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​Calling all 13 and 14 year old Baseball players!

Monday and Tuesday evening, March 14th and 15th, Chaska Baseball Association (CBA) will host evaluations for traveling baseball in preparation for the Spring 2016 season.

On-line registration will be required to participate. Registration link is below.

  • Dates: March 14 AND 15, 2016 (attend both dates)
  • Location: P2P Baseball Facility, 8115 Century Blvd. Chanhassen, MN 55318
  • Time:  13 year old     6:00 - 7:30 pm
                14 year old     7:30 - 9:00 pm
  • Cost:   see table below
Fee  
$35

Evaluation fee, non-refundable

$150  Player commiment - 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.
$450  Total traveling baseball cost

2016 Metro Baseball Age Rules

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.

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.

Apply to Coach for the 2016 Season (13-14's)

All interested coach are required to fill out an application for each season, all applications are due by March 1, 2016.  Email completed form to Jamie Fontaine, Director - Traveling Baseball

jmfcbametro@gmail.com


Open Cage time at Pitch2Pitch through Feb. 15 - see below

For players age 10-14 participating in Traveling Baseball

Open Cages*:

Wed. 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm, cages #3-5

Sat. 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm, cages #3-8

*Parent supervised.


If you were not selected to a team this fall we encourage you to join us in the spring for participation in our In-house and Select teams. These experiences are a great  way to build your baseball skills and enjoy playing baseball.

Travel “Metro” Baseball Evaluations – Thank you and Team Selections.

Thank you for your participation in traveling baseball evaluations! We enjoyed the opportunity to work with our young baseball players and we are excited to announce the 2016 Chaska Metro teams for 10, 11 and 12.


Chaska Metro and Tournament Traveling Baseball

Philosophy:

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

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.


Jamie Fontaine

Chaska Metro Director

Geoff Hansen

12 Year Old Age Commissioner

Ben Anderson

10 Year Old Age Commissioner

Travis Guza

13 Year Old Age Commissioner

Rod Hesson

11 Year Old Age Commissioner

Jeremy Rosenberg

14 Year Old Age Commissioner