Some association girls and parents have tested positive for COVID-19 recently, and some others have been exposed to someone who tested positive. To clear up any confusion, the association is following these guidelines, as laid out by the MN Department of Health:
- If you have symptoms (fever, cough, runny nose, to name a few), get tested! If you test positive, stay home until all three of these things are true: You feel better; it has been 10 days since you first felt sick; and you have no fever, without using medicine, for at least 24 hours. And then get retested.
- If you test positive but do not have symptoms, you still should stay home and away from others for 10 days. And then get retested.
- If you test negative but have symptoms, stay home until your symptoms improve and you do not have a fever.
- If you have been exposed: Get tested at least 5 days after the exposure. If the test result is negative, you can be around others 3 days after that.
Here's a link to make an appointment for a rapid response test at CVS: https://www.cvs.com/minuteclinic/covid-19-testing
The Big West experienced some technical difficulties last weekend, and we are still waiting on game schedules for 8U to 12U (14U and 16U start play in a month). The first games are now being played the week of May 9; here's a look at when teams will play:
- 10U: doubleheaders on Tuesday and Thursday (Thursday games don't start until June); first games are now May 11
- 12U: doubleheaders on Monday and Wednesday; first games are May 10
- 14U: doubleheaders on Tuesday and Thursday; first games are June 1
- 16U: doubleheaders on Monday and Wednesday; first games are June 2
- June 25-27: 10U and 12U qualifying tournaments
- July 10-11: 8U, 10U and 12U state tournaments
- July 17-18: 14U, 16U and 18U qualifying tournaments
- July 24-25: 14U, 16U and 18U state tournaments
- Aug. 5-8: Monsta Championships, including a 14U tournament here in St. Louis Park!
- Aug. 21-22 and 28-29, Sept. 11-12 and 18-19: doubleheader weekends
- Sept. 25: 8U and 10U state tournaments
- Sept. 26: 12U, 14U, 16U and 18U state tournaments
The St. Louis Park Fastpitch Association is a non-profit, volunteer-managed, youth sports organization serving girls who live and/or go to school in St. Louis Park.
The association's goal is to provide opportunities for girls in kindergarten through high school to participate in recreational and competitive softball programs during the summer and fall seasons.
Teams will focus on sportsmanship, fundamentals, and teamwork, along with building self-esteem, relationships, and confidence – and, most importantly, having fun!