Please consider applying to be part of the FLBA in a new way. We are currently looking for applicants to serve on our board. Help plan our 2021 season and beyond. Commitments include meeting the second Sunday of every month, attending our fall in-service, working our one tournament, and hosting tryout weekend. You do not need to have children in the program to get involved. Thank you for considering! Applications due by 8/31/2020, but why wait?!
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 email@example.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: