Saturday, September 12 and September 19, Chaska Baseball Association (CBA) will host evaluations for 10-12 year old traveling baseball in preparation for the Spring 2016 season. You must attend both sessions! 13-14 year old evaluations will be held in the Early Spring of 2016.
On-line registration is required for participation. Player must attend BOTH evaluation sessions. An Evaluation fee and Player commitment payment are due at registration. See cost information below.
Dates: September 12, 2015
September 19, 2015
Location: P2P Baseball Facility
8115 Century Boulevard
Chanhassen, MN 55318
Times: 10 year olds, 4:00 - 5:30 pm
11 year olds, 5:45 - 7:15 pm
12 year olds, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Evaluation fee, non-refundable
Player commitment – due at time of registration and will be credited to the players travel baseball fee ($450). This will be refunded if you are not placed on a traveling team within our association.
Total Traveling baseball cost – payment options available in registration.
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.
Players in their respective age groups must not reach the next age before May 1, 2016. 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.
All interested coach are required to fill out an application for each season, all applications are due by September 12. Email completed form to Jamie Fontaine, Director - Traveling Baseball
Chaska Metro 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 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
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.
Chaska Metro Director
12 Year Old Age Commissioner
10 Year Old Age Commissioner
13 Year Old Age Commissioner
11 Year Old Age Commissioner
14 Year Old Age Commissioner