Blaine Area Little League

2022 BALL 4-8YO Registration

Welcome

Welcome to the 2022 BALL 4-8YO Registration!

Welcome to the 2022 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 2021 coach)

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

 

Regular Season/Tournaments

Most game will be played during the week with 1-2 Saturday games, all played in the Blaine Area.

 

4YO T-Ball (9/1/2017-8/31/2018): Tuesday and Sunday Evenings May 7th - June 30th

 

5/6YO Instructional (9/1/2015-8/31/2017): Monday and Wednesday Evenings May 7th - July 13th

 

7YO Developmental (9/1/2014 - 8/31/2015): Tuesday and Thursday Evenings May 7th - July 13th

  • BALL In-House Tournament : July 10th - July 13th (played at BBC)

8YO Developmental (9/1/2013 - 8/31/2014): Tuesday and Thursday Evenings May 7th - July 17th

  • 8YO Machine Pitch: June 4th - June 6th (played in North Metro)
  • BALL In-House Tournament: July 10th - July 13th (played at BBC) - Subject to Change
  • 8YO Jamboree: July 15th - July 17th (played in North Metro)

NEW THIS YEAR - 8YO ALL STAR TEAM

All-Star/Select Teams (must try-out)

In 2022 we will have an All-Star Team 8 year-olds.  Tryouts for this team will be held  May 21st and May 22nd.  All players trying out for this team will be based off of recommendations from coaches in the league.  If your son/daughter is asked to tryout please be aware of the additional commitment this will have if they do make this team.  You will be playing your regular season team practices/games and will have additional practices with your All-Star team. 

All Star Tournaments

8YO All Star Tournament (Kid Pitch): Early/Mid July (played in North Metro)

8YO Perez Tournament: July 27th - July 30th (played in CoonRapids)

 

Blaine Area Little League 2022 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 Kerri Heffele at Kerrih@ba-littleleague.org. 

Refunds

Parents who cancel registration on or before February 25th, 2022 (Minors, Majors) or March 27th, 2022 (4"s, 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.

 

Little League Bat Requirements

Little League International implemented a new bat standard for 2018. This standard will remain in place for the 2022 season. 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

Bat Stamps Breakdown – Anderson Bat Company

BLAINE AREA LITTLE LEAGUE 2022 LEAGUE AGES AND FEES

Age T-Ball (4) Instructional (5/6) Developmental (7) Developmental (8)   Minors (9/10) Majors (11/12) Northstars (13-16) Challenger Division (5-21)
Game/Practice Days Sun/T(1-2 Sat gmes) M/W (1-2 sat games) T/TH (with a few weekend games) T/TH (with a few weekend games)   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 $75 $125 $150 $175   $210 $240 $230 $50
Volunteer Fees NA NA NA NA   $150 or 4hrs (can buyout at $125) $150 or 4hrs (can buyout at $125) NA NA

 

Minors/Majors: Season Begins:  Saturday 4/30/2022

4/5/6/7/8: Season Begins:  Saturday 5/7/2022

Challenger: Season Begins Saturday 5/7/2022

 

Scholarship

Players may be eligible for scholarship or discounted registration.  We are partnering with T-Mobile to help families in need by covering registration fees.  If you feel that you may qualify, please fill out the T-Mobile Grant Application below.  After you have been approved, Kerri Heffele will send you a code to sign up.  If for some reason you do not qualify for this grant, please reach out to Kerri Heffele and we will see what we can do to help with other resources we offer.

T-Mobile Grant Application Link

Please contact Kerri Heffele at kerrih@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 Kerri Heffele at Kerrih@ba-littleleague.org, before February 20th, 2022. 

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 questions to:

Kerri Heffele

Inquiries

Phone: (612) 396-7906