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Our mailing address is: Lakeville Baseball Association
P.O. Box 517
Lakeville, MN 55044
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Annual Elections 09/30/2014 On September 23rd, Lakeville Baseball Association held its annual...
FALL CLEANUP 09/30/2014 Hello Coaches, Parents and Players,
Baseball Fall Cleanup...
On September 23rd, Lakeville Baseball Association held its annual election. The following candidates were elected to two year terms:
Commissioner – Russ McGill
Uniform and Equipment Director – Chris Marland
Senior Youth Director – Doug Gunderson
Miracle League Director – Brian Roseen
Finance Director – Registration – Michelle Espe-Walsh
South Travel Director – Glenn Parker
Fields and Facilities Director – VACANT
Fundraising Director – VACANT
Information Director – VACANT
After the election results were made official, the board voted to split the Fields and Facilities Director into two board-level positions. The following volunteers were nominated and approved to serve in these positions:
Fields and Facilities Director – Scheduling – Thane Hathaway
Fields and Facilities Director – Maintenance – Chris Beumer
Thank you to both the returning board members and to Chris Marland, Thane Hathaway, and Chris Beumer for accepting their new roles in the organization.
Also, thanks again to departing board members Chuck Ryan, Scott Sundem, Kaye Koyak-Wahl and Jamye Casperson for their time and efforts over the past few years. Their significant contributions to the program are very much appreciated!
As previously mentioned, two board level positions – Information and Fundraising – remain vacant. Please feel free to contact any board member if you are interested in stepping up and helping out our association.
Baseball Fall Cleanup day is scheduled for Saturday October 11th.
We will be cleaning up and putting away the field and equipment for the season. We would like to get as many people as possible. The more help the quicker we will finish. We are asking for two hours your time. You can either help at Quigley-Sime Park from8:00am to 10:00am or at King Park from 10:00am to noon.
We will be taking down the batting cages netting on eleven cages, removing banners, picking up trash, storing tarps and equipment, etc.
Please show your support for Lakeville Baseball by helping out.
Help Support the Miracle League when you visit Buffalo Wild Wings. Show your server your Home Team Advantage teammate card or tell them you support the Miracle League and BWW will donate 10% of your bill to the Miracle League.
ATTENTION 2015 TRAVEL BASEBALL CANDIDATES - FALL TRYOUTS
As part of our continual efforts to improve our evaluation process and to incorporate feedback from parents, coaches and volunteers, we will be conducting first round travel tryouts this Fall. This allows us to return to a multi-round tryout process, see the boys on an actual field, and utilize a proven upper/lower grouping system.
Moreover, we will be able to announce team rosters and coaches sooner this Spring which will permit:
• Extra team practice time so teams are better prepared for the start of the season
• Coaches a better idea of team strengths and weaknesses
• More time for coach development and training
• More time to identify team manager and fundraiser
• Evaluators with fewer boys to review in the second indoor round allowing for better accuracy.
• More time for equipment distribution
• Uniforms can be ordered and distributed sooner
NORTH First Round (King Park)
All boys registering for Travel Baseball will attend the first round outdoor tryouts. There will NOT be cuts made after the first round. The first round of tryouts is scheduled for the week of September 15-18th. More information/reminders will follow.
North age groups by evening:
14’s – Monday night (9/15) 13’s – Tuesday night (9/16)
12’s & 11's – Wednesday night (9/17) (NEW - 5th grade moved to Wednesday!) 10’s – Thursday night (9/18)
SOUTH First Round
All boys registering for Travel Baseball will attend the first round outdoor tryouts. There will NOT be cuts made after the first round.
Tryout dates and locations:
Saturday, September 20th
10/11's 1-3:00PM @ Quigley 1
12's 3:30-6:30 Quigley 1
Sunday September 21st
13's 1-3:00 LSHS Varsity Field
14's 3:30-6:30 LSHS Varsity Field
Second (Final) Round – Saints Academy
The second round will be utilized to name the three 12 man rosters (36 boys will make Travel). As in the past, the upper group will eventually comprise the AAA/AA team rosters. The lower group will eventually comprise the AA/A rosters. The remaining boys who did not make the AAA/AA/A rosters will be encouraged to join the LBA House program.
The second round will be tryouts at Saints Academy (Targeted for February).
Registration will soon be open – you will only be asked to pay the $25 tryout fee. If your son is placed on a Travel team, the remainder of the fee will be paid in the Spring after team assignments.
Thank you for your understanding and flexibility as we incorporate this change to improve your son’s over-all baseball experience!
Recently our friends at Lakeville's Buffalo Wild Wings (http://www.buffalowildwings.com/en/locations/Detail/0227) announced a program that will benefit the South Metro Miracle League. On your next visit to the Lakeville BWW, simply mention "South Metro Miracle League" to your server, and BWW will donate 10% of your tab to the league. This program will run for the next year, so please be sure to mention the Miracle League on all of your visits!
Lakeville Baseball Association would like to thank Lakeville's Buffalo Wild Wings and all of our local sponsors for their generous support!!!
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