Try-Out Information

Mandatory Try-Outs March 19, 2017 at Park Center High School-in the gym!

Please see the schedule below for your specific try-out time:

*T-ball players do not try-out –

Try-outs are held indoors – please wear tennis shoes and gym style clothing and protective gear (check with your local sports shop- protective gear is available for boys and girls)

Plastic Cleats will be allowed during outdoor practices and games!

Machine Pitch:

Register @ 9:30           Try-out starts @ 10am

Minors:

Register @ 11am               Try-out starts @ 11:30am

Majors: (This is for any child 10 -12 that was not on a Major team last year)

Register @ 12:30        Try-out starts @ 1 pm

 

If you have not registered for the 2017 season, you may still register prior to your try-out timeslot. You will need to arrive at the beginning of your registration session to complete your paperwork! THIS WILL BE THE LAST CHANCE TO REGISTER!

How long will the try-out last?

We expect try-outs to last approximately 60 – 90 minutes.

What do I bring to try-outs?

Each child should arrive in comfortable “Gym” type clothing – tennis shoes are required. Please bring a baseball glove. You may bring your own baseball bat, but it must meet Little League guidelines – please visit www.littleleague.org for more information on bat regulations. You will not be allowed to wear baseball cleats at this try-out it will be indoors.

What will happen during try-outs

Your player will be playing catch, throwing, timed running 50 yard dash and will bat. This is to evaluate each child – each child WILL make a team. Parents are invited to watch – this should not be a stressful time – if a child misses a ball that is OK!

Why do you have try-outs?

We evaluate each child so that we can provide information to the coaches. This will help them determine which skills will need to worked on, and will help us create teams of equal ability. Little League does not have A and B teams!

Try-Outs Sunday March 19, 2017

Tryouts for the 2017 season will be held at Park Center High School

Sunday – March 19th starting at 9am.

Watch for specific times for your age level.

If you have not registered yet, this will be the LAST registration day*.

*There is a $25 late registration fee!

Teams will be formed by the end of March!

REGISTRATION BEGINS FEB. 11, 2017!

Registration INFORMATION:

Registration forms are available HERE.  These forms can be filled out inside the PDF, printed, and then hand-carried to the registration table.  Unfortunately we do not have online registration!

Registration is available in person ONLY at the Brooklyn Center Community Center on the following dates:
Feb 11, 2017, 10am – 12pm
Feb 18, 2017, 10am – 12pm
Feb 25, 2017, 10am – 12pm
Mar 2, 2017, 6pm – 8pm
Mar 4, 2017, 10am – 12pm

All players are required to register to play in Little League.  Pricing is per child playing and is based on the league age of the player.  League age is determined by Little League according to the official age chart.

Age Team Pricing
4 to 5 T-Ball $50
6 to 7 Machine Pitch $85
8 to 11 Minor $130
10 to 12 Major $180

After March 4, there is a $25 late fee for late registrations.

Wednesday Winter Warm-Ups

Want a way to get a little exercise, get some help with batting, or just need to get out of the snow?

Join us every other Wednesday from 7 – 8pm at Grand Slam!

All kids 7 and up are welcome to join us at Grand Slam for batting practice! Coaches will be there to help with batting skills and conditioning to help get everyone back into the  SWING of things!

Cost: $5 each night

Dates: Jan 25th, Feb 8th, Feb 22nd, March 8th

Where: Grand Slam in Coon Rapids

Help Needed for Earle Brown Tournament

Hello Brooklyn Center Little League members! We are hosting our Brooklyn Center Little League Earle Brown Tournament at Thurs Fields starting on Weds, June 22, and we desperately need help from volunteers to make the tournament a success. Please sign up for the times when you are available to volunteer to help our league. Games are at 4:30pm and 6:30pm on Weds-6/22 and Fri-6/24. Games are at 11:00am and 1:00pm on Sat-6/25. Games are at 6:30pm on Mon-6/27 and at 6:30pm on Thurs-6/30. Volunteer start times are listed as 1/2 hour prior to game start times.

Location: Thurs/Vets Fields

The link below takes you to the Signup Genius volunteer signup page.

http://www.signupgenius.com/go/9040F45AAAE2EA20-earl

All Stars Teams Announced

Players and parents,

The 2016 BCLL All-Stars teams have been selected and the results are listed below.

2016 All Star Team 8-9 Web

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Picture Day

Hello Parents!

We will be having picture day on Wednesday, May 25th. Attached is the schedule (please arrive 15 minutes prior to your teams schedule time). Please make sure to mention ahead of time if you are having sibling pictures.

Check your email for a message you should have already received which contains a link you can use to order your pictures online.

picture-schedule-2016

We will also have paper order forms for you to fill out as well. All orders ordered and paid for on or before picture day will receive a FREE button.

Thanks!

BCLL Board

Umpire Clinic – April 23

Anybody interested in learning how to umpire for games, please feel free to come to this clinic.  This is informational and training for umpires for minor baseball games.  All minor games need volunteer umpires, drawn from parents, older high-school kids, and other interested persons.  Minor team coaches and parents are urged to attend this meeting.  The clinic will involve some instruction and practice field work.  Please meet at Thurs field.

Field Cleanup Day – April 16

This Saturday, April 16 is our field cleanup day.

In order to get our Little League fields (located at 6030 Vincent Avenue N, Brooklyn Center) ready for the upcoming season, we need your help!  Field Clean up is this  Saturday, April 16th from 9am to approximately 4pm.   If you can only make it for part of the time, please do so!
Please bring your gloves to wear, rakes and anything else you have that might be helpful to prepare our fields for the upcoming season.  Some of the tasks will be raking the fields, pulling weeks from the infields, minor repairs to score shacks, concession stand, repair of bleachers,  cleaning out the dugouts, sweeping, just to name a few.
It’s up to all of us as parents to make the fields look nice, please help us have a great start to the year!

Registration and Tryouts

The last BCLL Baseball signups are this weekend, Saturday March 5th at the Brooklyn Center Community Center from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm.  If you have not already registered, please make sure to stop by and get your child signed up so that we can more easily plan for tryouts which are March 13th.

Reminder that all children of Machine Pitch, Minor or Major age, that plan on playing are required to attend on the 13th to try out.  It you are Major eligible, you need to try out to be eligible for the draft.  Children that will be playing T-Ball are not required to try out.
At the tryouts on March 13th we will have sample uniforms to try on for sizing.  Parents will be required to have their children try on and choose the correct size for uniforms for their children.  Any changes to uniform size after the tryouts date will be the responsibility of the parents to arrange and pay for on their own.
Tryout Schedule:
09:30:00 AM Machine Pitch Registration (age 6-7)
10:00:00 AM Machine Pitch Tryouts
11:00:00 AM Minor League Registration (age 8-9)
11:30:00 AM Minor League Trouts
12:30:00 PM Major League Registration (ages 10-12)
01:00:00 PM Major League Tryouts