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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.


Community League Program Description

Southwest Community League (11-14u)

The most experienced level of In-House Chaska Youth Baseball, recommended for 11-14 year old players.   The game is played on a 60-foot diamond with a pitching distance of 46 feet. In order to encourage the league to train more pitchers, there are rules that set the maximum number of innings a pitcher may pitch in a calendar week. Regulation games consist of six innings or four innings if a game is called. Special base running rules are also in effect.  

This league offers a more competitive nature with games played against Carver, Shakopee, Chanhassen, Eden Prairie, & Edina, as well as a End of Year Tournament experience. Practices and games are mostly held on Tuesdays/Thursdays/Fridays, with an occasional weekend practice or game.  Away games may vary.


EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR COMMUNITY LEAGUE BASEBALL

Need Your Own:  

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

Association will provide:  

  • Uniform and bats (to borrow for practices/games- however, please bring your own bat if you want/have one).


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!

Baseball Fields

Victoria Lions Park

Victoria Lions Park

SACS Field - Shakopee Area Catholic School

Shakopee Area Catholic School

Courtney Fields Complex - Edina

Courtney Fields Complex

Sweeney Park - Shakopee

Sweeney Elementary #1 = North Field #2 = South Field

Diethelm Park (behind Victoria rec center)

Diethelm Park (behind Victoria rec center)

Eden Valley - Eden Prairie

Eden Valley - Eden Prairie

Nesbitt Preserve Park Eden Prairie

Nesbitt Preserve Park Eden Prairie

Countryside Park - Edina

Countryside Park - Edina

Shakopee East Junior High School

Shakopee East Junior High School

Forest Hills West and East Ball Park

Forest Hills West and East Ball Park **Forest Hills Elementary School



CONTACT INFO

Chris Franz

Director - Chaska Community League Baseball (Ages 11 to 14)


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.