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    Ranger Baseball and Stomp Out Suicide

    Help support the Forest Lake Ranger Baseball teams as they raise money for Stomp Out Suicide.   T-Shirts are for sale with all proceeds going directly to SOS.  

    Ranger Baseball/Stomp out Suicide

    May 25th game against Roseville at Schumacher field (7:00PM).

    Order details

    Email tal.gravelle@adidas.com

    Cost is $12 – order deadline is May 18th.

    Sizes available:  YL - AXXL

    Pick up:  may 22nd at Schumacher field from 4:00 – 5:30 and May 25th at Schumacher field from 4:00 – 6:00

     

    2018 Traveling Baseball

    Thanks to all the boys who tried out for this year.   Tryout results are listed below.  

     

     

     

    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.  

     

    Varsity Bat Boys

    Is your son interested in being in the dug out with varsity players?  

    If so there are spots available to serve as a bat boy at an upcoming game.  

    Sign up is available below:

    Varsity Bat Boy

    Sponsored by OSI Physical Therapy

    OSI Physical Therapy

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    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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