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Anoka Ramsey offers baseball for all ages. Our Senior House program supports 2nd grade through 6th grade. Games will be against other Anoka/Ramsey teams as well as teams from Andover Baseball Association and Soderville Baseball.
In 2nd grade, players will start the season with machine pitch, and transition to player pitch as their skills develop. Transition to Kid Pitch is recommended for 2nd Graders with at least one year of experience in organized team ball.
In 3rd grade, players move to player pitch games. They will learn the importance of the pitcher and catcher in the game and will continue to build upon their baseball knowledge.
Evaluations: Players in 2nd-6th grade are expected to attend evaluations, typically held in late winter. ARAA coaches review players on their technique in warm ups, pitching, hitting and fielding. Evaluations are used by the Baseball Board and coaches to help form balanced teams. Players that do not attend evaluations will be placed on a random team.
Play Time: All players will play! The entire team comes up to bat, there is free substitution in the field, and players are rotated in and out. No previous baseball experience is necessary.
Teams: Our goal is to have 12-13 players per team. There will be as many teams formed as necessary to achieve this goal. If more than one team is formed, there will be an informal "draft" to ensure each team has pitchers and catchers.
Season Dates: As soon as possible in Spring (pending field readiness) - Middle of July
Weekly Schedule (Practice and Games): Typically Tuesday/Thursday, however some events may need to be on Monday/Wednesday due to field availability.
Proposed Field Usage:
2nd Grade: Sunny Acres #1 and #2
3rd Grade: Enloe Park E and Enloe Park W
4th grade: Central Park field #4
5th/6th Grade: Central Park fields #1, #2
Senior House grades 3rd-6th will participate in the A-Town Classic tournament in Andover. Dates will be June 3-5th, 2022.
The Senior House season concludes with the End of Year House Tournament at Central Park. The End of Year House Tournament is scheduled for July 15-17th, 2022.
|Included with Registration||Required from Each Player|
|Baseball Pants||Molded Cleats (non metal)|
|Athletic Protective Cup|
Optional: Players may buy baseball socks, belt, and batting gloves.
Bat Sizing Resource: https://www.baseballmonkey.com/learn/baseball-bat-buying-guide
Glove Sizing Resource: https://www.baseballmonkey.com/learn/baseball-softball-glove-buying-guide
All families who register a child for baseball will be required to participate in fundraising efforts to sell 5 PushSave mobile coupon books per family or pay a $50 buyout option per family.
Families must complete volunteer DIBS hours; 4 hours per child or a maximum of 8 hours per family or pay a $250 volunteer buyout option at registration per registered child. This volunteer buyout option is available and included in the baseball registration form.
It is the policy of ARAA Baseball that we will offer a full refund should you decide not to play up until the time that registration closes. Once registration has been closed, we cannot guarantee that you will be able to receive a full refund. Any funds already spent on your player (pants, jerseys, hats, traveling team slush funds, etc) will not be refunded.
Senior House Director
Senior House Coordinator