Minnetonka Baseball Association is a program of service to the youth of our community. It is geared to provide an outlet of healthful activity and training under good leadership in an atmosphere of wholesome community participation.

MBA 2021 FALL BASEBALL STRUCTURE

 

 

8/9YO FALL COMMUNITY LEAGUE - 2021 Spring 8 & 9 Year Old Players (Spring 2022 9YO and 10YO players)

This league is for players who played Community 8 or Community 9 in the Spring of 2021. MBA does not allow players to play-up. 8YO's have the opportunity to experience live pitching. 9YO’s can mentor and continue working on the fundamentals (pitching, stealing, being ready in the field, etc).

 

  • The goal will be for each team to play 10 weekend games (one on Saturday and one on Sunday), but that will be determined by the total number of teams. Practices will start the week of August 23rd, games the weekend after Labor Day and the season concluding on October 10th. No games will be scheduled over the Labor Day weekend and rainouts will not be rescheduled. Teams will have one weekday evening practice per week.
  • Friend requests are allowed and MBA will do it’s best to honor the request. MBA will only honor reciprocal friend requests.
  • MBA will form teams to balance the ability and teams. We will do our best to place players on teams with others from their schools, but this is not guaranteed. Be prepared to meet players from other Minnetonka schools.
  • All games will be played in Minnetonka area (ie. Freeman, Bennett, Excelsior Commons, etc)
  • Registration will be through the MBA website
  • Registration fee will be $155 per player

 

FALL WORKOUTS - 2021 Spring 9 Year Old Players and above (Spring 2022 10YO and older players ONLY)

This is for players looking to develop their baseball skills and focus on tryout preparation. MBA will place players on Fall workout teams grouped with others their age and/or players that utilize the same playing fields (i.e. there may be teams with both 13YO’s and 14YO’s as both levels compete on a full size field)

 

  • Two weekly practices
  • No Games are played
  • Goal is groups of 20 or less
  • Teams will be formed by age group with players of all skill levels
  • Coaches should indicate their willingness to help on the players registration. MBA will identify coaches at each age group once registration closes.
  • Registration will be through the MBA website
  • Registration fee will be $95 per player

 

FALL TRAVEL LEAGUE - 2021 Spring 9 Year Old Players and above (Spring 2022 10YO and older players ONLY)

This league is for players who played on a 9 year old MBA Travel or Community League team or older (i.e. 9 year old to 18 year old) in the 2021 MBA Spring Season. Coaches/Families form their team, select a coach and select the level of competition. Players will register through the MBA website listing the coach's name under “special requests.” Each player on the roster MUST register for Fall Ball through the Minnetonka Baseball Association website (NOT directly through the MBL or Gopher State websites). MBA will register your team with Gopher State or MBL Fall Ball League.

 

MBA recommends rosters do not exceed 13 players and MBA will not allow a roster over 14 players in order to ensure adequate playing time for all participants. Coaches must also submit a completed roster. The roster form can be accessed via the link below and must be sent to Brandon at .

 

ROSTER FORM LINK

 

  • Teams will play 8-10 games consisting of a doubleheader on Sundays starting September 12th with practices starting August 23rd. No games will be scheduled over the Labor Day weekend. Teams will have one weekday evening practice per week.
  • Fall Ball Games are scheduled by MBL and/or Gopher State (MBA does NOT control the scheduling), therefore games MAY conflict with try-outs of Sports or Activities (i.e. basketball, hockey and spring baseball for 2022 12YO+ teams). Coaches/teams will need to work with the opposing teams to try to reschedule games as necessary. MBA will work to provide additional field options and umpires (AS AVAILABLE).
  • Uniforms will be provided by MBL and Gopher State and will not be Minnetonka specific.
  • Individuals wanting to sign up for fall should contact Brandon at and the league will attempt to place that player on an existing team. There are no guarantees that the player will be added to a roster.
  • Registration will be through the MBA website
  • Registration fee will be $180 per player

 

 GENERAL FALL BALL INFORMATION

 

REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 11:59PM ON AUGUST 8TH. BASED ON AVAILABILITY, PLAYERS MAY STILL REGISTER THROUGH AUGUST 11TH, WITH LATE FEES BEING APPLIED STARTING AUGUST 9TH. Do not wait to register until the last minute because registration will close earlier if we get to maximum capacity prior to that date. Based on previous years, we do expect that registration to fill prior to that date.

 

  • ALL MBA Sponsored Fall ball players / teams MUST register through the MBA website!!!
  • Registration is now open and closes at midnight on Sunday, August 8th.
  • Late fees will be applied starting Monday, August 9th and registration will be based on availability.
  • Registration numbers are limited, so do not delay signing up. Availability will be offered on a first-come, first-serve basis.
  • Practice will begin the week of August 23rd
  • MBA does NOT allow players to "play-up". MBA does this to ensure the player will be playing with similar age kids, similar rules and similar field dimensions they will have in their upcoming baseball season! If you have questions about your players' age level for Fall baseball, please reference the grid below (2022 age guidelines do not apply to the 8/9YO Fall League).
  • Sign up on the MBA website under the registration tab. Cost: 8 & 9 YO In-House League - $155, 9YO & Older Fall League Play - $180, 10YO & Older Fall Workouts - $95 

VOLUNTEERS

 

  • MBA is a volunteer run organization
  • Please indicate on your players registration if you are interested in coaching 

 

Email tonkafallbaseball@gmail.com if you have any questions, comments or concerns.

 

2021 FALL BASEBALL COMMITTEE

 

Brandon Newman - MBA Fall Ball Director -   .

 

2021 Fall Workouts & Fall League Play Age Guidelines

(players play at 2022 Grade or Baseball Age level)

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC 2022 BASEBALL AGE LEVEL 2021-22 GRADE LEVEL
2018 2018 2018 2018 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 2017 4 PRE-K
2017 2017 2017 2017 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 2016 5 PRE-K
2016 2016 2016 2016 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 2015 6 K
2015 2015 2015 2015 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 2014 7 1
2014 2014 2014 2014 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 2013 8 2
2013 2013 2013 2013 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 2012 9 3
2012 2012 2012 2012 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011 10 4
2011 2011 2011 2011 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 2010 11 5
2010 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 2009 12 6
2009 2009 2009 2009 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 2008 13 7
2008 2008 2008 2008 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 2007 14 8
2007 2007 2007 2007 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 2006 15 9
2006 2006 2006 2006 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 2005 16 10
2005 2005 2005 2005 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 2004 17 11
2004 2004 2004 2004 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 2003 18 12