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ACTION: REGISTER FOR THE 2024 BASEBALL SEASON

By Jeremy Laughlin 01/10/2024, 10:15pm CST

2024 baseball registration is OPEN for the following programs!


Details are included within each registration link. For general information about the format of these programs, visit the Registration Landing Page.
 

NOTICE: OFFSEASON SCHEDULE REFINEMENTS

By Jeremy Laughlin 01/10/2024, 9:45pm CST

We are making the following refinements to our Offseason Training schedule at the dome:

  • 13-14u can utilize open cages from 1-2 (in addition to 6-7). SHARE with Youth & Community players! They look up to the big kids!
  • 9-12u have cages only on 1/28. Breaking into smaller groups for shorter duration. See schedule or team calendar for new times.


We're off to a great start! Keep utilizing this resource.
 

ACTION: UMPIRE MEETINGS/TRAININGS UPCOMING

By Jeremy Laughlin 01/10/2024, 9:30pm CST

Current & Prospective Umpires,

We will be holding two informational meetings regarding the 2024 season. You will be able to register for the 2024 season at or following attendance at one of these sessions.

Info Meetings (choose 1):

  • January 24th or 26th: 5:30pm, Chaska Middle School West Commons

On-Field Trainings (optional):

  • February 11 & 18th: 4:00pm @ the Dome

Mandatory Training:

3 options in March. Dates/location TBD
 

SAVE THE DATE: YOUTH & COMMUNITY EVALS

By Jeremy Laughlin 01/10/2024, 9:15pm CST

Our "Youth Expo" will take place March 16th at Chaska High School. We will be sending Youth and Community players through evaluations to form equal teams. There will also be a coaches' meeting and uniform try-on's. More detail provided closer to the date.
 

ACTION: BUY TICKETS FOR THE 12U BASH!

By Jeremy Laughlin 01/10/2024, 9:15pm CST

Support our 12u AA teams as they fundraise for their away tournaments in Pigeon Forge, TN! This a FUN way to bond with your baseball community and raise money for a good cause. 

Annual Baseball Bash:

  • Silent Auction, Music, Games, Food, Drinks & FUN!
  • Saturday, March 16th, 2024, 6pm-10pm
  • Tickets $50 each in advance, $60 each at the door
  • @ChaskaBaseball12UFundraising


* Please Venmo payment and include attendee names in the Venmo comment *
 

INFORM: INVESTING IN OUR COACHES

By Jeremy Laughlin 01/10/2024, 9:00pm CST

Huge thanks to Coach Baumann and his varsity staff for investing in the success of our Travel coaches! Coaches’ meeting last weekend and now a series of 3, hands-on coach clinics with his staff. (January 7, 14, 21 @ Chaska Dome)

Coach Brian Raabe and the MN Twins also hosted a coach & parent clinic this week at the Community Center. He brough the energy and taught us a lot! Thank you!
 

ACTION: CONSIDER JOINING THE CBA BOARD

By Jeremy Laughlin 01/10/2024, 9:00pm CST

CBA is run 100% by parent volunteers, and it takes a village to provide a high-quality program for our youth. Please consider joining our Board of Directors. We currently have openings for:

  • Communications & Social Media
  • Webmaster (scheduling, team rostering, google suite, SportsEngine maintenance) 
  • Youth Player Development
  • Concessions Co-Director(s)


To express interest or learn more, contact President@playballhawks.com
 

INFORM: TOUR OUR NEW PLAYER PORTAL

By Jeremy Laughlin 01/10/2024, 8:15pm CST

Parents,

Take a look at the new Player Portal section of our website. This is a test to see how it resonates with you and your players. The intent is to create a space designed for players to learn more about our program, expectations and, mostly importantly, view content for ongoing skill development.


Feedback can be sent to communications@playballhawks.com