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


Orono Softball Association
Weekly Challenge

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!
OSA Board


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.

If you have questions about the Weekly Challenges, please contact our OSA President, Kara Wheaton.  

Kara  Wheaton

Kara Wheaton

President

Phone: 630-841-2061



letter from osa

 

4-24-2020

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.

Kara Wheaton
OSA President

*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.

Important 2020 Dates

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


EQUIPMENT

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League Age Group Definitions

Spring/Summer 2020

TRAVEL
      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


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EMAIL UPDATES

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.