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Bismarck Sparks!

The Bismarck Sparks are competitive fastpitch travel teams.

Tryouts are in March 24th and will be held at the Fore Seasons Center (golf dome). Please arrive 15 minutes early to warm up.  The girls are encouraged to bring their own equipment: glove, facemask, bats, etc.   We will have helmets and a bats on hand for the girls to use if needed.

Depending on tryout participation, we hope to field multiple teams per division again this year! If you are interested in coaching a travel team, please complete the volunteer coaching section of registration or contact Matt Liudahl at 471-5997 for more information.

The player fee to participate will be $175 of which $25 will be for raffle tickets. You will have the opportunity to recover the cost for the raffle tickets if you choose to sell them during the season.  If we have enough registrations we will create multiple teams for the following divisions:

  • Sparks 10U ('08-'10)
  • Sparks 12U ('06-'07)
  • Sparks 14U ('04-'05)


Players will be evaluated first by age, then by individual player scores. Our goal is to have all players playing on the team that corresponds with their age and field at least one team per age division to represent BYFSA in tournaments. If we do need to move younger players up due to low registration counts, it will be based on the player score and parent consent.

  • The player's fee will only be charged if your child is offered and accepts a position on the team.
  • The traveling team will practice a minimum of two times per week.
  • The traveling team will attend approximately 4-5 tournaments next summer.
  • A parent or responsible replacement will be asked to volunteer two hours at our annual Bismarck Blast tournament in June. (If you have multiple children participating in the travel program, the requirement is two hours per family)
  • The 2020 ND Junior Olympic State tournament this year is in Fargo in July.
  • Players for the 10U and 12U Travel Teams are required to participate in summer league also. This is a separate fee from the Travel Team and the season runs mid-May through July.  You will be expected to attend league practices and games.  If your league practice/games conflict with your travel schedule, your travel schedule will be the priority.


**If you are interested in trying out but are unable to make the tryout date, please contact us at [email protected] You still need to register prior to March 19th to be notified if we need schedule an alternate tryout date.

**We are in need of Coaches at all levels!!  If you are interested in coaching a travel team, please contact Matt Liudahl at 701-471-5997.

**We do have scholarships available. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis, please send your contact information to [email protected] and one of our board members will contact you.

Sparks State Titles

16U Team in 2014

14U Team in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016

10U Team in 2009, 2013, 2014, 2016









More Photos!!

2013 Photos

16U Sparks

14U Sparks 

12U Sparks


2012 Photos

12U Sparks


Welcome Bismarck Youth Fastpitch Players, Parents and Fans!! 

  Coming soon!

BYFSA Raffle

Congratulations to all of our 2019 raffle winners!

Jenna Ahonen Scheels $50 Gift Card
Karen Allard Scheels $100 Gift Card
Kristie Anderson Scheels $25 Gift Card
Kurt Anderson Dans $25 Gift Card
Cassie Braun Mr. Squeegee $75 Gift Certificate
Emily Deede Scheels $50 Gift Card
Mitchel Dwyer Scheels $50 Gift Card
Dani Fettig Walmart $25 Gift Card
Trisha Flemmer Walmart $25 Gift Card
Derek Frame Scheels $100 Gift Card
Bree George Scheels $50 Gift Card
Miranda Grayson Scheels $100 Gift Card
Thai Haggin I-94 Exxon Carwash Package ($239)
Michelle Haley Buffalo Wings & Rings $75 Gift Card
Randy Heilman Scheels $25 Gift Card
Beth Ivesdal Scheels $25 Gift Card
Michael Jochim Scheels $50 Gift Card
Stephanie Kautzman Scheels $100 Gift Card
Chad Keech Scheels $25 Gift Card
Nicole Kerzmann Scheels $50 Gift Card
Sara Kincaid Scheels $25 Gift Card
Randy Lamberth Scheels $100 Gift Card
Beth Lessard Scheels $100 Gift Card
Erin Meidinger Sunrise Carwash Package ($209)
Shawn Nieuwsma Scheels $100 Gift Card
James Nygard Scheels $100 Gift Card
Scott Owens Scheels $100 Gift Card
Marney Paul Scheels $25 Gift Card
Megan Rosten Scheels $25 Gift Card
Paul Seifert Scheels $25 Gift Card
Nicholas Seifert Scheels $25 Gift Card
Lindsey Tescher Dans $25 Gift Card
Stephanie Thielges Buffalo Wings & Rings $75 Gift Card
Shyla Wesson Scheels $50 Gift Card
Larry White Scheels $50 Gift Card
Lora Wilson Scheels $100 Gift Card
Lora Wilson Scheels $50 Gift Card
Jana Wisthoff Scheels $50 Gift Card
Jamie Zastoupil Scheels $25 Gift Card





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