WELCOME TO THE BLAINE AREA TRAVELING BASEBALL ASSOCIATION!
The Season is Right Around the Corner!
All BATBA players and parent/guardians must attend one of the two upcoming Final Registration and Uniform Fitting Sessions for the 2016 Season. Final payments will be due for Registration, Fundraising Fees and Volunteer Fees.
Sessions will take place at the Schwan Center, located on the campus of the National Sports Center. The building faces 105th Avenue and is located between the Ice Arena and the Sports Hall at 1700-105th Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55449.
* Tuesday, February 2nd from 5pm-9pm (Gold Room-2nd Floor)
* Monday, February 8th from 5pm-9pm (Grand Hall-First Floor)
Final fees are due at the registration sessions and may be made by cash or check and are payable to BATBA. Following are the fees that will be collected:
9U Player Registration Balance - $150
10U-14U Player Registration Balance - $175
Fundraising Fee - $75
Volunteer Fee - $100*
* If you choose to volunteer, your check will not be cashed and will be destroyed, once your time is complete.
* If you do not wish to volunteer, you may pay a volunteer buyout fee of $100. Checks will be cashed right away.
If you plan to pay the refundable volunteer fee, please bring a separate check or cash. Registration and volunteer fees may be paid on the same check.
See you soon!
BATBA will host its Blaine Invitational Tournament May 20-22, 2016. The Tournament is open to 11U-14U teams in the AA & AAA divisions.
We have obtained GSTC Qualifier status at 11AA/AAA, 12AA/AAA, 13AA/AAA and 14AA/AAA as well as MBT Qualifier status at 11AA/AAA, 12AA/AAA, 13AA/AAA, and 14AA.
Registration information can be found on the Blaine Tournament Page, located on the left side of the website.
TRYOUTS FOR 2017 SEASON SET FOR AUGUST 26-28, 2016
Tryouts for our 2017 teams will take place August 26-28, 2016 at a variety of fields in Blaine.
Tryout pools will be scheduled for each age group at a pre-determined time during the weekend. The initial tryout will last approximately 2 hours. All prospective players will need attend the tryout session for their age group, in order to be considered for a 2017 team.
Pre-tryout optional practice sessions will be available for players the week of August 22nd. Callbacks, for some players, will take place the week of August 29th. We will post these dates in the near future.
The Blaine High School Bengal Baseball Program will be putting on a 3 week clinic this winter for 8th and 9th grade baseball players who plan to attend Blaine High School.
The Clinic will be facilitated by the BHS Baseball Coaches and players February 28th, March 6th, and March 13th from 3:00pm - 4:45pm in the BHS Field House.
This is an excellent opportunity for players to work on their skills and to learn about how the high school program operates. Please follow the link below for more information.
The Schwan's Center is located on the campus of the National Sports Center. It is between the Ice Arena and the Sport's Hall and faces 105th Ave. Parents and players should report to the Grand Hall on the 1st floor. Payments will be due for final registration balance, fundraising fees and volunteer fees. Players will also be sized for uniforms.