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Welcome to Hopkins Baseball Association

Welcome to, the official communication and information link for ages 13-15 in the Hopkins Baseball Community, as well as an option for Senior level players for teams 16U and 17U-19U.

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.

Incoming Player Registration

HBA invites all families not previously registered to complete our New Player Contact Information link below. This is free with no commitment but will allow us, via group email, to contact you throughout the fall and winter and keep you informed of our upcoming activities. 

Head Coach Application

We are taking head and assistant coach applications for the 2020 season.  If you are interested in applying for a position at the 13U, 14U, and 15U level please fill out the application and send it to Tyler Brodersen.

Tyler Brodersen

General Sport Baseball Expo

The  16th Annual General Sports Baseball Expo will be Saturday, January 11, 2020 from 10:00am to 3:00pm at the NEW GENERAL SPORTS OFFICE/WAREHOUSE LOCATION at 7700 W. 78th Street, Bloomington, MN 55439.  See the attached map within the flyer.

As always, the top Baseball Manufacture Reps in this Region will be on hand to answer any questions you have on caps, uniforms, balls and equipment....this year's line-up of Manufacture Reps include:  Rawlings, Wilson/Demarini, Louisville Slugger, Easton, Richardson Cap, Rip-it, K1, Athletic, Champro, Diamond and a handful of others. They'll have the latest 2019/20 uniforms, caps, bats, gloves, catcher's gear, helmets, sideline wear and other accessories for you to check out.

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

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HBA YouTube Channel

This is the link to our YouTube Channel

MBL/MBT Baseball Bat Restrictions

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.


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.)


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


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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2019 Bat Rule will follow USA Baseball Regulations

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:


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

Confirmed 2019 Bat Rules

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

Bat Rules for 2019:

  • 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).

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.