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Program Overview

The Traveling program is designed to provide a quality, competitive fastpitch softball experience to players ages 7-16. This league is intended for players who are motivated and interested in playing at the next level. Traveling teams will compete against other local and regional teams of similar skills and commitment.

Age groups are based on the player's age as of August 31st of the prior year. Players must participate within their age groups to build cohesiveness with their teammates for upcoming years. Below is more detailed information on each level.

Important Dates 2024

*April 29 - MN Softball Season Starts

*May 10- LFSA & St. Paul Saints Spotlight Game @ Aronson Park

*June 21-June 23- 8U, 10U, 12U State Qualifiers

*June 29-June 30 -  8U, 10U, 12U State (if qualified)

*July 12-July 1414U State Qualifiers

*July 20-July 2114U State (if qualified)

*Monsta Nationals (if qualified):

  • 8U July 18-July 21
  • 10U July 25-July 28
  • 12U & 14U August 1-August 4


Traveling Program for 8U-16U Levels

Additional Information

Below is some additional information about our Traveling program:

  • Registration is required prior to tryouts.
  • The traveling season runs from April to mid/late July. 
  • LFSA has a volunteer requirement for our families. Please visit the Volunteers page for more information.
  • Uniforms are not included in the registration fee. Each player will be required to purchase their own uniform including a jersey, pants, socks and belt. Ordering will be available online.
  • Head coaches are determined through an application and interview process. LFSA will hold a coaching clinic for all coaches in the Traveling program.

Traveling Tryouts

The primary goal of tryouts is to evaluate each player impartially and objectively so they may be placed on a team with players of similar ability and comparable skill levels. The goal is to maximize success and develop each player’s skills and confidence. Every attempt will be made to ensure that a fair and impartial process is used. All traveling players are required to attend tryouts.

8U tryouts will be age appropriate and are intended to introduce players to the process. For levels 10U and up, if a player is going to miss tryouts they must notify the Traveling Director in writing prior to tryouts. Some examples of an excused absence may include:

  • Verifiable medical condition that requires a doctor’s release prior to participation
  • Verifiable and mandatory school or church function
  • Death in the family

Playing Time

During regular season league games, players will play approximately equal time. Players will be given the opportunity to play different infield and outfield positions. During tournaments and post season games, players will play approximately equal time, but they will play positions that help the team be most competitive. All players will sit out their fair share of time.

Teams will bat the entire roster in all games, unless the DP/Flex rule is in play.

Playing time can be affected by missing practices, missing games, poor sportsmanship or displaying a poor attitude.

Softball is a TEAM sport. Good outfielders are just as important to the team as good infielders and developing skills in both areas is beneficial for the players.

If players or parents have concerns regarding playing time, please contact the head coach.

Concerns about playing time will not be addressed during games or practices. Communication between the head coach, parents and players is important to overall team success. Any concerns not addressed by the head coach should be brought to the Traveling Director in a timely manner.