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SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!

 

Continue to check the website for registration and details for the 2022 season. This is typically posted in mid-January.



Youth Program Description: Our Foundation!

Youth League (7-8u) Coach Pitch


PRACTICE & GAMES PLAYED MONDAYS & WEDNESDAYS

PROGRAM DETAILS:

Designed primarily for 7 & 8 year olds (6 year olds may try out, however, if they score too low on the evaluations the parent(s) may be contacted).  This league is coach pitch.   By having a coach pitch to the batters, there is more action at the plate and in the field.  Fear of being hit by a pitched ball is diminished.  It makes the game safer and improves the playing confidence and ability of all participants.  It removes the boredom - which is often the result of either overpowering or inadequate pitching - by throwing only strikes.  Fewer errors and greater throwing accuracy are the result of increase in activity. 

The program receives high praise from coaches, players, parents, and league officials.  The rookie league is an excellent way to continue teaching the fundamentals of the game and building player confidence.  Within this league we offer an End of Season Tournament Experience.

Uniforms are provided which includes a team jersey, 1 pair of solid grey baseball pants, official Chaska baseball hat, and belt

CAL RIPKEN (9-10u) KID PITCH

PRACTICE & GAMES
PLAYED TUESDAYS &
THURSDAYS

PROGRAM DETAILS:

Primarily design for 9-10 year olds, The Cal Ripken Majors continues to build on the skills learned in Rookies and introduces player pitch! The goal of this program is to ensure that the experience is positive and fun for all players in addition to:

  • Reinforce the fundamentals of baseball and build player confidence and individual fielding, throwing, and hitting. 
  • Teach baseball strategy (back up, defensive positioning, cutoffs, and base running). 
  • Introduce advanced skills and strategy. 

The program receives high praise from coaches, players, parents, and league officials.  The Cal Ripken league is an excellent way to continue teaching the fundamentals of the game and building player confidence.  Within this league we offer an End of Season Tournament Experience.

Uniforms are provided which includes a team jersey, 1 pair of solid grey baseball pants, official Chaska baseball hat, and belt


EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR YOUTH LEAGUE BASEBALL

Need Your Own:  

  • Helmet, glove and protective cup.
  • Shoes:  Plastic cleats (preferred for stability) or tennis shoes

Association will provide:  

  • Uniform consisting of Jersey, 1 pair of grey baseball pants, official Chaska baseball hat, belt.

Volunteer Opportunities

There will be several volunteer opportunities offered throughout the baseball season, which all can be found and must be managed through our online DIBS portal. Below is a list of common volunteer options and how to claim them. 

1.  Head Coach, Assistant Coach, Team Manager:
There are only 3  adults per team that can have these titles.  If you are chosen as one of the 3 adults, you will receive enough credits to cover 2 children worth of volunteer time.  Your volunteer check will be shredded for up to 2 children. 

2.  Evaluation/Expo Volunteer:
There will be several volunteer opportunities available in April for our Youth Evaluation and Expo day.  Volunteer shifts will continue to be posted and updated as we need assistance.  Remember, each child registered needs 3 Volunteer Shifts for the season.  To complete your volunteer hours on this day, you would need to volunteer for 3 time slots per child.  You can find these available on the "Dibs" Tab at the top of the Chaska Baseball Website.

3.  Concession Stand Volunteer:
Concession will likely return in 2022! There will be  several volunteer opportunities throughout the baseball season to work at our concession stands.  This is not a money maker for our league, however, it is a service we provide to parents and children who may not have enough time to get water, sports drinks, or even dinner before or after the game.  You can find these available on the "Dibs" Tab at the top of the Chaska Baseball Website.

4. Other:
Opportunities to volunteer also include helping with travel baseball tryouts, field cleanup day(s), special events, VFW Burger Night, development sessions/camps and Board membership.

5.  Cubs: 
We are partnered with the Chaska Cubs, and with our leagues ongoing support of each other, we are committed to have each team within our organization work concessions at one of the home games at Athletic Park. This is a very easy, but regarding and fun experience for team bonding, adult interaction, and the kids to have a blast!  (note: this volunteer shift DOES NOT count towards the required 3-shifts. It is incremental).

A HUGE and sincere "thank you" to our volunteers. We simply could not run this program without your support and dedication!


CONTACT INFO

Jessica Beekman

Youth League Co-Director

Julie Bresser

Youth League Co-Director


Weather Policy

Cancellations Due To Weather

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.