Program Information

2020-2021 Season Outline

The MN Waves is an elite softball program offering a year-round schedule of practices, skill development, and tournament play. Below is our outline for the upcoming season that runs from August 2020-July 2021.

Fall Program

  • August 24-October 31
  • Full practice schedule (2-3 per week)
  • 3 fall tournaments including:
    • Top Tier fall state
    • 2 out-of-state

Off-Season Training

  • November 1-February 28
  • Hitting at The Cages (weekly)
  • Defense & agility training at Dundas Dome (weekly)
  • 2 winter tournaments including:
    • Turkey Trot (November)
    • 1 out-of-state (Jan/Feb)
  • Pitching group lessons with Sara Moulton
  • Discounted membership at The Cages
  • Holiday break from December 10-January 1

Regular Season

  • May 17-August 1
  • Top Tier League games
  • Full practice schedule (2-3 per week)
  • 7-8 summer tournaments including:
    • 4-5 local Top Tier
    • 2-3 out-of-state
    • National tournament (PGF or USSSA)

Additional Information

  • Tournament information is subject to change based on availability, team needs, and organizational discretion
  • NO games/NO practices scheduled from March 1 to the end of high school season (3rd week of May)
  • Practices will be scheduled at the discretion of the respective team's head coach(es)
  • Fees will not be reduced for players who do not participate in off-season training

Coaching Staff

MN Waves players receive instruction from paid head and assistant coaches with well known, reputable backgrounds.

  • Matt Haefner - On-Field Development & Hitting Coach
  • Dan Beech - Program Director & Hitting Coach
  • Tony Jacobson - Off-Season Training Instructor
  • Sara Moulton - Off-Season Pitching Instructor
  • Nikki Caicedo - Off-Season Catching Instructor
  • Reid Stone - Longtime Prior Lake Youth Coach
  • Caitlin Stone - Mankato State Alumni Player
  • Kennedy Buckman - Augustana University
  • Jenna Beckstrom - University of Minnesota
  • Kelsey Anderson - Prior Lake H.S. Varsity Coach
  • AnnaMarie Martino - Delano H.S. Varsity Coach
  • Rachel Malo - Gustavus Alumni and Asst. Varsity Coach
  • Julie Henderson - 12U Gold Head Coach

Program Costs

Registration fees include the fall, winter and summer program from August 2020-July 2021.

  • $2,800 per player
    • $400 non-refundable deposit due within 72 hours
    • 6 installment payments of $400 monthly (no payment due in December)
    • Includes 30 fundraising coupon cards that you can sell to recoup player costs
  • Uniform Costs
    • Uniform package: 2 jerseys, pants, socks, belt, and helmet (est. cost $250-300)
    • Fall jersey: 1 fall jersey (est. cost $60)
    • 3 uniforms total (2 summer, 1 fall)
  • Travel and lodging expenses are additional
  • Teams may participate in additional tournaments at the player's expense