Blaine Area Little League

2020 B.A.L.L. Player Registration

Welcome

Welcome to the 2020 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 experience, and we will always be as transparent as possible with regard to our processes and decisions. 

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 (if you played in B.A.L.L. last year)

Additionally, you might want to confirm:

Blaine Area Little League 2020 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 the Vice President on our homepage (www.ba-littleleague.org) to make alternative arrangements for payments and to register. 

 

Refunds

Parents who cancel registration on or before February 28th, 2020 (Rookies, Minors, Majors) or March 29th, 2020 (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. 

- 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 2020 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 2020 LEAGUE AGES AND FEE SCHEDULE

(Note: there is a fee increase for the Rookie level only this year)

    Birthdate

League Age

Division

Session #1

Early Bird Rate

Register before 1/19/20

Session #1 Full Rate

 

Session #2

Discounted Rate 

Register as an add-on to Session #1

Session #2 Full Rate

Sept. 1, 2014 - Aug. 31, 2015

5

5/6 Instructional

$130

$150

$100 $150

Sept. 1, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2014

6

5/6 Instructional

$130

$150

$100 $150

Sept. 1, 2012 - Aug. 31, 2013

7

7s Developmental

$130

$150

$100 $150

Sept. 1, 2011 - Aug. 31, 2012

8

8s Developmental

$130

$150

$100 $150

Sept. 1, 2010 - Aug. 31, 2011

9

Rookies

$175

$195

$145 $195

Sept. 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2010

10

Minors

$205

$225

$175 $225

Sept. 1, 2008 - Aug. 31, 2009

11

Minors/Majors

$205

$225

$175 $225

Sept. 1, 2007 – Aug. 31, 2008

12

Majors

$205

$225

$175 $225

Aug. 31, 2006 and earlier

13+

Northstar 

$230

$230

N/A N/A
N/A 4-22 Challenger

N/A

$50

Register for both sessions -

Save $10

$50

 

Baseball Session Information for Little League Division

Session #1: 7-8 Weeks | May - June

5/6's

Instructional

7's

Developmental

8's

Developmental

9's

Rookies

10's-12's

Minors

11's-12's

Majors

M/W T/TH T/TH M/W/F/SAT T/TH/F/SAT M/W/F/SAT

Season Begins:

May 11th

Season Begins:

May 12th

Season Begins:

May 12th

Season Begins:

May 2nd

Season Begins:

May 2nd

Season Begins:

May 2nd

1 Practice/Week

1 Game/Week

Optional Tournament

Late May

Optional Tournament

Late May

Optional Tournament

Mid July

District Tournament

Mid June

District Tournament

Mid June

 

Session #2: 8 weeks | August - September ($50 Discount if registering for both baseball sessions.)

5/6's

Instructional

7's

Developmental

8's

Developmental

9's

Rookies

10's-12's

Minors

11's-12's

Majors

M/W T/TH T/TH M/W/F/SAT T/TH/F/SAT M/W/F/SAT
Session Begins: August 3rd Session Begins: August 4th Session Begins: August 4th Session Begins: August 3rd Session Begins: August 4th Session Begins: August 3rd

** If 2nd session does not have enough participation from players and/or coaches, all registrants will receive a full refund for that session.  If there is limited participation from players and fewer games are to be played due to that, a partial refund will be distributed.  Times/Dates are subject to change depending on the amount of participation.**

 

Early bird discount

Register through January 19th, 2020 to receive an early bird discount. The discount is only available for players age 12 and under. The discount does not apply to the Northstar league, challenger league or players age 12 who are playing up to prep. Final deadline to register for ages 9-12 is February 22nd, 2020, after which time players will be added to a waiting list. Evaluations for players ages 9-12 will be February 29th and March 1st.  Final deadline to register for ages 5-8 is March 29, 2019.

 

Multiplayer discount

Families registering more than one player will receive a $20 reduction for each additional child's registration fee (not including prep). The discount is on the fee for the younger player. IMPORTANT NOTE -- to get the discount you MUST click "Register Another Player" on the review page. Failure to do so will result in a forfeiture of your family's discounted rates. 

 

Scholarship

Players may be eligible for scholarship or discounted registration. Please contact the Vice President at ba.littleleaguevp@gmail.com 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 our Vice President at ba.littleleaguevp@gmail.com, before February 22nd, 2020. 

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.


STOP!

*****If you have received a discount code, you are not eligible for the Family Discount.

You must register each child as an individual registrant to avoid getting credited for the family discount*****


Questions?

Please direct questions to:

Cassie Borden