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2018 Parent Meeting

There will be a parent meeting for the upcoming 2018 season Wednesday, January 10TH at Eisenhower from 6:30pm - 8:00pm in Room 233.

Welcome to Hopkins Baseball Association

Welcome to Hopkinsbaseball.com, the official communication and information link for ages 13-15 in the Hopkins Baseball Community.

This site seeks to enhance the personal growth and development of everyone involved in baseball, OFF and ON the field, including, but not limited to the players, coaches, parents, spectators and officials.

When they say "play ball", that is what they mean - Play hard and have fun.

Volunteer Opportunities

We are constantly looking for help on both a short term and long term basis.  Please contact any board member if you are interested in helping out.  Current needs:

  • Board Members
  • Prep/Majors Coaches
  • Spring Field Clean Up Help

New Update from MBL on USA Baseball Approved Bats

Bat restrictions:  13U-14U: All bats must have the new USA stamp (unless using a -3 BBCOR bat). 15’s can use a BBCOR bat or wood bat.

13-U

Bats must be 2 1/4" with unlimited weight differential or bats 2 5/8" and have a -11 differential or less meaning -10, -9 etc. NOT -12, -13, etc. (i.e. 31” – 20.0 oz.)

14-U
14/15A

Bats must be 2 5/8" with a -5 or less differential

15-U

Bats must be 2 5/8” with a -3 or less differential

 

You can find the approved bat list from USA Baseball


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2018 Bat Rule will follow USA Baseball Regulations/MBL Bat Demo Day

Published 2017-10-06 to the MBL/MBT Website
 

2018 Bat Rule: As promised, MBL/MBT conducted a meeting  with the community Travel and Tournament Directors on 10/3/17 to get feedback, answer questions & address concerns in order to make the best decision regarding the bat rule for 2018 & other issues. 

The outcome of the meeting was to move forward with ONLY allowing USA Baseball regulated bats during the upcoming 2018 MBL/MBT seasons.  These bats are hitting the market now and you can find a listing of approved bats and other FAQ's by clicking here: https://usabat.com/

 

NOTE:  We are working on scheduling a bat demo opportunity for HBA players.

Confirmed 2018 Bat Rules

MBL/MBT will be going with the new bat change starting with the 2018 season.

MBL/MBT will be allowing the USA stamped bat only for the 9-14 ages. The 15’s will be able to use the USA stamped bat and also the BBCOR stamped bat that the 15’s and up has used the past few years. Please see below.

Bat Rules for 2018:

  • 9-13U Bats must be 2 1/4" unlimited weight differential or bats must be between 2 1/2" and 2 3/4"and have a –10 differential or less; -11 differential will be allowed (i.e. 31” – 20.0 oz.) (USA stamped bat).
  • 14-U 14/15A Bats must be 2 3/4" or smaller with a -5 Differential or less. (USA stamped bat).
  • 15-U Bats must be 2 5/8”or smaller with a –3 or less. (USA stamped bat or the BBCOR stamped bat).
  • 14-U 14/15A can use either -3 or -5 bats. (-3 bats can be USA stamped bat or the BBCOR stamped bat, -5 bat must be USA stamped bat).

Coaches Wanted for the 2018 Season

The 2018 HBA season isn't as far away as you might think.  HBA Clinics start in January and tryouts are in March.  In order to have our coaches identified to prior to the HBA Clinics we will being the interview process by collecting applications in October and conducting the actual interviews in November.  The selection committee will then propose to the Board at the December Meeting nominations for vote.

If you have, or know of anyone interested in coaching a Travel Team, Tournament Team or House Team please contact HBA Travel Director, Chris Johnson at 612-518-3047.


    We're Hiring Field Setup Crew Members

    Teenagers, who are you looking to make some extra spending money?  We have just the job for you.  We need field setup crew members to set up the field prior to games.  The schedule is flexible in that you select the games you are available to do the set up.  The work is pretty simple and takes around and hour.  Daily tasks include removing tarps from fields, dragging/raking infield dirt, chalking the batters box/baselines, emptying the trash cans and light bathroom cleaning/stocking.  We also have bathroom deep cleaning shifts that pay a little extra. 

    Volunteer Opportunities

    We are constantly looking for help on both a short term and long term basis.  Please contact any board member if you are interested in helping out.  Current needs:

    • Board Members
    • Prep/Majors Coaches
    • Spring Field Clean Up Help

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