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2023 Season Dates

  • Fall Ball Registration Opens - June 20
  • In-House Final Game - June 21/22
  • In-House Tournament - June 24
  • 10U/12U State Qualifiers - June 24-25
  • 8U/10U/12U State Tournament - July 8-9
  • Blast Family Picnic - July 13
  • 14U State Qualifiers - July 15-16
  • 10U MONSTA Championship - July 20-23 (BFA hosting at Dred Scott)
  • 14U State Tournament - July 22-23
  • "Moving Up To 10U" Practices - Late July
  • Fall Ball Evaluations (10U-14U) - August 1-2
  • 12U/14U MONSTA Championship  - August 3-6

2023 Summer Registration Fees

In-house $99 total

  • $30 non-refundable BFA Membership Fee due at registration
  • $69 Team Fee charged on March 24th (if not paid in full at registration)

8U $154 total

  • $49 non-refundable BFA Membership Fee due at registration
  • $105 Team Fee, half charged on each February 24th and March 24th (if not paid in full at registration)

10U $399 total

  • $130 non-refundable BFA Membership Fee due at registration
  • $269 Team Fee, half charged on each February 24th and March 24th (if not paid in full at registration)

12U/ 14U $424 total

  • $140 non-refundable BFA Membership Fee due at registration
  • $284 Team Fee, half charged on February 24th and March 24th (if not paid in full at registration)

For 2023, traveling players will purchase uniforms separate from registration. 


8U $60

10U and up $190

League Options for 8U and 6U Players

Players in the 8U/6U age groups have 2 different league options in the Spring/Summer season:

  • In-House (shorter schedule, practices/games in Bloomington)
  • Traveling (longer schedule, some local traveling for games)

See this Summary for detailed information comparing the options.


Mike, Coaching for BFA in 1996


A generous financial donation from the Rowekamp family in honor of Mike Rowekamp, has allowed BFA to continue offering financial assistance to qualifying players in 2021. Mike was instrumental in starting the first 10U fastpitch league in Minnesota and coached in Bloomington for 25 years. He not only taught his players the fundamentals of playing ball, but also that hard work has reward, that winning is fun but it's important to win graciously, and that something is learned from losing as well.

Bloomington Fastpitch Association (BFA) seeks to provide recreation programs for traveling fastpitch sports participants. This policy and procedure establishes a program which may provide financial assistance on a need-basis for up to 50% of the player registration fees.

Application Form 

Submit Applications to BFA Treasurer


Youth Fastpitch Age Level Classification

BFA is a member of the Big West of the Minnesota Metro Fastpitch League, which adheres to the rules of the USA Softball governing body. Softball age levels comply with the USA Softball governing body rules.

NEW: Starting with this fall season, USA Softball Age Rule Changes are in effect. This means the age of the player on August 31, 2023, is their playing age for the 2024 season.

This means if your child has a September, October, November or December birthdate, they can get an extra year at their current age level. MN Softball has a great age calculator to double check which level your athlete should be playing this coming year. Please contact Player Development with any questions.

FALL BALL - Players will  play at the age level they would play at the following summer.  No exceptions to "play down" will be allowed.

Approved Bats

  • The only bats allowed for use are ASA or USA Softball stamped bats. These bats are also approved by MSHSL and NCAA. 
  • The bats you are using must have one of the stamps below.
  • Umpires are being instructed to check bats for these stamps.

Documents and Forms

All BFA Documents are located in one location.

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