March 11-12 >> Program Tryouts. 3:45 - 5:30 pm. Pitcher & Catcher Evaluations 5:30-6:00pm. Open to grades 8-12.
March 13-14 >> Team Placement Evaluations. 3:45 - 5:30 p.m.
March 15 >> JV + V scrimmage 4-6pm @ MASH Campus in Savage
WEEK 2 >> Practices 3:45-5:30pm
March 18 >> PARENT MEETING. 7:00pm. Virtual
March 22-31 >> NO SCHOOL/SPRING BREAK.
Spring Break Practice Schedule* :: Fri 8:15-10am | OFF Sat - Tues | Wed - Fri 3:30 - 5:30 pm | Sat 11-1:30pm @ MASH Eagan
*It is strongly encouraged that families wishing to take vacations during this time utilize the non-practice days (Friday afternoon through Wednesday morning) to minimize athletes missing practice as we are prepping for the start of games the following week. Missing practice will results in the natural consequences of other athletes BEING present and able to advance their skills in preparation for the upcoming games.
April 1 >> V + JV Scrimmage vs Eagan. Dundas Dome. 6-9pm
April 4 >> GAME DAY all levels.
April 13 >> SATURDAY TOURNAMENT – C-squad – Forest Lake, MN
April 20** >> SATURDAY GAME – V + JV – Winona, MN
** We are planning this as a team building event. Varsity will likely travel down to Winona on Friday, April 19 for an overnight. JV will travel down Saturday morning. ALL will have a team meal AFTER the game in Winona before returning to Two Rivers.
May 4 >> SATURDAY TOURNAMENT – V + JV – Eagan, MN
June 3 >> Program Recognition Banquet 6-8pm - ALL levels
June 5-7 >> State Tournament - Caswell Park
PROGRAM PHILOSOPHY & VISION. We are committed to developing a successful program rooted in a holistic approach to fundamental excellence and execution. This culture of success will thrive on integrity, discipline, service, love and teamwork. The coaches in this program are committed to leading and teaching in a way that helps each athlete level-up in skill, mindset, and leadership through consistency in program flow, development and high-level expectations. Our process-driven, progressional approach will breed success every day, every game, every season.
The vision for Two Rivers Softball is to develop a long-standing competitive program that lavishes in success both on and off the field. Our commitment to culture, community, leadership development, and fundamental excellence, will create a strong foundation for success. Success comes within the integrity of the process. This program will invest wisely in its growth and pursuit to stand as a beacon of excellence in the community.
PLAYER EXPECTATIONS. Warrior Softball players adhere to 3 simple team rules.
COME READY. Warriors are prepared for practices and games physically, mentally, academically and with the necessary gear and tools required for performance. Warriors are ON TIME and are great communicators with their coaching staff if obstacles stand in their way for executing rule number 1.
BE A GOOD TEAMMATE. A good teammate brings their best self to the team in order to increase the competitiveness and level of play for those around them. A good teammate loves and encourages their teammates to become the best versions of themselves. A good teammate acts in service to the greater good of the team. A good teammate never puts selfish ambition above the goals of the team.
CONTROL THE CONTROLLABLES. Warriors understand there are only two things they have absolute control over → their ATTITUDE & EFFORT. Warriors choose to bring the best they have to offer in both categories. Warriors understand that they cannot always control what happens to them, but they have total control on how they choose to respond. Warriors always choose integrity and greatness.
Failure to comply with these 3 rules will result in the appropriate consequences, which could result in a reduction of playing opportunities and even removal from the team.
ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS. As student-athletes, you must earn the privilege to participate in your co-curricular activities by ensuring you are taking care of business in the classroom. Therefore, as a program rule, a student carrying a failing grade will NOT be able to participate in competition until a passing grade is achieved. Grades are checked weekly with suspension of play communicated and administered in a timely manner. EVALUATIONS >> Failing grades during the program evaluation process may affect your overall opportunity for placement within the program. Take care of business!
PRESENCE MATTERS. While MANY variables fall into play when playing time decisions are made (see Player Expectations for general guidelines), your PRESENCE is the greatest contributing factor to your playing opportunities. Time away from the program in-season will directly affect game day roster decisions. NOTE: At minimum… a single-game planned absence or unexcused in-season practice absence will result in a guaranteed non-start/reduced playing time in the following contest. A second such absence will result in a full-game suspension. Conflicts? Questions? Email Coach prior!
EVALUATIONS. Initial evaluations will take place the first two days of practice. This program-wide process will introduce fundamental skills, progressions and our foundational approach to the game. Coaches will be evaluating physical skill, mental toughness, and character attributes. Once it is determined who will continue on within the program, further evaluation will occur for team-specific placement through the remainder of the week.
PRACTICE ATTIRE. Black or Dark Gray Softball pants (always), Two Rivers/Warriors top, and tall socks...unless otherwise noted for special occasions. Gym shoes are required for indoor practices. Cleats are strongly encouraged for all outdoor practices. Please always be prepared for Minnesota spring weather!! Always have both.
VARSITY :: Eligible for athletes grades 8-12.
JUNIOR VARSITY :: Eligible for athletes grades 8-11.
C-SQUAD :: Eligible for athletes grades 8-10.
**PLEASE NOTE :: Rosters can be fluid throughout the season. Changes in placement will be communicated in a timely matter and will be made in accordance to what is best for the program AND individual player development.**
Head Softball Coach