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Our mailing address is: Lakeville Baseball Association
P.O. Box 517
Lakeville, MN 55044
To check to see if the fields in Lakeville (excluding the Miracle League Field) are closed due to rain, please call the Lakeville Park & Rec at 952-985-4690, Option 1. The message will be updated as of 3 PM each day.
The entire King Park Facility is closed until August 21st except for previously scheduled events such as the Big Whiff Tournament August 16th as several construction projects are under way including field re-construction, playground surfacing and paving of the parking lot.
If you need to use a field or batting cage please use another facility such as Quigley-Sime Park.
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
First Round (King Park)
All boys registering for Travel Baseball will attend the first round outdoor tryouts. Upon completion of the first round, the top 40 boys will be sent to the second round. This group of 40 boys will be divided into an upper and lower group consisting of 20 in each group.
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.
As such, the first round of tryouts is scheduled for the week of September 15-18th. More information/reminders will follow.
Projected age groups by evening:
14’s – Monday night (9/15)
13’s – Tuesday night (9/16)
12’s – Wednesday night (9/17)
11 & 10’s – Thursday night (9/18)
Those chosen to proceed to the second round will be attending 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!
Miracle League Playground (Volunteers Needed July 26/27)
Miracle League Playground Groundbreaking Ceremony at the King Field Complex
We need help assembling the actual playground equipment on Saturday, July 26 and Sunday, July 27! Please call 612-387-8437 if you are available to work a four-hour shift between 7:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.. Supervisors from Landscape Structures will be supervising the project so all you have to do is show up! Thank you.
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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