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Some winter training options in our surrounding area; clinics for pitching, catching, hitting, and general skills:

Hit Dawg (Plymouth, MN)

The Shed (Buffalo, MN)

Rockford Area Athletic Association
(Rockford, MN)

Twin Cities Fastpitch will be starting winter clinics at the Softball Turf Field inside the Wayzata Central Middle School Dome on January 10, 2021. Please visit their website for registration information.

Minnesota Fastpitch Academy

Softball Clinic website

Starters Softball (Shakopee, MN)

Pitching Drills, Lessons, Inspirations
Help your daughter make progress in the off-season. Don't have a place to practice? Look for our OSA Open Gym during the winter.

OSA recommends following legendary pitchers Jennie Finch and Amanda Scarborough; both have a passion for helping young pitchers develop and are providing fabulous lessons online (be sure to find age-appropriate lessons, we want to avoid frustrating and burning out our young pitchers). Check out their websites, subscribe to their YouTube channels, and follow them on social media:

Jennie Finch
Amanda Scarborough

Get inspired by a group that Amanda Scarborough is part of:

The Packaged Deal

Many more resources can be found online and here's another one to help get you started:

Softball Spot

Fundamental Videos with Mike Candrea
Mike Candrea is the head softball coach at the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He was the head coach of the United States women's national softball team in 2004, when Team USA won a gold medal, and in 2008, bringing home silver. Candrea is 2nd on the all-time wins list. Watch his YouTube videos with your daughter for a better understanding of the fundamentals:

How to run the bases.

How to throw the softball.

How to field fly balls.

How to field groundballs.

How to improve as a catcher.

How to pitch a softball.

How to hit a softball.

If you have feedback, questions, or concerns about the skill development of your softball player, please contact our OSA Player Development Director.  

Erika Kastamo

Erika Kastamo

Player Development Director

Phone: 612-868-3316