2018/2019 Off Season Fastpitch Training Opportunities:
Burnsville Fastpitch is pleased to offer off-season fastpitch training to girls ages 6-15. This training is developed for your daughter to balance fastpitch training while participating in other activities/sports.
To sign up for these sessions, please use this link:
1. Pitching Sessions: High School pitching coach, Becky Akerson will be conducting pitching clinics. Bring your glove and catcher. Also, pitching instruction will be $10. Please bring cash to pay Coach Becky. This is a great deal! Most pitching instruction is $25-60 per hour/per girl. Please only sign up for 1 session/per pitching slot. If you are unable to sign up for your specific age group time, you can sign up for the other time slot. Any and all who are interested in continuing their pitching skills or learning how to pitch is encouraged to attend. Space is limited per session.
2. Catching Sessions: are also highly encouraged to attend. Will work on catching skills and work with pitchers when they are pitching. All players interested in catching are encouraged to sign up. No cost.
3. Fielding and Throwing Sessions: A great opportunity to keep your arm in shape and work on developing quickness, fielding techniques, arm strength, and more. If pitching sessions do not fill, more spots may open for additional fielding/throwing opportunities. Check back weekly on the sign up for additional sessions. No cost.
4. February Dome Training - Age groups will be broken out to work on specific skills in coloration with the age development. No Cost.
5. Hitting Sessions: We are still finalizing hitting instruction and cages. Once we have this locked in, communication will be sent out and sign up genius will be put in place to select a time that works for you. More to come!
Please sign up for these sessions through the sign up genius. https://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040f4aacad2daa8-offseason. If you are unable to attend a session, please delete your name 24 hours in advance to allow for another participant to pick up that slot. This will allow for us to manage equipment needs and logistics of the trainings. Please share this with other friends who maybe interested in fastpitch.
Any questions on off-season training and development or the sign up genius sessions, please email:firstname.lastname@example.org
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When: Tuesday, April 3, 2018
Where: Burnsville High School
Upper E Commons Area
Time: 7PM - 9PM
Burnsville Fastpitch Softball has a long tradition of an outstanding, successful program. We are excited to get the season underway and wanted to communicate out some VERY important information. Please read through to ensure you have all information.
Registration for the 2018 season will be open soon! Please go to www.bacsports.org to register for the 2018 Fastpitch Softball season. In-Person Registration will be held on February 3rd from 8:30AM - 12PM at Nicollet Jr. High cafeteria. Included in the registration cost is league fees, BAC insurance, tournament costs (which means no gate fees for anyone that attends the tournaments), individual player evaluation & team equipment. This does not include the cost for teams that elect to attend the National NAFA Tournament.
8U - $150 (2 Tournaments, 1 night a week game, machine pitch)
10U - $350 (3 Tournaments, plus state tournament and 1 night a week of double header)
12U - $400 (4 Tournaments, plus state tournament and 2 nights a week double headers)
14U - $400 (4 Tournaments, plus state tournament and 2 nights a week double headers)
*scholarships to play are available for families that qualify under the ISD 191 guidelines. Please attend in-person registration for more details or email
2018 Individual Player Evaluations (IPE) - 1 SESSION IS MANDATORY
Individual Player Evaluations is an opportunity for a player to be reviewed on their softball skills and be placed on a team with similar skills and abilities. IPE's will be held at The Cages (1353 Larc Industrial Blvd, Burnsville, MN 55337) on March 10th from 2-4PM and Sunday, March 18th from 9AM - 11AM. Players are only required to attend one IPE, but may attend both sessions. The IPE's score will be averaged between both tryouts. Players should wear pants, tennis shoes, shirt (without a name), and bring your equipment. NEW THIS YEAR - IPE fee is part of the registration to play with Burnsville Fastpitch. If a player is not placed on a team, the team registration will be refunded minus $35 for the tryout fee.
Jersey's & Apparel
Players will be trying on jersey tops at Individual Player Evaluations on March 10th or March 18th. The cost for the jersey top will be paid at the Mandatory Parent Meeting on April 3rd. It is important that your daughter is sized for a jersey top to get our order in on time and delivered by May 1st. If you prefer your daughter to wear her jersey from 2017 season, you are not required to order a new one. Burnsville Fastpitch Apparel will be available soon!
2018 Fundraising Requirement
The financial success of the program is a direct relation to your efforts with past fundraising. Our largest fundraiser is the success of the Burnsville Fireball Tourney. Due to unpredictable mother nature which could put a damper on budgets, we will be implementing other fundraising this season. More to come during the parent meeting in April.
2018 Volunteer Requirement
ALL parents that have a daughter playing in the program are required to volunteer 8 hours per family. Four (4) of the hours will be guaranteed at the Annual Fireball Tournament held May 18-19 and four (4) hours are for other parts of the program (individual player evaluations, fundraising events, winter workouts, etc). The revenue from this tournament helps keep our program cost down. The funds help pay for items such as fields, equipment, tournament, winter training, and much more. Your volunteer deposit of $150 is collected at the parent meeting on April 3rd. The checks will only be cashed if your volunteer hours are not fulfilled by August 1, 2018. For questions regarding volunteer requirements, please email
||Each Sunday (January 28 - February 25) 4PM -6PM
||February 3, 2018 (8:30AM - 12PM)
Nicollet Jr. High Cafeteria
|Individual Player Evaluation
||March 10 (2PM - 4PM)
The Cages - Burnsville
|Individual Player Evaluation
||March 18 (9AM - 11AM)
The Cages - Burnsville
|Player Notification of placement
||On or before March 22nd, 2018
|Mandatory Parent Meeting
||April 3, 2018
Burnsville High School C180
|Start of the Fastpitch Season
||Week of May 7
||Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20
Savage Community Park
High School Hitting Clinic
For current 7-12 graders only
Attention BHS Softball Players/Potential Players!
1/4/2018 - Winter hitting has started at the high school in the F190 gym. There will be 2 sessions starting at 6:30-7:30 pm and then 7:30-8:30 pm every Thursday and Sunday night. This is not mandatory and is totally free of cost, but a great way to shed that winter rust and get ready for tryouts in March! Contact Coach McGowan in the high school main office for more details! 952-707-2193 or email
Sponsored by Burnsville Athletics Department
WHAT: Burnsville High School Softball Program will be offering a clinic for pitchers and catchers of various ages and skill levels. All are welcome who want to learn and better develop skills to make them a successful softball player at a competitive level.
WHERE: F190 Gym at Burnsville High School, 600 Highway 13 E Burnsville, MN 55337
WHEN and How Much:
Session 1 ($100): November (19, 26) December (3, 10, 17) January (7, 14, 21) Session 2 ($100): January 28 February (4, 11, 18, 25) March: (4, 11)
You can attend both sessions for only $190!!!
All sessions will be held on the Sundays above, at the times below:
12:00pm: 8U and 10U session (Beginning Pitchers)
1:00pm: 10U and 12U session (Intermediate Pitchers)
2:00pm: 12U and 14U session (Advance Pitchers)
3:00pm: Beginning and Intermediate Catching session
4:00pm: Advanced Catching session
If you are a 10U or 12U pitcher you have the option to pick which session to attend. 10U can choose between the 12pm and 1pm sessions. 12U can choose between the 1pm and 2pm sessions.
Suggestion: 10U who are more advanced pitchers attend the 1pm, 12U who are more advanced chose attend the 2pm.
Pitching Clinician Becky Akerson, a graduate of Lakeville High School in 2011 will be the clinician for the pitching sessions. Her senior year at Lakeville came with a Section championship. After high school, Becky went on to play at Bethel University where she received an All-MIAC pitching award. Becky is passionate about passing along her love for softball to young athletes and is looking forward to running this clinic.
Catching Clinician Heidi Stewart, a current student-athlete at Burnsville enters her 4th year on Varsity this season. Heidi has received catching instruction from former collegiate players and current collegiate coaches. She has been awarded the All-Conference Honorable Mention Award the past 2 season with the Blaze and has played for elite summer teams like Sting, Clutch Hitters and Midwest Speed. Heidi is very excited to be running the catching portion of this clinic!
Department FAQ: Will my daughter receive individualized instruction?
YES!!! Each session has a limited number of girls and ages allowing for group and individual instruction throughout the session.
Does my daughter need to be from the Burnsville school district to participate? ---NO!!! All kids are welcome!!!
What should I bring? ---Every clinic you must bring your own catcher if you are attending one of the pitching sessions. If you are attending the catching sessions you must bring your own gear. Each player should be wearing athletic clothes (ex. t-shirt and shorts). No cleats are allowed on the gym floor so you must wear tennis shoes. EVERYONE BRING A GLOVE!!!
Format: Beginning weeks will be creating baseline fundamentals for all levels of pitchers and catchers, while still receiving individualized instruction. As the weeks progress, each pitcher/catcher will receive more and more individualized attention so that EACH pitcher/catcher can achieve the most individual progress over the sessions.
Registration form is below. Send all registration forms and payment to Burnsville High School Attn: Rachel Keeney, 600 E. Hwy 13 Burnsville, MN 55337
If you have ANY questions, call Rachel Keeney at (952) 707-2193 or Becky Akerson 952-707-2144.
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