Blaine Area Little League

2021 Baseball Registration

Welcome

NEW THIS YEAR!!! T-Ball for 4 Year-Olds!!!

Welcome to the 2021 Baseball Registration with Blaine Area Little League!

Welcome to the 2021 Blaine Area Little League registration. We are honored that you have chosen to play in our association. We will work tirelessly to ensure your family has a great and safe experience, and we will always be as transparent as possible with regard to our processes and decisions. 

If you are participating in the Little League division, before you begin it is a good idea to gather information you will need for this registration, including: 

  • emergency contact phone numbers, 
  • name and numbers of physician and clinic, 
  • name of preferred hospital, 
  • name and numbers dentist and dental office,  
  • insurance information and
  • name of last year's coach/team (Name of 2019 coach)

Additionally for the Little League division, you might want to confirm:

**Please note that if you are participating in the Challenger division, there are no boundary requirements to participate and the age requirements are different than the Little League division as well**

 

Blaine Area Little League 2021 REGISTRATION

Registration is completed through our secure site, managed by Sports Engine. Please have your card information available for payment. We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover. Upon completion of registration, a charge from Blaine Area Little League will appear on your account.  If you cannot make a card payment or would like to hear about our scholarship program, please contact Corey Geist at coreyg@ba-littleleague.org. 

Refunds

Parents who cancel registration on or before February 25th, 2021 (Rookies, Minors, Majors) or March 27th, 2021 (5/6's, 7's, 8's) will receive a full refund, minus the card processing fees. There will be no refunds given after these dates.

New this year

- All Star Teams!  We will be having All Star Teams at the Little League 9, 10, 11 and 12 year old age levels. 

- Tee Ball for 4 year-olds

- We have made the decision to combine Blaine and Spring Lake Park for ALL age divisions for the Little League division.  

 

Little League Bat Requirements

Little League International has implemented a new bat standard for 2018. This standard will remain the place for the 2021 season as well. This is a requirement of Little League, with which B.A.L.L. must comply as a Little League chartered organization. Due to this standard imposed in 2018, all bats that do not posses the USA Bat Stamp are not allowed to be used.  B.A.L.L. has provided each team with a standard size bat, that meets the requirements.  To learn more, visit the Little League International website: http://www.littleleague.org/learn/equipment/baseballbatinfo/USA-Baseball-Bat-Standard-FAQs.htm

BLAINE AREA LITTLE LEAGUE 2021 LEAGUE AGES AND FEES

Age T-Ball (4) Instructional (5/6) Developmental (7) Developmental (8) Rookies (9) Minors (10/11) Majors (11/12) Northstars (13-16) Challenger Division (5-21)
Game/Practice Days Sun/T M/W T/TH T/TH 4-5 days per wk, including weekends 4-5 days per wk, including weekends 4-5 days per wk, including weekends 4-5 days per wk, including weekend 1-2 days per wk
Fees $85 $130 $150 $170 $210 $230 $230 $230 $50
Volunteer Fees NA NA NA NA $60 or 3 hrs $60 or 3 hrs $60 or 3hrs NA $20 or 1 hr

 

Rookies/Minors/Majors: Season begins May 1st, 2021

4/5/6/7/8: Season Begins May 9th, 2021

Challenger: Season Begins May/June

 

Scholarship

Players may be eligible for scholarship or discounted registration. Please contact the Corey Geist at coreyg@ba-littleleague.org to inquire and understand what information is needed to register.

 

Buddy Requests

Blaine Area Little League does not honor requests to play for a specific coach or with specific teammates with the following exceptions:

1) Siblings playing in the same division will automatically be assigned to the same team unless we are notified to not do so.

2) Coaches’ and the Assistant Coaches’ children will be assigned to the same team.

Requests above and beyond these two scenarios place a logistical and operational burden on commissioners who are attempting to create rosters that are fair and balanced for everyone.

 

Playing Up

All players will be assigned to their age division at registration based on their birthdate. If you want your child to play up to the next age level, you will need to send your request in writing to the B.A.L.L. Board by emailing Corey Geist at coreyg@ba-littleleague.org, before February 21st, 2021. 

You will need to include your last year’s coach name and a brief description of why you are seeking your child to play up a level. You may be asked to meet with members of the board, and will be given a decision about your child’s placement after evaluations. We will also base our decision on the number of coaches, teams and players we have at the level you wish to play. If you are granted the ability to play up and the fee increases, we will bill you separately. Under no circumstances do we allow players to play down a level.

Questions?

Please direct any questions regarding this registration to:

Corey Geist

Inquiries

Phone: (763) 313-3019