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About Minnesota Fastpitch Academy

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 stable of 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

Compliment's From Our Elk River Clinic

Subject: Compliments to you and your program!


Hey there, just wanted to send you a quick note.


My daughter started your Sunday night clinics for fielding and hitting in January in Elk River and has continued with this next round of hitting clinics.

She is 2nd year 12U and this will be her 4th Spring season playing softball.


For the first time in the 3 years she’s been playing, a coach complimented her on her perfect stance and swing this weekend. J I have to give credit where credit is due- he wasn’t complimenting her at the beginning of January when dome ball started, this has come after the past month in your clinics.


It’s been so fun watching her get better. She’s not the kid that gets up to bat and you hold your breath- she’s swinging hard and fast and she’s getting great hits. She loves it when she gets to work one on one with Coach Julie and it’s a good sign when she’s excited to go to clinics. She’s trying out this season and she’s excited rather than nervous. I have to bet this confidence is coming from what she’s learning in your program as well.


Thanks for your fantastic program and the good work you’re doing!


Jennifer F