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Introducing the

West Metro Prowlers

 

14U, 16U & 18U

Fastpitch Softball Club!

 

This is an exciting new opportunity for our growing fastpitch community and our local players to play the game they love. We support multi-sport athletes that play other Fall and Winter sports!


 

West Metro Prowlers BigWest Fastpitch League

 

14U | 16U | 18U Summer 2022 Teams

 

*Register by January 23rd to attend 

evaluations in January 2022.

Register 

$25 Evaluation Fee

 

This is a competitive, skills, community based traveling league and an evaluation is used. Ideal team roster size is 12 players and no player is guaranteed a spot on any team regardless of team placement in previous leagues/seasons. The teams will be formed with players with the experience and skill level to compete in the MN Softball league.

 

14U-18U play in the Big West Softball league, 2 local tournaments, State Qualifiers tournament, potentially State Tournament & potentially Nationals (pending team agreement and if they qualify.)


The top team in each age group will have a paid/non-parent head coach. We will rely on 2 additional volunteer parent or non-parent assistant coaches and potentially a team manager for the top team. The 2nd tier team in each age group will consist of all volunteer coaches.


14U|16U|18U - Anyone interested regardless of where you live or go to school can register for the West Metro Prowlers Fastpitch league. Currently our program participants reside in Waconia, Cologne, Mayer, Minnetrista, New Germany, Excelsior, Minnetonka, Hutchinson, Carver, Chaska, Shorewood, Eden Prairie, Glencoe, St Bonifacius & Victoria.


There is no guarantee that there will be enough players to fill out a team. There could also be an opportunity to form more than one team. Independent evaluators will be used. WAA and the Softball Advisory Board will also consider previous season coaches evaluations to create teams. In the event you were evaluated and not selected to the Big West Softball League you will receive a full refund minus the $15 evaluation fee/$10 processing fee ($25 total.)


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. Home games will be played at the Waconia High School East Varsity & JV Field Complex in Waconia. In season practices will take place in Waconia 2 evenings a week.


All uniforms will be available at the January evaluation 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.


Other off season training and player development opportunities will be communicated via email as they are coordinated beginning fall of 2021 and will be “à la carte.


Payment & Registration must be turned in PRIOR to evaluations. Register and pay $25 by August 16, 2021 to attend the August 23 evaluation. There is a payment option available for the remaining fee or you can choose to pay in full. On October 1, 2021 your card will be charged $325 with the remaining balance of $325 charged on December 17, 2021. After December 17,2021 a payment plan is no longer offered and you'll need to pay the full fee. If you register after January 12, 2022 add $30.

 

$650 Fee Includes: 1 Uniform top, 3 player/family club t-shirts, 4-8 team pre-season pitching/catching/hitting trainers sessions (TBD), league games, two Minnesota tournaments, State Qualifier Tournament, State Tournament(if earned), February-March open gym/batting cage opportunities in Waconia or at other possible nearby locations, equipment, game and field supplies, umpire fees, administration and a $25 non-refundable evaluation fee and processing fee. The top team in each age group will have a paid/non-parent head coach **Other fees may apply based on if the team/coaches decide to play/qualify for additional tournaments including Nationals.


Refunds: A full refund will be given minus $25 (processing fee and evaluation fee) from August 25, 2021 - January 23, 2022. Once teams are posted you will have 48 hours to accept or decline. We cannot offer a refund after the 48 hours of the teams being posted.


Team Apparel & Swag: Team pants, socks, belts and other fan gear and swag will be available for purchase after the 2nd evaluation date. This information will be sent out via email.

 

West Metro Prowlers Evaluations will take place on
Monday, August 23 (Outdoors) & Sunday, January 23 (Indoors)

You must attend at least one evaluation, however, we strongly recommend attending both evaluation dates. The August eval will be held at the Waconia High School Varsity Softball Fields (purple dugouts located between Waconia HS and Waconia MS) and Waconia High School East Diamonds #3 & #4. Bring your glove, bat & wear your cleats. The January evaluation will take place in the Waconia Middle School Gym (1400 Community Dr, Waconia, MN 55387.) (Wear gym shoes.) The Spring/Summer 2022 teams will be decided by February 4th, 2022.


14U, 16U & 18U Evaluations
Birth year 2008/2007(14U), 2006/2005 (16U), 2004/2003(18U)
Monday, August 23..................................6:45pm-8:15pm
Sunday, January 23.................................5:00pm-7:00pm
*Pitchers and catchers will be evaluated at the end of the time slot.

*Please check in 30 minutes prior to your start time.

*Rain date August 30th only if needed.

 

” We support multi-sport athletes that play a fall and winter sports so please pick and choose what position specific, hitting, pitching and catching training opportunities work into your schedule as they are presented locally or at nearby facilities. We are a different softball club in that we ask for your team softball commitment beginning spring/summer 2022 (Summer only if you are playing softball in the MSHSL.) During the primary softball (around mid May-end of July) season players are expected to make softball their priority sport and attend 95%-all practices and games.

 

Fee Includes: 1 Uniform top, 3 player/family club t-shirts, 4-8 team pitching/catching/hitting trainers sessions (TBD), two Minnesota tournaments, State Qualifier Tournament, State Tournament(if earned), February-March open gym/batting cage opportunities in Waconia or at other possible nearby locations, equipment, game and field supplies, umpire fees, administration and a $25 non-refundable evaluation fee and processing fee. The top team in each age group will have a paid/non-parent head coach **Other fees may apply based on if the team/coaches decide to play/qualify for additional tournaments including Nationals.

 

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

 

REGISTER HERE

 

Questions?

Call or email Holly Wortz

952.442.0612 | hwortz@isd110.org

 

Interested in a paid Head Coaching position for the 2022 Summer Season?

Email Holly Wortz

 


2021 Waconia Wildcats BigWest HS Fastpitch Team

Joe Duffy

Garren Hamby

Ashley Johnson

Audra Lehrke

Tiffany Nelson

Jake Saulsbury

Maria Saulsbury

Kurt Schutte

Todd Stejskal

Jason Smith

Holly Wortz

Board Member Application