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OSA Travel Fastpitch Softball

2021 OSA Travel Fastpitch Softball

Orono Softball Association 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, Orono Softball Association is dedicated to educating and motivating each player while encouraging teamwork, community involvement, sportsmanship and fun through the spirit of fastpitch softball.

Spring/Summer Travel teams play double headers during the week against other west Metro teams. The 8U Travel teams will participate in up to 3-4 weekend tournaments (2 tournaments and 1 state tournament). The 10U Travel teams will participate in up to 4-5 weekend tournaments (2 tournaments, 1 state qualifier, 1 state tournament and the national tournament if they qualify). The 12U Travel teams will participate in up to 5-6 weekend tournaments (3 tournaments, 1 state qualifier, 1 state tournament and the national tournament if they qualify).

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.

The teams play in the Big West League. You can find information about this League on Minnesota Softball's website.

2021 Spring Travel Team Fees

8U: $245
10U: $365 + $35 Tryout Fee
12U: $395 + $35 Tryout Fee

There will be new 2021 Jerseys this year. Uniforms are not included in online registration. Details on online ordering will be communicated. See OSA Apparel for details.

*Scholarships are available for families, please contact OSA President Erika Kastamo to apply.

Travel League Age Group Definitions

Spring/Summer 2022

  8U  – Birth year 2013, 2014, or 2015
10U – Birth year 2011 or 2011
12U – Birth year 2009 or 2010

What Does My Registration Fee Cover?

Registration fees cover the cost of the following:

  • Umpires
  • Insurance
  • Equipment and first aid supplies
  • Instructional and coach's clinics
  • League fees
  • Field maintenance and rental (due to Orono school district and local cities where softball parks are located)
  • 3-4 regular season tournaments
  • State Qualifier and State tournaments
  • Family "gate fees" for Qualifier and State tournaments

If a team qualifies and attends a National Tournament, that team will be responsible for fundraising events to help cover the cost of attending the tournament. OSA may be able to help with tournament entry fees depending upon funds available. 

During the year, teams may decide to add an extra tournament to their schedule. Costs for added tournaments will be paid by the players involved or sponsored by OSA when funding is available.

If you have feedback, questions, or concerns about travel, please contact our OSA Travel Program Director.  

Brandon Oslund

Brandon Oslund

Travel Program Director

Phone: 612-889-4480