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.
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.
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!
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)
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.
Check our our training page for other opportunities to fine-tune skills throughout the summer, some of which are held at the BBC.
The following contacts are available for any questions you may have in your division.
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.
You can also contact us through our Facebook page.