Our 2014 registration for ages 4-19 will open on January 6, 2014. We will 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. We serve more players, have 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.
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
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: 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
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