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Metro Baseball

Metro Baseball Evaluations

2021 Metro Baseball Teams     

Coaches will be listed as confirmed

Please wait until Monday, March 29th to email Community Education in regards to any Metro Baseball roster comments or concerns.

15AA

Brown O.

Conklin H.

Conklin T

Cosgrove J.

Deming H

Hughes K.

Jauert C.

Meyer P.

Rice A.

Schuler B.

Wilkstrom T.

Zebell J.

Coaches

Head Coach - Jon Deming

Assistant - Todd Zebell

Assistant - Ben Wickstrom

 

14AAA

Briden N.

Ess T.

Herman K.

Jahnke C.

Jensen T.

Konietzko A

Koschinska L.

Ladwig G.

Marsh C.

Marker S

Soderholm C.

Speers M.

Coaches

Head Coach - Shayne Marker

Assistant - Michael Jensen

Assistant - Wade Marsh

Assistant - Todd Ladwig

 

14AA

Baisch R.

Ford J.

Gammell L.

Gerber W.

Golka A.

Hiltner O.

Kearney A.

Nesvig E. .

Olson C.

Vergara K.

Witschorik G .

Wulf G.

Coaches

Head Coach - Kurt Witschorik

Assistant Coach - Terry Gammell

Assistant Coach

 

14/15A

Breeden W.

Boyer K

Buseman B

Buch J.

Lennartson N.

Lorenz J.

Hanson C.

Ryan G.

Steen J.

Urtel J.

Winseman C.

 

Coaches

Head Coach - Ben Lorenz

Assistant Coach

Assistant Coach

 

 

13AAA

Bonick M.

Dahl B.

Dietz C.

Gohlke J.

Langen L

Mansager J.

Ohm, C.

Puchner L.

Rieck C.

Rice N.

Stifter D.

Strey O.

 

Coaches

Head Coach - Chris Ohm

Assistant - Jeff Rieck

Assistant - Drew Stifter

 

13AA

Decker C.

Deming H.

Fritz R.

Heger N.

Hoffer G.

Kelley M.

Maass B.

Means M.

Sazama A.

Stottler J.

Winnie D.

Coaches

Head Coach - Todd Kelley

Assistant - Matt Means

 

13A

Clark, Z.

Kopp J.

Stineman L.

Logelin D.

Ohnsorg L.

Reineke G.

Stockinger L.

Schlough O.

Stoner A.

Warner H.

Wyatt C.

Zeieke Z.

 

Coaches

Head Coach - Mark Kopp

Assistant - 

 

12AAA

Butler B.

Butler M

Garity W.

Glaser B

Haas N.

Henke C.

Herman K.

Kirsh A

Speers M

Swenson C.

Wisniewski H.

Zebell C.

 

Coaches

Head Coach - Mike Herman

Assistant - Andy Swenson

Assistant - Casey Haas


 

12AA

Bailey J.

Braun D.

Cosgrove S.

Friske J.

Gammell C.

Gohre E.

Graf P.

Hayden A.

Miller E.

Miller T.

Nystrom K.

Rubenstein L.

 

Coaches

Head Coach - 

Assistant - Ben Smith

Assistant - Adam Miller

 

12A

Allen C.

Barkosky B.

Ess A.

Gunderson J.

Koehn A.

Loegering I.

Nystrom J.

Simonson S.

Singewald J.

Stoner A.

Swanson Q.

Thompson L.

 

Coaches

Head Coach - Jesse Gunderson

Assistant - Phil Singwald

Assistant - 

 

11AAA

Archambault M.

Arredondo M.

Bach J.

Dickson W.

Engkjer S.

Ess J.

Johnson B.

Marsh B.

May P.

Schular C.

Stifter I.

Stejskal C.

Techau L.

 

Coaches

Head Coach - Todd Stejskal

Assistant - Patrick Ess

Assistant - Pat Engkjer

Assistant - Walker Techau

 

11AA

Bauer M.

Bauernfeind J.

Dore L.

Graupmann A.

Hansen B.

Langin C.

Ledoux S.

Mccarthy C.

Meyer J.

Meyer W.

Meyeres J.

Nyhammer C.

Schwichtenberg C.

 

Coaches

Head Coach - Tim Bauer

Assistant Coach - Jeremy Bauernfeind

Assistant Coach - Chris Langin

 

10AAA

Carlson D.

Crane J.

Carlson D.

Hayward J.

Kostecka H.

Koger J.

Means M.

Miska P.

Moore A.

Naughton W.

Peterson L.

Pope W.

Schuler G.

 

Coaches

Head Coach - Ryan Naughton

Assistant - Brian Crane

Assistant - Matt Means


 

10AA

Arndt H.

Benham C.

Bryan B.

Dahl B.

Deming H.

DeYoung L.

Graves D.

Harris C.

Kearney D.

Kohler E.

Marsden N.

Moelter J.

Salden K.

 

Coaches

Head Coach - Jeremy Salden

Assistant Coach - Jeff Harris

 

10A

Alger J.

Balmer K.

Dembroski T.

Kester E.

Ledoux T.

Miller M.

Reinhardt F.

Schram A.

Smith L.

Strangret A.

Sorenson P.

Thompson N.

Wyatt M.

 

Head Coach - Zach Miller

Assistant - Kyle Alger

Assistant - Josh Balmer

 

9AAA

Baso E.

Hagen G.

Hueckman H.

Kleinknight L.

Martin H.

Mackenthun D.

Mittelsteadt C.

Nelson J.

Olson K.

Sherman B.

Strey S.

Vos N.

Wulf G.

 

Coaches

Head Coach - Chris Baso

Assistant - Travis Nelson

Assistant - Craig Olson

 

 

 

 


Metro Baseball Spring/Summer 2021

#509     

9YO / 3rd gr.+    Evaluation for a 9 year old team if your birthday is on or between May 1, 2011 & April 30, 2012.

#510     

10 Year Olds     Evaluation for a 10 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2010 & April 30, 2012.

#511     

11 Year Olds     Evaluation for a 11 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2009 & April 30, 2010.

#512     

12 Year Olds     Evaluation for a 12 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2008 & April 30, 2009.

#513     

13 Year Olds     Evaluation for a 13 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2007 & April 30, 2008.

#514     

14 Year Olds     Evaluation for a 14 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2006 & April 30, 2007.

#515     

15 Year Olds     Evaluation for a 15 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2005 & April 30, 2006.

 

Boys Metro Baseball Information for 2021 Season:

 

This is a competitive, skills based traveling league and an evaluation is used. Anyone in 3rd grade born after April 30, 2012 is eligible to participate in the U9 League. 2nd Graders are NOT eligible to participate in this league. Participants MUST attend their age appropriate evaluation time in October 2020 and March 2021. There is a risk that cuts will be made, and no player is guaranteed a spot on any team regardless of team placement in 2019. For those who wish to skip the evaluation process for baseball there is an opportunity to play local league this coming summer.

 

In the event you were evaluated and not selected to a Metro Baseball team, you will receive a full refund minus the $15 evaluation fee and $10 processing fee. An email will be sent after evaluations to explain additional baseball options.

Registrations for “playing up with your grade” need to be pre-approved by contacting Community Education at 952-442-0610.

 

Games could be from late April - July. Typically twice per week on any night of the week. Coaches pick practice dates.

 

Players are unable to play in both the Metro League and Pee Wee, Local League Baseball & Crow River Baseball.

 

The # of teams is based on tryout scores/strength of team, not by the number of participants that tryout.

 

There is no guarantee that there will be enough players to fill out any team. If there are enough boys for multiple teams that could be created as well. WAA and the Baseball Advisory Board has the right to move boys up a level or shift to another team as it seems fit based on tryouts and numbers.

 

Players must live in District 110 or attend District 110 schools to be eligible to play in this league.

Coaches, players and parents will have to sign a code of conduct form before the child is allowed to play.

 

All U9-U15 Baseball teams will be announced after the March 2021 evaluations.

 

Team hat and uniforms will be available at evaluations in March for participants to try on so the correct size is ordered. A parent/guardian must come into evaluations with their player and have the child try on the uniform items. Waconia Area Athletics is not liable if the uniform was not tried on and the correct size wasn’t selected.

 

Refunds: A program refund will be given minus $25 processing fee and tryout fee through the date before the March 2021 evaluation. After the evaluation date in March, no refunds will be given.

 

Metro Baseball U9-U15’s

 

Mandatory Evaluations held at Brook Peterson Fields 5-8 and the baseball fields west of the High School. Bring your glove, bat & wear your cleats - October is an outdoor evaluation and the March tryout date/ location is TBD. Teams will be decided in late March 2021.

 

All tryouts will take place on Saturday, October 3. The rain date will be Saturday, October 10. The second evaluation date and time TBD.

 

Metro 9U      1:30 - 3:00 pm

Metro 10U     2:30 - 4:00 pm

Metro 11U     3:30 - 5:00 pm

Metro 12U     4:30 - 6:00 pm

Metro 13U     9:00 - 10:30 am

Metro 14U     10:00 - 11:30 am

Metro 15U     11:00 - 12:30 pm

 

Metro Baseball Fees:

Payment of $390 which includes 2 uniform tops and hat to keep is due on or before October 1, 2020. The deadline to register for Metro Baseball is Thursday, February 4, 2021

 

**PAYMENT OPTION AVAILABLE- $50 down payment before the registration deadline OR $80 after the October 1 registration deadline. On Friday, December 4, 2020 your card will be charged $200 with the remaining balance of will be charged on February 5, 2021. Fee includes a $15 non-refundable evaluation fee.


Metro Baseball Refunds

A full refund will be given minus $25 processing fee and tryout fee until teams are announced. After teams are announced there will be no refunds given.

What You Need To Know

Information regarding each team will be housed on the left hand side. Click on the tab to visit your teams page. As the season progresses we will link your teams schedule from the Metro Baseball website, which has updated scores and schedules.

Check the main page as well. If there is an update that pertains to ALL teams it will be posted on this page.

Metro Rules (Including Bat Regulations)

Home Field Locations

Click Here if you have any interest in creating a team page

Click Here for FULL Information

14 & 15 Year old Catchers Gear for 2021

The new NOCSAE standard for chest protectors in catcher’s gear is required for 14AAA, 14AA, 15AAA, 15AA & 14/15A leagues. for the 2021 season.

https://www.mbl.bz/articles/14--15-year-old-catchers-gear-for-2021

Rule Changes for 2021

https://www.mbl.bz/pages/rules-changes-mbl


2021 Summer Tournament Locations

 

2021 Metro Teams/Tournament Locations          Date of Tournament

9AAA     Farmington Tournament                              May 14 & 15
9AAA     Shakopee Tournament                                June 11 & 12

10A       Delano Tournament                                     May 21 & 22
10A       Richfield Tournament                                   June 11 & 12

10AA     East Ridge Tournament                                May 14 & 15
10AA     Richfield Tournament                                   June 11 & 12

10AAA   Eagan Tournament                                      May 21 & 22
10AAA   Bloomington Tournament                             June 18 & 19

11AA     Chaska Tournament                                     May 14 & 15
11AA     Edina Tournament                                       June 11 & 12

11AAA   Mendota Heights                                          May 8 & 9
11AAA   Lakeville Tournament                                   June 12 & 13

12A       Prior Lake Tournament                                 May 15 & 16
12A       Shakopee Tournament                                 June 11 & 12

12AA     Delano Tournament                                     May 21 & 22
12AA     Bloomington Tournament                             June 11 & 12

12AAA   Prior Lake Tournament                                 May 8 & 9
12AAA   Rosemount Tournament                               June 5 & 6

13A       Bloomington Tournament                            May 21 & 22
13A       Delano Tournament                                    June 18 & 19

13AA     Bloomington Tournament                            June 11 & 12
13AA     Prior Lake Tournament                               June 26 & 27

13AAA   Eagan Tournament                                     May 21 & 22
13AAA   Prior Lake Tournament                               June 19 & 20

14/15A  Bloomington Tournament                            June 5 & 6
14/15A  Apple Valley Tournament                            June 26 & 27

14AA     Delano Tournament                                   June 11 & 12
14AA     Bloomington Tournament                           May 14 & 15

14AAA   Burnsville Tournament                               June 4 & 5
14AAA   Bloomington Tournament                           June 18 & 19

15AA     Eden Prairie Tournament                            June 4 & 5
15AA     East Ridge Tournament                              June 12 & 13                                    

2021 Metro Baseball Schedules


Board Members

Steve Fleck
Mark Grundhofer
Mike Herman
Bill Koppi
Wade Marsh
Chris Ohm
Erik Olson
Troy Simonson
Tony Wischnack
Brian Crane
Jon Deming
Matt Means

15AA Wayzata Tournament 2nd Place


14AAA Burnsville Tournament 2nd Place

2021 Summer Metro Baseball Bat Standards (All bats must have the new USA Baseball Stamp or BBCOR Stamp)

 

2021 Bats For MBL/MBT

 

Bat restrictions:  9U-14U: All bats must have the new USA stamp (unless using a -3 BBCOR bat). 15’s must use a BBCOR bat or wood bat.

9-U, 10-U, 11-U,
12-U, 13-U
Bats must be 2 1/4" with unlimited weight differential or bats 2 3/8", 2 5/8" & 2 3/4" can have a -11 differential or less (i.e. 31” – 20.0 oz.)
14-U
14/15A
Bats must be 2 5/8" with a -5 or less differential
15-U Bats must be 2 5/8” with a -3 or less differential

 


USA Baseball Bat Stamp

Bat Restrictions (Rules Adopted by MBL in 2018)

 

BAT STANDARDS FOR 2021

Metro Baseball League (MBL) Bat Standards will remain the same for 2021. They are as follows:

9U-14U: All bats must have the new USA stamp (unless using a -3 BBCOR bat).

USSSA Bats will not be allowed for tryouts or the season.

15u: Must use a BBCOR bat or wood bat.

Specific diameter/weight info:

9u-13u: Bats must be 2 1/4" with unlimited weight differential or bats 2 3/8", 2 5/8" & 2 3/4" can have a -11 differential or less (i.e. 31” – 20.0 oz.)

14u & 14/15A: Bats must be 2 5/8" with a -5 or less differential

15u: Bats must be 2 5/8” with a -3 or less differential

 

https://www.mbl.bz/articles/2018-bats-for-mbl-mbt



Recommended Bat Length According to Player Size

Season Length 2021

9-13 AA/A TBD

9-14 AAA TBD

14/15A & 15AA TBD

15AAA TBD

Teams generally play 16 regular season games and up to 5 playoff games after regular season.

Tournaments: Teams are registered for 2 tournaments which is included in registration. Any tournaments beyond that are covered out of pocket by teams individually.

Player Expectations

Mandatory Uniform Dress Code:  All players must wear the official team uniform which consists of the following:

  • Purple Jersey (Provided with registration)
  • Purple Hat (Provided with registratin)
  • Gold Dri-Fit Alternate Jersey (Provided with registration)
  • White Pants (Available for purchase in apparel store)
  • Purple Belt & Socks (Available for purchase in apparel store)

Commitment: It hurts an entire team to have players with other priorities. If a parent (or guardian) knows that their child will miss multiple games or weekend tournaments during the season due to vacations or other commitments then please consider participating in one of our recreation leagues and allow another player who does not have any attendance limitations an opportunity to make the team. When missing a practice or a game, the player is not fulfilling his responsibilities to his team or teammates.

  • Community Education and the Waconia Baseball Board want to support kids in their baseball development as they experience a competitive level in our Metro program.  With recent changes to the Metro Baseball League rules.  MBL states that "club ball and double rostering is now the responsibility of each individual association."  Associations are now asked to develop expectation concerning these rules changes. If families decide to train or play on other teams along with being on a Waconia Metro team.  Community Ed supports that decision as long as those families put Waconia first.  Heading into the upcoming season we expect the mindset for families to be that if there are any conflicting dates, the priority goes to your Waconia Metro Baseball Team.

Practice and Games: As a member of the Waconia Area Athletics’ Metro Baseball team you are expected to be at every practice and game. If you do know of a scheduling conflict (example: vacation) the coach should be notified at the initial coaches meeting. All players must assist with cleaning up field and dugout following every practice and game.


Handling a Concern

DO NOT discuss any concerns you may have with your son’s coach until you have talked with your son about the issue first. DO NOT discuss with the coach immediately before, during or immediately after a game you must wait a whole day. (24-HOUR RULE). If after discussing with the coach, you are not satisfied, please contact Community Education.

 

Areas Which May Affect Playing Time

Helmet throwing, bat throwing, yelling at players/coaches/umpires and temper tantrums in general will not be tolerated. It is a privilege to make a traveling team and the players are representing Waconia. If one of the above happens, a coach is instructed to sit the player for the rest of the game. Also, unexcused absences from practice or being late for games may affect playing time. Please keep in mind that this is traveling baseball and there is a commitment to both practice and games.


Contacts

Ivan Woyno

Ivan Woyno

Recreation Coordinator

Phone: 952.442.0616

Tiffany Nelson

Tiffany Nelson

Director

Phone: 952.442.0615