Minneapolis, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Questions for this region please contact:  Tom Bye:  tbye@josoftball.com  651-270-0219

FACTS:  NUMBER OF TEAMS: 2   NUMBER OF ATHLETES: 30   NUMBER OF COACHES: 4

Selection Process:

The Northern Region (Region 8) has the opportunity to field a total of two teams (30 athletes and 4 coaches) for participation in the USA Softball All-American Games.

In an effort to streamline the try-out process, the 30 athlete spots and 4 coach spots have been divided among the 4 Associations within our Region.

Each association will select their participants and all athletes will be put in a pool to create the 2 teams to represent our Region at the USA Softball All-American games.
Association                                     # of Player Selections                               # of Coach Selections

North Dakota                                    5                                                             1

South Dakota                                    5                                                             1

Minnesota                                          10                                                           1

Wisconsin                                          10                                                           1

Recommended Team Make-up:

(3) Pitchers, (3) Catchers, (3) Infield, (3) Outfield, (3) Utility

Selecting 5 players= (1) pitcher, (1) catcher, (1) infielder, (1) outfielder, (1) utility player, i.e. 2nd base

Selecting 10 players= (2) pitchers, (2) catchers, (2) infielders, (2) outfielders, (2) utility players, i.e. 2nd base

Each Association is able to set their own guidelines for selection to the USA Softball All-American Team. However, all participants must meet the following guidelines:

  1. Must be on an USA Softball Registered Team for the 2019 season.
  2. Players must be age eligible for the 12u Division

Try outs by state:

South Dakota:

Contact:   Carol Pipgras   Email: pip2125@sio.midco.net

North Dakota:

.Brian Neuhardt   Email: brian.neuhardt@yahoo.com

Minnesota:

Tom Bye   Email:  tbye@JOsoftball.com

Wisconsin:

Barb Walters at walters_barbara@hotmail.com or 920-988-5864.