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Summer Wayzata Travel Fastpitch

2022 Summer Travel Registration - OPEN NOW

Registration Dates: January 3rd - February 4th
Register Now: Click Here
Practice Tryout: Sunday, Feb 6th (8U: 11-12pm, 10U: 12-1pm; 12U: 1-2pm)

Tryouts: Saturday Feb 12th or Tuesday Feb 15th (MUST ATTEND ONE...details below)


Summer Travel Overview

SUMMER Travel LEAGUE DESCRIPTION

The Summer Travel season runs from March to July and involves two-three practices or games per week.  Each team will also play in 3-6 weekend tournaments, including the State tournament, and if possible, a National tournament. Travel practice begins indoors in early March and moves outdoors as soon as the weather allows.  Games begin in May and the season ends in mid-to-late July. Total games including tournaments can total up to 15-20 for 8U and 40 or more for 10 & 12U.   

8-Under Metro (8U) & Big West (10-12U) league games are weeknight doubleheaders competing against surrounding associations starting in May, both home and away. Weekend tournaments will be selected by the association and occur between Mid-May and July. It is rare that any travel team leaves the state of Minnesota for a tournament.

Click on 8-Under Metro & Big West to learn more about each league.

*New for 2022*

For 10U & 12U teams, in weeks where you have two league games, we'll add one additional night for practice. 

  • 10U - in May, league games on Tuesdays, practice on Thursdays.  In June, games will be on Tuesday & Thursday, practice on either Monday or Wednesday.
  • 12U - in May & June, league games will be on Monday & Wednesday nights, practice on either Tuesday or Thursday night.


League Levels & Details (2022)

  • 8U: Birth Years 2013 & 2014 | Monday & Wednesday | Machine Pitch | Fee: $275
  • 10U: Birth Years 2011 & 2012 | Tues & Thurs + 1 practice on weeks with 2 league games | Kid Pitch | Fee: $475
  • 12U: Birth Years 2009 & 2010 | Mon & Wed + 1 practice on weeks with 2 league games | Kid Pitch | Fee: $525

Registration Timing (2022)

Travel registration opens January 3rd and closes Feb 4th.

PLAYER SCHOLARSHIPS
PWYSA provides scholarships for registration fees to girls, who without financial assistance would be unable to participate in youth softball. PWYSA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with limited funding available for scholarships. No guarantee of assistance is implied by this program. If the number of scholarship applications submitted and approved exceeds the budgetary amount available, the scholarships will be awarded at the discretion of the PWYSA Board of Directors. Apply here.

VOLUNTEER REQUIREMENT

Our association is a parent run volunteer association.  As such, we have a volunteer requirement for all registered players.  You are able to fulfill this obligation one of two ways, buyout by paying a set fee ($200), or complete required hours by completed qualifying DIBs hours (4). 
 
During your Summer Travel registration, you will be asked to select the following:
  1. I choose the buyout, to be paid with this registration
  2. I commit to completing my required volunteer hours
If you are a PWYSA Board member, head coach or top 3 assistant coaches or Team Manager, that will serve as your volunteer hours.  Any other activities (bringing treats, keeping scorebook, etc) will not qualify as your DIBs commitment unless approved by the Travel Director.
 
If you are unable to complete your committed hours, you will be expected to pay for any hours remaining and will be billed as such.  Any unpaid balances MUST be paid prior to any future registration of that player for PWYSA seasons.
 

Registration Fee Coverage

Registration fees cover the administrative and equipment needs for all of our Travel league teams for the summer. This includes umpire costs, field use fees, administrative and technology costs, insurance, and a roving instructor to assist at practices. Travel uniforms are NOT included in this fee.  
 

Practice Tryout (Free)

Location: Central Middle School Dome
Date: Sunday, Feb 6th

Times:

  • 8U - 11-12pm
  • 10U - 12-1pm
  • 12U - 1-2pm

Objective: run kids through similar drills that they will perform in the tryout

Tryout LOgistics

Location: Central Middle School Dome
What to wear: Athletic leggings or softball pants, athletic shirt or jersey
What to bring: Bat, Glove, Fielding Face Mask, Tennis Shoes, Water Bottle
Dates (must attend one):

  • Saturday, Feb 12th
    • 10:30-12:00pm - 10U General Session 
    • 12:00-1:00pm - 10U Pitching & Catching
    • 12:00-1:00pm - 8U General Session
    • 1:00-2:30pm - 12U General Session
    • 2:30-3:30pm - 12U Pitching & Catching
  • Tuesday, Feb 15th
    • 7:30-9:00pm - General Session (all ages)
    • 9:00-10:00pm - Pitching & Catching (all ages)

Skills Evaluation

  • Infield: Range, hands, feet, arm strength, accuracy
  • Outfield: Range, hands, feet, arm strength, accuracy
  • Hitting - Machine: Mechanics, bat speed, power, contact, bunting
  • Hitting - Front Toss: Mechanics, bat speed, power, contact
  • Running (60 & 120 feet)

Tryout Absence Policy

In order to most effectively place players on the appropropriate traveling softball team, it is necessary that all players take part in the respective traveling softball tryouts, receive an evaluation by the evaluators, and be considered for a traveling team based on their tryout score.

However, we understand that circumstances will arise that will prevent a player from participating in the tryout (example: injury or illness).  These circumstances need to be approved by the PWYSA Traveling Softball Selection Committee to be an "excused player".  An "excused player" may be eligible and placed on a traveling softball team even though they were unable to participate in the respective tryouts.

In such situations, the following procedures will be followed by the PWYSA Traveling Softball Selection Committee in an effort to place players appropriately within the PWYSA softball programs (traveling or rec league):
  • Excused players prior year rankings will be reviewed
  • PWYSA softball coaches familiar with the excused player will be consulted to obtain perspective of the players softball abilities compared to others at the same age.
  • Others familiar with the excused player may be consulted to obtain additional perspective when deemed necessary.

 

Uniforms

All new travel players will be required to order a full uniform.  Returning players only need to order any new uniform pieces or pieces that might not fit anymore.  This purchase is separate from the registration fee.  Uniforms consist of 2 uniform tops (gold and grey), navy blue pants with Wayzata logo, and gold socks. You are also able to purchase a navy blue belt and Wayzata Softball jacket if interested.  
 
There will be further communication during Summer travel registration regarding uniform ordering.   For further uniform sizing guide here for assistance.
 

Questions?  Contact PWYA's Travel Director here.


Wayzata Travel 2021 Summer Teams

Posted on Friday, Feb 18th at 5pm

Summer Travel Dates (2022)

Date Event
Jan 3rd - Feb 4th Summer Travel Registration
Jan 10th Big West Director Meeting @ Medina Entertainment Center
Feb 6th Summer Tryout Practice (Time:TBD) at CMS Dome
Feb 12th Summer Tryouts @ CMS Dome (only attend 1)
Feb 15th Summer Tryouts @ CMS Dome (only attend 1)
Feb 15th Metro Area 8U League Meeting
March 1st Travel Kick Off Parent Meeting 7:00pm
March 7th Travel Indoor Practice Begins
TBD Coaches Clinic #1
TBD Coaches Clinic #2
Mar 31st - Apr 8th Wayzata Schools Spring Break
April 11th Big West Coach Scheduling Meeting @ Medina Entertainment Center
TBD Coaches PCA Meeting
TBD PCA Parent/Player Meeting
TBD Team Photos
Week of May 5th Big West League games begin
June 3rd-5th Wayzata Warmup (Excluding 8U)
June 24th-26th State Qualifier (Excluding 8U)
July 9th-10th State Tournament (8U, 10U & 12U)
Mid-End of July Nationals (depending on team)


WAYZATA FASTPITCH SUMMER 2021 TRAVEL TOURNAMENTS

Wayzata Fastpitch Summer 2021 Travel Tournaments

Wayzata Fastpitch Summer 2021 Travel Tournaments