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.

Program Options and League Descriptions 

 

Travel 15:

Cost: $790** (Plus paid coach surcharge of approx $200 per family if paid coaches are used)

Number of Teams: Typically 1 AAA, 1 AA and 2 14/15 A

Number of Players per team: 12-13

These teams have 2 Format options (Decided by Coach & Team  vote prior to season)

   1. Play in MBL (Metro Baseball League) with the standard 14 weekday League games and 4 Weekend tournaments with the potential of 2 State Tournamnets.

   2. Play as a Tournament-only team.  This team would practice/scrimmage during the week and play tournaments on the weekends.  The Number of tournaments would be up to  the Team Families. The League would cover up to $2000 of the tournament fees and any additional fees and travel expenses—including Coach expenses—would be covered by the team families.

 

Excelsior Jr Legion:  (Typically comprised of mainly previous MBA  AAA and AA with a few A Players)

Cost: $1800 (includes Players’ Travel expenses)

Number of teams: 1

Number of players per team: 14-16 (Includes possible “Pitcher-only”Players)

This Team plays in the Legion system and will play 35-40 Games with one out of town tournament and 1-2 local tounaments (The Melde Tournament being one of them)

 

Travel 17 (New):  (This team would typically be comprised of mainly previous MBA AAA players)

Cost: $1850 Position Players, $1450 Pitcher Only Player (Plus Travel Expenses)

Number of teams 1

Number of players per team: 13-17 (Includes possible “Pitcher-only” players)

This team will play approx. 25-35 games per season with practices and scrimmages during the week, 3 out of state tournaments, and 2 metro tournaments

 

Travel 16-18 (Tier IA) (Mud Hens and Lugnuts) (This team would typically be comprised of mainly previous MBA AA and A  players) 

Cost: $590 (Plus Travel Expenses)

Number of teams 1 or 2 (Depending on interest level)

Number of players per team: 14-16 (Includes possible “Pitcher-only”players)

This team will play 30-35 games per season in the Legion system (on a lower tier).  They will play one out of town tournament, one local tournament, and one end of season tournament.

 

Excelsior Legion 2  (Typically comprised of mainly previous MBA  AAA and AA with a few A Players)

Cost: $1800  (includes Players’ Travel expenses)

Number of teams: 1

Number of players per team: 14-16 (Includes possible “Pitcher-only”Players)

This Team plays in the Legion system and will play 35-40 Games with one Major out of town tournament and 1-2 local tounaments (The Gopher Classic Tournament being one of them).

 

Excelsior Legion 1

Cost: $1800 (includes Players’ Travel expenses)

Number of teams: 1

Number of players per team: 14-16 (Includes possible “Pitcher-only” Players.)

This Team plays in the Legion system and will play 35-40 Games with one Major out of town tournament and 1-2 local tounaments (The Gopher Classic Tournament being one of them).

 

Community 16-18 (This league is made up of players from all levels in MBA)

Cost: $250

Number of teams: 3-6 (Depending on interest)

Number of players per team: 14-16

These teams play in the SYBL (Senior Youth Baseball League).  They typically play approx. 15-20 games per season against other nearby communities as well as other Tonka teams.  In addition, these teams will participate in an end of year tournament.

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THE FOLLOWING PROGRAMS WILL NOT BE OFFER IN 2023:

Excelsior Jr Legion 2: (Typically comprised of  mainly previous MBA AA and A players)

Cost: $1800 (includes Players’ Travel expenses)

Number of teams: 1

Number of Players per team: 14-16 (Includes possible “Pitcher-only”players)

This Team plays in the Legion system and will play 35-40 Games with one out of town tournament and 1-2 local tounaments (The Melde Tournament being one of them)

 

Travel 16 (New):  (This team would Typically be comprised of mainly previous MBA  AAA players)

Cost: $1850 Position Players, $1450 Pitcher Only Player (Plus Travel Expenses)

Number of teams 1

Number of players per team: 13-15 (Includes possible “Pitcher-only” players)

This team will play approx. 25-35 games per season with practices and scrimmages during the week, 3 out of state tournaments, and 2 metro tournaments

 

 
Updated 8/12/22 bks