If you have any questions about age eligibility, please contact our Travel Director, Jim Fallon before registering.
Tryouts for the 9u-14u 2020 season will be held at Forest Lake Area High School on Saturday, February 29th and Sunday, March 1st.
|9's||Saturday||2/29/2020||8:30-10:30am||Forest Lake High School Fieldhouse|
|10's||Saturday||2/29/2020||4:00-6:00pm||Forest Lake High School Fieldhouse|
|10's||Sunday||3/1/2020||8:30-9:30am||*selected players only|
|11's||Sunday||3/1/2020||4:00-6:00pm||Forest Lake High School Fieldhouse|
|11's||Sunday||3/1/2020||7:00-8:00pm||*selected players only|
|12's||Saturday||2/29/2020||11:00am-1:00pm||Forest Lake High School Fieldhouse|
|12's||Sunday||3/1/2020||1:00-2:00pm||*selected players only|
|13's||Saturday||2/29/2020||1:30-3:30pm||Forest Lake High School Fieldhouse|
|13's||Sunday||3/1/2020||2:30-3:30pm||*selected players only|
|14's||Sunday||3/1/2020||10:00am-12:30pm||Forest Lake High School Fieldhouse|
Contact NorthStar director Brad Tobritzhofer if you have any questions.
The high school coaching staff and players are hosting a Pre-Tryout Clinic for all FL ball players 9U-14U (Community Ed, Travel, North Star). This clinic is scheduled the week before Traveling tryouts! See flyer below for details. Return form and payment early!
Looking for a place to workout, or for lessons? Check out Gravelle Baseball Facility.
For 15u-19u, as of 2020, Gopher State/MYAS will require all catchers to have certified NOCSAE Chest Protectors.
For 9u-14u, you will be allowed to use current Chest Protectors that are not NOCSAE certified however we HIGHLY recommend that you do use NOCSAE.
Gopher State League play will allow USSSA and USA bats for the 2020 season.
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? Most tournaments FL teams will be participating in will allow both bat standards. There will however, be some 'USA only' bat tournaments we enter. We will have some USA bats available for teams to use.
If you have any questions or comments please reach out to our Travel Director Jim Fallon at firstname.lastname@example.org
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: