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2022 Tryouts

Congratulations to the following coaches who have been selected as 2022 Head Coaches

9u 10u 11u 12u 13u 14u
AAA Marc Bjorklund Trent Hanson Nick Favilla Matt Smude Ryan Semans Bryan Guse
AA Kevin Mokita Jimmy Nelson Len Zenk Jerry Tayse Andy Burmeister Brian Lindstrom
Eric Mueller


9U-14U Age Requirements

BATBA encourages players to tryout with their grade.


We must follow GSBL age requirements as described below; the birthday cutoff date is May 1st:  


9U minimum age:  Must be at least 8 by May 1st

9U Must be   9 (or younger) on May 1st, 2022

10U Must be 10 (or younger) on May 1st, 2022

11U Must be 11 (or younger) on May 1st, 2022

12U Must be 12 (or younger) on May 1st, 2022

13U Must be 13 (or younger) on May 1st, 2022

14U Must be 14 (or younger) on May 1st, 2022





Players will be evaluated for the age level for which they are registered.  Players may play up to their grade level. Players are not allowed to be rostered on any other team from May 1 through the last game of the travel season (except for 14 and 15 year old player participating on Blaine high school teams).

Tryout Evaluations

All players who register to tryout for a BATBA team will be evaluated on four criteria:

  • Outfield-a pitching machine will be used
  • Infield-the tryout lead will hit balls to the players
  • Pitching
  • Hitting-the tryout lead will throw front-toss to the batters

BATBA uses an evaluation software program to calculate scores.

The top players in each age group will be invited to AAA callbacks.  Head coaches for each age group will lead callbacks. AA callbacks will occur the following week.