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CONGRATULATIONS TEAMS -- GREAT DAY OF BASEBALL!

MAJORS FIRST PLACE - GROWLERS

MINORS FIRST PLACE - BORDER CATS

ROOKIE FIRST PLACE - GROWLERS

8s FIRST PLACE - MOONDOGS

7s FIRST PLACE - MALLARDS

MAJORS SECOND PLACE - MOONDOGS

MINORS SECOND PLACE - CHINOOKS

ROOKIE SECOND PLACE - MALLARDS

8s SECOND PLACE - CHINOOKS

7s SECOND PLACE - BUCKS


SUNDAY IS NOW CHAMPIONSHIP DAY

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

It's getting hot out there... STAY HYDRATED!

 

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.


GOOD LUCK TEAMS!

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! 


Parent Survey - Due July 26

Parents - don't forget to complete the end of season survey. Look in your email for the link!


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

  • 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 Complex
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  • Sep
  • 11
B.A.L.L. Board Meeting
  • 6:00pm-8:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon
  • Blaine Basball Complex
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  • Oct
  • 2
B.A.L.L. Annual Meeting
  • 6:00pm-7:00pm CDT Ical_event_icon
  • Blaine Baseball Complex
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Day of Baseball Photos


Pitcher Development - Maintenance Sessions

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.


PlayKIND Player of the Week for July 4

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!

PlayKIND Player of the Week for June 27

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!

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

Thanks for a great season, 5 and 6 year old players! We hope you enjoyed the ice cream social.


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