Saturday's games are cancelled. We will play on Sunday according to the following schedule:
Sunday, July 24 at NOON
BBC2 – Majors Final
BBC3 – 8s Final
BBC4 -- 7s Final
Sunday, July 24 at 2:30 p.m.
BBC2 – Minors Final
BBC3 – Rookies Final
Some years we have no weather issues, this year happens to have been a challenge. Thanks to our field crews for working in the rain and to everyone for hanging in there today. Good luck teams! Sunday's forecast -- 80s and sunny!
Updated as of Saturday 7/23 at 2 p.m. CT
Parents and coaches, this is a friendly reminder that with the high heat and humidity this week it is important to take steps to keep your players (and yourselves) healthy and functioning at game time.
DRINK PLENTY OF WATER before, during and after the game. Bring wet towels. Wear sun screen, sun glasses and a hat. Please remind your players to tell you if they are not feeling well.
We are paying close attention to the conditions and may ask teams to take mandatory breaks at certain intervals during the games. We will adjust the schedule if needed. Any decisions on schedule changes or postponing games will happen on game days. We will make decisions as soon as we can and always prior to 4 p.m.
We will keep the website updated with information.
The B.A.L.L. Tournaments begin July 16 and end July 23, with a rain out date of July 24. You can find the playoff sheets on the home pages of each division, under the Teams tab above. Seedings will be filled in at the conclusion of the regular season. Dates and times are outlined so you can begin to plan. Have a great end of your season!
Parents - don't forget to complete the end of season survey. Look in your email for the link!
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.
Thanks to all who signed up for pitcher development training with Erik Lovdahl. We have one more session for anyone who has signed up but was unable to get to both maintenance sessions. Join us and learn off season drills to keep your skills fresh.
Thursday, 8/11 at 8 a.m.
Owen Hasling, 5/6 Rafters
Owen started out the season shy and reserved and by the end he was friends with everyone and having a blast with his team. His coach says he, "has the determination that every great athlete should have and he is fun to watch.” Hasling not only improved his game, he boosted team morale when he was on the bench. “When it was his turn to sit I could hear him cheering his teammates on.” Congratulations, Owen, you are the Play KIND Player of the Week!
Collin 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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
PO Box 490781, Blaine, MN 55449