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2021 Upcoming Important Dates!

 

January 17th Baseball Spring Training Begins

Each Sunday beginning January 17th (3pm – 5pm), Central St. Croix Rec will host (non-mandatory) baseball spring training at the St. Croix Central High School gym.  Baseball players (currently in grades 4-8) are encouraged to participate.  No sign-up is required. Please use entrance behind school.

This organized training will be led by high-school baseball coaching staff and will require volunteers to assist. There will be various hitting, fielding & throwing stations.  Standard COVID processes will be followed (bring your own water bottles, sign-in, wash/sanitize hands, masks required).  Only volunteers will be allowed in the gym. Due to COVID, parents will not be allowed in the gym unless volunteering to assist with drills. 

Are you considering being a volunteer for the 2021 season? If so, this would be a great opportunity to come learn baseball drills and practice options for your team! We strongly encourage parents to volunteer at all age levels in 2021! Please contact Lee Linder (llinder@frontiernet.net), Brad Cran (btcran@frontiernet.net) or Eric Host (eric.host@hanover.com) for more information.

 

January 21st Baseball Registration Opens

Registration for the 2021 U10-U14 baseball season (currently in grades 3-8) will open on Thursday January 21st and close on Friday February 12th 2021.  Please visit http://www.centralstcroixrec.com/ for more information and be sure to review the FAQ page that covers many baseball topics.

T-Ball (4K & K) and U8 Machine Pitch (currently in grades 1 & 2) will open in March. Please watch for communications.

 

February 28th Baseball Evaluation Day

We will once again have a player evaluation day for those currently in grades 4-8 at the St. Croix Central High School gym.  Please see the FAQs for more information regarding the evaluation details.  All baseball players must be registered and participate in the evaluation process.  Additional communications will be sent to players currently in grades 4-8 regarding the evaluation date & times.

 

March TBall and U8 Machine Pitch Registration Opens

Registration for the 2021 TBall (current grades 4K-K) and U8 machine pitch (current grades 1-2) seasons will open in March.  Please watch for updates or refer to the TBall and Machine Pitch Baseball pages for full registration details.

 

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2021 U10-U14 Baseball Registration Information

  • Online registration begins Thursday January 21st 2021.
  • Deadline for registering is Friday February 12th 2021
  • There is only one registration that covers both leagues (Metro & In-House).  You do not select the league when registering.
  • Players currently in grades 3rd-8th (U10-U14), ages 9 and up
  • Registration Fees for 2021 will be $100.00 for baseball + $100 MLB fees if selected for Metro League.
  • Late registrations will be charged a $25.00 fee
  • A Jersey and Hat are included with registration fee.
  • Option to purchase pants for $25.00

 



Program Descriptions

Baseball at Central St. Croix Rec is broken up into different levels based on the age of your child.  As the child gets older it is also broken up on level of competitiveness.  You can click on the appropriate section in the menu for more information.

T-Ball (Pre-K/K) Boys/Girls (Pre-K, Wednesday; T-Ball, Monday)

T-ball is for boys and girls currently in Pre-K and Kindergarten. T-Ball is an introductory program to Baseball/Softball which focuses on basic skill development, fundamentals and having fun. Players will get an opportunity to practice fundamentals as well as experience/learn game-like situations.  Kids will focus on hitting the ball off of the tee as well as fielding different positions.

Machine Pitch (1st & 2nd Grade)(Monday and Wednesday)

Machine pitch baseball is for boys currently enrolled in 1st or 2nd grade where the ball is thrown via machine for a safer, more consistent pitch. The goal of the program is to provide an enjoyable, positive environment in which participants learn the fundamentals of baseball. Success should be measured by the improvements in each player's skills and knowledge of baseball.

In-House (3rd through 8th Grade)

U10 (Tuesday and Thursday)

U12 (Monday and Wednesday)

A recreational baseball league for boys in 3rd through 8th grade.  Pitching and base stealing are added at this level. An umpire calls balls and strikes. The goal of the program is to provide a positive environment in which participants enjoy playing baseball and continue to improve skills.

Metro (U10 through U14)

A competitive baseball league for boys up to age 14.  Pitching and base stealing are added at this level and an umpire calls balls and strikes. The goal of the program is to provide a positive environment in which participants enjoy playing baseball and continue to improve skills but would prefer to play more competitively against like minded teams. Age cut off to be eligible to play U10 metro is May 1st.