Committed to helping players achieve their athletic goals, the Minnesota Starters Softball Club provides an opportunity for players to develop in an educational and competitive environment. Our mission is "To be the most trusted and superior resource for training, coaching, and educating athletes on and off the field. We mentor our athletes so they can reach their full potential in sport and in life." The Minnesota Starters coaching staff is highly stacked with former Minnesota Golden Gophers as well as other former college softball players from the surrounding area. Each member of the Starters coaching staff brings their own skills-specific areas of expertise allowing players to receive a high level of instruction specific to their needs.

2018-2019 Club Teams

16U Smyth

Payton Marker
Emma Eickhoff
Ashley Jahraus
Meg May
Reese Holzhueter
Anna Kelly
Kelsey Krieg
Kaytlynne Schulte
Medora Rylee
Gracie Scott
Emily Sievers
Ellie Sather


16U Dwyer

Allison Lassiter
Bre Peck
Erykka Schulte
Norah Schmitz
Olivia McCall
Brooke McGlinchey
Emma Harr
Caitlin Lassiter
Chloe Rozga
Avery Valek
Megan Senden
Gabbi Schmoll
Sydnee Burns


18U Macken

Kate Broderick
Hannah Ekstrum
Payton Hanson
Elizabeth Leuthner
Megan Lolling
Corynn Nord
Katelyn Nordmeyer
Sydney Schott
Heidi Stewart
K Harris
Lindsey Youngquist
Taylor Kaczmarek






14U O'Connor

Hope Lietz
Olivia Wallace
Mya Karrick
Maggie Barrett
Dani Fosdick
Olivia Parker
Mady Tupy
Elika Veng
Maya Shakya
Brooke Danna
Christy Miller
Payton Nicholas


14U Miller

Paige Strehlow
McKenna Toltzman
Ava Morabito
Sami Petzel
Abby Dalchow
Tori Schreiner
Lauren Smith
Brooke Thompson
Molly Anderson
Julia Wacker
Mia Mertens


14U Prep

Tatum Larson
Kourtney Pietsch
Jocelyn Masloski
Berit Fitzsimonds
Quinn Mackin
Alana Johnson
Jade Thatch
Grace Fugate
Emily White
Ava Becker
Madeline Oberpriller
Sara Deden




Club Breakdown for the upcoming 2018-2019 season

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*each tier is based off of the skill level of the players as well as the amount of travel the teams will be doing

Click the image above for our upcoming 2018/2019 try out information!


Softball Academy

Starters Sports Training provides a training environment for athletes to develop and challenge themselves in their pursuit of playing high school and college athletics.  Starters memberships are designed to give players the individualized instruction within a team setting to promote personal improvement and small group development.  Our coaching staff consists of instructors that have coached and played at every level, including the Major Leagues.  Each member of the Starters coaching staff brings their own area of expertise and experience to our members allowing Starters to provide one of the state's most well rounded programs. 

Starters monthly memberships allow for flexible, easy to schedule small group classes designed to fit your schedule.  Starters members will have the ability to schedule position-specific training sessions with our experienced coaching staff designed to fit their individual needs.  Membership classes are available to players ages 8-18 years old.  Classes will be divided into two groups (youth and varsity) allowing for players to schedule classes with players of similar age.  Starters membership classes are one hour long, with class sizes of 6:1 (infield) or 4:1 (hitting) that will include Hitting, Infield, Pitching, Catching & Performance Training.  Learn More.

Performance Membership

Starters Unlimited VARSITY Academy Membership is designed to provide personalized training program designed to fit individual needs.  Members would have unlimited access to VARSITY Classes, our Starters Performance staff, and Specialized Training Programs.  Members will also receive a performance assessments to track progress and to enhance their training program.  Learn More.

For questions, please contact Sam Macken at or call 952-233-7378