Midwest Speed - Minnesota Fastpitch Softball Club

Midwest Speed - Minnesota Fastpitch Softball ClubATTITUDE is EVERYTHING

For more information on Midwest Speed contact
Director’s Sean Hall at 651-336-8020 / email Sean@sandcsportsservices.com or Jeremy Chell at 763-232-8346 / 2noodles2@gmail.com.

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18U – Bob Beedle     
+ Jim Koltes     
18U – Sean Hall     
16U – Tori Holt     
     16U – Justus Perry
     15U – Don Bross
     14U – Jeremy Chell
     13U – Tony Stone
18U – Chris Iliopolus     
16U – Troy Gross     
15U – Joe Head     
     14U – Dave Rumpca
     14U – Gina Wilson     
               + Dan Hall     
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18U North – Neil Lynch     
16U North – Chris Bangle     
16U East – Crista Walsh     
16U West – Scott Herda     
14U South – Brent Odenbrett     
     
     14U East – Dave Pyaz
     14U North – Mark Wilson
     12U North – Melinda Antonson
                         + Chad Kostecka
     12U South – Corey Schweich
                         + Bill Borwege

Why Midwest Speed Plays Heart of America Fastpitch League &
Alliance Fastpitch Nationals

WHAT IS HFL AND ALLIANCE FASTPITCH?

In 2020, the Heart of America Elite Fastpitch League as well as several other leagues including Texas, Rocky Mountain, Pacific Coast, Northeast and Southeastern Leagues were formed under Alliance Fastpitch. The Alliance uses other sanctioning bodies like USA Softball, USSSA and Triple Crown to help run their National Tournaments.

NO STAY AND PLAY HOTELS

The cost to play Elite Softball has really risen and one of the main factors for starting these leagues is to try and keep costs down. One of the main culprits on driving up costs is the “Stay to Play” Tournaments. Generally these tournaments raise the room prices about $20 per night. This is a significant amount for teams that are traveling all over the country. A family playing an HFL/ALLIANCE SCHEDULE over an entire year with 25 Hotel Nights might save about $500 without paying the extra $20 per night. This saves families a lot of money and makes it easier to find lodging.

STRONGER TEAMS

PGF still has some strong teams and will always be a quality national tournament however the tide has hanged and some have said about 75% of the top finishers in Colorado played in the Alliance National Tournament. At Midwest Speed, we want to measure ourselves against the best teams in the country! For more information on Midwest Speed or the HFL/ALLIANCE contact Sean Hall at Sean@sandcsportsservices.com or call/text 651-336-8020.

Top 9 Things to Know about Club Try-Outs

by Sean Hall

  1. It’s critical to do research before you tryout. With 90% of the tryouts being on Monday, August 9th you can’t afford to go to a tryout that you’re not really that interested in. If you really don’t have any genuine interest in a program you shouldn’t go to a tryout there. You would be wasting your time and energy as well as the clubs.
  2. Know what questions you need to ask before making a decision. These questions are ok. Where do you see me fitting in on this team? What kind of pitching/catching time would I potentially get? How much does it cost? What does that include? Who would my coaches be? With that said, be prepared that you might not get a complete answer. The coach may not have all the answers especially early in the process of try-outs.
  3. Go to your “perceived” favorite clubs as early as you can. Nearly all clubs will start offering roster spots on day 1. If you wait until day #2 there might be less spots available. Showing up to the first tryout day tells that club you want to be there.
  4. Players will get offered different roster spots at different times. Just because you don’t get an immediate call doesn’t mean you won’t get a call.
  5. The Clubs talk to each other. We share with each other in an effort to help athletes find a good home, and in some cases warn each other about potential concerns. If you haven’t paid your bill from the previous year or if a player or parent has a bad attitude there is a good chance we have been warned. Don’t try to play different clubs off against each other…most of us talk before, during and after tryouts.
  6. You will likely get 24-48 hours to make a decision once you have an offer. Some clubs might give you longer. The sooner you are able to make your decision the more it helps ALL the programs you have tried out with. It also helps other players who may be waiting to hear about their options. It is in many cases a true domino effect.
  7. There really is a team for everyone. We have a lot of amazing programs that cater to different types of softball players, different family priorities, budgets, etc.
  8. It’s a year long commitment so make sure you do your due diligence with questions. As a club director I would always welcome a player back if they left at the end of the season and didn’t cause drama during the season. But that player that quits mid-season really puts the team in a tough position and would MOST likely not be welcomed back.
  9. MOST IMPORTANT! DO NOT ACCEPT AN OFFER & MAKE A COMMITMENT THEN ATTEND MORE TRYOUTS!

THE MIDWEST SPEED SUMMER 2021 STORE IS NOW CLOSED!

There is still great Wilson gear available – Click the logo below to browse their store.

Please contact your coach if you have any questions about your team gear.
Custom and Team Decorated Items are estimated to ship on Wednesday, July 14, 2021 unless otherwise noted.
Non-Custom items will ship within 48 hours after store closure.

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PLAYER COMMITS

We have been very fortunate that the Midwest Speed has one of the highest player commitment rates in the upper midwest. It is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our players, coaches and families. We promise to stay committed to our players and families so that they may continue to enjoy continued success.

2021

Midwest Speed players committed to a college in 2021 –

2020

Midwest Speed players committed to a college in 2020 –

2019

Midwest Speed players committed to a college in 2019 –

2018

Midwest Speed players committed to a college in 2018 –

2017

Midwest Speed players committed to a college in 2017 –

2016

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