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Orono Softball Association

OPEN BOARD POSITIONS

  • OSA Fundraising Director
  • OSA Facilities/Umpire Coordinator
  • OSA PreK-5 Travel-Lite (REC) Program Director

The purpose of the Orono Softball Association is to provide opportunities for young girls in PreK through high school to participate in recreational and competitive softball programs during the summer and fall seasons, and off-season training during the winter. The association will focus on sportsmanship, fundamentals, teamwork, and having fun, along with building self-esteem, relationships and confidence at all age groups and levels of skills; all while adhering to their OSA Bylaws and Policies.

OSA Travel Fastpitch Softball
OSA strives to provide opportunities for personal growth and development of youth athletes while also reinforcing self-confidence, self-esteem and the ability to excel on and off the field. Through participation, OSA is dedicated to educate and motivate each player while encouraging teamwork, community involvement, sportsmanship and fun through the spirit of fastpitch softball.

Spring/Summer Travel (8U, 10U, 12U) teams play double-headers during the week against other west Metro teams. They also participate in 3-4 weekend tournaments, including State Qualifier and State tournaments.

Fall Ball Travel (8U, 10U, 12U) is a great opportunity for the girls to practice the new rules as they move up to the next level of softball. Practices are during the week with double-headers on the weekends and concludes with a state tournament. The season runs from mid-August to the end of September.

PreK-5 Travel-Lite Softball
The Travel-Lite Program strives to provide a learning environment for the basic fundamentals of softball while also providing an enjoyable experience combining sportsmanship, teamwork, and friendship.

This program is available to girls in Pre-Kindergarten through fifth grade and games will be played against other local west Metro teams (hence Travel-lite).

PreK, Kindergarten and first grade girls play Coach-Pitch/Tball (D1). Second and third graders play Machine-Pitch softball (D2) and participate in a tournament at the end of the season. Fourth and fifth graders participate in Player-Pitch (D3) and also participate in an End-of-Season tournament.


OSA Board Meetings

Board meetings are open to the OSA community with parents and players actively involved. Typically meetings occur on the second Tuesday of each month. Board meeting minutes are uploaded online monthly and available to the public. OSA parents should feel free to attend any meeting, however to accommodate the needs of our community we ask that you email our President with topics of discussion and we will schedule time within our upcoming board meeting accordingly.   

Upcoming OSA Board Meetings:
Tuesday, November 10th at 6:30pm / via Zoom
Tuesday, December 8th at 6:30pm
Tuesday, January 12th at 6:30pm
Tuesday, February 9th at 6:30pm
Tuesday, March 9th at 6:30pm / Spring Team Formation
Tuesday, April 13th at 6:30pm
Tuesday, May 11th at 6:30pm
No meeting in June
Tuesday, July 13th at 6:30pm

Note: If you have topics to discuss with the Board, please contact Kara Wheaton 48 hours prior to meeting.


OSA Board of Directors

Kara  Wheaton

Kara Wheaton

President and Interim PreK-5 Travel-Lite (REC) Program Director and Facilities/Umpire Coordinator

Phone: 630-841-2061

Erika Kastamo

Erika Kastamo

Vice President and Player Development Director

Phone: 612-868-3316

Debbie Benson

Debbie Benson

Secretary and Interim Fundraising Co-Director

John Ferril

John Ferril

Treasurer and Interim Fundraising Co-Director

Brandon Oslund

Brandon Oslund

Travel Program Director

Phone: 612-889-4480

Cari Bullemer

Cari Bullemer

Website/Social Media/Registration Coordinator

Phone: 612-790-8909

Patrick  Hermann

Patrick Hermann

Equipment Coordinator

Anne Hess

Anne Hess

Uniform and Apparel Coordinator

Phone: 612-255-0683

Cami Dahlstrom

Cami Dahlstrom

Member-at-Large

Toby Tyler

Toby Tyler

Member-at-Large

Phone: 612-325-1997

Kelly Rodgers

Kelly Rodgers

Member-at-Large

Phone: 612-987-6451

Email if interested. Open Position

Fundraising Director

Email if interested Open Position

Facilities/Umpire Coordinator

Email if interested Open Position

PreK-5 Travel-Lite (REC) Program Director