Minneapolis, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

Questions for this region please contact:

Tom Bye:  tbye@josoftball.com






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 for the first year, 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. Final teams will be selected by May 30th.
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 2018 season.
  2. Players must be age eligible for the 12u Division

Try outs by state:


South Dakota:


Carol Pipgras                      Email: pip2125@sio.midco.net


North Dakota:

North Dakota will have the 12u Tryouts on Sunday April 29th, 1:00 PM in Bismarck, at the Mcquade Softball diamonds.


Brian will be the contact for the tryouts.


Brian Neuhardt                         Email: brian.neuhardt@yahoo.com

4115 Normandy Street             Cell: 701-425-2354

Bismarck, ND 58503







Flexx Sports is hosting a two-part tryout. Testing 9:00am-12pm and a 2-game showcase from 1-4pm.

Two dates offered, April 15th at Minnetonka H.S. and April 22nd at Rice Creek Fields in Shoreview.

The top 24 players from the tryouts will be asked back on May 6th from 1-4pm at Rice Creek Fields for a scrimmage.

The top (10) 12-under Minnesota athletes will be selected to represent Region 8 which consists of players from Wisconsin, North and South Dakota.

Each test will cost $25.00 and the Scrimmage will be $35.00 (early bird before 3/15)


Contact Jeremy at jeremy.belisle@flexxsports.com


Registration link is fastpich.mnsoftball.com/allamericangames



Tom Bye

Minnesota JO Commissioner








April 22 – 2p to 5p

Wisconsin Bandits Indoor Facility

267 Kansas St, Horicon, WI


$20 Tryout Fee

Reminder – you must be a Registered USA Softball Player for 2018 to be eligible for the tryout


For additional information, please contact Barb Walters at walters_barbara@hotmail.com or 920-988-5864.