Spring has finally arrived! Teams will be practicing outside soon and before we know it, games will be starting. It's time for the association to practice our teamwork and do a spring cleaning at the Otter Fiields! This an an association wide event. Please plan on coming to Otter to help clean the fields on Saturday, April 26th at 10:00 AM. It should only take a couple hours if alot of people come to help.
Please bring any items you think would be helpful to make the fields and grass look presentable such as a rake, leaf blower, trimmer....don't forget your work gloves.
See you all there!
The Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser will be held the evening of Monday, April 28th from 5:00 - 7:00at the South Campus cafeteria. It is a fun event with great food catered by Donatelli's. The raffle this year is better than ever with great prizes including an Ipad mini, an overnight stay at White Bear Country Inn and many, many more items!
Please contact Jen Bates at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jenny Peterson at email@example.com for tickets.
The team that sells the most tickets will win a gift card for ice cream at Cup-N-Cone!
Please remember to pay for or return unsold tickets by April 21st so we can get a good estimate of the number attending. Hope to see you all there!
Summer teams have been formed. Coaches will be contacting you within a week regarding practices and other information. Be sure to attend the required parent/player meeting on Tuesday, April 8th at the South Campus cafeteria. 8U/10U will meet from 6:00 - 7:30 and 12U/14U will meet from 7:30 - 9:00.
We have a block of 38 rooms reserved at the Best Western Park Oasis Inn in Mauston, WI for July 3rd - July 6th. We have a combination of King and Queen rooms reserved. If a king room will work for your family, please book it as the queen rooms are limited. They do have a limited number of cots available, if needed. The cost of each room is:
Thursday - $114.99 + tax
Fri & Sat - $129.99 + tax
Games are scheduled to start on Thursday, but we requested our first games on Friday, we will not know for sure until they get the schedules out.
The block of reserved rooms is under White Bear Fastpitch. You can call (608) 847-6255 to reserve a room, you must mention the block because they have no other rooms available for the weekend. Their website is http://bestwesternwisconsin.com/mauston-hotels. The block of rooms will be held until June 1st.
The hotel has a restaurant, small store, Bar, indoor and outdoor pools and guests will be given daily coupons for the restaurant and Wisconsin Dells.
The website for the tournament is: http://www.mspwoodside.com/events/star-spangled-spectacular-at-the-dells
The fields are about 3 miles from the hotel. The website for the fields is: http://woodsidesportscomplex.com/
|Age Group||Birth Year||Game Days|
|8U||2005 & younger||TBD|
|10U||2003 & 2004||Tues/Thurs|
|12U||2001 & 2002||Mon/Wed|
|14U||1999 & 2000||Tue/Thurs|
|16U||1997 & 1998||Mon/Wed|
|18U||1995 & 1996||Tue/Thurs|
|May 1||10U Games Begin||Mulitple Locations|
|May 5||12U Games Begin||Mulitple Locations|
|May 20||14U Games Begin||Mulitple Locations|
|June 2||16U Games Begin||Mulitple Locations|
|June 3||18U Games Begin||Mulitple Locations|
|June 27 - 29||10U Qualifier Tournament||Moundsview/Apple Valley|
|June 27 - 29||12U Qualifier Tournament||North St. Paul|
|July 12 - 13||14U/16U Qualifier Tournament||Lakeville/Inver Grove Hgts|
|July 12 - 13||10U/12U State Tournament||TBD|
|July 19 - 20||14U/16U State Tournament||TBD|
|July 24 - 27||10U NAFA Nationals||Bloomington, MN|
|July 17 - 20||12U NAFA Nationals||Eagan, MN|
|July 24 - 27||14U NAFA Nationals||Eden Prarie, MN|
|July 30-Aug 3||10U A/B ASA Northern Nationals||Blue Springs, MO|
|July 30-Aug 3||12U A/B ASA Northern Nationals||St. Louis, MO|
|July 31-Aug 3||14U 'A' ASA Northern Nationals||Rochester, MN|
|July 24 - 27||14U 'B' ASA Northern Nationals||Bowling Green, KY|
We will be holding tryouts in August for the 12U and 14U Elite teams. They will be held on Saturday, August 9th(Rainday August 10th). The tryouts will be held outdoors at Otter Lake Fields. If you are interested in playing at this level, you must attend tryouts on this date.
Teams will be formed by the coaches and will play together in the fall 2014 and summer 2015. Teams will also train together during the winter and possibly play domeball during the off-season. We will be posting detailed information soon.
Please do not park in the field at the northwest corner of Otter Lake Road and County Road H2 during weekday games. This is not a parking area. The parking lot has enough spots for everyone to park. Occasionally, White Bear Rec will let us park there during a weekend tournament, we will lose this priviledge if parking continues there during the week. Thank you for your cooperation!
You must attend this tryout if you want to be on the 12U or 14U A/Elite Team next summer 2015.