|9U||Kulenkamp Park||Kulenkamp Park|
|10U||Kulenkamp Park||Fenway/Kulenkamp Park|
|13U||Kulenkamp Park||Kulenkamp Park|
|15U||Sr. High/Fenway||Sr. High/Fenway|
|19U||Sr. High/Fenway||Sr. High/Fenway|
|9U||2nd and 3rd Grade|
What is the schedule like for 9U?
The 9U season will consist of 12 league games (compared to 16 at 10-14U). FLBA will enter the 9U team into one local tournament. Additional tournaments would be decided as a team and covered by the team.
What is the cost of 9U and what does that cost cover?
FLBA will be offering 9U baseball at a great price of 150.00 per player. This entry feel covers a full uniform just like all age levels in FLBA, it also covers the league entry fee and entrance into 1 tournament.
How far will we have to travel for league games?
Each year can be a little different depending on the other communities that register with Gopher State baseball, however 9U seems to be growing every year. The league makes every effort to put teams in divisions based off geographical locations. You can be expected to travel mainly in the northern suburbs (Blaine, Mahtomedi, Roseville) but again depending on the registration may have games in St. Michael, Rogers or Elk River.
What levels will be offered at 9U?
Currently the Gopher State Baseball league does not specify a level for 9U, rather it is open class. This means there is no AAA, AA or A at this level.
My child is 8 years old can he try out for 9U?
Yes we will allow 8 year olds to try out. When forming teams if an 8 year old and 9 year old have the same score we would give the spot to the 9 year old.
How do I know if my child is ready for traveling baseball at 9U?
This is a tough question but we would expect that each child playing has the basic skills of baseball such as catching and throwing a baseball. For safety reasons if your child can not consistently catch we would recommend they practice and master this skill prior to trying out.
Will there be tryouts and how will teams be formed?
We will have a 9U tryout the weekend of March 16th and March 17th,2019 with the times TBD. With 9U being open class we will form even teams if we have enough registrations and kids ready to play traveling. The number of teams will be dependent on registrations and tryout scores, however due to the size of the league we most likely will a have 2 team max in 9U.
How many kids will be on each roster and will there be kids who don’t make a team?
This decision will not be able to be made until tryout weekend. Typically we strive for 12 kids on a team but at this age we may go up or down based on skills and registration numbers. In regards to kids not making a team this will be based on numbers, the number of teams we form and individual skill level.