Blaine Area Little League

2022 BALL 9-12YO Registration

Welcome

Welcome to the 2022 BALL 9-12YO Registration with Blaine Area Little League!

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 Timing

Indoor practices will begin mid March.

Regular Season Games will run April 30th through July 2nd (includes tournaments).  Be prepared for games and practices to be  4-5 times per week (including weekends).  Game times during the week will have start times of either 5:45pm or 7:45pm. 

Mark your calendars for the below Tournaments!

Minors Tournaments

BALL In-House Tournament: June 12th - June 18th  (played at BBC)

A-Minor Tournament: June 20th - July 2nd (played in Crystal/Robbinsdale))

Majors Tournament

BALL In-House Tournament: June 12th - June 18th (played at BBC)

District Tournament: June 20th - July 2nd (played in North Metro)

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

In 2022 we will have All-Star and Select teams for 9, 10, 11 and 12 year-olds.  Tryouts for these teams will be held  May 21st and May 22nd.  All players trying out for these teams 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 one of these teams.  You will be playing your regular season team practices/games and will have additional practices with your All-Star/Select team. 

All Star Tournaments

District 1 Tournament (10-12YO): July 6th - July 21st (played in North Metro)

MN State Tournament (10-12YO): July 27th - July 30th (played in Duluth)

Metro Classic (10-12YO District 1 teams that don't make State): July 27th - July 30th

9YO All-Star Tournament: Late June/Early July (played in North Metro)

9YO Perez Tournament: July 27th - July 30th (played in CoonRapids)

Select Tournaments

Memorial Tournament (9-12YO): July 6th - July 21st

Additional Tournament Opportunity

Woodbat Tournament: August 4th - August 7th (played in North Metro)

(this tournament is not sponsored or paid for by BALL, you will have to pay all fees.  You can create a team or bring your reg season team)

 

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?

Kerri Heffele

Inquiries

Phone: (612) 396-7906