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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 and 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 BigWest League. You can find information about this League, including team schedules, here:

Travel League Age Group Definitions

Spring/Summer 2020

  8U  – Birth year 2011 or 2012
10U – Birth year 2009 or 2010
12U – Birth year 2007 or 2008

Important 2019-20 Dates

SUN, December 1Winter Clinic Registration Opens
      All levels.
      Learn more here.

      Dec 6, 13, 27, Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 28

      Trinity Lutheran Church Gym
      Learn more here.

SUN, January 5Winter Warm-Up Clinic and Catching Clinic start

MON, February 3Registration Opens

TUES, February 4Pitching Clinic start

MON, February 24Give Softball a Try!
      High School Gym (6:30-8:00pm)
      Not sure if this sport is for you?
      Try it for FREE! Bring a friend.

      Learn more here.

SUN, March 1Travel Pre-Tryout / Parent Meeting

SUN, March 8Travel Tryouts

SAT, April 25Gopher Softball Outing

SAT, May 2Opening Day and Team Photos

2019 Travel Team Fees

8U: $150
10U: $300
12U: $340

Uniform fees are not included in online registration. If you are a NEW Travel Team player, you will need to order a uniform. Information on online ordering will be communicated.

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.

Off-Season Training

Winter is here!

Give Softball a Try!

Learn more.

Travel Team Tryout Information and Policies

Please bring the following to tryouts:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate – all players will need to provide, even if they have already
  • Softball Gear (glove, helmet, bat, catchers gear if you have it)
  • Appropriate shoes for gym floor – no cleats
  • Water Bottle

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