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ALL GAMES CANCELLED TONIGHT - THURSDAY 6/22

Games are cancelled tonight (Thursday 6/22). The rain earlier today (and more expected) has the fields in muddy conditions. Here's hoping for sunny skies tomorrow.

8 SPOTS LEFT for the weekly workouts with the Twins Youth Development Team!

REGISTER NOW for the weekly workouts with Twins Youth Development team!  We have one session in the books, which participants said was great fun and well worth the time.

Register here:

https://balittleleague.sportngin.com/register/form/873766803

We need a few more to sign up so we can meet our goal of 32 participants, or we may need to adjust the sessions to cover costs. Based on our survey, we are very hopeful to get that many registered, but please register soon. We look forward to seeing everyone! 


Recording scores, pitch counts, editing player positions on the web

Here are the instructions for recording scores and pitch counts, with a tutorial from Sports Engine. There's also a tutorial on editing player positions so you can identify your pitchers. (The tutorials have no audio, fyi.)

Also, you can enter final game scores though the Sports Engine app, but not through the new mobile optimized browser. Pitch counts must be added from a computer. We have requested that Sports Engine enhance their tools to allow pitch counts to be entered via mobile.

 


B.A.L.L. 2017 KEY DATES

April 29 -- Coach Training at the BBC

May 15 - Majors, Minors season begins (weather permitting)

May 16 - Youth Night at the BBC (Blaine HS v. SLP HS Field 1)

May 22 - Rookies, 8s, 7s, 5/6s begins (weather permitting)

June 10 - Day of Baseball at the BBC

June 14 - Pictures (Prep, Minors, 8s, 7s)

June 15 - Pictures (Majors, Rookies, 5/6s)

June 28 - 5/6 Season Ends

July 14 - End of the regular season (7s through Majors)

July 15-22 - League Tournament (7s through Majors)

July 22 - Championship Games at the BBC (July 23 rain date)

 

Blaine Area Little League 
Field Locations
 
AQ = Aquatore — 9191 Lincoln Street
BBC = Blaine Baseball Complex — 1150 Paul Parkway 
CE = Carrera East — 13129 Eldorado Street 
HA = Happy Acres — 11900 - 7th Street 
Ivy Hills — 12197 Fergus Street 
JEFF = Jefferson — 12833 Jefferson Street 
LLN = Little League North — 730 - 113th Avenue 
LLS = Little League South — 730 - 113th Avenue 
Mary Elizabeth — 8630 Eldorado Street 
NW = Northwood — 12047 Oak Park Boulevard 
OSE = Ostmans East — 1200 - 130th Lane 
OSW = Ostmans West — 1200 - 130th Lane 
QE = Quincy East — 10601 Quincy Blvd  
QW = Quincy West — 10601 Quincy Blvd  
Westwood — 8819 Able Street 
Xylite — 9033 Xylite Street

Twins Baseball Camps coming to Blaine this summer!

NEW THIS SUMMER! Introducing week-long Twins Summer Camps. Open to baseball and softball players ages 6-14. 30 hours of pro-grade instruction and an amazing Twins experience.

2017 Twins Youth Camp Dates

 

  • Eden Prairie: June 12-16
  • Woodbury: June 19-23
  • Duluth: July 3-7
  • Lakeville: July 3-7
  • North Branch: July 17-21
  • Sauk Rapids: July 17-21
  • Rochester: July 31-August 4
  • Blaine: July 31-August 4
  • Minnetonka: August 7-11
  • Brainerd: August 7-11
  • New Ulm: August 14-18
  • Rosemount: August 14-18
  • Faribault: August 28-September 1

 

The registration fee is $395. This camp is run by the Minnesota Twins, not Blaine Area Little League. We have had a great working relationship with the Twins Youth Development instructors, and are pleased to make B.A.L.L. families and players aware of this great opportunity.

For more information, visit the Twins website by clicking here.  

OTHER TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES

Check our our training page for other opportunities to fine-tune skills throughout the summer, some of which are held at the BBC. 


Conditioning workouts at the BBC

Matt Held, one of the coaches with the Minnesota Twins Youth Development team, has offered to provide conditioning workouts weeknights at the BBC. He can start as early as 5 p.m. See attached flyer for details.

2017 League Commissioners

The following contacts are available for any questions you may have in your division. 

Josh Hodney

5/6 Instructional Commissioner

Interim contact Nate Larsen

9s Rookies Commissioner

Chris Bentrott

Prep Commissioner

Ben Neiger

7s Developmental Commissioner

Nate Larsen

Minors Commissioner

Jon Kinard

8s Developmental Commissioner

Teri Charest

Majors Commissioner


Looking for the 2017 Little League International Age Chart?

 

You can find it here, or on the Little League International website. 

http://www.littleleague.org/Assets/forms_pubs/age-chart-baseball.pdf

Little League International Bat Requirements

Many of you have asked about the bat regulations for 2017 and 2018. There are no changes for 2017, however you can expect changes for 2018.

Little League International has a list of acceptable bats for this 2017, as well as information about the changes next year on their website. Follow the link below for full details. 

Little League International baseball bat information:

http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo.htm

 


Trusted Coaches

Blaine Area Little League is now a member of the Trusted Coaches program, which offers comprehensive training, education and screening necessary for a youth coach via a nationwide criminal background check‚ first-aid training, concussion instruction and Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® character education course. 

 
All Blaine Area LIttle League coaches will be required to complete the Trusted Coaches program. You may be familiar with Trusted Coaches if you participate in other youth sports, as several Blaine and Spring Lake Park area organizations are members. Coaches who complete the mandatory online training are committed to safe and healthy development of young athletes, emotionally and phyically. We are pleased to bring this program to Blaine Area Little League and welcome any feedback you may have on this positive coaching program. 
 

Welcome!

Thank you for visiting the home of the Blaine Area Little League. We serve between 800-900 youth athletes annually from ages 5 to 19. We are affiliated with Little League International and provide opportunities to anyone who wants to play and develop their love of the game. 

 

Mailing Address

PO Box 490781, Blaine, MN 55449

Questions?

Please send us an email at link below. Include a phone number or email and we will respond to questions within 48 hours.

You can also contact us through our Facebook page.

Information Coordinator

Information Coordinator