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2018 Travel Baseball Teams for 10, 11, and 12's

Congratulations to all who have been placed on a team and thank you to all who participated in tryouts.


2017 Travel Baseball Parent/Player Survey

We appreciate your feedback, please follow this link to complete a survey regarding your 2017 baseball experience.


Chaska Travel and Tournament Baseball

Philosophy:

Chaska Travel Baseball is for those individuals who exhibit a higher commitment to developing their Baseball skills while competing at a higher level. It requires greater commitment, in that each participant is expected to attend all practices and weekend tournaments. Players will practice 1-2 times per week and will have league games 2 times per week. Each team also plays in 4 state qualifier tournaments (with travel) attempting to earn a berth in 2 state tournaments. Parents are expected to be involved in fundraising and volunteering at various events. The goal of Chaska Metro Traveling Baseball is to develop skills, confidence, sportsmanship, teamwork and to have fun.

Chaska Travel Baseball is a member of the Metro Baseball League and is offered in grades 4 through 8. Traveling Baseball brings more focus on competition and skill development. Metro teams are formed of our best players to compete with the best players from other communities in the area. Two to four teams will be formed per grade with an AAA-AA-A format with twelve players per team. Teams are formed according to age guidelines set by the Metro Baseball League (rules found at the following website…https://www.mbl.bz/mbl/mbl/rules/).
An independent group chosen by the Chaska Baseball Association Executive Board will conducts tryouts and is responsible for evaluations

Program Goals:

1. Emphasize a higher level of competitiveness.
2. Teach individual skills.
3. Focus on development of team concepts and ideals.
4. Teach players to be respectful to each other, opponents, umpires and the game.
5. Learn to win or lose with class and good sportsmanship and represent the organization as such.
6. Develop players and teams with the ability to compete at the top level.
7. Develop future varsity Baseball players.
8. Foster an environment that teaches and stresses the importance of the team over individual players.
9. Facilitate an environment where each team member feels they serve an important role on his team.

2018 Metro Baseball Age Rules

Players in their respective age groups must not reach the next age before May 1, 2018.  It is permissible for a player to play up from their designated age division, but they may not play down.  For example, a 10 year old may play in the 11 year old division, but an 11 year old may NOT play in the 10 year old division.

Metro Baseball League website

Our travel teams are governed by the rules and regulations of the Metro Baseball League. Click here to go to the MBL website.

2018 Bat Information

New Bat Rule

10/31/2017, 11:45pm CDT

By David Verduzco

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MBL/MBT will be going with the new bat change starting with the 2018 season.

MBL/MBT will be allowing the USA stamped bat only for the 9-14 ages. The 15’s will be able to use the USA stamped bat and also the BBCOR stamped bat that the 15’s and up has used the past few years. Please see below.

Bat Rules for 2018:

9-13U Bats must be 2 1/4" 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.) (USA stamped bat).

14-U 14/15A Bats must be 2 3/4" or smaller with a -5 Differential or less. (USA stamped bat).

15-U Bats must be 2 5/8”or smaller with a –3 or less. (USA stamped bat or the BBCOR stamped bat).

 14/15A can use either -3 or -5 bats. (-3 bats can be USA stamped bat or the BBCOR stamped bat, -5 bat must be USA stamped bat).

https://www.mbl.bz/articles/2018-bat-rules

*Bats marked with the new USA Baseball stamp will NOT be available for purchase until September 1, 2017.

*Tee ball bats must feature the USA Baseball mark and accompanying text that reads “Only for Use with Approved Tee Balls.”

Approved tee ball bats (26" and shorter) under USABat will feature the USA Baseball mark.

Approved Bat List 

The logos on the bats will look like this:


Evaluation information

The evaluations process focuses on the mechanics of five fundamental skills to identify the level of these young players ability – throwing, fielding (infield and outfield), hitting (soft toss and machine pitch), pitching and running. It identifies a player’s relative ability which is then the basis for team selection.


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2018 Coaches Application

Please fill out the application below if you are interested in Coaching one of our Chaksa Travel Baseball teams.

Please email completed applications to CBA Director | Travel Baseball. 


Jamie Fontaine

Chaska Travel Baseball Director

Geoff Hansen

12 Year Old Age Commissioner

Ryan Nelson

10 Year Old Age Commissioner

Ben Anderson

13 Year Old Age Commissioner

Jeremy Rosenberg

11 Year Old Age Commissioner

Matt Breyer

14 Year Old Age Commissioner