We have added 6 new clinics for February. Please click on the Camps and Clinics tab under Winter for more information on our Hitting, Catching, Defense and Slapping Clinics. Get ready for Tryouts, train with the coaches at Minnesota Fastpitch Academy!!!
2017 White Bear Lake High School
Once arriving at Force, I quickly realized my potential and it gave me the drive to push myself to the next level. I could not have done this without the coaching, support, and belief that I received from my Force Family. Coach Standering and all the amazing coaches knew me inside and out and knew what buttons to push. This helped me break my barriers and get me to a new level of confidence and therefore successes. After experiencing the junior coaching aspect at Force, I was able to determine my path for secondary education and coaching liscentures. Bethany presented me with a wonderful opportunity for that … not to mention my Biology major. I am excited about the road ahead, becoming a Viking and playing for a new and amazing coach but I will always call Force My Home.
Starting January 2017 Coach Abby Rehberger with the help of the MFA/Force opened a private practice Physical Therapy clinic (Optimize Physical Therapy and Elite Sports Performance)!!! Located at MFA suite 1.
Abby has spent nearly all her clinical experience on movement pattern disorders ranging from neurologic disorders to biomechanical disorders (primarily throwing mechanics).
Abby has Expertise in:
Shoulder and elbow (Including prevention and return to sport programs)
Neck, upper back, TMJ and headaches
Services provided range from physical therapy Evaluation and treatment, prevention of injury screening, throwing video analysis, and injury prevention classes.
Call or email Abby today for further information on services provided or additional questions!
I began playing softball when I was 9 years old. I fell in love with the game right away. All I wanted to do was have my brother hit me ground balls in my dirt driveway. I would not be the person I am today without all the coaches, my family, and friends. They have pushed me to be great each day! I have been coached and mentored by Coach Standering and her staff on the MFA Instructional League and now I play on the Minnesota Force. I have learned so much from her program not only about softball but how to be a champion on and off the field. I have been so blessed and grateful to be able to be with this family for my whole softball career. 9 years later I have decided to continue my education and softball career for the Huskies at St. Cloud State University. Thankful to be able to be apart of such an amazing program! Once a Force player, always a Force player. Work Hard and Dream Big! Go Huskies!!
Softball has always been the constant in my life, no matter what was going on, that could keep me going. Growing up, college softball was the holy grail, and I never would have gotten to where I am today without MFA and the Force. The Force has been a home away from home for me because of the amazing people who run it and the incredible young women I get the opportunity to play with. I am so lucky to not only be apart of such a loving Force family, but to have found a welcoming community at Macalester. Throughout the process, I was probably going about a million different directions, but eventually a realized there was no other place where I could see myself but Mac. I can't wait to be a Scot!
Julie Standering's Minnesota Fastpitch Academy is a softball consulting organization committed to the development of Minnesota youth softballers of all ages through player programs for skill development, leadership development of youth and high school coaches and the support of softball organizations within Minnesota townships. This first of its kind consulting team features elite fastpitch softball training from the most experienced and accomplished fastpitch coaches and players ever assembled in the state of Minnesota.
The purpose of the Minnesota Fastpitch Academy is to build better women athletes and leaders by further expanding the scope and opportunity for social and athletic development for young women throughout Minnesota, through intense skills and sports psychology development from elite, world class female softball players and coaches. The organization is designed to expand the system of women's social and athletic development by creating a natural process for success mentoring through elite fastpitch softball training. The MFA sees an opportunity to play a significant role in the ongoing process of building momentum and enthusiasm for women's softball, while fostering interest and participation in Minnesota youth programs at all levels.
With an organization like Julie Standering's Minnesota Fastpitch Academy, Minnesota female youth athletes have an opportunity to exponentially excel their development. With more than 60 million softball players worldwide (60% of whom are women), and Minnesota being one of the highest states for amateur participation per capita, the landscape is ripe for a superior women's mentoring program. The MFA's athletes and professionals are excited with the prospect of giving back to Minnesota's communities through the development of women softball players, coaches, and programs.
MFA Camp Staff,
I also wanted to thank all of you for an amazing experience!! Jordyn had
a blast at camp and literally could not wait to come each day. :-) She
loved the coaches and learned a lot, is excited to apply it all to her
game. She is so disappointed that she'll miss out on the last day.
Thanks again for such a great experience!
I hope all is going well with you & you are enjoying your spring! I just had to drop you a quick note. Allie had her first games, and first playing with a new team. She got up to bat 4 times and hit EVERY SINGLE TIME!!! She got a triple and 3 doubles and two of them hit the grass on first bounce! She really took what you all taught her to heart and it showed. When we got in the car to come home, she goes "Mom, those hits felt really good! And I know I was running faster and I know that is from being at MFA." She also got the "most supportive teammate" award from her coach for cheering on her teammates - pretty cool to watch:)
Thank you again for all your encouragement to Allie and all she's learned. She'll carry it forever.
Hi Coach B, I just wanted to send a huge THANK YOU to you and all of the MFA staff!! Since joining your group, the improvement in Julia's hitting has been amazing. She hit back to back homeruns followed by a triple in the championship game and went 9 for 11 total in her high school tournament today. It's great to see the progress. You guys are amazing!!
I am a Mom that has coached both of her daughters for the last 3 years and both are now 6 & 9 years old. I knew my oldest was ready for the next level and needed a new experience. My youngest, who picked up the sport early on, lacked the confidence to play if Mom wasn’t nearby coaching and a fear of being outside her comfort zone to learn new things. My oldest daughter loved the experience she had at one of MFA’s pitching clinics, and how much fun they made everything. I knew they were the right team to help me with both my daughter’s needs. The first day of their Instructional Clinic, both girls fearlessly learned new drills and left with soaring confidence due to the team’s ability to make them feel good about what they were learning. MFA kept both young girls 100% engaged the entire time, and they loved every minute of it. Only disappointment the girls had was the follow day when it wasn’t Clinic Day! Kudos to MFA for giving my girls a great experience and making them love softball even more. One satisfied Mom, and two very excited and happy girls. Thank you MFA!
Bella had try-outs for both her in-house team and the travel team and she received rave reviews from all of the coaches. She made the top travel team and the coach sent me a note commenting on her amazing improvement and confidence. He was in awe of her hitting, and all of her skills really. He's not overly known for his praise so I know if he says it, he really means it!!
MFA is a big part of that improvement so I wanted to thank you and Julie for the great work you do. We'll be back for more training for sure. We've had tons of parents ask us what she did to improve so much in the off season and we're spreading the word about the great work you do. She was good before but now she's at another level of play, which is exciting to see. You make it so fun that she never feels like it's a chore to go and it's clearly paid off in her skills and confidence. She can't wait for the season to start. Thanks again -
Thank you for your love of teaching softball to the crazy girls who love learning from you! The picture of all the girls is awesome, thank yoy taking the time to take it (no small task getting them to assemble in any manner with all that energy) and then taking the time to send share it.
You are a blessing to my daughter Paige she thinks the world of you and Julie.
Julie's personal commitment to excellence is amazing! She has a great understanding of the mental approach needed to excel at the next level! Head Coaching Legend University of Arizona