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2021 Summer Season Information

Waconia Wildcats Girls BigWest Softball

Register by Wednesday, August 19, 2020

This is a competitive, skills based traveling league and an evaluation is used. There is a risk that cuts will be made, and no player is guaranteed a spot on any team regardless of team placement in previous leagues/seasons. For those who wish to skip the evaluation process and have equal playing time please register and play in our recreation league. You will find more information about these other leagues in our upcoming Winter/Spring Brochure.

U10-U18 play in the Big West Softball league and 2 local tournaments.

Your age on December 31, 2020 determines where you play in the Big West league. Anyone in 3rd grade born after December 31, 2011 is eligible to participate in the 10U League. 2nd Graders (2020-2021 school year) are NOT eligible to participate.


There is no guarantee that there will be enough players to fill out a team. If there are enough girls multiple teams could be created. WAA and the Softball Advisory Board will evaluate and have the right to move girls up a level or shift to another team as it seems fit based on tryouts and numbers.


In the event you were evaluated and not selected to the BigWest Softball League you will receive a full refund minus the $15 evaluation fee/$10 processing fee ($25 total.) An email will be sent after evaluations to explain additional softball options.


League games will be played one or two nights per week, Mon-Thursday, however, if games are rescheduled due to weather you could potentially play Fri/Sat/Sun. The league plays double headers on game nights. Tournaments will be on weekends. These will conflict with other programs, i.e Waconia Public School sports, Waconia Marching Band, MYSA Soccer, etc.


Payment & Registration must be turned in PRIOR to evaluations. If registered after January 6, 2021 add $30. There is a payment option available. $50 down payment before the registration deadline, OR $90 after the August 19, 2020 registration deadline. On October 2, 2020 your card will be charged $200 with the remaining balance of $120 charged on December 4, 2020.


All uniforms will be available at the January tryout for participants to try on so the correct size is ordered. A parent/guardian must come in to tryouts with their player and have the child try on the jersey. Parents/guardians will be asked to initial that they have tried on the uniforms and the correct size was selected. WAA is not liable if the uniform was not tried on and the correct size wasn’t selected.


Evaluations will take place on Tuesday, August 25th and Sunday, January 24 (Tentative)

You must attend one evaluation, however, we strongly recommend attending both evaluation dates. The August eval will be held at the WHS Varsity Softball Fields (purple dugouts) and WHS East Diamonds #3 & #4. Bring your glove, bat & wear your cleats. The January evaluation will take place in the Waconia Middle School Gym. (Wear gym shoes.) Teams will be decided in January 2021.



10U, 12U, 14U, 16U, 18U Teams              

Birth year 2008, 2009...      

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - Evals 5:00pm-6:30pm

Sunday, January 24, 2021 - Evals 3:00pm-5:00pm    


Birth year ‘02, ‘03, ‘04, ‘05, ‘06, ‘07, ‘10, ‘11-3rd Grade+...

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - Evals 6:45pm-8:15pm

Sundays, January 24, 2021 - Evals 5:00pm-7:00pm

RAIN DATE: August 27, 2020




Big West Fastpitch Softball League Fee: $370 (After January 6, 2021 $400.)

Register with your birth year.

Teams will be coordinated accordingly U10-U18.

Fee Includes: Uniform top, two tournaments, game and field supplies, administration and a $25 non-refundable evaluation fee and processing fee.


**Other fees may apply based on if the team/coaches decide to play/qualify for additional tournaments and/or have paid coaches.


Big West Softball Refunds: A full refund will be given minus $25 (processing fee and tryout fee) from August 26, 2020 - January 24, 2021. After January 24, 2021 we cannot offer a refund.


Coaches, players add parents will have to sign a code of conduct form before the child is allowed to play.

U10/U12: To be eligible to participate in BigWest U10/U12 you must attend ISD #110 Waconia Schools or reside in Waconia District Boundaries.


U14/U16/U18: Open


All information is subject to change pending the development of the COVID-19 Pandemic, changes made within the MN Softball/BigWest softball league, changes made with MSHSL Softball, etc.

2018 Bloomington Bash Silver Bracket Champions

14U 2018 Hutchinson Tournament 2nd Place

Waconia BigWest Softball Winter Open Gym Times


BigWest Softball Board Members

Garren Hamby

Brad Heyer

Audra Lehrke

Tiffany Nelson

Jake Saulsbury

Maria Saulsbury

Kurt Schutte

Todd Stejskal

Jason Smith

Holly Wortz


Board Member Application