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2014 EP Fastpitch. Travel Program Parent Information Meeting January 27, 2014. Agenda. Registration Program Updates Fundraising & Volunteer Programs Clinics 2013 Season Player/Parent Expectations. REGISTRATION. EPFASTPITCH.COM January 17th through February 23th Uniforms

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2014 ep fastpitch

2014 EP Fastpitch

Travel Program

Parent Information Meeting

January 27, 2014




Program Updates

Fundraising & Volunteer Programs


2013 Season

Player/Parent Expectations




January 17th through February 23th


Sizing will be done at tryouts

Ordering uniforms will be online

Sliding shorts available at tryouts

program updates



Coaching Clinics – Concussion Training

Head Coaches - Paid Coaches or Parent

Assistant Coaches - Parents

Team Managers – Parents

Athletic Policy

Concussion Awareness - Consent

Playing Time Guidelines

Participation fees

Team registration fees based on Age/Level of Play

Additional $25 non-refundable try-out fee

10U Team

Focus on development of skills – pitching and catching

fundraising program


Based on parent feedback, we are not using our past fundraising program (Dine & Discounts).

For this year, we have put the fundraising “commitment” into the registration fee.

We will look for a potential new fundraising program for next year.

volunteer programs


New Volunteer Process this year

Once assigned to a travel team, you will be asked to sign up for 2 volunteer options (estimated at 3 hrs each). Some tasks include:

Concessions and field maintenance for Miller Park Weekend Tournaments

Night at the Park

Team Manager

All families will still have a weeknight concession stand commitment to fulfill

Opt out of all volunteer commitments for $200 due at registration

If no opt out fee at registration, $200 check due at first team parent meeting to be held until all volunteer commitments have been met. First miss, $200 check will be cashed and remainder of commitment is terminated.

winter clinics


FREE Pitching & Catching on Sunday nights

Jan: 26 Feb: 9, 16, 23 March:  3, 17, 24

2014 season



Two day tryout Feb. 22 & 23

Make up date will be Sunday Feb. 16 at 12 - 2 pm in the EPHS Dome upon written request and approval by travel commissioner

Pitchers & Catchers separate (on those days)

MN Fastpitch Academy evaluating tryouts

Team formation to be completed after tryouts and communicated that week

2014 season cont

2014 SEASON (cont.)


Teams will play in two to four invitational tournaments

State qualifier and State tournaments in early to mid July

10U & 12U State Qualifier is June 27 – 29, State is July 11 - 13

14U State Qualifier is July 11 - 13, State is July 18 - 20

2013 season cont

2013 SEASON (cont.)


National tournaments – EP Fastpitch expects our teams to go to the best tournament possible

EP Fastpitch reimbursements

$0 for metro area tournaments

$100 per player for in-state tournaments over 65 miles from Eden Prairie

$300 per player for out of state tournaments – Team pays coach expenses

travel player commitment


For your teammates…

Attend all practices and games

Attend all tournaments, especially state and national tournaments

Tell us your conflicts when registering

Most tournaments are not yet posted so we cannot tell you when a team is playing in a tournament


Eden Prairie leads by example

Parent / Coach Interaction

24 hour rule

Communication is best in person or on phone – not by email

Expectations for All Parents and Players

Chris Rosenlund will be Board escalation

Playing time guidelines for team levels