(Central Minnesota Community Baseball League)
MORA TRAVELING BASEBALL ASSOCIATION
This is designed to give parents a rough idea of the differences and similarities in the two different traveling opportunities our ballplayers have in this community through the MTBA.
GOPHER STATE CMCBL
Can have teams at each age 8U and 9U together
group from 9U thru 16U – there is 10U and 11U together
also 19U 12U and 13U together
14U and 16U together
Highest level of travel ball offered. Level of competition for those
Only for the players ready to compete not yet wanting to participate
at a highly competitive level. Players are in Gopher State or not quite ready
skilled at this level from a skills standpoint
Players MAY be evaluated at tryouts and Players MAY be evaluated at
selected for teams tryouts. Players will be placed
on teams to make them as even
14-16 game regular season schedule played 12-14 game regular season – played
mostly on weeknights (can use Saturdays & on weeknights. Typically starts
Sundays if needed). Younger age groups towards the end of May.
typically start in late April and older groups
start a bit later – but league play does starts
while school is still in session
There are league playoffs so depending on League playoffs take place during
how a team does in playoffs the season one weekend in July.
typically ends in July sometime.
Weekend tournaments optional Weekend tournaments optional
Practices set up by coaches –may use Practices set up by coaches –may use
weekends to practice – morning ball can weekends to practice –morning ball
serve as much of the practice time can serve as much of the practice time
(if morning ball is applicable to (if morning ball is applicable to your
your player). Weekdays may also be used for player). Probable commitment level
for practice. Probable commitment level of of two to four evenings a week.
three to five evenings a week.
Travel for road games can be up to 1 hour Serves the communities of Mora, Foley,
long. Many of the games take place in the Milaca, Princeton, St.Cloud, Sauk Rapids,
north metro (examples: Blaine, Andover, Sartell, Rush City, Isle, Hinckley, Braham, Cambridge, Coon Rapids, Fridley, Anoka)
From 9U thru 13U everyone is in the batting Equal playing time is promoted for
order and can freely substitute defensively. all leagues.
So a more equal playing time is promoted
(but not mandatory). From 14U on up there
are 9 batters in the line up – equal playing
time not mandatory.
Competitive play – play to win while still Emphasis is on fundamental skill
developing fundamental skills development
Travel to contests: car pool Travel to contests: car pool
*In an effort to help save money, the uniforms worn for all the traveling programs (including morning ball) will be the same. Players will need to order a hat and jersey (if they don’t already have one) – pants and belts will be given to the jr. high age players and up, but must be returned (washed) at the end of the season. Pants and belts are not given to our 6th grade age players and down – must be provided on your own