Congratulations to the following teams on qualifying for our inaugural state tournament.
Adams Post 146 - 1st district
Hayfield Post 330 - 1st district
Fairmont Post 36 - 2nd district
Wadena Post 171 - 6th district
Bemidji Post 14 - 6th district
Browerville Post 293 - 6th district
Parkers Prairie Post 219 - 9th district
Howard Lake Post 145 - 10th district
T-shirts: follow the link and shop t-shirts. She will be set up Saturday only at the tournament with limited color selection. Inagural year and state tournament shirts are available with team names list on the back. * Our logo can not be reproduced by any other makers.
Schedule of Events
Friday, July 29th
3-4pm Team Check-In (coaches have each team's details)
6pm Banquet @ Kato Ballroom - Peggy Moon / Lori Meyer speaking
Saturday, July 30th
9am Gates Open @ Jaycee Park
10am Opening Ceremonies including WWII aircraft flyover
11am Games Begin
Sunday, July 31st
9am Gates Open @ Jaycee Park
10am Games Begin
1pm - Championship game
Welcome to the inaugural season of Minnesota American Legion Softball!! We have 22 teams playing throughout the state. The first round of the state tournament is taking place in 4 sub state areas July 19-24th. The top two teams from each area will join us for the state finals in Mankato July 29-31st. Get out to the diamonds and cheer on your favorite local teams!! See you all in Mankato to make history!!
Purpose & Mission
To instill to youth a better understanding of the American way of life and to promote the principles of 100 percent Americanism.
To instill in Minnesota’s youth a sincere desire to develop within themselves a feeling of citizenship, sportsmanship, loyalty, and team spirit.
To aid in the improvement and development of the physical fitness of our country’s youth.
To strengthen and build the nation’s future through our youth.
Build a sense of giving back. It is recommended that all players, coaches, or teams perform at least one veteran community service act as a team, group, or individual during the year. Examples:
Any way to show veterans that you are thankful for their service and the opportunity their service has provided you to represent them, your Community, Family, and Country.
Help your post with a project
Volunteering at or visiting a V.A. Hospital or veterans homes
Our goal is to make softball accessible to softball players across the state.
Where/How do we register?
Registration for the 2022 season is now closed. Registration for the 2023 year will open Jan. 1 of 2023. Please email us if you are interested in having a team for the 2023 season.
Do we have to be sponsored by an American Legion Post?
No, you can be sponsored by a post or a business/organization as long as it is approved by the softball committee. We would prefer a post to sponsor each team and plan on creating an "Adopt a Team" for posts looking to sponsor teams as well.
What uniform requirements will there be?
The American Legion softball logo will be required for the left sleeve or left chest of the uniform. The Patches tab on top on the page will bring you to the site to order the patches.
What is the cost? What is included in that cost?
The cost is $500. That covers state fees and insurance. It also locks you into an opportunity for postseason play.
Can we combine towns/schools to make a team?
Teams are created based on school enrollment. Each player is tied directly to their high school. If two or more neighboring schools need to combine enrollment to create a team, that is acceptable as long as the enrollment does not surpass 3,600 students. If a team is created by a cooperative like this, all players in those schools would be tied to that team.
Who schedules games? When do we play?
Teams work with one another to create their own schedule in each district.
Who is in charge of league play? Playoffs?
League play will be done locally. Playoffs will be overseen by Directors.
What will playoffs look like?
We will have 4 Sub-State tournaments and take the top two teams from each to the State Tournament Final. The Champion will be matched up against a Runner-Up in the opening round with Sub-State teams on opposite halves of the bracket.