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News for 4th & 5th Grade Families

Due to limited enrollment in 2016 and our neighboring

cities no longer hosting 4/5 grade teams, the In House

4/5 grade program will not be offered in 2017. 

  • 5th grade players can sign up for either the In House Slow Pitch 5-12 program or for Travel Fastpitch.
  • 4th grade players can sign up for either League Only (10U only) or for Travel Fastpitch.  These are both travel options with some differences in time committments. Please see the "About Travel" page for more details.

There is NOT an In House option for 4th graders.

Any player can sign up for our Traveling Fastpitch program. The age group is based on the player's age December 31, 2016.

In House Softball Team Descriptions

Kindergarten/ 1st Grade
At K/1, the emphasis will be on learning the basics of softball – throwing, catching, hitting and fielding. Coach pitching will be the standard, but a tee will be available. We will decrease the number of games over historical levels, but increase the number of practices. Players must have their own glove.
Teams will play other Eagan teams at Eagan fields.  

K/1 teams play at:  
Cedar Alternative Center 
2140 Diffley Rd  
Eagan, MN 55122 
Season begins in early May and ends in mid-July.
2nd / 3rd Grade
At 2/3, we will continue to use coach pitch as the standard. We will build in additional practice time. Players must have their own glove.
Teams will play other Eagan teams at Eagan fields only. 
Season begins in early May and ends in mid-July.

Kim Turner

In House Coordinator

In House Fees

Grade Evening Cost
K/1 (T-ball / Coach Pitch) Mon/Wed $60
2/3 (Coach Pitch) Mon/Wed $65



Parents are always needed to help in a variety of ways. Volunteer areas include:

  • Head Coach
  • Assistant Coach 
  • Age Group Coordinator
  • Team Parent
  • Equipment
  • Special Events  

Volunteering provides a better experience for you and your child, and is the reason our programs continue to be successful.  

Volunteer Descriptions

Click to see the descriptions of our volunteer positions

Fall Ball

Our Fall Ball program is a great introduction to Traveling Fastpitch with a shortened 6-7 week season.  

  • Fall Ball registration opens in July.  
  • This is a short season: mid-August to end of Sept.
  • A casual, learning environment to improve player skills and knowledge while having fun.

To learn more, please visit our "Fall Ball" page.

If you still have questions, please reach out to the Community Teams Director or the In House Coordinator via email.  


Here are some examples of how a player could move through the Eagan Fastpitch Softball programs. You do not have to play years of In House Softball before joining the travel program.  Additionally, a player with birth year 2008 and later can sign up with the 8U travel program without having player In House.  Playing In House is not a prerequisite for playing in the Travel programs.

These are just a few examples...

Example 1:
K/1: In House Softball program
2nd Grade: 8U Travel program (start as early as age 7)
3-7th Grade: continue thru 10U/12U travel program

Example 2:
K/1 & 2/3: In House Softball program
4th Grade: 10U League Only program 
5-7th Grade: continue thru 10U/12U travel program
7-12th Grade: MN Stars Club program

Example 3:
2/3: 8U travel program (no In House experience)
4-7th Grade: continue thru 10U/12U travel program 

Example 4:
K/1 & 2/3: In House Softball program
4th Grade: 10U League Only program
5-12th Grade: South Metro Softball program

If you have any questions regarding the In-House Softball K-3rd Grade program, please contact us using the email links to the right:

Jacki Stalboerger

Director of Softball