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All families who register a child for baseball will be required to participate in fundraising efforts 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, team slush funds, etc) will not be refunded.
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.
2nd grade/8U Rec, players will start the season a combination of player pitch and Coach/Machine Pitch, but will transition to full player pitch as their skills develop. See Rules for full details. We will also have interleague play at this level against Andover, just like our 3rd-6th grade teams.
In 3rd-4th grade/10U Rec, players continue player pitch games and begin stealing. They will learn the importance of the pitcher and catcher in the game and will continue to build upon their baseball knowledge. See Rules for more details.
5th-6th grade/12U Rec, we move to more standard baseball rules, 9 players in the field, full steal rule, dropped 3rd strike, etc.. See Rules for more details.
Evaluations: 2024 House Evaluations and House Uniform Try-On's will be held at Lord of Life Church on Saturday March 2nd.
Make Up Evals
Players in 2nd-6th grade are expected to attend evaluations. However, if unable to attend please do not hesitate to sign up anyways. 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. All players registered for House Baseball will be placed on a team regardless of their evaluation or their attendance.
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) - Concluding with the End of Season Tournament July 12-14th, 2024.
Schedule (Practice and Games):
2nd Grade/8U - Monday/Wednesday
3rd-4th grade/10U and 5th-6th grade/12U - Typically Tuesday/Thursday, however some events may need to be on Monday/Wednesday due to field availability.
Senior House 10U & 12U teams will participate in the A-Town Classic tournament in Andover scheduled for a date TBD in June 2024.
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 12-14th, 2024.
All-Star Game vs. Andover:
A group of 12 players from 10U and 12U age groups will be formed by the coaches to play in an All-Star game hosted by Andover Baseball in July 2024.
|Included with Registration
|Required from Each Player
|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
Senior House Director
Senior House Coordinator