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  • Happy 2019! The next board mtg will be Feb 17, 7pm at City hall.  Winter workouts have begun at P2P. Winter Clinics at JHS and KHS are starting. Tryouts are scheduled for March 16 & 17, 2019.  Registration for the 2019 season is now open!!!
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Updates - Registration, Tryouts, workouts/clinics, Board Mtg'
09/06/2018
2019 Registration: Registration for the 2019 season is now Open!!!...
14AA runner up in 2018 GSTC, congrats Bandits!
07/23/2018
2019 MBL/MBT Approved Equipment
10/17/2017
1. 2019 MBL/MBT Season Bat Rules are same as 2018:  MBL...
 
Updates - Registration, Tryouts, workouts/clinics, Board Mtg'

2019 Registration:

Registration for the 2019 season is now Open!!!

Access our on-line registration tool via the vertical tab on the left side of this page. 

Tryouts:

Please Save the Dates - Mar 16 and Mar 17, 2019:

2019 BTBA Tryouts -

  • Both days, Saturday, Mar 16 and Sunday, Mar 17. 
  • Tryouts will again occur at Pitch 2 Pitch in Burnsville

We will post more info as we refine the logistics and schedule

 

Board Meeting:

The next Board Meeting is set for Feb 17, 2019 at 7pm at City Hall (room TBD).

 

Winter Training Options:

Winter Workouts at KHS and JHS

Free Winter Training clinics at JHS beginning Jan 9 and at KHS beginning Jan 20. See the following link for specific locations and times broken down by age group:

 

2019 BTBA Winter Workout Schedule (JHS & KHS)

 

Many thanks to Coach Jim Gess (Jefferson) and Coach George Walker (Kennedy) and their players for helping develop Bloomington Baseball!!!

 

Go Bandits!!!

 

Jaguar baseball camp at JAC on Feb 23, 3-6pm:

  • Open to ages 9-14, cost is $50 per child. T Shirt included!
  • Focus on hitting, fielding, pitching and catching fundamentals & help get prepared for BTBA tryouts.
  • Questions? Contact Jim Gess, 952-322-0376, jgess@isd271.org

 

Winter Workouts at Pitch 2 Pitch (P2P):

BTBA Winter Training at P2P South will have 4 phases over 10 weeks:

·         Weeks 1-3 = Foundation/Fundamentals

·         Weeks 4-6 = Skill-Specific Training

·         Weeks 7-9 = Situational/Baseball IQ

·         Week 10 = Dry-Run of Tryouts

 

You will start at a given class time and progress through 3 areas every 30 mins until completion at 90 mins:

1.    Defense

2.    Hitting

3.    Base Running/Speed & Strength

Saturday classes (Jan 5 - Mar 2) start at 12:00, 12:30, 1:00 and 1:30

Monday classes (Jan 7 - Mar 4) start at 6:00, 6:30, 7:00, 7:30

 

Tryout Dry-Run Classes:  

·         Mar 9th 12:00 pm

·         Mar 9th 1:30 pm

·         Mar 11th 6:00 pm

·         Mar 11th 7:30 pm

 

PURCHASE PROGRAM/CREDITS:

 

 

Questions? Contact:

C J Woodrow

Pitch 2 Pitch, Inc.

www.pitch2pitch.com | 612-405-8008

 

Thank you, BTBA 


by BTBA posted 09/06/2018
14AA runner up in 2018 GSTC, congrats Bandits!


by posted 07/23/2018
2019 MBL/MBT Approved Equipment

1. 2019 MBL/MBT Season Bat Rules are same as 2018: 

  • MBL will ONLY allow USA Baseball regulated and stamped bats or BBCOR or wood moving forward. You can find a listing of approved bats and other FAQ's by clicking here: https://usabat.com/
  • MBL has posted their position on bats on their web site: https://www.mbl.bz/
  • The former "USSSA 1.15 BPF" rated bats will no longer be valid for MBL sponsored league and tournament games.

Note: There is one bat that has been decertified and cannot be used: The Easton Ghost X, 2 5/8" drop 10 (-10). https://usabat.com/decertified-bats/

Note: However, Gopher State (MYAS) will continue to use the old USSSA 1.15 BPF stamp so you may want to hang onto your old bats just for Gopher State tournaments.

  • Here are the 2018 MBL bat requirements:

*9U-14U: All bats must have the new USA stamp unless you are using a -3 BBCOR bat or a wood bat. 

9-U, 10-U, 11-U, 12-U, and 13-U

  • Bats must have USA stamp with weight differential dependent on barrel diameter per below (-3 BBCOR or wood may also be used)
  1. 2 1/4" barrel may have unlimited weight differential or;
  2. Up to 2 5/8" barrel diameter with a weight differential of no more than -11 (i.e. 31” – 20.0 oz.)
  • BBCOR with a -3 or less differential or wood may be used

14-U - (includes 14/15A)

  • Bats must have USA stamp with weight differential  of -5 or less and a max barrel diameter of 2 5/8" or;
  • BBCOR with a -3 or less differential or wood may be used


*15U: 15's can only use a BBCOR bat or a wood bat.

Bats must be BBCOR with a -3 or less differential or wood 

2. Shoes:

  • 9 - 12 year olds - will use molded cleats or tennis shoes. NO METAL SPIKES ALLOWED!
  • 13-15 year olds - will be allowed to use metal spikes 

by posted 10/17/2017
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