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Chaska Baseball Development League – Opens this Week!

Thanks once again for your patience as we continue to develop a baseball season that is aligned with MDH guidelines for youth sports participation and provides a safe environment for our players and families to learn and grow.

Below is a summary of the team at each age group and respective Coaches. Team pages are located under the Development League tab.
 

9 Purple Seifert
  Gold Laughlin
10 Purple TBD
  White Brandt
11 Purple Baumann
  Gold Schenk
  White Keenan
12 Purple Welter
  Gold Mathiasen
13 Purple Derkevics
  Gold Bushey
  White Gutowsky


Details:

9-11’s will practice/play on Tuesday and Thursday; there is an opportunity for an additional practice that will be based on team and coach preference, the designated days are Friday or Saturday

12–13’s will practice/play on twice a week but could be any day of the week M – TH; there is an opportunity for an additional practice that will be based on team and coach preference, the designated days are Friday or Saturday

14’s will practice/play on Tuesday and Thursday; there is an opportunity for an additional practice that will be based on team and coach preference

Facilities:

9-11’s                    Community Park, Fields 1, 2, 3, & 5
12–13’s                Community Park, Field 4 & Lions Park 2
14’s                        Chaska High School 1

Start date:         

Week of June 15th, check your team page for details

Competition/Games:

  • If/when the state governing bodies establish guidelines for safe competition
  • We are considering inter-league (Chaska only) and cross community games (surrounding SW metros communities)
  • Because of all the unknowns, we will be creating opportunities for competition as we get more guidance. Please understand - this is a very fluid situation and things may change week-to-week.

Precautions:

All activities will be conducted with the safety protocols established by the MN Department of Health. During this pandemic, new precautions need to be taken to make sure all players, coaches, umpires, and fans are safe.  While still being safe, we are trying to give kids some normal activity.  See the link above for Guidance for Social Distancing in Youth Sports from the MN Dept of Health. 

Understanding Risk: 

As we all begin to gather again in all phases of life, we understand there is some risk of virus transmission. There is no way to eliminate all risk. There are ways to manage risk. By signing up for this program, you acknowledge you understand the risk of the virus transmission even with the safety precautions being taken. Further, you expressly agree that you will not hold the Chaska Baseball Association, it’s members, or any volunteers liable if you or your child develop COVID-19.

 

We look forward to seeing you and your family at the ballpark soon! Have a great summer and remember to continue to observe social distancing guidelines while around the ballpark.

 

- The CBA Board 


2020 Baseball Season Update - 5/29/2020

Chaska Baseball Families,

We would like to thank everyone your patience as we continue to navigate the impacts of COVID-19 on the 2020 baseball season. Unfortunately, the pandemic continues to influence our daily activities and is setting the tone for how we interact with one another. As the weather continues to improve, our children wrap up the school year, and days grow longer we long for our time on the diamond.

With the health and safety of our athletes, their families, and our community at the forefront of our mind we have decided to cancel the baseball season. While the original season is cancelled, we are working on options for participation that will be focused on Player Development and includes limited, if any, competition. The Governor and the Minnesota Department of Health released guidelines for Safe participation in youth sports late last week. The framework allows for youth baseball to begin in June with limits on number of participants and restricts activity to practice only while observing social distancing protocols.

What we know today:

  • Youth Leagues (7-12) – season cancelled
  • Community League (12-14) – season cancelled, no participation in the Community League
  • Travel League (10-14) – season cancelled, no participation in Metro Baseball League  
  • Refunds will be issued for all levels, see below

What we are working on:

  • Youth Leagues (10-14) – focus on player development, starting mid-June, additional information will be released next week; June 3rd 
  • Re-registration will be required to participate; look for registration to open June 3rd - 8th 
  • Fee will be a lower cost and netted from your current registrations fee; TBD
  • Target dates for the new season:  June 15th – Aug 1st 

While we’re excited to offer the opportunity for our community to come together in baseball once again, we understand some of our families will be uncomfortable doing so. We want to ensure you that we respect your decision and in no way will it have an impact on your future experiences with Chaska Baseball. Our goal is to provide an opportunity for those who are comfortable and respect the decision of each family.

         

 

   

 

 

   

 

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THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!

Chaska Baseball would not exist without volunteers. It takes great people throughout this area to make this association work and come together. We are extremely grateful for all the help this season. Your flexibility and hard work is greatly appreciated and has not gone unnoticed!  Thank you to all our Volunteers!

Sincerely,

Chaska Baseball Board Members

WEATHER CANCELATIONS

Current day weather cancellations will be posted on the Chaska Baseball Association home page around 4:00 PM (if the city closes the fields).  We will send a mass email out to the entire association as well.

After 4:00 PM if the city of Chaska has not closed fields, it is up to the coaches/umpire to determine if the practice/game should be held.

Coaches can use their team page to send an email to their teams if necessary.

If no notification is sent out, assume the practice or game is still on.