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Spring 2024 Coach Pitch Registration is Open

Coach Pitch Registration is open! Click here to get started. Click here to order uniforms.

Please reach out to Brette Esterbrooks if you run into any registration issues.


Pre-Tryouts Saturday, February 10th

Join us for pre-tryouts with Open Gym to follow at the Long Lake dome. Pre-tryouts begin at 4:00 PM, followed by an Open Gym session focused on pitching for 10U+ until 7:30 PM. OSA coaches will be available to help work on skills. The cost for the pre-tryout is $25.00. Please bring payment with you to the Long Lake dome if you have not already paid through winter clinic registration. If you're a new player, or if you need a different size this season, please make sure to visit us during the Pre-Tryouts. It's the perfect opportunity to have your number assigned and to try on various sizes to find the perfect fit.

Schedule
- 8U Division: 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
- 10U+ Division (All Players): 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
- 10U+ Division (Pitchers & Catchers Only): 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM  (If your daughter is a pitcher, she will need a catcher starting at 6:00 PM)

Any questions can be directed to Davida Suiter the OSA Travel Director. Additionally you can read the Pre-Tryout Q&A linked below.


Important 2024 Dates

Check back soon! We will be adding dates as they become available.
Date Description
Feb. 10 10U, 12U Pre-tryouts (Long Lake Dome)
March 2 Tryouts 10U & 12U 4-8PM (Long Lake Dome) Age-specific timing will be sent prior to tryouts
Week of April 29 League games begin (Various locations)
June 22-23 10U & 12U State qualifiers (TBD)
June 29-30 8U, 10U, 12U State Softball (Location TBD)
July 18-21 8U Monsta Nationals (Shakopee, MN)
July 18-21 10U NAFA Northern Nationals (Cottage Grove, MN)
July 18-21 12U NAFA Northern Nationals (Eagan & Mendota Heights, MN)
July 19-21 8U NAFA Northern Nationals (Lexington, MN)
July 20-21 14U State Softball 14U (Location TBD)
July 25-28 10U Monsta Nationals (Bloomington, MN)
July 25-28 14U NAFA Northern Nationals (Prior Lake & Lakeville, MN)
Aug 1-4 12U Monsta Nationals (Shoreview, MN)
Aug 1-4 14U Monsta Nationals (St. Louis Park, MN)
Aug. 9 - 11 10U, 12U, 14U Selects Tournament (Andover, MN)

NEW OSA SWAG AND GEAR!

New youth and adult clothing and accessories for spring! 

New 2024 Spring OSA Swag

Need to update your gear? Our Rip-It Team Store is now open, featuring everything you'll need for the season, from helmets to shoes. It's the perfect place to ensure you're prepared to hit the field in style. 

Rip-It Team Store

We have 2 different swag stores that are always OPEN!  Sweatshirts, t-shirts, long sleeves, joggers, blankets, and more.  Game One Swag store allows for customization of apparel and logo colors.

OSA Game One Swag Store

Orono Fastpitch – First Apparel (firstapparelco.com)

For questions regarding OSA swag please contact Jamie Bishop, OSA Uniform and Apparel Coordinator

Jamie  Bishop

Jamie Bishop

Secretary/Uniform and Apparel Coordinator


2023 Winter Warm Ups!

Orono Softball Association is excited to announce and invite travel players, 8U and up, to a 6-week series of winter clinics with instruction by Hit Dawg Academy, experienced OSA coaches, and Orono High School players.

The focus of the clinic will be to provide player development in a fun, structured, and positive environment. Players can focus on improving their softball skills, get in preseason reps, and connect with friends and teammates.

Click here to Register

Please join us if you are interested in being a part of the OSA coaching staff. We welcome all levels of coaching experience including those new to coaching. This is a great opportunity to help, ask questions, and learn from experienced coaches and players.

OSA equipment swap- Bring your old, gently used, and outgrown equipment and OSA apparel to donate and help others get geared up for the season.

Where

P3 Specialized Performance (Long Lake Dome)
2465 Wayzata Boulevard
Long Lake, MN

When

Saturdays
- 1/6   (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM) 
- 1/13 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM) 
- 1/20 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)  
- 1/27 (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)  
- 2/3   (4:00 PM - 6:00 PM)  
- 2/10 (4:00 PM - 7:30 PM)

Cost

All 6 sessions- $120.00
Pick and Choose your weeks- $25 per week 
Financial Assistance Available - Please email Anne Hess

Details

Athletes will be broken into groups by age.

- Week 1 – General Skills (Hitting and Defense)
- Week 2 – General Skills (Hitting and Defense)
- Week 3 – Pitching, Catching, Defense
- Week 4 – General Skills (Hitting and Defense)
- Week 5 – General Skills (Hitting and Defense)
- Week 6 – Pre-tryouts with Open Gym to Follow (Pre-tryouts begin @ 4:00 PM followed by Open Gym focused on pitching for 10U+ until 7:30 PM - OSA coaches will be available to help work on skills.)

Note: For week 3 if you’re not a pitcher or catcher - come work on your defensive skills. Pitchers will need to provide their own catcher for a portion of the practice.

Please drop off promptly at 4:00. We kindly ask that only players and volunteers stay for the duration of the clinic. We look forward to some preseason fun!

Please contact Brandon Howe with any questions you may have.


Exciting Off-Season Opportunities for 12U/14U Softball Players!

Get ready for an action-packed off-season with OSA! We're thrilled to present a range of exciting opportunities for our 12U and 14U players to elevate their skills, strength, and team play.  For more details click here. Here's a quick overview:

  1. Individual Player Development at Hit Dawg:
       - Improve your hitting, pitching, and catching skills.
       - Monday and Tuesday sessions available.
  2.  Softball Strong at FitHaus:
       - Tailored strength and conditioning for softball players.
       - Tuesday and Wednesday sessions (based on interest).
  3. Winter Team Development: Friday Fastpitch Camp at Hit Dawg:
       - Enhance your fastpitch skills with experienced coaches.
       - Friday evenings, 10 sessions for $320.
  4. NEW - Game Opportunities:
       - Exciting doubleheader game options at the Minnetonka Dome on Saturday nights.
       - Reach out to Sara Clausen ASAP if interested!
  5. TBD: Dome Tournaments:
     
     - Optional tournaments based on availability.
       - Cost and details to be communicated soon.

We're here to answer any questions you may have. Let's make this off-season a memorable one! Contact Sara Clausen, OSA Travel Program Director with any questions.

Sara Clausen

Sara Clausen

Travel Program Director


Off-Season Development Opportunity

OSA is delighted to announce an ongoing partnership with Hit Dawg Academy for our 2023-2024 off-season program. Attached, you'll find details about the two winter sessions scheduled for the upcoming off-season. Each session offers a low coach-to-player ratio and features a team of experienced coaches led by Lisa Koehler.

Click here to register, once there select the 'Orono Softball' tab at the top of the page. For more details on the program click here.

For any inquiries, please contact Brandon Howe, OSA Director of Player Development.

Brandon Howe

Player Development Director


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