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The Rivals is a Chaska Youth Softball Association sponsored program that is based with teams at the 14U level.  The teams consist of players predominantly from the western metro including Chaska, Chanhassen, Waconia, Jordan, Minnetonka, Mound, etc. The goal of the Rivals program is to provide a community based team at a high level of play with outstanding coaching and player development.  The teams will be formed with players with the experience and skill level to compete in the big West A or Gold leagues.  The teams are managed by paid coaches and clinicians with the experience to provide personal and skill development over the course of the entire year.

The Rivals teams are formed during August tryouts and play in the fall ball and summer leagues, and participate in off season clinics at Chaska High School.  The program is flexible during the off season to accommodate multi-sport players.  During the primary softball season players are expected to make softball their priority sport and attend all practices and games.


2018-19 RIVALS FASTPITCH PROGRAM DETAILS

Teams will be formed at the 14U level with players who are interested in committing to a full year program which includes Fall Ball, Winter Training, and Summer League in a competitive environment.  The teams will have the potential, work ethic, and coaching to compete in the Big West A and Gold Leagues.  The program is planned to include the following:

Rivals Fall Ball (8/14 – 10/8)

  • 2 team practices/week in August before school starts
  • 1 team practice/week once school starts
  • Skills sessions on Saturday mornings - 6 weeks
  • 16 Practices and Skills Sessions total
  • Double-header games 8/26, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23
  • State Tournament 9/29-30
  • Fall Finale Tournament (Mid-October)

Rivals Winter Training (11/15 – 3/1)

  • Training Sunday evenings at Chaska High School
  • Pitchers will work with Amy Huett every Sunday (12 Sessions)
  • General Skills every Sunday (12 Sessions)
  • Weeknight batting cage time for small groups at District 112 Dome

Rivals Summer Season (Memorial Day – 8/1)

  • Hitting lessons during the daytime (June)
  • Individual 30 minute pitching lesson once per week (June & July)
  • Skills sessions on Saturday mornings (June)
  • Team Practices or Double-Header Games on 2 evenings per week
  • League play in Big West League A or Gold League
  • 6 Tournaments including at least one that is outside the Twin Cities metro area

Cost is $1,200 for the full year plus 8 hours of volunteer time (or $150).  Acceptance of a roster spot will be confirmed by an initial payment of $300.

Tryout Dates at Community Park in Chaska:

Tuesday, August 7 at 5:30pm

Thursday, August 9 at 5:30pm

Rain Makeup - Saturday, August 11 at 9am

 

2016-2017 Rivals - 14U


Congratulations to 14U for berth to Tier 1 State Tournament!


14U Farmington Frenzy Tournament - 2nd Place Finish (June 3, 2017)