Sunday the 26th BTBA will hold its' first BTBA Kick off day / skills day. We'll have burgers & brats on the grill and a friendly skills competition for the kids.
The Sultant of Swat (home run hitting competition), Golden arm (outfield throwing accuracy), and the Roadrunner (fastest baserunner)...If we can locate our radar gun we'll also have Rocket arm (fastest pitcher) ...so far it's missing but we hold out hope.
The skills are for the 10U -14U teams...and we'll slot as follows (please bear with us on time as this is the 1st time trying this):
10U teams @ 10AM
11U teams @ 11AM
12U teams @ Noon
13U teams @ 1PM
14U teams @ 2PM
Please come out and help us kick off the 2015 season (and pray for good weather too)!
In the event of rain unfortunately we'll have to cancel.
BTBA has secured additional workout space for all BTBA players (this cost will be added to player registration fee so use the space).
This space is at Game Changers, 1401 W. 94th Street in Bloomington (by 35W & 94th St.). BTBA Players will have this space from January through April 2015.
Days / Hours:
Mondays 7-9 PM
Thursdays 6-8 PM
Saturday's time has been assigned to teams so there are no open times for individuals.
Players can use cages 1,2,3,5,6 and the turf area.
PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL OF ALL PLAYERS AND THE FACILITY. ANY DAMAGE WILL BE ASSESSED TO THE PLAYER / FAMILY. PLEASE SHARE THIS SPACE, ANY MONOPOLIZING OF ANY AREA WILL RESULT IN LOSS OF FACILITY USE.
NO TEAM WORKOUTS ON MONDAY AND THURSDAYS!!! THIS WILL BE STRONGLY ENFORCED. PERSPECTIVE COACHES WILL FORFEIT APPLICATIONS FROM COACHING.
Once again, this space is in addition to Winter workouts @ JAC & KAC and this space IS BTBA PLAYERS ONLY. There will be badges for players to pick up at their first time at the facility. Players must show this badge to use the space.
For the 2015 MBL/MBT Season the Bat Rules will remain the same as 2014 except the new 10-U bat rules for MBL/MBT are:
Bats must be 2 1/4" with unlimited weight differential or bats must be between 2 1/2" and 2 3/4"and have a–10 differential or less (i.e. 30” – 20.0 oz.)
For the 2015 MBL/MBT season all bats in the 10 – 14 year old age group, big barrel bats must have the NEW USSSA Approved 1.15 BPF stamp on its taper, Babe Ruth Approved 1.15 BPF stamp or BBCOR stamp. For small barrel bats (2 1/4"), 10 - 13 year olds use all of the above stamps or you can also use bats that have the old approved USSSA 1.15 mark or it can have any 1.15 stamp on the bat. 15 year olds must use a BBCOR bat (Batted Ball Coefficient or Restitution). See link below.