the end of the school year, that means we will not be able to start any organized softball in the month of May/beginning of June. We are in communication with other softball organizations and will keep monitoring the state/national guidelines and restrictions to make sure we are aligned and our community is safe.
In the meantime our weekly challenges are up and running!! We encourage all the girls to be practicing and recording their sessions to be entered into our weekly drawing! Our first round of winners will be announced on this Sunday evening. Remember- every week there will be a new video and drill to do. Have fun and play catch every chance you can!
Thank you all for your patience and support! The health and wellness of our families is the priority. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.
*Since the latest announcement we have received inquiries regarding Spring season refunds; the OSA Board is in a holding pattern until we know how much, if any, of our Spring season is still salvageable. Refunds will be announced once our level of play for this season is determined. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
• When will practices begin? – Week of June 1 (Travel), Week of June 8 (Rec/Travel-lite)
• Team Photos (for all levels) – TBD
• Youth Day (for all levels) – TBD
• Fall Ball Start – August 22
8U – Birth year 2011 or 2012
10U – Birth year 2009 or 2010
12U – Birth year 2007 or 2008
TRAVEL-LITE (recreational-like level)
D1 Coach Pitch/Tball - current PreK-1st graders
(must be age 5 by 9-1-2020)
D2 Machine Pitch - current 2nd & 3rd graders
D3 Player Pitch - current 4th and 5th graders