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OSA Travel-Lite (Rec-like) Softball

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TRAVEL-LITE Softball

OSA offers a Travel-Lite (Recreational-like) program which does require some travel to games nearby (Plymouth, Wayzata, Minnetonka, Mound, St. Louis Park, Maple Grove). This league is managed by PWYSA. The following levels are offered:

(D1) T-Ball/Coach Pitch Current PreK-1st Graders
(must be 5 years of age by Sept 1, 2020 to participate) 

This is a recreational-like league that introduces beginners to the game of softball by teaching fundamentals of the game, and engaging the players in fun and friendly environment designed to encourage a love of the game. Players may hit off a stationary batting tee or from a pitch by the coach, depending on ability. No scores will be recorded or standings kept. Teams rotate through their full batting lineup each inning (there are no "outs"). The focus is on learning about softball, even during games. These teams play other Orono D1 teams and a few other nearby schools, and games are limited to one hour. Home practices and games are at Rainbow Park in Maple Plain, typically 6-7:00pm. See D1 Rules here

(D2) Machine-pitch – Current 2nd & 3rd Graders

In this recreational league, fundamental skills and rules of the game are taught. The coach will pitch to each of the batters on his or her own team using a pitching machine. The teams do keep score, so "outs" count, but stealing bases and sliding are not permitted. The teams play other Orono D2 teams, as well as nearby schools. This is a great way to learn the game and improve skills. See D2 Rules here

Practices and home games for the D2 players are typically Mondays and Wednesdays at the Orono Discovery Center in Maple Plain. Games start at 6:30pm, and practices are typically 6-7:00pm.

(D3) Player-pitch – Current 4th & 5th Graders 

In this recreational league, fundamental skills and rules of the game are taught. The players will pitch. Games will be played against teams within the PWYSA league. Practices and games are typically Tuesdays and Thursdays. See D3 Rules here

Off-Season Training

Winter is coming!

Important 2019-20 Dates

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

FRIDAYS – OPEN GYM
        Dec 6, 13, 27, Jan 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Feb 7, 14, 21, 28
        Trinity Lutheran Church Gym (6-8:00pm)
        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.


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If you have feedback, questions, or concerns about the Travel-lite program, please contact our OSA PreK-5 Program Director.  

Cari Bullemer

Cari Bullemer

Website/Social Media/Registration Coordinator and PreK-5 Program Director

Phone: 612-790-8909