Tryouts for the 2022 season of Eagan Travel Baseball are now complete for age groups 11u through 14u. Other age groups will hold their tryouts in the spring!
INTERESTED IN JOINING THE EBA BOARD?
There are current openings for Secretary and Director of Communications and In-House Baseball Director. Contact Brigitte King at email@example.com with any questions!
Thank you all who participated in our 1 st Annual Eagan Baseball Golf Tournament. Your commitment to making Eagan Baseball a top tier program will go a long way in the upcoming season.
Additionally, the association, families and kids would like to thank Mendakota Country Club for providing a best in class facility and our sponsors who donated their time and treasure to make this event a homerun. It is our hope that this experience and camaraderie can be duplicated in 2022 with even more local sponsors joining the cause.
We ask that when making decisions in your daily lives that you consider giving these sponsors your consideration and support.
Thank you again for a great experience and we look forward to building upon this success next year.
Eagan Baseball Association
Golf Sponsors: Twin City Fire, Urban Escapes, High Ball Energy, Cooper's, Brent Wilcox realty, Jen Conoryea State Farm Insurance, Eagan Smiles Dentistry, Home Federal, Keurig Dr. Pepper, and Eagan Football.
Fall/Winter memberships are now on sale at The Cages. Similar to years prior, they are offering a different membership for Eagan families at a very discounted price. The memberships need to be purchased over the phone or in the facility only. This year's pricing is as follows:
Fall/Winter Individual Membership (Sept. 1 - Feb. 28th & Apr. 1 - Aug. 31): $350
Fall/Winter Family Membership (Sept. 1 - Feb. 28th & Apr. 1 - Aug. 31): $430
As always, there are no memberships active in the month of March.
They are also offering Eagan Specific Small groups again this year that are starting in September and running through March. Updated pricing for Eagan Small groups is as follows:
Single Lesson: $27
5 Pack: $125
10 Pack: $230
15 Pack: $315
You can purchase your lesson pack by clinking the link here: Eagan Baseball Training Packs
If you have any questions, please reach out to Zach Hendrikson via email (firstname.lastname@example.org) or text/call (651-428-9983) or the cages at 612-296-2815
NEW BAT RULES
For the 2021 MBL Fall League and 2022 MBL/MBT seasons, MBL/MBT will allow the use of both USA and USSSA approved stamped bats in our leagues as well as in tournament play. The decision is in part to simplify the rules and regulations in both league and tournament play in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The following bat regulations will be in place:
9-11 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/4", 2 1/2”, 2 5/8” or 2 3/4” with UNLIMITED weight differential and a USSSA or USA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards.
12-13 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/4" or less with UNLIMITED weight differential and a USSSA or USA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards.
12-13 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/2", 2 5/8”, or 2 3/4” barrel with minus 10 weight differential and a USSSA or USA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards.
14 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 3/4" or less barrel with maximum minus 5 weight differential with USSSA or USA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards. (This includes 14/15A Division).
15 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 5/8" or less with a minus 3 weight differential and be BBCOR approved.
Length: 36" or less
WOOD BATS ALLOWED AT ALL AGES
All players and parents are asked to understand these guidelines and recommendations. The safety guidelines listed below are proposed additional measures to be taken before, during, and after a practices/games/tournaments. All other key prevention strategies by the CDC and Minnesota Department of Health should be followed, in order to promote safe and healthy social distancing.
Self-Screening - Players and Coaches much complete a self-evaluation symptom assessment before coming to practice, games or tournaments and anyone showing signs of symptoms must stay home and submit the “COVID-19 Reporting Form” on the Eagan Baseball webpage, so we are able to track timing for return to play outlined below.
• Symptoms consistent with COVID-19 include: ▪ New onset or worsening cough OR ▪ Shortness of breath OR ▪ At least two of the following symptoms: fever (100.4F or higher); chills; muscle pain; headache; sore throat; new loss of taste or smell
• The MDH has published a decision tree for anyone showing symptoms on return that can be found here (https://www.health.state.mn.us/diseases/coronavirus/schools/exguide.pdf). The main two paths are listed here but please refer to the link to the Exclusion Guidance document for additional details
▪ If Tested for COVID-19 receive a negative test OR alternative diagnosis from a doctor and follow their suggestion for return.
▪ If not Tested for COVID-19; you must quarantine for 10 days and be symptom free for 24 hours before returning. • Siblings and household members of anyone with symptoms should also stay home for 14 days unless the person showing symptoms is cleared using the COVID test process as explained above.
* Positive Test Results - Anyone testing positive for COVID-19 should immediately inform your head coach and submit the “COVID-19 Reporting Form” on the Eagan Baseball webpage. They should follow the imposed isolation period provided by the MDH of 10 days from first symptoms or from the test date if asymptomatic.
*Close Contact - Anyone who is exposed outside of baseball and is considered “Close Contact” should submit the “COVID-19 Reporting Form” on the Eagan Baseball webpage and stay away from team activity until contacted by the Covid Task Force to discuss timelines for return to play. (Close contact is defined as within 6 feet for a total of 15 minutes or more.) While each case is different the main ways to return are:
o COVID test: Quarantine for 5 days and have a negative COVID test result on or after the 5th day after the last exposure before returning on the 8th day after the last exposure. Note: The day of exposure is day 0.
o Do not get a COVID test: Quarantine for 10 days without any symptoms before returning on the 11th day after the last exposure. Note: The day of exposure is day 0.
Mask / Other Safety Protocols - According to updated MDH policy masks are not required for outdoor activities with fewer than 500 people in attendance. Masks are still required for indoor activities.
-Other info and policies can be found in the “2021 MN Safe Play: Back to the Diamond” document below.
The Eagan Clubhouse Team Store gives families access to custom Eagan Baseball apparel, gear and uniform needs at a discount. There are discounts on a wide range of Wilson, Demarini, EvoSheild and Louisville Slugger gear.
Custom Eagan Baseball apparel will be available during specific ordering windows throughout the year. Non-custom equipment and gear (e.g., bats, gloves, apparel) is available year round, at a 20% discount.
Recommended Eagan Baseball Uniform items (e.g., pants, socks, belts) for travel and in-house are available through the Eagan Clubhouse Team Store and items are featured on the Eagan Clubhouse website.
TEAM STORE INVITE CODE: N/A
TEAM NAME: EAGAN BASEBALL
Go to www.wilsonteamshop.com/join
Eagan Baseball offers two programs: In-House and Travel.
In-house baseball is available to players from Pre-K through their senior year in high school. Some older ages will travel to surrounding communities for games, but most play for in-house will be in Eagan. See registration tab for more information on in-house schedules. In-house is a less competitive, less time intense option for players who enjoy baseball but do not want to commit to a travel schedule.
The Traveling Baseball program provides intensive skill development and a high level of competition. The program offers opportunities to develop confidence and teamwork while competing with teams representing other area communities.
Eagan Baseball follows the EAA Scholarship process. Please see the documents below for EAA scholarship information and the EAA scholarship application.
If a family does not meet the EAA scholarship requirements yet still is in need of a hardship scholarship, please submit the completed scholarship application form with an explanation of hardship needs and your application will be reviewed.
If you plan to be a coach or assistant coach for EBA during the 2018 season, you must be current in your Concussion Awareness Training. Minnesota state law requires all youth sport coaches to complete Concussion Awareness Training at least once every 3 years.
If your training is current, be sure to have your certificate with you at all times in the dugout. If you have never completed the training or need to update, you can follow this link to complete the CDC's online training module. The training only takes 30-40 minutes and can be completed at your convenience. Please be sure to print and save your Certificate of Completion.