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Baseball & Softball Registration

This is just a quick reminder that there are less than TWO WEEKS UNTIL REGISTRATION LATE FEES ARE ADDED to baseball and softball registrations. Early registration helps CAA Baseball and Softball in planning for the upcoming season. 

 

Click HERE to register for Baseball.

Click HERE to register for Softball.

Click HERE to register as a Coach (baseball and/or softball).

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Click HERE for details.

 

Additionally, did you know that the CAA is entirely volunteer driven? Putting together a successful season can't run without volunteers, and we are grateful for everyone who steps up to work at registration, uniform sizing, managing equipment, building dugouts, running concessions, as well as coaching teams. Have you ever wanted to play a bigger role in the organization? We are looking for talented and dedicated individuals who can help keep us on track and build a strong program.

There are several open roles on the Baseball & Softball Program Committee (formerly known as "the board"). These are full voting positions, and include:

BB/SB League Director (President)

VP of Softball

Director of West Metro Thunder SB

Director of Softball Tournaments

 

We are also looking to fill Key Volunteer roles:

Coordinator - Concessions

Coordinator - Sponsorships

Coordinator - Softball Equipment

 

If you, or someone you know would be interested in any of these positions, please contact anyone on the CAA BB/SB team, or Jennifer Weiner at jweiner.caa@gmail.com. Thanks!

CAA Baseball and Softball


by posted 02/17/2017
Baseball Tryout Times- Amended

The Baseball Tryout Times for 9 - 11 year olds and 13 and 14 year olds is posted below.  

The location is Pitch to Pitch at 8115 Century Blvd, Chaska, MN 55318.

This is specifically for those players that have registered to participate in the travel program:

9 year old Travel Baseball*

10 year old Travel Baseball

11 year old Travel Baseball

13 year old Travel Baseball

14 year old Travel Baseball

*The In House 9 year old that will also play travel baseball will only need to attend the travel tryouts.   The In House 9 year old players will attend tryouts at a later time and place. 

If you have registered for any other level (5-6 or 7-8, 9-11 and 12-18 year olds) this will be announced later.

To conduct the tryouts, volunteers will be needed in many area that weekend.  Please look at the volunteer website as the specific jobs will be posted soon.

 

Friday 17 March:

 
6:00-7:45 Travel 9s
7:45-9:30 Travel 13

 

Saturday 18 March:

 
8:00 - 9:45 Travel 10
9:45 - 11:30 Travel 11
11:30 - 2:30 Travel 14
   
Sunday, 19 March:  
3:00 - 4:45 Travel 9
4:45 - 6:30 Travel 10
6:30 - 8:15 Travel 11
   
   
Monday 20 March  
6:00 - 7:45 Travel 13
7:45 - 9:30 Travel 14

-Amended 9 Feb 2017

Any questions please contact Jeff Peltier 9-11 year old (pajeg1j@gmail.com) or Jason Anderson 13-14 year old (jcapet@yahoo.com).


by posted 02/08/2017
CAA Softball Program Changes

 

CAA’s Fastpitch Softball In-House Program will be undergoing a few changes for the upcoming season.  We are getting ready to open registration and wanted to make you are aware of a few key changes.  There will be an Open House / Q & A Session on Thursday, January 12 at the Chanhassen High School Forum – Room S100 from 6:30 – 8:00 should you have any questions regarding these changes, or you may contact any of our Softball Operations Committee members listed at the bottom of this message.

 

Addition of 8U Program – CAA will implement an 8U program this year for any player born in 2008 or later.  8U has gained popularity in the past several years in our neighboring communities and focuses on teaching the fundamentals and ensuring girls gain confidence in their softball abilities.

  • Rules designed to promote a safe development environment
  • Pitching machine for consistent hitting experience
  • Regulation softball that doesn’t bounce up and hit fielders
  • No extra bases on overthrows

 

League Teams – In addition to our Travel Teams, CAA Fastpitch will now also offer League Teams.  With the addition of League Teams, we will eliminate our In-House program.  Our League Teams will closely emulate what previous years’ in-House teams were doing with some minor changes 

 

League teams will allow our In-House program to transition to age groups based on birth year (instead of grade) to align with other leagues.  League teams will exist at the following levels

2004/2005 will be 12U instead of grade 5/6/7

2006/2007 will be 10U instead of grade 3/4/5

2008 and younger will be 8U instead of grade K/1/2/3

 

  • League Teams will participate in Suburban League (the same sanctioned league our Travel teams play in.)  Suburban League offers a variety of ability levels and will allow our girls to continue to play nearby while seeing more variety of competition.  Suburban League offers weeknight double-header games, and nearby communities have teams in this league (Eden Prairie, Minnetonka, Shakopee, Bloomington, and Chaska.)  Playing in Suburban League will also ensure our former In-House players use rules consistent with Tournament teams

 

Weekend / Tournaments - League Teams WILL NOT be required to play in weekend tournaments.  However, there are several tournament opportunities available including a year-end tournament that will provide an opportunity to play against a wide variety of teams from across the metro area.  If a League team decides to participate in a weekend tournament, CAA will assist with the registration, but the cost will need to be covered by the families on that team (approximately $30-$40 per family; which typically guarantees 4 games.)

Season Dates - the season dates for league teams will be April – mid-July.  Suburban League games typically start in early May and will conclude in late June.  There will be an opportunity to play in a State Qualifier and State Tournament (weekend tournaments) IF the league team decides they want to play.

 

Cost – the cost of League teams will need to cover the expense of the teams’ participation in the Suburban League as well as the cost of play (fields, equipment, insurance, etc.) but it will be lower than a Travel player due to fewer tournaments.

 

If you have any questions regarding these changes, please feel free to contact one of the members of our Softball Operations Committee:

Meg Stone –

Rechelle Hollowaty

Matt Christensen -

Russ Anderson -


by posted 01/12/2017
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