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Summer Traveling Team Plan Summary

8U LEAGUE: SODERVILLE

  • Season Length: Early/Mid April (pending weather) – July
  • Practices:
    • 1 per week (Mon or Wed)
    • Additional TBD positional, skill specific and age group practices
  • Games: 1 per week (Mon or Wed)
  • Tournaments: 2 guaranteed; Panther Classic and 1 additional TBD invitational/league tournament
  • Early Bird Registration Fee: $60 ($70 after 1/24)

12U League: MN Softball/Big West

  • Season Length: End of March – July
  • Practices:
    • 1-2 team practices per week
    • Additional TBD positional, skill specific and age group practices
  • Games: 2 double headers per week May - June (Mon & Wed)
  • Tournaments: 4 guaranteed; Panther Classic, 2 TBD Invitational Tournaments, State Qualifier, and State/Nationals if qualified
  • Early Bird Registration Fee: $500 ($525 after 1/24)

10U League: MN Softball/Big West

  • Season Length: End of March – July
  • Practices:
    • 1-2 team practices per week
    • Additional TBD positional, skill specific and age group practices
  • Games:
    • May: 1 double header per week (Tue)
    • June: 2 double headers per week (Tue & Thur)
  • Tournaments: 4 guaranteed; Panther Classic, 2 TBD Invitational Tournaments, State Qualifier, and State/Nationals if qualified
  • Early Bird Registration Fee: $500 ($525 after 1/24)

14U/16U League: MN Softball/Big West/Metro Area HS League

  • Season Length: May – August
  • Practices:
    • 1-2 practices per week
    • Additional TBD positional, skill specific and age group practices
  • Games: 2 double headers per week May - June
    • 14U (Tue & Thur)
    • 14/16U Hybrid (Mon & Wed)
  • Tournaments: 4 guaranteed; 3 TBD Invitational Tournaments, State Qualifier, and State/Nationals if qualified
  • Early Bird Registration Fee: $575 ($600 after 1/24)

2024 Season Age Guidelines

Spring Lake Park Softball Association is a member of the MN Softball Big West Fastpitch Leaguewhich adheres to the rules of the USA Softball governing body.  USA Softball rules determine age levels. 

**New USA Softball Age Rule Change**  If your child has a September - December birthdate, they now get an extra year to play at their current age level.  Please reference the new date range for birthdates at each level in the chart below.  If you need further clarification please enter your child’s birthdate in the Age Eligibility Calculator : Here

(new) Date of Birth Range per Age Level
Age level
Start Date
Closing Date
8U
9/01/2014
8/31/2018
10U
9/01/2012
8/31/2014
12U
9/01/2010
8/31/2012
14U
9/01/2008
8/31/2010
16U
9/01/2006
8/31/2008