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2024 KEY DATES


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  • Jan 7th: Training Begins (9-12u, Open Cage 13-14u)
  • Jan 7th: 13-14u Registration Opens
  • Feb 3-4th: 13-14u Tryouts
  • Feb 11th: 13-14u Teams Announced
  • Feb 19: 13-14u Team Training Starts @ The Shed
  • Mid Apr: Practices Begin (all)
  • Early May: Games Begin (all)
  • Mid July: State Tournaments (all)

               Dates will be finalized and communicated as season gets closer


Travel Baseball Director

Travel Baseball Director

Ages 9-14u


Chaska Travel & Tournament Program

Philosophy:
Chaska Travel 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 3-4 state qualifier tournaments (with travel) attempting to earn a berth in 2 state tournaments. The goal of Chaska Metro Traveling Baseball is to develop skills, confidence, sportsmanship, teamwork and to have fun.

Chaska Travel Baseball is a member of the Metro Baseball League and is offered in grades 3 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 with 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.


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RULES & ANNOUNCEMENTS

ATTENTION: MBL/MBT Bat Rule!

MBL/MBT will allow the use of both USA and USSSA approved stamped bats in our leagues as well as in tournament play. The following bat regulations will be in place:

  • 9-11 year old's - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/4", 2 1/2", 2 5/8" or 2 3/4"  with UNLIMITED weight differential and a USSSA or USA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards.
  • 12-13 year old's - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/4" or less with UNLIMITED weight differential and a USSSA or USA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards.
  • 12-13 year old's - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/2", 2 5/8", or 2 3/4" barrel with minus 10 weight differential and a USSSA or USA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards.
  • 14 year old's -    Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 3/4" or less barrel with  maximum minus 5 weight differential with USSSA or USA mark and   meet  Bat Performance Standards. 
  • 15 year old's - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 5/8" or less with a minus 3 weight differential and be BBCOR approved. 

WOOD BATS ALLOWED AT ALL AGES

2024 Metro Baseball Age Rules

Players in their respective age groups must not reach the next age before May 1, 2024.  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. *If you try-out for a higher age division, or are placed on a team on a higher age division, you are no longer eligible to go back to your current age level. There are no exceptions to this rule.
 

* The CBA Board of Directors along with the HS Varsity Coaching staff strongly encourages playing with your current grade level.


13U - 14U METRO TEAMS ANNOUNCED

9U - 12U METRO TEAMS ANNOUNCED



PARENTS AND ATHLETES

Parents and athletes need to manage their SportsEngine accounts to ensure they get the most out of their Chaska Baseball Association experience during each sporting season. With their accounts properly configured, athletes and their families will receive communications according to their preferences and be able to complete registrations more efficiently.  SportsEngine has created a Team Management Guide for Parents and Athletes that will help our members with frequently asked questions about our website and mobile app.

New to SportsEngine?

Here is your quick start guide to creating an account and using the SportsEngine platform as an athlete or parent.

STAY CONNECTED TO YOUR TEAM

Keep connected to your team(s). Get schedules and team updates for every athlete in the house, plus a way to message other members on your team and a way to give coaches a heads up about practice. Enjoy unlimited access to scores & stats, photo/video sharing, and more.


ESSENTIAL PARENT HOW-TO'S

Adding an additional guardian

In many instances, more than one parent or guardian needs to be in the loop with a child's sports life. Using the mobile app, you can add additional guardians to an account. Guardians can 1) View games and events 2) RSVP to games and events 3) Send and receive messages to coaches and team members 4) participate in team chat

Adding a Mobile Phone

Once you've created your account, add your mobile phone so you can receive text messages from your team manager or coach.

Enabling Text Messaging

Now that you have your mobile phone on your account, make sure you enable text messaging and any other notifications.

Following a Team on the SportsEngine Mobile App

Are you a family friend, grandparent or fan that wants to follow a specific team on the SportsEngine platform? Here is a quick guide to follow teams on the mobile app.

Forwarding Athlete Messages

Do you need a second parent, other family member or nanny to get messages about schedule changes or game times? Add a second email address to forward all communications.

Sending a Message

Do you need to send a question to your team manager or another parent about a ride? Follow these instructions on how to send messages using the mobile app.

RSVP to Game or Event

Coaches and team managers need to know if you are going to able to attend a game or practice. You can easily RSVP using the mobile application.

Team Management Guide for Parents & Athletes

Is your team using SportsEngine Team Management to manage RSVPs, schedules, and communication? This article will provide you with everything you need to know for a successful season!

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