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Blaine Area Traveling Baseball Association (BATBA)

Final Registration and Fitting Event


Chipotle Fundraiser Jan 23 & 30, 2018 4-8 pm

BATBA players and parents--SAVE THE DATE!

Tuesday, January 23 from 5-9pm OR

Tuesday, January 30 from 6-8pm

at the NSC Grand Hall

Coming from work or other events to Register on January 23 or January 30, 2018 and need dinner?  Support BATBA and partner with us to fundraise with Chipotle

10450 Baltimore St NE Ste 100, Blaine

Mention you are with BATBA and Chipotle will donate 50% of proceeds donated back to BATBA from 4-8 pm on both registration dates

Flyers available in Forms and Applications tab on website


Partnership with B.A.L.L. - Workouts with the Twins 5 sessions at NSC ages 9-14

This is a great opportunity for one-on-one time with coaches who have deep knowledge in batting, pitching, fielding and overall baseball skills. It's a great way to get in the groove before the baseball season begins!

WHO: Players with birthdates between Sept. 1, 2003 and Aug. 31, 2009 (2018 league age 9-14)
WHAT: Winter Workouts - batting, pitching, fielding, running, proper warm ups
WHERE: National Sports Center Sports Expo Hall
WHEN: Wednesdays from 7-8:30p.m.
(1/10, 1/17, 1/24, 1/31, 2/7)
COST: $120 for all five sessions (less than $25 per session)
COACHES: Erik Lovdahl, Kent (KO) Paulson, Brian Raabe (Bethel Baseball Coach, who will be there for most if not all sessions) and others affiliated with the Twins Youth Development Program
 
 
Please contact Teri Charest bucklake1@gmail.com 
or 612-518-9086 if you have any questions or concerns.

SAVE THE DATE Arm Care Seminar with Cody Beam

ALL BATBA Coaches and 13-15U Players

Saturday, Feb. 10th

10:00-11:00am

Lino Lakes / Tier 1

Address: 474 Apollo Dr, Suite 10, Lino Lakes MN 55014
 
Free Seminar discussing the importance of arm care, nutrition, stretching, etc. with handout material for the athlete and more specific handouts for the coaches. Hear Cody's journey and really drive home the why in all of this. There will also be time demonstrating the exercises and routines  athletes should be doing and how the coaches should be coaching them.
 
For those who would like to attend please RSVP to Andrea Puder by 1/25/2018
 
 

Free Coaches Clinic with MN Twins - Kick off the New Year!

BATBA Coaches have been invited to participate with the Minnesota Twins and Andover Baseball Association's Coaches Clinic:

Sunday, January 21, 2018; 3:30-5:30 pm 

NOTE TIME CHANGE 2:15 - 4:15!

(Vikings playoff at 5:40 pm CST)

Lord of Life Church, 14501 Now Then Blvd, Ramsey MN 55303 

"Please join us for a two-part presentation brought to us by Tim Rappe and Chase Hentges of the Minnesota Twins. Tim Rappe is the architect of the White Sox, Reds and Brewers youth programs and a highly sought after hitting clinician. Coach Rappe will break down the Major League swing and present it in a way that gives youth baseball and softball coaches some very specific actions they can take back to their teams. Chase Hentges, demonstrate The Twins Five Step Pitching Progression that will improve velocity, accuracy and minimal arm strain. Coach Hentges, who can still sling a 94mph fastball, will demonstrate proper delivery from the stretch and wind up."  Andover Baseball Association

Please RSVP pmurnane.aba@gmail.com


Attention BATBA Catchers!

Catchers only winter camp!  Join us Friday nights in January and February to work on your skills.  More information and registration details found here ->

 

*Please note a "per session" registration option is now available



2018 Blaine Tournament Dates Set!

11U-14U Teams

Mark your calendars for the Blaine Tournament

May 18-20, 2018



BATBA Board members already preparing for the 2018 season

Dugout screens have been added at Peterson Fields



2017 STATE TOURNAMENT TOP FINISHES

Congratulations to BATBA Teams on a successful season.  We are proud of our State Tournament appearances and would like to extend a special congratulations to those who advanced to bracket play.

We are excited to report that we had seven TOP 4 finishes between GSTC and MBT.  We also had teams who advanced and went deep into Consolation Rounds.

Photos are posted below.  Please join us in congratulating these teams!

Trusted Coaches Program

The Blaine Area Traveling Baseball Association is a proud member of the Trusted Coaches Membership Program.

The Trusted Coaches program is a comprehensive membership program that offers essential training, education and screening necessary for a youth coach via a nationwide criminal background checkfirst-aid training, concussion instruction and Positive Coaching Alliance Double-Goal Coach® character education course.

​Thanks to all of our coaches for their dedication to our players!


BATBA Partners with Miracle League

BATBA Teams Partner with Miracle League


2017 Tournament Success



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