B.A.L.L. 2017 KEY DATES
April 29 -- Coach Training at the BBC
May 15 - Majors, Minors season begins (weather permitting)
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)
MANDATORY COACH TRAINING WITH TWINS YOUTH DEVELOPMENT COACHES
Saturday, April 29 @ Blaine Baseball Complex
Coaches of ages 5-9 - attend the 9 to 11:30 a.m. session.
Coaches of ages 10-15 - attend the 11:30 to 2 p.m. session.
If it rains in the morning, we will move the sessions to the afternoon. If it's a washout, we will move the sessions to Sunday, April 30.
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.
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.
The following contacts are available for any questions you may have in your division. If your child is hoping to play Rookies (age 9), Majors or Minors (ages 10-12) but is unable to attend evaluations on April 1, please notify your comimssioner immediately.
5/6 Instructional Commissioner
9s Rookies Commissioner
7s Developmental Commissioner
8s Developmental Commissioner
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:
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.
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.
PO Box 490781, Blaine, MN 55449
Please send us an email at link below. Include a phone number or email and we will respond to questions within 48 hours.
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