North St. Paul Baseball is now hosting winter workouts. Any ballplayers in the North St. Paul recreational or traveling leagues are encouraged to attend.
Groups will be split based on age and skill level on the day of each session. The workouts will include, throwing, fielding (both infield and outfield) and batting practice. Additional drills will be added based on time and the number of participants at each session.
Players must wear a baseball cap, tennis shoes, sweatpants or shorts, and their protective cup. No cleats are allowed. Players should also bring all their gear.
All sessions are held at the Vadnais Sports Dome. All sessions cost $10 per player and must be paid onsite before the player can participate. Checks should be made out to North St. Paul Traveling Baseball.
The remaining sessions before traveling tryouts are:
Saturday, February 13 from 8:00 - 9:00 am on field 1
Saturday, February 27 from 12:00 - 2:00 pm on field 3
If you have any questions, please email Scott Franzmeier at firstname.lastname@example.org.
North St. Paul Traveling Baseball tryouts will be held Saturday, March 5 from 2:15 - 6:15 pm at the Vadnais Sports Center in Vadnais Heights.
Tryouts will be separated by age group.
Tryouts will cost $25.00 per player, with payment due at check-in for tryouts.
Full details, including the specific time for each age, will be available on the website by February 15.
The back-up date for tryouts is Wednesday, March 9 from 7-9 at the Vadnais Sports Center. Only players who are unable to participate in the March 5 tryouts are permitted to tryout on this date. You must make prior arrangements with NSP Traveling Baseball Commissioner Scott Franzmeier. For more information, please emails Scott at email@example.com.
As of January 28, anticipated age levels available for tryouts will be the following. These may adjust depending on talent level and number of registrations, and is intended only to give a general idea of our current plans.
10U AA or A - Anticipate at least one team
11U AA or A - Anticipate at least one team
12U AAA and AA or A - Anticipate up to two teams
13U AAA - Anticipate one team only
14U AA or A - Anticipate one team only (Head Coach Needed)
15U AA - Anticipate one team only
North St. Paul Traveling Baseball is looking for head coaches for the following teams in 2016:
The head coach is responsible for all aspects of their respective traveling team and sets the standard for good sportsmanship and teaching the game of baseball. Coaches must have previous baseball coaching experience due to the competitive nature of the league.
Being a head coach for traveling baseball is a significant commitment. Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
-Attending winter workout sessions at the Vadnais Sports Dome (Five from the end of January – March)
-Attend NSP coaches meetings (max of 3-4 per year; none during the season)
-Attend all mandatory league coaches meetings (Usually 2, both in late March/Early April) for rules review and scheduling
-Attend all games, usually 1-3 per week. Note you are able to set your schedule, within league parameters. There are a total of 16 regular season games, then single elimination playoffs. The season begins the week of April 25 and runs through the last week in July if your team makes it to the playoff finals. With tournament and playoff games, traveling teams play a minimum of 25 games and can play as many as 40 plus games.
-Schedule and lead all team practices – recommended 2-3 practices per week during season, depending on game and/or tournament schedule
-Schedule three weekend tournaments for your team with assistance from the NSP baseball commissioner. Assist in registering State Tournament berth if your team qualifies.
-Ensure all players are available for team photos, uniform fittings, and other meetings as scheduled
-Inform interested players and their families about the program
-Represent the City North St. Paul an and NSPAA with integrity & good sportsmanship
If you are interested in coaching, please contact NSP Traveling Baseball Commissioner Scott Franzmeier at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your consideration!
Polars traveling baseball finished the 2015 season on a winning note!
Congratulations to the 12AAA team for winning the Minnesota Sports Federation (MSF) State Championship July 24-26 in Sartell.
The Polars went 5-0 in the tournament, including throwing a combined no-hitter in their opening game Friday.
They won the championship game 10-7 vs. St. Louis Park on Sunday afternoon.
Congratulations to the players, head coach Tom McMahon, assistant coaches and parents for a great finish to the season.
Way to represent North St. Paul baseball boys!
Dear parents, we need your help because this league doesn't run all by itself. These are your boys, and your league, so please offer to get involved and help us out. Volunteers are needed at all levels for several open positions including: league directors, fund raising coordinator, equipment manager, secretary, assistant commissioner. No experience necessary, and very little time required.
Please contact Bryan at email@example.com .
Congratulations to the North St. Paul Polars 11AA team for winning the New Richmond Tournament the weekend of June 26-28.
The team went 5-0 in the tournament and beat Chisago Lakes 8-5 in the championship game.
Way to go Polars!
Congratulations to the North St. Paul Polars 14/15A team for their second place finish in the Blue Earth Junior Pirate Invitational the weekend of June 19-21. With the second place finish, they also earned a berth in the MBL State Tournament. Great job boys!!
Congratulations to the Polars 12AAA team, which took home the championship hardware in the River Falls tournament the weekend of June 12-14.
They went 4-0 and defeated Lakeville North in the championship game.
Great job boys!
Congratulations to the 11AA traveling team for winning the Blaine Invitational Tournament the weekend of May 29-31.
The Polars went 5-0 through the tournament and beat Spring Lake Park in the championship game.
Great effort boys!