The SWARM Invitational 12U-18U Tournament is canceled for the 2020 season. We will refund those teams who have registered promptly. Thank you and we will see you at the SWARM Invitational in 2021!
The SFSA Board had a meeting last night to map out the summer season after the statement Governor Walz gave on Wednesday. The guidelines can be found at https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/youthsports.pdf if you would like to read them. The following information is where our position is at this time.
The 6U and 8U seasons will be canceled. We feel, at this age, we are unable to safely follow the socal distancing guidelines. We are considering having a fun night in July for this age group if social distancing permits. Watch your emails for more details in July. All refunds for 6U/8U will be issued on June 1st. If you would like to donate your registration fee to SFSA please email Erica Frey, firstname.lastname@example.org, before June 1st.
The Swarm Invitational Tournament in June, for 12U-18U, will be canceled. No tournaments will be played by any Sartell Swarm team in the month of June.
We are currently working on our safety plan that coordinates with the guidelines set forth by Governor Walz and the MDH. We are preparing for safety measures such as sanitizing products for each team and creating safety protocols.
In addition to our safety plan, we are waiting on word from the Sartell schools about use of the fields. We are also getting in touch with those parents/guardians who volunteered to coach to ensure that they are still interested in coaching with the new safety guidelines.
When we do start our season, we are requiring all players to have their own equipment. The players will need their own bat, helmet, fielding mask, and gloves. We may have equipment to use on a first come first serve basis. With that being said, we want you to be informed before you buy, that there is a possibility that there may not be a 10U season.
We understand that a timeline is not being stated at this moment. As soon as we have concrete information on things such as fields and coaches and we have access to safety items needed, we will be in contact with a better timeline. We ask that you all have patience as we get our plan in place.
Please feel free to reach out with any questions that you may have.
The SFSA Board
All player evaluations scheduled for April 19, 2020 have been postponed until further notice. We will communicate updates on May 4, 2020. Thank you for your patience as we travel through uncharted territory.
Registration is now OPEN for teams in the 12U, 14U, and 16U/18U age level. ***2020 TOURNAMENT CANCELED***
Registration Timeline and Fees
What is the difference between in-house and travel?
In-house - Includes league games and two (2) tournaments. Participate in St. Cloud league and Sartell and St. Cloud Tournament.
10U Tournament - Includes league games and 3 tournaments.
Travel - includes league games and four (4) tournaments. Participate in St. Cloud league. Attend four tournaments, two of which are coaches choice, a State Qualifier, and the State tournament. Tournaments begin as early as May.
Team Formation - BY GRADE
6U & 8U – Divide players evenly by ages/grade. Goal up to 10 per team.
10U – Divide players evenly by age/grade. Goal up to 12 per team. Tournament team option to pay for two extra tournaments.
12U – 18U Cap of 12 players per team for travel. Goal up to 12 players per team for in-house.
Current Grade Level at Time of Registration
18U - 12/11
16U - 10/9
14U - 8/7
12U - 6/5
10U - 4/3
8U - 2/1
6U - K/pre-k
12U - If travel team has more than 12 players registered there is a talent based evaluation. All players will be assigned to a team. The top 12 will be placed on the travel team. All others will be placed on an in-house team.
14U and older talent-based team formation.
Evaluation Date – April 18 or 19 for all players 12U – 18U will be evaluated for team formation. Posted tryout date at the time of registration.
April 23– Coaches meeting and teams announced for travel teams. League team meeting the end of April.
Practice begins April 26 for the travel league. May 1 for league teams 10U and old. 8U begin two weeks before first games.