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.
Head Coach - Jon Deming
Assistant - Todd Zebell
Assistant - Ben Wickstrom
Head Coach - Shayne Marker
Assistant - Michael Jensen
Assistant - Wade Marsh
Assistant - Todd Ladwig
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Head Coach - Kurt Witschorik
Assistant Coach - Terry Gammell
Head Coach - Ben Lorenz
Head Coach - Chris Ohm
Assistant - Jeff Rieck
Assistant - Drew Stifter
Head Coach - Todd Kelley
Assistant - Matt Means
Head Coach - Mark Kopp
Head Coach - Mike Herman
Assistant - Andy Swenson
Assistant - Casey Haas
Head Coach -
Assistant - Ben Smith
Assistant - Adam Miller
Head Coach - Jesse Gunderson
Assistant - Phil Singwald
Head Coach - Todd Stejskal
Assistant - Patrick Ess
Assistant - Pat Engkjer
Assistant - Walker Techau
Head Coach - Tim Bauer
Assistant Coach - Jeremy Bauernfeind
Assistant Coach - Chris Langin
Head Coach - Ryan Naughton
Assistant - Brian Crane
Assistant - Matt Means
Head Coach - Jeremy Salden
Assistant Coach - Jeff Harris
Head Coach - Zach Miller
Assistant - Kyle Alger
Assistant - Josh Balmer
Head Coach - Chris Baso
Assistant - Travis Nelson
Assistant - Craig Olson
9YO / 3rd gr.+ Evaluation for a 9 year old team if your birthday is on or between May 1, 2011 & April 30, 2012.
10 Year Olds Evaluation for a 10 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2010 & April 30, 2012.
11 Year Olds Evaluation for a 11 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2009 & April 30, 2010.
12 Year Olds Evaluation for a 12 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2008 & April 30, 2009.
13 Year Olds Evaluation for a 13 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2007 & April 30, 2008.
14 Year Olds Evaluation for a 14 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2006 & April 30, 2007.
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 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.
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.
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)
Click Here if you have any interest in creating a team page
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.
Rule Changes for 2021
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
15AA Wayzata Tournament 2nd Place
14AAA Burnsville Tournament 2nd Place
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,
|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.)|
|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
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
Recommended Bat Length According to Player Size
9-13 AA/A TBD
9-14 AAA TBD
14/15A & 15AA 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.
Mandatory Uniform Dress Code: All players must wear the official team uniform which consists of the following:
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.
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.
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.
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.