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What You Need To Know for Summer of 2020

#509 9YO / 3rd gr.+ Evaulation for a 9 year old team if your birthday is on or between May 1, 2010 & April 30, 2011.
#510 10 Year Olds Evaluation for a 10 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2009 & April 30, 2010.
#511 11 Year Olds Evaluation for a 11 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2008 & April 30, 2009.
#512 12 Year Olds Evaluation for a 12 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2007 & April 30, 2008.
#513 13 Year Olds Evaluation for a 13 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2006 & April 30, 2007.
#514 14 Year Olds Evaluation for a 14 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2005 & April 30, 2006.
#515 15 Year Olds Evaluation for a 15 year old team if your birthdate is on or between May 1, 2004 & April 30, 2005.
 
Boys Metro Baseball Information for 2020 Season:
• This is a competitive, skills based traveling league and an evaluation is used. Anyone in 3rd grade born after April 30, 2011 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 August and January 2020. 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 Tom Middagh 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 January 2020 evaluations.
• Team hat and uniforms will be available at evaluations in January for participants to try on so the correct size is ordered. A parent/guardian must come in to tryouts 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 January 12, 2020. After January 12, 2020 no refunds will be given.
 
Metro Baseball U9-U15’s - Register by July 17, 2019
Mandatory Evaluations held at Brook Peterson Fields 5-8. Bring your glove, bat & wear your cleats - August is an outdoor evaluation and January 12 is an indoor location TBD.
Teams will be decided in January 2020.
 
Metro 14U & 15U on Monday, August 5, 2019 at 6pm-7:30pm & Sunday, January 12 Times TBD
Metro 12U & 13U on Monday, August 12, 2019 at 6pm-7:30pm & Sunday, January 12 Time TBD
Metro 9U, 10U & 11U on Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 6pm-7:30pm & Sunday, January 12 Times TBD
*Rain date for all U9-U15 is on Tuesday, August 20, 2019 6pm.
Rain site is Waconia Middle School Gym.
 
Metro Baseball Fees: Payment of $370 which includes 2 uniform tops and hat to keep is due on or before July 17, 2019. The fee to register between July 18, 2019 - January 12, 2020 is $400.
 
**Other fees may apply based on if the team/coaches decide to play/qualify for additional tournaments and/or have paid coaches. There will be a parent meeting for 9’s and 10’s group during your athlete’s evaluation session in August.
 
**PAYMENT OPTION AVAILABLE- $50 down payment before the registration deadline OR $80 after the July 17, 2019 registration deadline. On Friday, October 4, 2019 your card will be charged $200 with the remaining balance of $120 will be charged on December 2, 2019. 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

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2019 Metro Baseball Schedules

9AA

10A

11A

12A

13A


Board Members

Chad Backes
Steve Fleck
Mark Grundhofer
Mike Herman
Bill Koppi
Wade Marsh
Mark Mernick
Chris Ohm
Erik Olson
Troy Simonson
Tony Wischnack

15AA Wayzata Tournament 2nd Place


14AAA Burnsville Tournament 2nd Place

2019 Summer Tournament Locations

2019 Summer Metro Teams/Tournament Locations   Date of Tournaments

15AAA

   
Wayzata   6/7 - 6/9
Prior Lake   6/21 - 6/23
15 AA    
Lakeville   5/31 - 6/2
Woodbury   6/21 - 6/23
14/15 A    
Belle Plaine   5/17- 5/19
Bloomington    6/21 - 6/23
14 AA    
Wayzata   5/17 - 5/19
Burnsville   6/7 - 6/9
13 AAA    
Eagan   5/17 - 5/19
Burnsville   6/7 - 6/9
13  AA    
Prior Lake   5/31 - 6/2
Eagan   6/21 - 6/23
13 A    
Burnsville   6/7 - 6/9
Woodbury   6/21 - 6/23
12AAA    
Delano   6/7 - 6/9
Shakopee   6/21 - 6/23
12AA    
Glencoe   6/7 - 6/9
Jordan   6/21 - 6/23
12 A    
Osseo Maple Grove   5/31 - 6/2
Shakopee   6/21 - 6/23
11AAA    
Chaska   5/17 - 5/19
Burnsville   6/7 - 6/9
11AA    
Lakeville   5/31 - 6/2
Shakopee   6/21 - 6/23
11 A    
S St. Paul   5/31 - 6/2
Wayzata   6/14 - 6/16
10AAA    
Chaska   5/17 - 5/19
Prior Lake   6/14 - 6/16
10 AA    
Edina   5/31 - 6/2
Shakopee   6/21 - 6/23
10A    
Chaska   5/17 - 5/19
Waconia  

6/7 - 6/9

9 AAA    
Eagan   6/7 - 6/9
Shakopee   6/21 - 6/23
9 AA    
Wayzata   5/17 - 5/19

Waconia

  6/7- 6/9

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

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

Tom Middagh

Tom Middagh

Recreation Coordinator

Phone: 952.856.4520

Jason  Wadsley

Jason Wadsley

Recreation Coordinator

Phone: 952.442.0616