Minnesota & South Dakota's Premier Club Team
The Catalyst Softball Organization was founded in 2022 after spending five years formerly as Starters Softball. Our mission upon creation has been to build a positive club/travel softball environment for athletes to develop as softball players and as confident young people. Our organization has grown to become one of the most competitive programs in the Midwest with player development and training that has been unmatched in the states of Minnesota & South Dakota. As we continue to learn, grow, and reach our goals, we look forward to continuing our fully adapted, player-development-first mentality and system for the 2023 - 2024 travel/club softball season. With great instruction, continued education, and relentless pursuit for greatness, we are proud to present our new and improved club programming as one of the best in the Midwest.
We proudly offer year-round travel/club softball teams at the 13U - 18U levels. Our organization currently has 8 teams in Minnesota and 4 teams in South Dakota for the 2023 - 2024 season as we move forward into our goal of becoming an all-inclusive club/travel softball program with teams competing at the highest level locally, regionally, and nationally. Our teams will be led by a coaching staff of experienced individuals that have coached for decades, are former collegiate softball players, and current collegiate softball players. We are proud to have a diverse, female-led full-time staff and ownership with Catalyst Softball.
2023 - 2024 MINNESOTA TEAMS
2023 - 2024 SOUTH DAKOTA TEAMS
Catalyst Athletes in College!
Our ultimate goal is to help develop, train, prepare, and provide guidance for young women with the passion and dream to play collegiate softball - at all levels. Take look at our current Minnesota Starters alums that are either committed or playing in college right now! If you have any questions on how we can help you with your recruiting process, shoot us a message below!
catalyst club softball
Our club softball player development system is unmatched in the state of Minnesota. Our coaches, instructors and trainers are experienced and continuously push their education as leaders and role models. Our club program provides elite training and trains out of state-of-the-art facilities year-round for all facets of the game - hitting, pitching, defense, baserunning, strength + development, and softball IQ. We are one of the only softball programs in the Midwest with their own training facility (set to open in 2023) and various cutting-edge hitting & pitching technologies (Rapsodo, HitTrax, Blast Motion, etc.). All of this alongside qualified & certified trainers that execute the player education and application. We invest in our players, coaches, and our facility in order to be the best in the Midwest and continue our retention rates within our club and training organization. Whether it is in the weight room, in the cages, or on the dirt - we will always asses, train, maintain, and emphasize overall mental and physical HEALTH throughout the year. Our assessments and results hold us accountable to continue the raise the standard!
Built on research, supported by data.
Our teams are complete with players and athletes that are passionate, respectful, and relentless in their pursuit for greatness alongside our coaches. With these players, we are able to compete at the highest level of competition locally in the MN Top Tier League as well as in the toughest competition regionally and nationally in various sanctioned leagues throughout the country. We train year-round and compete year-round as well with a Fall competition season, Winter training and competition season, optional Spring training, and full Summer competition season. We offer various training opportunities during the Winter season in order to accommodate multiple sport athletes.
We believe that in order to be the best, you must train and compete with the best. We have implemented a dedicated development program, college showcase platform, and competition schedule that will allow our prospective student-athletes the opportunity to be seen by collegiate coaches as well as prepare and educate each player on the college recruiting process. We have partnered with SportsRecruits and provide various Recruiting Seminars throughout the year as well for our athletes.
We care about members of our organization as people and young women FIRST. Our program was built by former collegiate softball athletes that had incredible experiences on their club and collegiate teams. The common denominator of those experiences was the opportunity to be their authentic selves as confident young women in a group setting with others who had the same goals. Our potential was fulfilled due to the atmosphere that was produced by passionate players and coaches alike. We have dedicated coaches, many that are former collegiate softball players, who promote a positive environment where athletes will be provided mentorship and autonomy throughout their time with Catalyst / Starters. Our program will provide the training necessary for the development of a softball player, but we will more importantly provide the insight, encouragement, and inclusivity to all members in order to produce an overall positive environment. Our goal is to empower each player in our program with the confidence to continue to develop physically, socially and emotionally in order to be successful for life after softball.