The SBAA Fastpitch program is intended to provide girls with an opportunity to play fastpitch softball at a competitive level, while still encouraging and focusing on player development, rather than on having a winning record.
The SBAA Fastpitch program is focused towards players who reside in the Blaine school district. Players residing outside of Blaine school district are welcome and may also try-out for the traveling teams.
SBAA Fastpitch offers an 8U league for surrounding communities to join. Click here for more information.
If you have an association in your area that you could be playing for, you may need to get a waiver to play for SBAA. Contact us or your local association for details.
Traveling Fastpitch Director
Bengal Uniform/Spirit Wear Coordinator
Assistant Fastpitch Director
Moose Program Director
Traveling Fastpitch Treasurer
Traveling Fastpitch Field Maintenance
10UA Beckman was 6-0 this weekend. They earned First place Gold and a berth to Nationals at the Centennial Tournament!
Congrats to 10U Beckman and 12U Greene teams on their Youth 1st Sportsmanship Awards!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
(Owatonna, MN) (July, 2018) – Anoka-Ramsey Fastpitch in partnership with Youth 1st, Federated Insurance, Jostens, Pearson, Cashwise, Bennerotte & Associates, Jaguar Communications, The Retrofit Companies, US Bank, Plaza Morena, Great River Energy and the Minnesota Twins Community Fund have selected the Soderville Bengals 10UB and 12U Softball teams as the recipient of a Youth 1st Team Award for their outstanding sportsmanship during the 2018 Anoka-Ramsey Dirt Devil tournament.
The Youth 1st Team Award recognizes positive behavior from players, coaches and everyone associated with the team (parents, fans and spectators). “We are placing the emphasis on how you play the game, which is ultimately more important than if you win or lose.” said Mark Arjes, Founder/Director of Youth 1st. “It has become increasingly difficult to find and retain coaches and officials for youth sports because of the abuse that they take during games. We believe it is time to model and encourage values-based actions, creating what we call a Conduct 1st environment where the focus is on the kids, competitive energies are kept in check and officials and opponents are respected.”
About Youth 1st, Inc.: (www.youth1st.com) @Youth1stMN on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
The Youth 1st Team Award was created by working with umpires and tournament directors. The umpires provide a team selection vote after each game during the tournament based on the conduct and sportsmanship exhibited by coaches, players and fans. Teams with a positive selection to game ratio of 80% or higher are recognized as Youth 1st Teams. Teams are presented with a plaque and certificates PLUS tickets for all players and coaches to attend and be recognized at a Minnesota Twins home game at Target Field. The mission of Youth 1st is to connect Conduct, Character and Community to youth activity programs. Youth 1st is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization headquartered in Owatonna, MN. Youth 1st is an official Playball! MN Partner.