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2023 9U-11U Travel Teams Tryout Registration - NOW OPEN

Registration for 9-11U travel baseball tryouts for the 2023 season is now open.  Use this link to register your player.  If you have any questions, reach out to registrar@mplsmillers.org

Round 1 tryouts for 9U-11U players are scheduled for February 19 OR February 26 .  The tryouts are a two-round process and players are expected to attend both rounds. See below for information specific to each session.

Round 1 Tryouts  

Location: Minneapolis Sports Academy (2020 W 98th St., Bloomington, MN 55413)

Dates: February 19 OR February 26

Times: Check-in will open 30 minutes prior to tryout start times.

  • 9U- 5:00pm-5:30pm
  • 10U- 5:45pm-7:00pm
  • 11U- 7:15pm-8:45pm

Focus: Hitting/Infield/Outfield, 40-yd Dash/Throwing

Format: Players will rotate through 2 hitting cages (Front Toss and Pitching Machine) as well as infield, outfield, running, and throwing stations.

Families will have the option to choose from two time slots to complete Round 1 Tryouts.  Upon registration, you will be given a link and access code to sign up for ONE time slot to complete Round 1 tryouts.  Please choose EITHER time slot available for your age grouping. 

Round 1 Tryout Sign Up Genius will close at 5pm on 2/17.  If you have a conflict with both dates or are unable to attend any of the remaining time slots available, please fill out this form and we will reach out with further information.

Round 2 Tryouts 

Location: Minneapolis Sports Academy (2020 W 98th St., Bloomington, MN 55413)

Dates: March 11 or 12

Times: Dependent on group assignment.  A/AA groups will be on 3/11 and AA/AAA groups will be on 3/12.  Players participating in A/AA round on 3/11 may be invited back to participate in the AA/AAA tryout on 3/12.

Focus: Scrimmage/Pitching

Format: Players will participate in a scrimmage designed to simulate in-game situations.  Interested players will also participate in a pitching station.

Families will be notified of their player’s 90 minute time slot following Round 1 Tryouts, by Wednesday, March 1.  If you have a conflict with the tryout date or time slot assigned to your player, please fill out this form and we will reach out to determine next steps.

Players trying out in the A/AA divisions may receive an invitation to try out with the AA/AAA pool after completing their A/AA Session 2 tryout.  We will call or text upon completion of the A/AA tryout with more information. 

Additional Key Tryout Information

Tryout scores are based on mechanics and fundamentals more than pure results. For example, a player who tracks a fly ball perfectly and then drops it will likely receive a better score than a player who struggles to track the ball, and then makes a lucky diving grab.

Check-in and Warm Ups - Tryouts will be closed to spectators and player check-in / drop-off will be to the right as you enter the building.  Once your player has been checked in, please plan to leave the field for the duration of their tryout. Check-in will open 30 minutes prior to the start of tryouts.

Attire - Players should wear baseball appropriate clothing, including full length pants (no shorts).   Tryouts are the few days each year we ask players to not wear Millers gear.  We ask that returning players not wear attire that has a MYBA logo on it, including baseball caps, jersey, etc... To minimize bias, your child will not be permitted to wear any piece of their Millers uniform, or a shirt with their name on it.  Please bring clean, dry shoes-outside footwear and cleats are not allowed on turf.

Equipment - Each player should have their own bat, helmet, glove and water bottle.  Male players are required to wear a protective cup. If your family does not have a full set of baseball equipment, please contact registrar@mplsmillers.org  ASAP to request borrowing gear.  Catchers who have their own gear should bring it to Round 2 tryouts.  We will have additional sets of catcher’s gear to use at tryouts for those who indicate an interest in catching.

Pandemic Play – If your player is ill or has cold / flu-like symptoms please keep them home.  In addition, if your player is awaiting test results due to COVID exposure or has recently tested positive and is still self-isolating, they should not attend tryouts.  Contact registrar@mplsmillers.org if your player will be missing tryouts due to illness. 

Requests for Refunds - The team formation committee will begin their work on Wednesday, March 8.  For this reason, if your player has decided the Millers travel program isn’t the right fit, you must notify us at registrar@mplsmillers.org by 5:00pm on 3/14 to receive a refund for your commitment fee. If your player withdraws from the program once team formation has begun, you will forfeit your commitment fee.  There are extreme instances when refunds are allowed - i.e. family moves out of Minneapolis, injury that will prevent a player from participating in the season, etc.  However, not agreeing with your player’s team placement, not having any friends on the team, other time commitments, etc.  are not considered valid reasons for a refund.  Please be sure your player wants to play with us regardless of their team placement prior to .

Families will receive detailed information about second round tryouts, including group assignments by Wednesday, March 1, 2023 .

Not sure what age-group your child should play with?  

9U-Players must be 9 years old or in 3rd grade.

10U-Players must be 10 years old or in 4th grade

11U-Players must be 11 years old or in 5th grade

2023 Winter Clinic Registration Opens Today!

MYBA is excited to offer 3 winter clinic opportunities for players planning to tryout for 9-11U travel programs for the 2023 season.

Clinics will be held on January 28th, February 4th, and February 11th at Minneapolis Sports Academy in Bloomington.  Sign up for one clinic or attend all three days-we have three, 1.5 hr sessions to choose from each day so you can opt for the days and times that fit your schedule.

Pricing: $27/clinic or $70 for all three clinics

Register using this link.  If your preferred clinic dates and times are full, please email registrar@mplsmillers.org to be added to the waitlist.

Travel Baseball and House-League Mini Millers - Information for New Parents

Here's a quick reference to help you and your player learn more about each program an which is right for your family.  Additionally, we will be hosting a live Google Meet to explain each program more in depth and offer an opportunity for questions and answers.

Date: 1/17/2023  Time: 7:000-8:30pm    Mini-Millers and Travel Baseball Information Session

 

TRAVEL BASEBALL

MINI-MILLERS

Events per week 3-6 2-3
Events per season Approximately 30 practices and 30 games although a busy and successful team could play 50 games Approximately 15 practices and 18 games
Skill level

Skill level ascends A, AA, AAA

Focus is on developmental play
Team formation Attempt to place players at appropriate skill level Attempt to create equal teams
Tryouts? Yes - not all will make a team, although 9U and 10U players will be offered a Mini Millers spot No - all who register will play. The optional Mighty Minis tournament team is selected  through evaluations
Age Range Open to players 9-15 years old (teams are broken up by age) Open to 2nd - 4th graders and young 5th graders who would like to play with their age
Summer weekend activity Many weekends will have games, tournaments, or practice Limited
Travel Away games and tournaments in suburbs, possibly one out-of-town tournament (Mankato, Rochester, etc) All games played at Minneapolis parks
Costs

Last year's fees:

10U - $435+ $50 tryout fee

11U $485+tryout fee.

Possible add-on costs for extra tournaments, training, equipment

Last year's fees:

$150 + $25 evaluation fee, extra fees unlikely

 

 

Program Orientation Meetings

Each year MYBA conducts program orientation meetings.  These meetings provide an introduction to the program including:

  • Overview of the program and our mission
  • General program calendar and schedules
  • Player, parent/guardian, and coaching expectations for the upcoming season

These meetings provide information vital to ensuring travel baseball is the right fit for you and your prospective player. For 2023, program orientation meetings will be mandatory for the parents/guardians of players new to the Millers Travel program, and optional for returning families. Orientation meetings will be online, held live at the following times:

2023 Age Eligibility Cutoffs

The birthday cutoff for determining age group is April 30, which is in line with national standards. However, players born between May 1 and August 31 have the option of “playing up”, as MYBA recognizes the April 30 cutoff prevents players born in this range from playing with their classmates.  If you choose to play up, you cannot waiver back down after the teams are selected. Age groups for the 2021 season can be found at the following link: 2023 Age Groups

2023 Fees

Use this link to access our 2023 Fees schedule.

Please note that scholarships are available, and can be requested via the registration process.

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