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The Rivals is a Chaska Youth Softball Association sponsored program that is based with teams at the 14U and 16U levels.  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 MN Softball - 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 tryouts scheduled for Tuesday, July 30 and Thursday, August 1.  Players must only attend one of the tryout sessions.  The team will play in the fall ball and summer leagues together, 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.


Teams will be formed at the 14U and 16U levels 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 MN Softball - Gold Leagues.  The program is planned to include the following:

Rivals Fall Ball (8/12 – 10/6)

  • 2 team practices/week in August before school starts
  • 1 team practice/week once school starts
  • Skills sessions on Saturday mornings - 4 weeks
  • 15 Practices and Skills Sessions total
  • Double-header games 8/25, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22
  • State Tournament 9/28-29
  • One Additional Tournament (Usually a Saturday in Mid-September)

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)
  • President's Day and MLK Day Dome Tournaments

Rivals Summer Season (Memorial Day – 8/1)

  • Hitting lessons during the daytime (June)
  • Pitching lessons during the daytime (June)
  • Team Practices or Double-Header Games on 2 evenings per week
  • League play in MN Softball - Gold League
  • 6 Tournaments including at least one that is outside the Twin Cities metro area

Approx. Cost is $1,350 for the full year plus 6 hours of volunteer time (or $150).  Acceptance of a roster spot will be confirmed by an initial payment of $350.

Tryout Dates at Community Park in Chaska:

Tuesday, July 30 at 5:30pm

Thursday, August 1 at 5:30pm

Rain Makeup - Saturday, August 3 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)