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2024 FM Blaze Summer Information

2024 Summer Details

Team Age Groups- 14U, 16U, 18U

(Age as of Sept 1, 2023)

Tryout & Registration Information Below

Who are the Blaze?

The FM Blaze has been one of the most successful girls fastpitch programs in North Dakota over the past 10 years. The Blaze have been in the ND USA Softball State Championship game of 18U 5 of the past 8 seasons including a 2nd AND 3rd place finish in 2022. The Blaze have also had successful finishes at the national level at NAFA Northern Nationals with finishes of 4th (14U), 3rd (16U), and 3rd(18U) in various ages/brackets and a 4th place finish at 14U USA Northern Nationals.  The Blaze are made up of players from all over North Dakota and Minnesota and has had a track record of developing and helping players move on to collegiate softball with over 50 players since 2014 joining college rosters.

-Tryout Date-

Sunday Oct 22- Davies SB Fields

14U- 2:00pm-4:30pm

16U- 3:30pm-6:00pm


Friday Oct 20 at Ball Yard- 10:30am-12pm

Monday Oct 23 at Ball Yard- 6:30pm-8pm


Winter Workouts- December to Mid March

Winter workouts will begin in December and will be led by Blaze Director Mike Skogen and Blaze Coaches. It will include the following...

- Velocity Throwing Program

-Defensive Work (Infielders, Catchers, etc). HEAVY focus on footwork and hands development.

-Pitchers Bullpens

-Hitting Development

-Strength and Agility Workouts

We understand there will be conflicts at times with workouts and hope you are able to make as many as possible.

Tentative 2024 Tournament Schedule

5 Tournaments

June 8-9- TBA

June 15-16- TBA

July 5-7-  Red River Rage- Fargo

July 12-14- ND State

July 25-28- Nationals- TBA/Minneapolis


Player Fee- TBA (Includes Winter Workouts, Summer Season, and Uniforms) (2023- $825)

**No Fundraiser Selling!


Mike Skogen- EMAIL

FM Blaze Director

Player Fee Covers

  • Winter Workouts
  • Uniforms
  • Tournament Entry Fees
  • Practices
  • Team Equipment Costs
  • Ball Yard Unlimited Cage Membership (May-July)
  • Coaches

Player Fee Does Not Include

  • Player Transportation  To  and  From  Games/Practices
  • Player Lodging  for  Games  and  Practices
  • Players Food at Tournaments

14U-18U Uniforms Include

  • Blue Jersey
  • Orange Jersey
  • Pants
  • Belt
  • Socks
  • Practice Shorts/Shirt