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Looking Forward to 2016 Baseball & Softball

Even before the snow falls, the CAA Baseball/Softball Board is already working hard and looking forward to a great summer of baseball and softball - but we have lots to do to get ready for the season.  

First, please welcome our 2016 Baseball/Softball Board:


President Baseball/Softball: Ted Ellefson

VP Board and Scholarships: Lenny Checheris

Treasurer: Dale Trisko

Safety Officer: Jeff Humbolt

Secretary: Jennifer Weiner

Director, Volunteers: Shannon Brown


VP Baseball: Jaxon Lang

Baseball Player Agent: Tom Mahlke

Baseball Player Agent 12+, Inhouse and Metro: Jason Anderson

Director, Baseball 5-8’s: Adam Feuerhelm

Director, Baseball 9-11’s and Little League President: Steven Carstens

Director, Baseball 12+, Inhouse and Metro: David Windschitl

Director, Baseball Tournament Teams: Chris Fazi

Director, Baseball Hosted Tournament: VACANT


VP Softball: VACANT

Director Softball In-house: Rechelle Hollowaty

Director Softball Traveling: Meg Stone

Director Softball West Metro Thunder and Vortex: Dan Sauer

Director Softball Hosted Tournament: Paul Gronholz

Softball Player Agent: Chad Schwartz

Many others are holding Key Volunteer positions and all are posted on the website. 


We have 2 board voting positions still available. These positions will cover all your required volunteer hours.

1)    Director, Baseball Hosted Tournament: VACANT 

One revenue source for the CAA is our Chanhassen Challenge Baseball Tournament.  We are looking for one person to head this committee (you don’t have to do it alone!) This is a voting position on the Baseball Board so please consider if you have kids coming up through the baseball/softball program. Please contact Jaxon Lang with any questions.

2)    VP Softball: VACANT

This position oversees the softball programs. Please consider this position if you have a softball player coming up in the program. It is also voting position on the board. Contact Ted Ellefson with any questions.


The Baseball Operations Committee (BOC) and Board Meetings are open to baseball/softball families and held on the second Sunday each month in the basement of the Chanhassen American Legion. Please consider attending as important topics are discussed. These meetings are posted on our web site general calendar.

by posted 11/14/2015
ACTION 2016 BB/SB Sponsor assistance

Hello CAA Baseball & Softball families,

We are beginning our 2016 Sponsor drive here in CAA Baseball/Softball.  Sponsors help our program with operating our tournaments, need-based financial scholarships, registration fee reduction, and field improvements.  Each year many strong local businesses help to sponsor our program.  We would like to work with even more.  Our goal is to have a team sponsor for every team and to double the number of sponsors we had last year.

Here is a >link< to our CAA Baseball Softball 2015 sponsors

We need your help to identify and help us partner with great sponsors in the community.  If you know of a great local business which would like to help sponsor our program, please put them in contact with our Sponsorship Committee (me, Lenny Checheris, or Jennifer Weiner).  If you are interested in joining our committee please contact us as well.  


CAA  levels of CAA sponsorship
  • PLATINUM: $5,000:  Acknowledgment of sponsor at all major CAA events including but not limited to tournaments and CAA fundraisers, logo on CAA main page, logo on each individual sports pages, mass emails/newspaper/programs acknowledgements, sponsor web link and plaque.

  • GOLD: $2,500 Logo on CAA main page, logo on individual sports pages, mass emails/newspaper/programs acknowledgements, sponsor web link and plaque.

  • SILVER: $1,000 Logo on individual sports page, mass emails/newspaper acknowledgement, sponsor web link and plaque.

  • BRONZE: $500 Logo on individual sports page and plaque

  • TEAM: $350.  Logo on the team's jersey and plaque

by posted 11/14/2015
CAA Softball 5,000 Swing Club

CAA Softball 5,000 Swing Club

  • The CAA is sponsoring a 5,000 bat-swing club for the upcoming winter.   The kids that complete the 5,000 swings will earn a unique Storm fastpitch shirt but, more importantly they will be better players this upcoming season.
    • You are tracking batting swings taken not balls hit
    • Players will have from November 1st, 2015 through April 1, 2015 to complete their swings.
    • Bat swings may be in the batting cage, off a Tee, soft toss, live pitching, or other hitting drills
    • 500 swings must be against live pitching
    • Can be on any softball field, basement, batting cage, or safe area to swing a bat
    • Swings must be logged when they are done
    • Parents must sign off.  It really is the honor system and I can tell if a kid has really worked on it or not
    • Tracking document can be found in the Documents section of the web site

by posted 10/20/2015
CAA Softball P2P Winter training program

Chanhassen Athletic Association (CAA) Softball is excited to announce our 2015-16 winter softball workout program at Pitch2Pitch’s Chanhassen facility.  The program is open to all CAA Softball players and will run from 11/1/15 – 2/28/2016.  The cost is a very reasonable $100 for the entire winter season, and provides several opportunities each week to get some informal throwing/pitching, hitting and ground ball work in.

To register and pay, please go to the CAA BB/SB Registrations page or click here: 


We encourage you to sign up now as each age group will be limited to 25 players.

The Winter Program is an excellent opportunity to build your player’s skills…and is an integral part of the CAA player development approach.  This is an all-volunteer arrangement as CAA is only purchasing access to the facility; so 1 parent per player is asked to stay and help as needed (i.e. run pitching machines – which are included with the cages, organize “soft toss”, etc.).

Each age group will be limited to 25 players.  To add flexibility; if a player has a conflict with their time, they are invited to attend a time for either one age level younger or one age level older to resolve the conflict.  Each age group will have 2 batting cage times scheduled per week, plus 1 turf session on Saturdays.  The Saturday session will include a lead Pitch2Pitch instructor and CAA/WMT coaches to lead the winter workout with the players.

The Schedule will be posted on the CAA Softball News tab of the website. during the season.  The age groups will have time within the days and times listed below.


Here is the specific schedule for November.  We will review the registration numbers again and change for December if needed.

Wednesdays 7:00-9:00 pm

          Tunnel 1: 10U from 7:00-9:00 pm
          Tunnel 2: 12U from 7:00-8:00 pm, WMT from 8:00-9:00 pm

Fridays: 7:00-9:00 pm

          Tunnel 1: 10U from 7:00-9:00 pm
          Tunnel 2: 12U from 7:00-8:00 pm, WMT from 8:00-9:00 pm

Saturdays: 12:00-2:00 pm

          12:00 – 1:00 - 12U and WMT – Parent/Coach involved with instructor led drills

          1:00 – 2:00 – 10U – Parent/Coach involved with instructor led drills.

Registrations not paid in full will be deleted.

Please read (during the registration process) the updated Parent Code of Conduct and Social Media Code of Conduct policies.

by posted 10/17/2015
Exchange Items
Exchange Item Widget on Front Page (swap, lost and found, or for sale items)

This widget is used to list items for sale, found, lost, swap or for items that are wanted.

After you post an item, you'll get a form asking for a "key" before the message is actually posted.  This "key" is emailed to you at the address you give on the Exchange Item entry form.  Once you receive this email, enter the number on the form, and your item will be posted.

This is a great place to sell last year's bats!!!

Baseball/Softball Front Page: http://chanathleticassociationbaseball.assn.la/

Exchange Item widget is on the Right Side of the BB/SB Front Page.

by posted 01/18/2012
Weather Cancelation Notifications
As a reminder:

Current day weather cancelations will be posted on the CAA BB/SB Front Page by 4:00 PM (if the cities close the fields).

Emails and text messages will also be sent by 4:00 PM.

After 4:00 PM (and the cities have not closed the fields per the above), it is up to the coaches/umpire to determine if the practice/game should be held.

Coaches can use their Manager Password to send an email and text message to their teams if necessary.

If no notification is sent out, meet at the field...
by posted 04/21/2011
Dugout Club Activities