Due to the current COVID-19 situation and the restrictions that remain in place, along with the below announcement from MYAS and Gopher State Baseball, AABA regretfully announces that the 2020 travel league baseball season is cancelled. We have held out as long as possible in hopes that things would change to allow the season to progress. As we have mentioned before, the health and safety of our players and families is our number one priority.
Registration Fee Refunds: We will be refunding $194.50 per player, which will be processed in the next 4 weeks. This amount was arrived at by subtracting $130.50 for player uniforms/hats/shorts/shirts, $15.00 evaluation fee, and $5.70 vendor processing fee from the $345.70 registration fee.
Baseball pants ordered thru the AABA online store: These can be returned for a refund on Monday, June 8th from 4:30-7pm at Rock Maple (1301 36th Ave West, Alexandria, Mn 56308). Please bring the packaging and tags for the pants.
Baseball later in the summer: We will continue to monitor CDC/MDH guidelines throughout the summer. If and when these guidelines allow normal practices and/or games, we will communicate "back to baseball" options for those interested.
Evaluations for the 2021 season: We are currently working on scheduling evaluations for the third week in August, with hopes to finalize dates next week. If we cannot hold evaluations in August due to CDC/MDH guidelines, we will push these out to later in the fall or hold in the spring of 2021.
Due to recent policy announcements by Governor Walz, the AABA board has made the very difficult decision to cancel the 2020 house league season. A final decision for the travel league will be made on June 2nd.
All school district and city fields are required to conform to MDH (MN Department of Health) and CDC (Center for Disease Control) policies. These policies include groups of 10 or less (including coaches), health screening, mask wearing and social distancing. Based on these criteria, it is not feasible to practice or play games.
Refunds will be issued for house league, less processing fees, to all registered participants by the end of next week.
AABA as an association will not have any of the fields reserved for this summer. Any use of the fields will need to be coordinated with the school district.
Please know that we did not take this decision lightly. We all are very disappointed in these developments; however, we all agree the health and safety of our players and their families is our top priority. Stay safe and hope to see you on the diamond next year!
See document below for important updates in regards to our travel league.
With Governor Walz’s latest announcement extending the stay at home orders through May 18th, we wanted to provide you with an update for AABA baseball this coming summer. First and foremost, you and your family’s safety is our first priority. We also want the kids to be able to get outside and play some baseball this summer, so we have decided to push back the season into the middle of June. Although we still cannot guarantee that we will be able to have a season at all, we are closely following the Governor’s orders as well as CDC guidelines and will keep you updated as things evolve. If the school district is not allowed to open back up on June 3rd or we are unable to use their fields for any reason, our season will be cancelled at that time and refunds will be issued, minus processing fees. With that being said, below is the updated information for our in-house leagues.
Registration for the 2020 AABA house league baseball program is now open. Please use the registration link below to register your player for the season and refer to the events calendar to review important dates for meetings and evaluations in the upcoming weeks. Please ensure the email address used to register is current, as it will be used for important communications throughout the season. You can also follow our Facebook page for important announcements. Northwoods league will be playing on Monday and Wednesday evenings, with Minor and Major leagues playing on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. We will be partnering with Adrenaline Fundraising again this year to sell coupon cards, similar to last year. There will be more details on this in the coming weeks.
We look forward to another great summer of baseball!!
Parent Meeting: May 7th 5:30-6:30 PM @ Rock Maple (1301 36th Ave W)
Evaluations: May 9th @ Alexandria Area High School– times will be posted and communicated soon!
Coaches Meeting (Coaches only): May 11th 5:30-6:30 PM @ Alexandria High School Room B182
Draft (Coaches only): May 13th 5:30-6:30 PM (Northwoods) & 6:45-7:45 PM (Minors) @ Discovery Middle School Media Center
Season Opener (Tentative): Northwoods - June 1st, Minors - June 2nd, Majors – TBD
Picture Day: June 8th & 9th
Mid-Summer Classic Tournament: last weekend in June – more details to follow
The Registration "Home" is not currently available.
AABA purchased new Major League jerseys this off-season with dollars from our fundraiser and a generous sponsorship from Mid Minnesota Federal Credit Union.
The Alexandria Area Baseball Association, along with Borch's Sporting Goods, is excited to offer an online store specifically dedicated to Cardinal baseball and the AABA baseball teams. The online store offers competitive pricing on everything from gloves and socks to shirts and pants for both players and parents. If you are unsure of the stripe color to order for the travel team pants, please check with your coach.
You can visit the store at https://alexbaseball20.itemorder.com. Orders will be accepted through March 23th.
EVT Baseball will be holding baseball clinics at NorthStar Sports Complex January 18th–March 28th for ages 10-14. Please visit www.evtbaseballmn.com for more information and to register.
Weather Alerts will be issued by 2 PM on days in which weather is expected to have an impact on playing conditions
EVT Baseball Clinics