The typical season runs through the end of July. Players and parents can expect to play approximately 14 league games and three to four weekend tournaments, with 2-4 practices per week including weekends. Teams that make a state tournament may play into the first week of August. The schedules for players 16 and older will vary depending on their individual league.
Registration for Traveling Baseball is conducted in January. Registration fees covering league and tournament expenses and the cost of uniforms and equipment are established annually. An additional equipment and volunteer deposit will be required. Participants also should plan for additional expenses of at least $50 during the season for local and regional tournaments and other miscellaneous expenses.
Tryouts are conducted in March. A non-refundable tryout fee will be collected during registration. Team selection is on a competitive basis, as players are evaluated in comparison with others in their age group. Eligibility is based on the participant's age as of April 30. Players may choose to play up with their school grade but must notify the tryout director before tryouts or during registration. Tryout evaluations measure performance in hitting, infield and outfield skills click here to learn more about tryouts. Players not selected for a traveling team are offered the opportunity to be placed on an EAA In-House team but must register immediately after notification.
Players must reside within the EAA membership area as defined in the EAA Bylaws. Players attending school outside Eagan may tryout for either the Eagan program or the community program where they attend school but may not participate in both tryouts.
Eagan Travel Baseball is a member of the Metro Baseball League (MBL) for its 10U-15U age groups. MBL is the largest independent league in the country. Information on rules, equipment requirements, league schedules and standings can be found on the www.mbl.bz website. Players 16 and over will play in VFW, Senior Babe Ruth and Legion baseball leagues.
Adult volunteer support is needed to ensure a successful program. Opportunities are available for those interested in being involved as a coach, team parent, tournament coordinator or Board member