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2023-2024 Tryout Information

The MN Moose is excited to announce August 7th & 8th as the tryout dates for the 2023/2024 season! 

All tryout sessions will be held at Lions Park (1220 157th Ave NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304)

Tryout Schedule: 

August 7th - 

  • 12U - 8:00-10:00 AM
  • 13U & 14U - 10:00-12:00 PM
  • 15U, 16U & 18U - 12:00-2:00 PM

August 8th - 

  • 12U, 13U & 14U - 8:00-10:00 AM
  • 15U, 16U & 18U - 10:00-12:00 PM

Please note that there is a $40 tryout fee due at check in! 

CLICK HERE to register!

Thank you!

About the MN Moose Club Fastpitch Program

The MN Moose, based in Blaine, MN is a  club softball program partnered with Complete Game Training Center to create the ultimate club team for those looking to take their game to the highest level! The MN Moose  is a committed and competitive fastpitch club who compete with the top players locally and nationally.  The training and development of these players along with a very competitive game schedule are the highest priorities of this program.    

This year, the MN Moose will be fielding Regional and National teams! 


A more localized Moose program that incorporates all the quality training, practicing and tournaments the Moose have always offered. 

Ages: 12U, 14U, 16U & 18U 

Example Regional Tournament Schedule: 

  • Big Opener (12s & 14s)
  • Lexi Kretsch
  • Lakeville Grand Slsam
  • Peppers Classic (Mankato)
  • Top Tier State
  • Nationals (either local or travel based on what's appropriate for the team)


Moose teams that compete in more events involving additional travel to high profile tournaments while also including more off-season training.  

Ages: 13U, 14U, 15U & 16U

Example National Tournament Schedule:

  • Lexi Kretsch 
  • S&C Summer Showcase
  • Top Gun Patriot (Peoria, IL)
  • Top Tier State
  • USAES World Championship (Des Moines, IA)
  • PGF Nationals (Peoria, IL)


  • 13U/14U - Dan Johnson
  • 15U/16U - Nick Reimler & Greg Zahalka
  • Additional Coaches assigned based on what's appropriate after team formation.  


  • Matt Faulken (Owner, Complete Game; Former College Hitting Coach)
  • Dan Johnson (Current 12U Moose Coach: Former MLB Player Tampa Bay Rays)
  • Nick Reimler & Greg Zahalka (Current 15U Orange Coaches)
  • Dean Halvorson (Co-Head Coach, Andover High School)
  • Jeff Nelsen (Head Coach, Elk River High School)
  • Katie Schober (Complete Game Pitching Director; Former University of Minnesota Pitcher)
  • Jordan Davies (UMD All-American; Former Collegiate Coach)
  • Sophie Peterson (Current 14U Coach; Assistant Coach, Stillwater High School)
  • Lauren Nelson (Current 16U Coach; Former Moose player)


Mike Nelson

MN Moose Fastpitch Director

Phone: 6127207445

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We, the MN Moose, a member of Top Tier Fastpitch Clubs has agreed to recognize national rules of softball from the following respected organizations; USSSA, PGF, NAFA and USA softball. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Nelson or Jordan Davies for additional information.

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