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Minnetonka Holiday Baseball Camp - December 27 thru 30
11/29/2016
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2017 League Changes
11/04/2016
In an ongoing effort to improve the overall baseball experience for...
 
Minnetonka Holiday Baseball Camp - December 27 thru 30

                                

We are very excited to offer the 
Minnetonka  Holiday Baseball Camp 
 December 27-30, 2016.  
 
Camp will be led by Paul Twenge, Minnetonka High School Coach. 
All sessions will be held at the Tonka Dome.  

 

Each session focuses on various baseball skills - 
select the sessions your child would like to participate in. 
   
Please register as soon as possible as the sessions will fill up quickly.

Please visit www.minnetonkadiamondclub.org for more info.

 


by posted 11/29/2016
2017 League Changes

In an ongoing effort to improve the overall baseball experience for Minnetonka Baseball Association (MBA) players, the Board recently reviewed a proposal from a committee of parents to leave the Little League system.  The Board approved this proposal during their October Board Meeting. 

 

The Little League structure has made it difficult for Minnetonka to cater to both community and competitive baseball.  This change will allow Minnetonka to move into a model that mirrors our current 13-15 year olds.  This change will also be similar to neighboring communities (i.e. Edina, Plymouth/Wayzata, Bloomington, Eden Prairie, etc.) and allow us to continue building the skills of all players, while retaining the close community of baseball families.  After evaluating options, the Board has decided to join the Metro Baseball League. 

 

The Model:

The new model would follow an approach similar to other communities in the Metro Baseball League (MBL).  Here are some highlights of how this may impact you.  Please note that these changes will go into effect for the 2017 Spring Season. 

 

9’s and under:

  • No major changes to the current structure

  • 9’s season will remain the same, but will have modifications to post-season tournament options

10’s & 11’s:

      Travel:

  • Players will have the option to try out for a travel team. Teams will be formed and divided into AAA, AA, and A levels based on skill level and overall enrollment.

  • Evaluations would be the same as in years past.  Total # of AAA, AA, and A teams will be decided upon based on the results of the evaluations for each age level.

  • 10’s and 11’s will NOT be combined, and will have their own AAA, AA, and A team(s).

  • Travel teams will play 1-2 games a week against Minnetonka teams or teams within the Metro League.

  • Travel teams will play in 3-4 tournaments a summer (not including State Tournaments, if they qualify).

  • MBA will apply MBL Rules for these ages.  MBA may also consider adding pitching or player rotation guidelines.

     

      Community League / Non-Travel Teams:

  • Players who chose to not try out for travel, or do not make a travel team will play in a house/community league.

  • 10’s & 11’s will be combined on Non-Travel Teams

  • MBA will apply MBL Rules for these ages.  MBA may also consider adding pitching or player rotation guidelines.

12’s:

      Travel:

  • Players will have the option to try out for a travel team. Teams will be formed and divided into AAA, AA, and A levels based on skill level and overall enrollment.

  • Evaluations would be the same as in years past.  Total # of AAA, AA, and A teams will be decided upon based on the results of the evaluations for each age level.

  • Travel teams will play on a larger field.

  • Travel teams will play 1-2 games a week against Minnetonka teams or teams within the Metro League.

  • Travel teams will play in 3-4 tournaments a summer (not including State Tournaments, if they qualify).

  • MBA will apply MBL Rules for these ages.  MBA may also consider adding pitching or player rotation guidelines.

     

      Community League / Non-Travel Teams:

  • Players who chose to not try out for travel, or do not make a travel team will play in a house/community league.

  • 12’s & 13’s (Prep) will be combined on Non-Travel Teams, and will play on a larger field.

  • MBA will apply MBL Rules for these ages.  MBA may also consider adding pitching or player rotation guidelines.

 

13+:

  • No major changes to the current structure

  • 12’s & 13’s will be combined on Non-Travel Teams.

 

We understand families will have many questions so please see the FAQs for additional clarification via this link. 

You can also visit the MBL website at www.mbl.bz/mbl/ for information on the Metro Baseball League.

 

We will be conducting a Parent Meeting on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30pm- PORT MEDIA CENTER that we welcome you all to attend so that we may address any questions you have. 

 

Questions may also be emailed to Dave Maurer,  


by posted 11/04/2016
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Bandimere #3 - Chanhassen OPEN (12/7) 
Bennett 1 - Minnetonka OPEN (12/7) 
Bennett 2 - Minnetonka OPEN (12/7) 
Bennett 3B - Minnetonka OPEN (12/7) 
Bennett 3C - Minnetonka OPEN (12/7) 
Bennett 3D - Minnetonka OPEN (12/7) 
Bennett 4 - Minnetonka OPEN (12/7) 
Bennett 5-TC Orthopedics - Minnetonka OPEN (12/7) 
Big Willow - Minnetonka TBD (12/7) 
Cathcart - Shorewood OPEN (12/7) 
Excelsior Commons - Excelsior OPEN (12/7) 
Freeman 1-Maynards - Shorewood OPEN (12/7) 
Freeman 2 - Shorewood OPEN (12/7) 
Freeman 3-Youngstedts - Shorewood OPEN (12/7) 
Lake Susan - Chanhassen OPEN (12/7) 
Manitou SW-Cambria - Tonka Bay OPEN (12/7) 
MHS Lower Field - Minnetonka OPEN (12/7) 
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