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Welcome to Champlin Park Fastpitch Association!

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2019 Spring Summer Registration

League Registration with Champlin Park Fastpitch Association

Fastpitch with Champlin Park Fastpitch Association is a competitive traveling organization. Games are broken up between home (at Champlin Park High School) and away (in surrounding communities). Practice is based upon the coach and for many teams it is two nights per week. There are also weekend tournaments that are determined by team/coach. The Association will hold a player/parent meeting before the season starts so teams can get to know each other and their coaches. In this meeting tournament schedules can be determined.

Registration for league play is required to attend tryouts and there are no refunds after tryouts. We will hold tryouts February 24 at Champlin Park High School. We will post additional details at a later date.

We will require volunteer hours for each family to help with our tournament and season games. We will announce hours and details at a later date.

League Fee:

  • 8U: $150
  • New Player to CPFA 10U-18U: $250
  • Returning CPFA 10U-18U: $350

These fees include tryouts, practices, fields, league games, umpires, a full uniform, and two weekend tournaments, plus suburban league qualifier and state tournament.


Deadline to register is Feb 15!

Organization Options: 8U, 10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U

Your player's level is determined by the birth date as of December 31st. You can use this calculator to determine playing age: https://www.usssa.com/fastpitch/ageCalculator. For example, if your player turns 11 on December 31, she will play on a 12U team. If she turns 11 on January 1, she will play on a 10U team.

This registration will allow you to provide contact information, sign consents, and submit payment. Please read through each page carefully to ensure that you provide accurate information. To complete registration through our secure site, please have your Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or checking account information available. Upon completion of registration, a charge from Champlin Park Rebels Fastptich will appear on your account. Offline payment options are also available and encouraged to save CPFA the processing fee – further offline payment details are outlined on the receipt page.

Try Out Information

The Association will hold try outs on February 24 in the Champlin Park High School Field House (enter door W6 - on the softball field-side of the building).

14U 11:00-1:00, catchers will try out at the end of this session, pitchers should plan to try out from 4:45-5:30

8U 1:30-2:30

10U 3:00-5:00, pitchers and catchers will try out at the end of this time session

12U 5:30-7:30, pitchers and catchers will try out from 4:45-5:30

Season expectations

Try-out process

  • No refunds after team determination
  • Closed try-outs (parents cannot watch)
  • Coaches observe try-outs, but do not evaluate
  • Evaluators are independent volunteers

Schedule

  • We will begin practices as soon as we can get on the fields (usually mid-April)
  • Games begin early May (coaches will provide exact schedules)
    • Expect one game/week while school is in session and two games/week at the end of the season once school is out of session
    • Games are double headers beginning at 6:15
    • You will have to travel to games in other communities within our Northwest region
  • Practices are at the coach’s discretion, but usually twice per week
  • Tournaments
    • The Association fees include registration entries into our home tournament, one tournament at your coach’s discretion, State qualifiers, and the State tournament.
    • Your coach may choose to register for additional tournaments. The team covers these fees. Higher-level teams typically enter an additional 3-5 tournaments; the lower teams do fewer. The individual fees depend on how many players are on the team and how much each tournament costs.
  • 10U/12U Qualifiers - June 28-30
  • 10U/12U State - July 13-14
  • 14U/16U/18U Qualifiers- July 13-14
  • 14U/16U/18U States - July 20-21
  • USA Softball Nationals - July 25-28 (not all teams participate in this)

 

Fees – while we have our registration fees, some teams opt for some of the extras noted below

  • Regular fees
    • $150 8U
    • $250 first year
    • $350 returning player
  • Team Banner: Some teams opt to buy a team banner. This cost is also divided amongst the team members.
  • Jersey Lettering: Some teams opt to put last names on their jerseys. Individuals pay the per letter cost of their name.
  • Pictures: It is optional for you to purchase individual/team photos.
  • Nationals
    • If your team qualifies, you do not need to pay the entrance fee, but there are other costs
    • Team splits the cost of the gate fees and NAFA registration (2018 = $230)
    • Gift bags: each team exchanges gift bags with the first team they play (usually $10-15 each)
    • Costumes: teams do a group costume for the parade
    • Pins: Players trade pins with other players. Plan on $2/pin (usually a bit less than that)
    • For example, a team’s total for Nationals in 2018 was $56.94

 

Volunteer hours

  • We are a volunteer-based organization and rely on families doing volunteer hours to manage our fields, concessions, and our tournament
  • We will offer an option to “buy out” of your volunteer obligation
  • We will have more information on this at the player-parent meeting

 

Fundraiser

  • We do have a mandatory fundraiser that funds field improvements, new training equipment, and to help control registration fees

2019 Coach Application Open

The application for 2019 team coaches is now open. We value our volunteer coaches - without you, we would not have a program! Please consider donating your time and talents to making our program first class.

Please apply through this link: https://cpfastpitch.sportngin.com/register/form/570930559


2019 Pitching Clinic

The Pitching Clinics will be open to all age groups with any level of experience.  

Cost is $50 per pitcher. 

There will be 2 sessions each night one at 6pm -7PM and one at 7pm-8PM.  Each session will have a max of 8 players.  Pitching Clinics are held in the Champlin Park High School gym.

Please wear warm-ups or shorts, and bring the following items:  Tennis shoes, softball gloves, and water.

Dates of the clinic:

January 6, 20, 27

Feb. 10, 17

ALL PITCHERS MUST SUPPLY THEIR OWN CATCHERS!

Instructor is Lori Scheunemann-George


S&C and CPFA Hitting Clinic Registration Now Open

CPFA is partnering up again this year with S&C to hold a hitting clinic.  The clinic is designed to work on the fundamentals of hitting and are open to all levels at the various age groups. The Skills Clinic will be 14 weeks and cost $200 per player.  Clinics hours 8U and 10U 7:30pm to 8:30pm.  12U and 14U 8:30pm to 9:30pm.  There will be a maximum of 26 players in each session so Register Now!

Hitting Clinics are held at the Game Speed in Brooklyn Park.  Please wear warmups or shorts, and bring the following items:  Tennis shoes, helmets and bats (if you have them), as well as water.

Address to Game Speed:

7601 Northland Drive Ste 400

Brooklyn Park, MN 55428

Dates are Wednesdays:

Jan 9

Jan 16

Jan 23

Jan 30

Feb 6

Feb 13

Feb 20

Feb 27

March 6

March 20

March 27

April 3

April 10

April 17



Organization Mission

The primary objective of this site is to serve our membership and improve communications. Our Association seeks to provide a community and volunteer-driven program to promote the growth and development of our players. Our Association works to promote a fun, fair, and safe environment that maximizes participation and improves players' skills while developing sportsmanship, teamwork, and self-confidence