Jan 30

Girls Fastpitch 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.

Membership Conditions
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 Girls Fastpitch Softball Information
For program changes or points of emphasis see the screened sections of the MSF Girls Fastpitch Guide.
Girls Fastpitch Calendar
Please take a moment and view the MSF Girls Fastpitch 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 Girls Fastpitch Guide and Schedule Book will be available from your league director after April 15.

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.

Prior to the beginning of tournament play, should an MSF-owned and operated event need to be postponed to a later date (within 90 days of the original dates), there shall be no refund to teams that cannot play on the rescheduled date.

Prior to the beginning of tournament play, should an event have to be cancelled entirely, teams will receive a credit on the following year’s entry fee for the same event. The amount of the credit will be the original entry fee minus administrative/programming work already performed (i.e., salaries/independent contractors, website, program guides, rulebooks, promotion, flyers, postage, scheduling, rent, telephone, etc.).

Once a tournament has begun and a cancellation occurs (and the tournament cannot be rescheduled to be held within 90 days of the original tournament dates), no monetary credits will be provided to teams that did not receive the minimum number of games guaranteed unless money has been returned from the site in the form of unpaid umpire/referee fees, unused game equipment, and awards. The amount credited shall be distributed equally to teams that did not get their minimum game guarantee.

The MSF’s goal is to provide drug free sports opportunities to the youth softball players in the state of Minnesota. The girls fastpitch 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 !