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Metro Baseball Evaluations - Saturday, October 3, 2020

 

U9 - U12 Evaluations

> Check in on the back 4 fields of Brook Peterson.  

> Arrive 30 minutes prior to your evaluation time.

> Warm-up on Field 8.

 

Metro 9U 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm 

Metro 10U 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Metro 11U 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Metro 12U 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

 

 

U13 - U15 Evaluations

> Check in on the JV Baseball Field West of Waconia High School. 

> Arrive 30 minutes prior to you evaluation time.

 

Metro 13U 9:00 am - 10:30 am

Metro 14U 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Metro 15U 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

 

Participants should be dropped off and parents/family members should NOT stay to watch. We must maintain social/physical distancing at check-in. Please remind your participants prior to approaching the check-in table. They should wear a mask at check-in and departure. They can remove the mask for play.

 

Please bring your own glove, bat, helmet & water bottle.  

 


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 fee to register between October 2 - March 5 is $420.**Other fees may apply based on if the team/coaches decide to play/qualify for additional tournaments and/or have paid coaches.

 

**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


2020 Summer Tournament Locations

2021 Summer Metro Teams/Tournament Locations   Date of Tournaments

TBD

   

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

2019 Summer Metro Baseball Bat Standards (All bats must have USA Baseball Stamp or BBCOR Stamp)

Age
Max. Barrel
Diameter
 Max Weight
Differential
9-13U

2 1/4" diameter or

2 5/8" diameter

Unlimited if 2 1/4"

-11 or less if 2 5/8"

14U & 14/15A

Must be 2 5/8"  -5 or less differential

15U

Must be 2 5/8" -3 or less differential

USA Baseball Bat Stamp

Bat Restrictions (Rules Adopted by MBL in 2018)

-For the 2018 MBL/MBT Season the Bat Rules change!!!
 
-For 9-U, 10-U, 11-U, 12-U, 13-U Bats must be 2 1/4" with unlimited weight differential or bats must be 2 5/8" and have a -11 differential or less (i.e. 30” – 19.0 oz.)
 
-For 14-U, 14/15A Bats must be 2 5/8" with a -5 or less differential (i.e. 32" - 27.0 oz)
 
-For 15-U Bats must be 2 5/8" with a -3 or less differential (i.e. 32" - 29oz)


-For the 2018 MBL/MBT season all bats in all age groups must have the NEW USA Approved stamp on its taper, BBCOR stamp.

15 year olds must use a BBCOR bat (Batted Ball Coefficient or Restitution). 



Recommended Bat Length According to Player Size

Season Length 2020

9-13 AA/A April 22nd - July 11

9-14 AAA April 22rd - July 3

14/15A & 15AA May 21 - July 11

15AAA May 21 - July 3

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)
  • 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.

  • Metro Baseball has to be priority. If you choose to play on a Club traveling team please do not play Metro Baseball.

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 Tom or Jason.

 

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: 952.856.4520

Tiffany Nelson

Tiffany Nelson

Director

Phone: 952.442.0616