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Fastpitch Softball

Inver Grove Heights Fastpitch Softball is a traveling program serving girls ages 6 to 16.  The objective is to develop highly competitive teams with a strong emphasis on player development, commitment, sportsmanship, team work, and knowledge of the game.  It includes weeknight practices and league games, and tournaments on select weekends.  The summer season runs from April through July, with practices and clinic opportunities beginning as early as January.  Girls do the pitching themselves beginning at age 9-10; younger girls are coach pitched or use a pitching machine.  Players are grouped based upon their age as of December 31 of the prior year and play at five levels - 8U (6-8 years old), 10U (9-10 years old), 12U (11-12 years old), 14U (13-14 years old) and 16U (15-16 years old).   Click here to register.
 
Fastpitch softball is generally the most competitive form of softball and is the same sport you see in High School and College competition. Fastpitch differs primarily from slowpitch softball in that the pitchers deliver the ball with a speedy windmill motion as opposed to a slow, looping motion.

 

For those girls seeking a less competitive, more relaxed game, Inver Grove Heights Parks and Recreation offers an alternative program providing youth the opportunity to learn the game of softball in a fun, positive environment. 

Slowpitch Softball is offered to grades 3rd through 12th.  It is played in conjunction with South Metro Softball and features games and a season-ending tournament.  Little Spartans Softball Level 1 (ages 4-6) is beginning level softball for players with little or no experience.  The focus is on teaching the basics and having fun!  It is an instruction based program that will incorporate scrimmage games.  8U Softball is a beginner, low-key softball league and the focus is on skill development.  It incorporates both practices and games throughout the season.  Games will be played using U8 fast pitch rules.

For more information and to register, please visit
www.funatthegrove.