April 6. 2014
Registration is now officially closed for all players ages 5 - 12 looking to play in the instructional, developmental, rookie, minors, and major leagues. Thanks to all that signed up this season. If already registered you will be placed on a team.
The weather is changing and we will begin setting up practice times based on a tentative field availability date of Monday, April 21. Until such time please stay off the infield areas on all fields in the city of Blaine. We have plenty of baseball in front of us. We appreciate your patience as we move forward with field planning for the upcoming season. Our teams this season have all access to all city of Blaine fields for Little League activity except Peterson West & East, Airport Park, BBC 1 & BBC 6.
The 2014 Minnesota Twins Youth Baseball Clinic is coming to Blaine on Saturday, May 3 at the Blaine Baseball Complex. Learn from former players, coaches, scouts and/or instructors. See the "Training" tab on the left side of this page for more information.
See the "Training" tab on the left side of this page for more information.
Show your support for Blaine and Spring Lake Park Baseball this year by purchasing a hooded sweatshirt and/or t-shirt. Order online by April 18th or stop by the BBC Concession Stand in May to purchase. This is a limited edition item with only 100 of each available! Get them while you can. Proceeds support our Blaine Area Little League Scholarship Program.
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.
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
Please include a phone number with your correspondence. We will respond to questions within 48 hours. Unfortunately, we have come across both personal, and business email addresses that will not accept return emails from our Gmail account. We want to make sure that you get the info that you need.
Concussion prevention, recognition, and treatment is currently the focus of many athletic activities, from youth to professional levels. For more information, click here.
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