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Forest Lake High School Coaches Clinic

FL HS Coach Clinics

Dates

  • -  Saturday 12/16 9:30AM – 12:00 (Hitting, infield, outfield)

  • -  Saturday 2/17 9:30 – 12:00 (Pitching, Base running, leadership)

  • -  Location: Gravelle Baseball building – 24963 Fallbrook ave. FL

    The clinics are open to all Forest Lake residents who have an interest in coaching youth baseball, either as an assistant or head coach. The clinics will be given by head coach Tal Gravelle and his HS staff. The focus will be on core fundamentals that are taught by the HS program.

    RSVP is required to attend. The clinics are free.
    Notify Tal Gravelle (612-516-4336) tal.gravelle@adidas.com if you wish to attend one or both.

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Schumacher Field Wins Field of the Year

Schumacher Field was recently named the winner of the 2016 Tink Larson Field of the Year for MN.   In addition the field has been chosen as one of the 8 finalists for high school field of the year.   Read the press release below.

Mark Your Calendars -- Tryout Dates Set

Mark your calendars, the tryouts for the 2018 season have been set. Tryouts will be Saturday, March 24th and March 25th at Century Junior High.  

The 15U tryout night will Monday, March 26th at Century.   

We will update the specific age group time as we get closer to the tryout dates. 

New Board Members

Congratulations to our newly elected board members.  

  • Jim Fallon
  • Becky Jacobson
  • Naomi Howard
  • Luke Hannegraf
  • Kyle Young

We also to thank our out going members Bruce Bates and Frank Gallegos.  We thank you for your years of service to the Forest Lake Baseball Association and our youth baseball players.  

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2018 Bat Standards

We wanted to provide a quick update on the bat standards for the 2018 season.   As many have seen at stores there is a new bat standard, the USA Standard, that is out on the market and some leagues are switching to use this new standard. 

On October 25th the Gopher State Baseball League Advisory meeting was held and a vote was taken to maintain the current bat standards that have been in place the last several seasons.

What does the mean for our player?  This means that the current bat you are using is still legal for play next season in Gopher State League play.  If you wish to use the new USA Standard, this bat is allowed as well. 

Will Gopher State be switching in the future?  The vote was to maintain the standard going forward with no plans to switch.  This could change but the current plan is to make no changes to the bat rules. 

What is the difference between the bat standards?  The new USA Standard is designed to be more like a wood bat, with less 'pop' and exit velocity of the baseball off the bat.  

If buying  a new bat, what should I buy?  This is going to be a personal decision as both bats are going to be legal in league play, but again the newer USA Standard bat is going to play more like a wood bat.  

What bats will be allowed in tournaments?   This will be up to the individual tournament hosts to make a decision on what bat they will allow.  The other major league in the metro area, Metro Baseball League has voted to only allow USA Baseball bats this season in their qualifying tournaments.    Given this recent change the FLBA board is currently discussing how this will impact the tournaments we will register teams in for the 2018 season.  

If you have any questions or comments please reach out to our Travel Director Brandon Henry at brandonshenry@gmail.com.  

 

FLBA in extremely excited to have invested in and committed to the Trusted Coaches program!

We are excited to be fostering the Double-Goal Coaching philosophy:

  • Model and teach your players to Honor the Game
  • Help players Redefine what it means to be a "Winner" in terms of Mastery, not just the Scoreboard
  • Fill your players' Emotional Tanks
  • Have Conversations during Team meetings with your players at every practice and every game  

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