JO General Program Information
Membership with the MSF affiliates you with the National Softball Federation of America (NSF). By affiliating your league with the MSF, it provides your team with membership benefits and the opportunity to advance to post-season tournament play at the state and NSF regional level.
To receive the services listed below and be eligible to send a representative(s) to MSF post-season tournament play, all of the teams in the league must be members. For example, if a league has sixteen teams, all sixteen teams must be MSF members to receive the membership services listed below. A minimum of five teams must participate per age division in order to receive “eligible league” status.
MSF Junior Olympic Fastpitch Softball Information
For program changes or points of emphasis see the screened sections of the MSF Junior Olympic Guide.
JO Softball Calendar
Please take a moment and view the MSF JO Softball Calendar of Events. You should note there are a number of new events and date changes, so please carefully review. As the schedule indicates, state tournaments are scheduled for Friday through Sunday. Teams should be prepared to play a Friday evening game.
A reminder the JO Guide and Sanction Schedule Book will be available from your league director after April 5. The book will contain all weekend invitational tournaments sanctioned prior to March 10 and promises to contain more tournaments than ever, so please contact your league director in April.
The MSF membership provides you with many benefits in the softball world. Coaches schools, player schools, umpire training, video and publication resources, central clearinghouse for softball information, tournament competition and much, much more.
Participants who play in the MSF program guarantee their amateur status and expose themselves to future opportunities in amateur athletics. Many college scouts and coaches attend MSF sponsored events to recruit student athletes for scholarships to their post-secondary schools.
The MSF’s goal is to provide drug free sports opportunities to the youth softball players in the state of Minnesota. The Junior Olympic program emphasizes fun, appropriate behavior in sports and camaraderie.
The MSF is striving to provide you with the best program possible. If we can be of assistance to you, please contact us at 763/263-9993 or email@example.com
We wish you the best during the 2012 season!