Minnetonka Baseball Association is a program of service to the youth of our community. It is geared to provide an outlet of healthful activity and training under good leadership in an atmosphere of wholesome community participation.
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Minnetonka School District Referendum
08/26/2015
This email is going to current and past families of the Minnetonka...
Travel Team Registration Closes September 6th
08/26/2015
This is a reminder, that if your player would like to try out for...
SAVE THE DATE – DICK’S SPORTING GOODS DISCOUNT EVENT – AUGUST 28
08/26/2015
  Dear MBA Families,  The new school year is almost...
Save the Date - Tryouts
08/06/2015
Now that the 2015 season has come to a close, we want to make sure...
Important Veterans Field Rules
03/13/2015
League Bat Specifications
01/06/2011
Little League Rules for all Rookie - Major 11/12 leagues: Click...
 
Minnetonka School District Referendum

This email is going to current and past families of the Minnetonka Baseball Association.  As many of you know, the Minnetonka School District has been and continues to be very supportive to MBA.  The district supports MBA and numerous community run organizations and events with field maintenance at Veterans, Legacy and all elementary fields.  Please remember that these fields are paid for by users, fundraisers, donations and concessions profits and not with taxpayer dollars.  Many surrounding communities do not get this level of support from their school districts and city park and recreation departments.
 

With that bit of background, we are forwarding some important information about an upcoming referendum for residents of the Minnetonka School District.  The Minnetonka School Board voted to add two questions to the Nov. 3 ballot.  Since MBA is partnered with the school district, we feel it is important that our members are educated about these referendums so you can make informed decisions.

For detailed information regarding the Referendums, please visit the Minnetonka School District website at   www.minnetonka.k12.mn.us/referendum.

 

We also have the opportunity for you to meet Dr. Peterson or an official school district representative in person.  This will allow you to receive answers to any questions you may have.  You have the following options:

  1. Attend a coffee in a home. 
  2. Attend a group meeting.  We will schedule a number of meetings in the community once we receive a number of interested parties.
  3. Host a coffee in your home.

Please respond to detailing which option you are interested in attending.  A representative will follow up with you with the schedule.

 

***Note:  Voting has never been easier!  New law allows anyone to vote by absentee ballot which will begin September 18 - November 2.  More detailed information can be found on the Minnetonka School District website.


by posted 08/26/2015
Travel Team Registration Closes September 6th

This is a reminder, that if your player would like to try out for travel teams for the 2016 season, the deadline to register is midnight on Sunday, September 6 with tryouts happening later in September. 

Click here to register your player: Minnetonkabaseball.org 

Fee-$25 nonrefundable evaluation fee is due when you register for Travel tryouts.  If your player makes a travel team, this fee is NOT applied to the Travel Registration Fee of $650.

 

Skills Evaluation –Sunday, September 13, 2015: All Sessions at Veteran’s Field, Minnetonka High School

9:00AM to 11:30AM -- 15 year olds

11:30AM to 2:00PM -- 14 year olds

2:00PM to 4:00PM -- Group 1: 13 year olds (Last name A – K)

4:00PM to 6:00PM -- Group 2: 13 year olds (Last name L – Z)

 

Controlled scrimmages –Sunday, September 20, 2015-Veteran’s field Minnetonka High School

9:00AM to 11:00AM -- 15 year olds

11:00AM to 1:00PM -- 14 year olds

1:00PM to 3:30PM – 13 year olds (Last name A – K)

3:30PM to 6:00PM – 13 year olds (Last name L – Z) 


by posted 08/26/2015
SAVE THE DATE – DICK’S SPORTING GOODS DISCOUNT EVENT – AUGUST 28

 

Dear MBA Families, 

The new school year is almost here. Now is the time to gear up with the colors, brands and styles you love.  Whether you need equipment for fall baseball, or have last minute Back To School Shopping to do, Dick’s Sporting Goods has all of the must have Backpacks, Footwear, Apparel, and Equipment to ensure you are ready for the Fall!

Dick’s Sporting Goods would like to invite all Minnetonka Baseball Association Players, Coaches, and Families to their Fall Baseball/Back-To-School Shopping Event taking place from August 28 – August 30, 2015 at all Minnesota Dick’s Sporting Goods Locations.  The link below will allow you to access the special 20% off flyer for this upcoming event.  To print, click on the printer icon at the top of the page after the flyer loads.  You must present the flyer at the register to receive the 20% discount.

Dick's Sporting Goods Fall Baseball / Back-To-School Discount Flyer

Please make sure that you show your support of this great sponsor by selecting Dick’s Sporting Goods as your preferred sporting goods retailer!


by posted 08/26/2015
Save the Date - Tryouts

Now that the 2015 season has come to a close, we want to make sure you are aware of the opportunities for the 2016 season.  As Minnetonka Baseball Association and the Excelsior Legion program continue to partner together, tryouts for the 2016 Travel 16 (Bulldogs), Travel 17/18 (former Legion 2), Mud Hens/Lugnuts (Sr. Babe), Jr. Legion, and Legion teams will take place on the weekends of August 29/30 and September 6/7 at Veterans Field.  This is a change from prior years where the Bulldogs, Lugnuts and Mud Hens tried out separately in the Spring.  Prior to evaluations, the players will be able to prioritize teams based on which style (schedule/number of games) best fits their schedule.  More detailed information (i.e. number of games, fees, etc…) will follow in the next couple of weeks, but we want to make sure you save the following dates:

 

August 29/30 and September 6/7

16 year olds         Travel 16 (Bulldogs) and Excelsior Jr. Legion                                                                    4:00pm - 6:00pm    (Players try out all four dates)

17/18 year olds    Travel 17/18 (former Legion 2), Mud Hens/Lugnuts, and Excelsior Legion                     6:00pm – 8:00pm   (Players try out all four dates)

 

Register Here: http://goo.gl/forms/VkwkEFFbfN

 

If you have questions regarding the tryouts please contact the following:

 

Travel 16 (Bulldogs)/Travel 17/18:              Rob Hager                         612-718-4737

Mud Hens/Lugnuts (Sr. Babe 17/18)          Greg Smith                    952-237-2676

Excelsior Legion/Jr. Legion                         Bruce Barron                612-220-7514

                                 

 


by posted 08/06/2015
Important Veterans Field Rules


by posted 03/13/2015
League Bat Specifications

Little League Rules for all Rookie - Major 11/12 leagues:


Click here to find the latest bat information, including the Little League Baseball rules and regulations governing bats, definition of terms, the moratorium on the use of composite bats, and a series of frequently asked questions, with answers.

 

MBA Big Barrel Bat (2 5/8” – 2 3/4”) Rules for all leagues ages 13yr – 18yr:


13yr – AA/AAA and Prep

  • All bats must have USSSA 1.15BPF Stamp

and

  •  -10 differential or less

14yr - AA/AAA

  •  All bats must have USSSA 1.15BPF Stamp

and

  •  -5 differential or less

14yr/15yr combined leagues – Classic and 14/15A

  • All bats must have USSSA 1.15BPF Stamp

   and

  • -5 differential or less

15yr and older - 15AA/AAA and Tier I/Tier II (Max Barrel 25/8")

  • All bats must have USSSA BBCOR .50 Stamp

and

  • -3 differential or less

 

*Wood bats approved for all ages

 

 
If you have any questions please feel free to contact any MBA Board Member.


 


by posted 01/06/2011
Field Status
Bandimere #2 - Chanhassen OPEN (8/28) 
Bandimere #3 - Chanhassen OPEN (8/28) 
Bennett 1 - Minnetonka OPEN (8/28) 
Bennett 2 - Minnetonka OPEN (8/28) 
Bennett 3B - Minnetonka OPEN (8/28) 
Bennett 3C - Minnetonka OPEN (8/28) 
Bennett 3D - Minnetonka OPEN (8/28) 
Bennett 4 - Minnetonka OPEN (8/28) 
Bennett 5-TC Orthopedics - Minnetonka OPEN (8/28) 
Big Willow - Minnetonka OPEN (8/28) 
Cathcart - Shorewood OPEN (8/28) 
Excelsior Commons - Excelsior OPEN (8/28) 
Freeman 1-Maynards - Shorewood OPEN (8/28) 
Freeman 2 - Shorewood OPEN (8/28) 
Freeman 3-Youngstedts - Shorewood OPEN (8/28) 
Freeman 5 - Shorewood OPEN (8/28) 
Lake Susan - Chanhassen OPEN (8/28) 
Manitou SW-Cambria - Tonka Bay OPEN (8/28) 
MHS Lower Field - Minnetonka OPEN (8/28) 
Veterans Field - Minnetonka OPEN (8/28) 

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