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Individual Player Evaluations are around the corner!


Tryouts are required to be placed on an age 8 & under10 & under12 & under14 & under 
for Traveling Fastpitch Softball team this summer.  

There is only one main tryout date** and it is mandatory for all players to attend. Pitchers and catchers will be evaluated at this tryout as well.

Individual Player Evaluation document can be found here or under Home>Documents>Burnsville Fastpitch.
 


**MANDATORY TRYOUTS – All Players
 

Date: Sunday, March 14th

Time: 8–11:00 am (arrive 30 mins early) 

Location: Savage Sports Dome 13450 Dakota Ave Savage, MN 55378 

Tryout Fees: $25.00 – 10U, 12U, 14U    / /    $15.00 – 8U
 

Skills Assessed: Hitting/Bunting, Fielding, Base Running, Pitching, Catching. 

Independent Evaluators: Experienced Instructors. 

For more information about tryouts, information is available here or Home>Documents>Burnsville Fastpitch.
 

List of Items to bring to Tryouts 

• Long pants and plain colored tee-shirt
  (dome can be cold, so please wear appropriate clothing),
  no names or numbers on tee-shirts identifying your child. 

• Tennis shoes (no cleats allowed in the dome) 

• Bat 

• Glove 

• Helmet with facemask 

• Infield facemask 

• Water Bottle 

• Catchers bring own equipment if you have it, otherwise it will be provided for those in need
 

Age specific information

8U: Players ages 8 and under, must attend tryouts. They will be placed on a 8U team. 
For those who have petitioned to play up, register for 8U and if your child makes a higher team, reconciliation of registration fees will occur later. 

10U & 12U: Players ages 10 and under and 12 and under must attend tryouts. Based upon the tryout assessment, players will be placed on a team appropriate for their age and ability level. 

14U: Players ages 14 and under must attended a tryouts. Based upon the tryout assessment, players will be placed on a team appropriate for their age and ability level. 

By March 4th, 8U, 10U and 12U players may petition to play at the age level above their own age group. This petition is subject to the recommendation of the outside evaluators, the needs of the Burnsville Traveling Fastpitch Association, and the approval of the Burnsville Traveling Fastpitch Board. To petition, send an email noting your daughter’s interest in “playing up” with the relevant details to .
 

Tryout Expectations 

It is expected that all 8U, 10U, 12U & 14U girls attend the tryout on Saturday, March 14, 2020. 8-10am.

If you are unable to attend the tryout on the 14th, a tryout will also be held at the Savage Dome on Thursday, March 12th from 6-8 pm. Girls may only tryout one time. 

Parents are strongly encouraged to drop off your player and leave the dome. Coaching your child will not be allowed.

For more information about tryouts and team formation, visit the BAC website at bacsports.org, click on Softball.
For the Operation's Handbook, contact  .

 


 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
 

FAQ #1: My child is an 8U/10U/12U/14U player, do they really need to tryout? YES! All players are encouraged to tryout. Depending on final registration numbers, the Burnsville Traveling Fastpitch Board will determine the level of play and number of teams based on ALL player assessments.

FAQ#2: What position will my child be trying out for? Tryouts do not determine a players fielding position. Likewise, while there is a separate tryout for pitchers and catchers, there’s no guarantee that a player will play a certain position. Positions will be determined based upon the coach’s assessment. However, to have an opportunity to pitch or catch at the start of the season, girls must try out as pitchers or catchers, and they will be assessed accordingly. 

FAQ #3: What if my child is unable to attend the tryout? Player evaluation is a critical piece of success for our program and the expectation is everyone should attend. However, we understand that there are circumstances that may keep this from happening. If your daughter is not able to attend tryout, our medical and family emergency exception policy will apply.

FAQ#4: When will parents/players be notified of team placement? Each 8U/10U/12U player will be contacted as to their team placement, (dates to come).

FAQ#5: Will my child be placed on a team with her friend? The Burnsville Traveling Fastpitch Association will form teams based on skill and developmental level and does not guarantee that your child will be placed on a team with friend(s). The Burnsville Traveling Fastpitch Association will guarantee your child will meet new friends, learn a tremendous amount of fastpitch fundamentals over the spring/summer and have lots of fun regardless of the team they are placed on.

FAQ#6: Will there be any tryout cuts? The goal of the Burnsville Traveling Fastpitch Association is to fill out every team at an acceptable number of players and not cut players who have a desire to play fastpitch softball. However, depending on the number of girls that tryout, cuts may occur. The Board will explore all options for a player(s) to have an opportunity to play fastpitch softball this summer.
 

Examples of a few options could include: 

▪ Continue to recruit players at the age level in order to reach a suitable number to form a team. 

▪ Communicate with associations in the surrounding communities to identify any combination of
  players that could form a complete team. 

▪ Consider if any of the players at the age level that are short players could play and would be
  willing to play at the age level above.