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All 5/6 teams invited to celebrate the season with ice cream!

Join your friends and celebrate the season of baseball. WE ARE IN NEED OF VOLUNTEERS! We are looking for five people to help scoop ice cream. If you can join us from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday 6/28 please email Teri Charest at bucklake1@gmail.com. We hope to hear form you by the end of the day Monday 6/27.


PlayKIND Player of the Week

KIND, a proud sponsor of the Blaine Area Little League, will recognize a KIND Player of the Week now through the end of the season.

Open to B.A.L.L. players of all ages, coaches have been asked to nominate players who demonstrate the PlayKIND Rules each week. The KIND Player of the Week will be posted  here, and will receive a gift from KIND. 

Ask your coach for details. 

BALL Calendar

  • Jun
  • 28
Ice Cream Social for 5/6 Division
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon
  • Blaine Baseball Complex
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  • Jul
  • 16
Tournaments begin for ages 7-12
  • 7:00am CDT Ical_event_icon
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  • Jul
  • 24
SEASON ENDS
  • 10:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon
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  • Jul
  • 31
B.A.L.L. Board Meeting
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon
  • Blaine Baseball Comples
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Day of Baseball Photos


PlayKIND Player of the Week for June 27

 

Colin Guy, 5/6 Rox

Collin has continually shown great sportsmanship as a B.A.L.L. player. His coaches say, “Not only does he love to play, he comes and is a great team supporter.  Last week he was helping another player and using encouraging words to help the other teamate improve.  Collin has been an awesome player on the Rox team and we hope he continues playing baseball in the future.” Congratulations, Collin. You are the PlayKind Player of the Week!

PlayKIND Player of the Week for June 20

 

Jack Harris, 5/6 Rafters

Jack's coach nominated him for his good sportsmanship, and his determination to be a good baseball player. "He doesn't give up no matter what and he is extremely kind to all of his teammates," his coach said. "He always has that adorable smile... unless he's batting then he gets serious."

Congratulations, Jack Harris. You are the PlayKIND Player of the Week!


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. 
 

B.A.L.L. participation in Trusted Coaches highlighted on their blog

Pitcher Development - Maintenance Sessions

Thanks to all who signed up for pitcher development training with Erik Lovdahl. Here are the dates of the maintenances sessions. You should be signed up for TWO sessions from the list below. 

Thursday 6/16 at 8:30-10 a.m. on BBC2 - Complete

Wednesday 6/22 at 8:30-10 a.m. on BBC2 -- CANCELLED - please plan to join one of the other dates listed below. 

Sunday 6/26 at 9-10 a.m. on BBC2

Saturday 7/2 at 9-10 a.m. on BBC2 

Sunday 7/10 at 9-10 a.m. on BBC2


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

2016 High School Boundaries

Do you need help determining if you should register for the American league (Spring Lake Park High School), or the National league (Blaine High School)?

Enter your home address in the attached School District Boundary map to find out.  You must live within one of the above high school boundaries in order to participate in our program. 

http://www.greatschools.org/school-district-boundaries-map/


Important Update: Little League International Age Determination Change for 2016

We have an important update from Little League International regarding the age determination dates for 2016. Little League heard from many families after last year's changes, and is making a slight adjustment to better align league age with the grades children are in at school so that they are playing with their classmates.
 
NEW UPDATE -- Little League announces 12 year olds will be grandfathered in for 2018 season.
 
Please read the message from Little League International and review the age chart at the following link.
 

Little League International updates bat requirements effective in 2018

New bat rules will take effect in 2018. This will impact not only BALL, but many youth baseball organizations throughout the country.  There are no changes in bat requirements for the 2016 or 2017 seasons.

http://www.littleleague.org/media/llnewsarchive/2015/May-August/Little-League-USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-2018.htm


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

Concussion Information

Concussion prevention, recognition, and treatment is currently the focus of many athletic activities, from youth to professional levels. For more information, click here.

 


Mailing Address

PO Box 490781, Blaine, MN 55449