A decision on playing games due to inclement weather is made by 4 PM of the day of the contest. If games are not canceled or postponed by that time all teams are asked to report to the fields for the scheduled game. Games will be played if fields are playable as scheduled. Once a game starts it will be played until the umpire deems the field unplayable. Games with umpires that start games will have the completion of 4 innings or the home team leading after 3 1/2 innings considered a complete game.
Fields without umpires are asked to use their best judgement when stopping play due to inclement weather. However, if the league says games are canceled at 4 PM the day of a contest that decision must be followed by all teams.
Welcome to the Blaine Area Little League web site. Everything you need to know about our league can be found here. If you can't find what you are looking for ask our information coordinator for assistance. Thanks for visiting our site.
New for 2013
1. For sanitary reasons all players age 5-19 must provide their own batting helmet. T-ball helmets will still be provided, but all other players must provide their own batting helmets. Helmets can be purchased at local sporting goods stores.
2. We have names for our divisions this season. For example, the 5-6 divsion is now called Instructional and 7-8 divison is now called Developmental. Our newly created 9-year old division will be called the Rookie Division.
3. Due to expected growth we have adjusted the age limits of several divisions. We now offer a 9-year old only "Rookie Division". Last year this was a 9-10 yr old division, but all 10-year old players this year will be a part of our 10-12 yr old Minors/Majors Divisions.
4. Registration fees continue to be the best deal around. This season in most of our divisions there are no price increases. We want to serve all players that have an interest in playing and keep our programs as affordable as possible.
5. Again this season all home games will be played in the City Blaine and all regular season league games for ages 4-12 will be played in Blaine also.
At the conclusion of the Rookie, Minors, and Majors League tournament players will have the opportunity to continue playing baseball in July by participating on one of our league All-Star/Tournament Teams or playing in our Extended Season League.
Players and coaches must express an interest in participating in these programs through an additional registration to become a part of the selection process. All players will have an opportunity to continue playing in July as there is a place for everyone. Play begins for both these programs the week of July 8th and concludes by the end of July.
Please see the All-Stars and Extended Season Section for more information on these programs.
No games will be scheduled the week of July 1-7, but player participating on 9-12 year old district all-star/tournament teams may have practices during this week.
The 3rd Annual School's Out Classic for Instructional (5/6) and Developmental League (7/8) will be held on separate weekends this year with the Instructional League Classic on June 7th-8th and the Developmental League Classic on June 14th-15th. The schedule will be a part of your league schedule packet so families can plan in advance. These weekends are a great time to play games at common sites and gather as an organization and support our players.
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
Monthly Board Meeting - Open to the Public.
The Twins training staff will bring their annual clinic to Blaine. Wear your uniform and learn some baseball.
Sessions are listed by league, team name and coach.
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
May 1st thru August 1st
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12410 Aberdeen Street NE, Suite 500, Blaine, MN
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 (12-13 YO) - 3 Teams
Prep (14-19 YO) - 3 Teams
87 Teams in 2013 ages 4-19!
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