This year, 771 players took advantage of our early bird registration, saving more than $15,000 in registration fees. We appreciate you choosing to play in our program this season. More season information will be coming soon. Check this website for updates, read your email and follow us on Facebook. We don't use twitter yet, but we could be tweeting soon.
2014 player registration for ages 4-19 is open until March 15th. We offer teams at the little league (ages 4-12) and prep level (ages 13-19). We served more than 1,050 players in 2013 and expect our program to continue its growth in 2014. Sign up now to secure your spot in our program. We serve more players, more volunteer coaches, have access to more fields and schedule more games than any program in the area from May through September.
If you are interested in getting more involved in our baseball community please contact one of our board members for more information.
If you are interested in serving as a head coach or assistant coach in 2014 there will be a coaches information meeting on Sunday, January 26th from 6 - 7 PM at the Blaine Baseball Complex. This meeting is a time to receive general information on the upcoming season and is a place to give input and ask questions. If interested the BALL Board of Directors monthly meeting follws at 7 PM in preparations for the 2014 season and all are welcome to attend this meeting also.
All people interested in coaching must complete the 2014 coaches application process to be able to serve as a head or assistant coach. Please visit the coaches page for more information. Note that you will need to have a certificate of proof that you have passed the concussion training to complete the application process.
Members of the Blaine Area Little League (B.A.L.L.) elected new members of the board during the league's annual meeting in October, and named current board members to new positions.
The 2014 B.A.L.L. board members are:
Planning is underway for the 2014 season and we are seeking additional individuals to participate in volunteer opportunities before and during the season. Contact Kevin Johnston email@example.com if you want to join the excitement and become more involved with B.A.L.L. We welcome and appreciate your help!
Ever wonder where we came up with the team names for our teams from T-Ball thru Minors like Chinooks, Rox, Mallards, Bombers and Loggers just to name a few. The answer is that we are the only youth league in the midwest that has a partnership with the Northwoods Collegiate League with league offices in Rochester, MN. We are grateful to the Northwoods League for allowing us to use their team logo's, color schemes and team names for our teams at no cost. And some of our teams have been special guests of the league this summer in places like Willmar, St Cloud and Mankato.
|About the NWL|
The Northwoods League is a summer baseball league comprised of teams of the top college players from across the nation and North America. All players in the league must have NCAA eligibility remaining in order to participate. Players are not paid (this preserves their NCAA eligibility).
Each team is operated similar to a professional minor league team, providing players an opportunity to play under the same conditions using wooden bats, minor league specification baseballs, experiencing overnight road trips, and playing nightly before fans in a stadium.
The Northwoods League has more teams, plays more games, and draws more fans than any other Summer Collegiate Baseball League in North America. The League has 16 teams in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Michigan, and Ontario. This is its 19th season.
To learn more about this league or to follow your new favorite team check out the league website at : http://www.northwoodsleague.com/Default.aspx
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Congrats to finals teams in the League Tournaments:
Developmental Tier I:
Bucks Royal over Express (8-7)
Developmental Tier II:
Huskies over Bullfrogs Orange (17-4)
Rookie: Honkers over Beetles (18-12)
Minors: Chinooks over Rox (4-1)
Majors: Bombers over Rafters (10-0)
Where Do Our Players Live?
81% - Blaine
8% - Ham Lake
4% - Coon Rapids
3% - Spring Lake Park
4% - Other Communities
What School District Do Players Live in or attend?
59% - Anoka Hennepin School District
41% - Spring Lake Park School District
Registered Players in 2013: 1,068
T-Ball (4 YO) - 8 Teams
Instructional (5-6 YO) - 20 Teams
Developmental (7-8 YO) - 22 Teams
Rookie (9 YO) - 13 Teams
Minors (10-11 YO) - 10 Teams
Majors (10-12 YO) - 8 Teams
Intermediate (13 YO) - 3 Teams
Prep (14-19 YO) - 3 Teams
87 Teams in 2013 ages 4-19
Concussion prevention, recognition, and treatment is currently the focus of many athletic activities, from youth to professional levels. For more information, click here.