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Player and Coach Development

EXTRA! EXTRA! TRY SOFTBALL FOR FREE

Blast Players let your friends know that BFA is offering an opportunity to experience fastpitch softball. More details to come.

- Saturday January 12th 9:00 - 10:00, KAC4
- Tuesday February 5th 6:30 - 7:30 OGM B
- Wednesday February 20th 6:30 - 7:30 OGM B
- Monday March 4th 6:30 - 7:30 OGM B

 

BLOOMINGTON BLAST PLAYERS ARE BUSY WITH WINTER CLINICS!

A few reminders

  • Pitchers must provide their own catcher

  • open gym times are posted below and can be found on the bfa website calendar

  • SUnday nights are free instructional clinics at JAC. Bring Tennis shoes, fielding mask, glove, bat and helmet. Parents need to stay onsite. 

Open Gym

Monday-6pm-9pm (12/3, 12/10, 12/17, Mondays- 1/7-2/1 ) All @ KAC5
Wednesday- 6pm-7pm (All @ OLM Gym A/B Except 12/26, 1/2, 1/9, & 1/16-held at KAC5)

Saturday- 10am-11am (JAC5-12/1,1/5,2/23) (KAC5 12/8, 12/22,12/29,1/12,1/26,2/22) ***12/15 is 12pm-1pm @JAC5

Sunday- 8pm-9pm(12/2-1/13), 9pm-10pm (1/20- 2/17) (No Open Gym 2/3)

Free Clinics at Jefferson Activity Center

  • 12/2 – 1/13: 5:00 - 6:30 PM 
  • 1/20 – 2/17: 6:00 – 7:30 PM

A medical release form is required before participating in the clinics.  If you are new to BFA or the clinics and have not yet completed the medical release form for 2018, please complete the form and bring it with you and provide at check in. 


clinics & Camps around town

St. Kate's Softball Camps


Coaches for Private Lessons

For coach bios and information,
go to our Private Lesson Coaches page.

Morgan  Garbrecht

Morgan Garbrecht

Catching, Hitting, Fielding, Agility and Endurance

Phone: 612-840-3848

Jim Hanson

Jim Hanson

Hitting, Fielding

Phone: 612-269-7653

John "JJ" Jensen

John "JJ" Jensen

Catching, Hitting, Fielding

Phone: 612.961.5200

Alex O'Connor

Alex O'Connor

Pitching

Medical Release Form

 

 



 

ALL PARENTS AND PLAYERS - It is required for every player participating in any BFA sponsored clinic or open gym session to complete the Medical Release Form below.

Once you have completed and turned in your Medical Release Form it is good for the entire year and covers the player for any BFA sponsored clinic or open gym session.

Please download the form below and bring it to the next BFA clinic
or you can mail it to:

BFA Medical Release Form
PO Box 386476
Bloomington, MN  55438



Private Lesson Reimbursement

Hitting Private Lessons

Please download and read the Hitting Reimbursement Authorization Form as we have updated the criteria for eligibility.

Reimbursement forms will be due on October 1st!

Because the development of hitting is fundamental to the overall success of the BFA fastpitch program, BFA is offering to assist families in offsetting some of the cost of the specialized training that will help make a player more successful.

Upon our “Player Development” board member’s approval, BFA will reimburse 50% of costs for qualifying training for a single player up to a maximum of $100 per year. The calendar year for reimbursement shall begin October 1st and run through the following September 30th. Reimbursement payments are made in Oct for qualifying players and training.  The player must be placed on the roster and playing for a BFA summer team. If the player elects not to play on a BFA team during the summer season, then no reimbursement payments will be paid.

The reimbursement is for one-on-one instruction and clinics that are not sponsored/subsidized by BFA and does not apply to costs  incurred for  seminars, training equipment, or BFA sponsored/subsidized clinics. Parents of players that are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity are asked to submit a signed authorization form to the “Player Development” Board Member. They will notify the applicant of the results. The intent of the application process is to assist the Board in budgeting reimbursement expense and not to limit player development opportunities.

Send Hitting Authorization and Reimbursement Form to:

BFA Player Development
PO Box 386476 Bloomington, MN 55438


Pitcher & Catcher Private Lessons

Please download and read the Pitching & Catching Reimbursement Authorization Form as we have updated the criteria for eligibility.

Reimbursement forms will be due on October 1st!

Because the development of the pitchers and catchers is fundamental to the overall success of the BFA softball program, BFA is offering to assist families in offsetting some of the cost of the specialized training required.

Upon our “Player Development” board members approval, BFA will reimburse 50% of costs for one-on-one instruction and clinics that are not sponsored/subsidized by BFA costs for a single player up to a maximum of $500 per year. It does not apply to costs incurred for seminars, training equipment, or BFA sponsored/subsidized clinics. Please download the Pitcher & Catcher Authorization Form for further details on Player Eligibility.

The calendar year for reimbursement shall begin October 1st run through the following September 30th. Reimbursement payment is made in October for qualifying players and training.

The player must be placed on the roster and playing for a BFA summer team as a pitcher/catcher. If the player elects not to play on a BFA team during the summer season, then no reimbursement payments will be paid. If the player elects not to play pitcher/catcher in order to play on a higher team, then no reimbursement payments will be paid.

Parents of players that are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity are asked to submit a signed aputhorization form to the “Player Development” (Board member). They will notify the applicant of the results. The intent of the application process is to approve the instructor/clinic and assist the Board in budgeting reimbursement expenses and not to limit player development opportunities.

Please send Authorization and Reimbursement forms to:
BFA Player Development
PO Box 386476
Bloomington, MN  55438