South Region Stars' Softball

The Team

Softball is an exciting team sport in Special Olympics. Athletes can participate in individual skills, coach pitch, and traditional slow-pitch. The South Region Stars hosts several teams at ability-appropriate levels ranging from beginner to high-level athletes. We look forward to another great season of practices and tournaments beginning in May!


We will begin our 2017 practices on Tuesday, May 9 at Friendly Hills Middle School in Mendota Heights.   All players should meet there the first night of practice.   Please arrive on time for the start of our practice at 6:00 p.m. SHARP!!!!

Athletes will be assigned to teams and practice locations (Friendly Hills and Garlough Elementary) at this practice and are expected to practice with their teams each week!

Practice Locations:

Friendly Hills Middle School
701 Mendota Heights Road,
Mendota Heights, MN  55120

Garlough Environment Magnet School
1740 Charlton Avenue
West St. Paul, MN  55118

Some days maybe be “Bad Weather Days.”   Please check our website at for cancelled practices due to the weather.


Area 12-13 Softball Tournament

Saturday, July 8
Northview Park Athletic Complex
Field 5
980 Northview Park Rd
Eagan, MN 55123

State Softball Tournament

August 18
(Gold Team Only)
August 19-20
Bielenburg Sports Center, Woodbury
$25 with registration

Contact Us

Patti Staples, Coach


Registration is now open for the 2017 Softball season for those athletes who plan to participate in this year's tournaments. Don't forget that we need each participant to fill out the Registration Form (COMPLETELY). Please attach your state tournament fee of $25.  You may download this form and complete online.  Then print.

It's a Team Sport

  • Gold Team *
    Very competitive and experienced players (see comment)
  • White Team
    More recreational play, yet still at a good skill level; working on improving skills through playing games
  • Red or Blue Team
    More learning needed - coach pitch

Our GOLD Team plays in the South St. Paul Men’s League. There is an additional $25 fee to play with this team, and team members must agree to help with a Fund Raiser Event to help pay the remainder of the South St. Paul Softball League Fee!  (This brings the fee for Gold Team members to $50 - $25 for state and $25 for league play.)


  • Eligibility: Athletes cannot be allowed to practice or compete unless they have an up-to-date application and physical on file with Special Olympics of Minnesota.
  • Check Conflicts: Please add the competition schedule to your calendar so that if you are planning a vacation, you can try to work around these dates. Keep in mind that athletes must compete at the area tournament in order to compete in the state competition.
  • Remain on Site: If you are sending an athlete who is a beginner; requires one-on-one attention; or has a behavioral issue, the athlete must be accompanied by a responsible adult who is to remain with the athlete.
  • Group Homes: Out of respect for all athletes who want to participant, we ask that you provide us with one Level 1 coach when bringing three or more athletes to practice and competition. We are required to document a specific ratio of athletes to coaches; without that ability, some athletes may not be able to participate.