The Edina Baseball Association provides opportunities to play baseball for grades K-12, boys and girls, that reside in Edina, MN or attend school in Edina.

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Edina Day/Pioneer Baseball 2019
Day League Commissioner (John Freeland) 

      Day Baseball League                                    Pioneer Baseball League
Available to K - 3rd Grade                           Available to 2nd - 4th Grade
  League Director – Jim Nunn                          League Director – Tom Nevers

 

All players must be Edina residents or attend school in Edina.

Player Expectations: We seek to provide a positive learning environment for all players. To accomplish this, we expect all players to be attentive, respectful of each other and the coaches, and arrive at the fields to be ready to play at their start time. It is critical that the player arrives early enough to have their cleats on and ready to take the field on time.

Courtney Night: Our popular season-ending baseball event at Courtney Fields will be held the last week of the season. We will utilize fields 2 and 4. Information regarding exact dates and times for each team are posted on the EBA homepage.

 

Schedules and Rosters

Rookie (Mon/Wed) @ Weber Park

Schedule & Team Rosters 
Photo Day June 17

Rookie (Tues/Thurs) @ Weber Park

Schedule & Team Rosters
Photo Day June 18

 

Pony (Mon/Wed) @ Weber Park

Schedule & Team Rosters
Photo Day June 17

 

Pony (Tues/Thurs) @ Weber Park

Schedule & Team Rosters 
Photo Day June 18

 

Cactus/Grapefruit (Mon – Thurs) @ Normandale Park

Schedule & Team Rosters
Photo Day June 19

 

Pioneer (Mon – Thurs) @ Pamela Park

Schedule & Team Rosters
Photo Day June 20

 

 

Day Baseball League

Program Overview - Our goal is to help your son or daughter discover and develop their baseball talents. We seek to provide this opportunity in a fun and positive environment that encourages young players to develop a love of the game.  The leagues are organized by school grade and players will play with their grade. 

Why day baseball?  Given family schedules and other activities, along with the availability of fields, day baseball is a wonderful opportunity for our younger players to learn the game of baseball and improve their baseball skills. Edina Day Baseball has become a tradition in the community. Given that we play and practice during the day, it also allows convenient carpooling for parents and guardians. 

Play With Requests:
The Day Baseball League makes every effort possible to place kids with their play with requests, although this is not always possible.

Coaching/Instruction:
The Day Baseball coaching staff is led by Jim Nunn along with experienced teachers and coaches and assisted by enthusiastic Edina High School and college age baseball players. Our coaches carry the belief that good coaching is good teaching, whether in the classroom or on the playing field. For consistency in age groups, one set of coaches will work with an entire league, at a given field. The program at each grade level will involve practices and skill building and those events are incorporated into the published schedules along with games. 

 

Day Baseball League Structure

The Rookie League – For players completing Kindergarten 

An introduction to baseball, this league will primarily consist of T-Ball play in which the basics of hitting, fielding and throwing will be taught. The league will begin with practices designed to help each player improve.  Players will gradually learn the rules of baseball and participate in game play. Baseball for the Rookie League is 2 days a week and takes place on either Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays (this is your preference to indicate).   

Equipment:
Players will receive a team T-shirt and cap on their first day. Players are expected to provide their own white baseball pants, baseball glove and wear cleats or sneakers. The league provides bats and batting helmets, but players are also welcome to bring their own. Please bring a water bottle and label everything including your player's cap and bat (if you bring one).

2019 Rookie Schedule:
Mon/Wed League - June 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24
Tues/Thur League - June 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
Please Note – We will be off the entire week of July 4th ENJOY!

Game/Practice Times: 9am, 10:15am or occasionally 11:30am (Times rotate so your player could play at any of these times)

Session: Each event will run for 1hr and 15 minutes

Location: Weber Park 

Cost - The Rookie League is $180 for the summer. 

 

The Pony League - For players completing 1st grade

The players in this league will continue to learn the basics of baseball.  The coaches will begin to expand on the basics using a coach pitch format that will help the players learn “how to play the game” both in skill development and game participation.  Baseball for the Pony League will be 2 days a week and takes place on either Mondays/Wednesdays or Tuesdays/Thursdays (this is your preference to indicate). 

Equipment:
Players will receive a team T-shirt and cap on their first day. Players are expected to provide their own white baseball pants, baseball glove and wear cleats or sneakers. The league provides bats and batting helmets, but players are also welcome to bring their own. Please bring a water bottle and label everything including your player's cap and bat (if you bring one).

2019 Pony League Schedule:
Mon/Wed League - June 10, 12, 17, 19, 24, 26, July 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24
Tues/Thur League - June 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, July 9, 11, 16, 18, 23, 25
Please Note – We will be off the entire week of July 4th ENJOY!          

Game/Practice Times: 9am, 10:15am or occasionally 11:30am (Times rotate so your player could play at any of these times)

Session: Each event will run for 1hr and 15 minutes

Location: Weber Park

Cost – The Pony League is $180 for the summer. 

 

The Cactus League - For players completing 2nd grade

The Cactus League meets 4 times per week.  This league will begin to use the pitching machine to help develop the basics of the game through skill development and game play.  Game situations will be taught as well as the basics of hitting, fielding and throwing.    

Equipment:
Players will receive a team (2) T-shirts and cap on their first day.  Players are expected to provide their own white baseball pants, baseball glove and wear cleats or sneakers.  The league provides bats and batting helmets, but players are also welcome to bring their own.  Please bring a water bottle and label everything including your player's cap and bat (if you bring one).

2019 Cactus League Schedule:
June 10, 11, 12, 13  June 17, 18, 19, 20  June 24, 25, 26, 27         
July 8, 9, 10, 11  July 15, 16, 17, 18  July 22, 23, 24, 25
Please Note – We will be off the entire week of July 4th ENJOY!

Game/Practice Times: 9am or 10:30am (Times rotate so your player could play at any of these times)

Session: Each event will run for 1hr and 15 minutes

Location: Normandale Park (6501 Warren Ave) 

Cost - The Cactus League is $215 for the summer. 

 

The Grapefruit League - For players completing 3rd grade

Players will build on the skills introduced in the previous years of baseball. Players will begin developing their pitching skills in modified live at bat situations with hitters. There will also be a chance for those interested in learning the position of catcher to begin developing their skills at that position. Game situations will be used as learning time to help prepare players for our house and travel baseball programs.   

Please note:  Players completing 3rd Grade have 3 program options: Grapefruit League, Pioneer League (details below) or 4th Grade Green/Travel League (please see the Green/Travel Tab above).

Equipment:
Players will receive (2) team T-shirts and cap on their first day.  Players are expected to provide their own white baseball pants, baseball glove and wear cleats or sneakers.  The league provides bats and batting helmets, but players are also welcome to bring their own.  Please bring a water bottle and label everything including your player's cap and bat (if you bring one).

2019 Grapefruit League Schedule:
June 10, 11, 12, 13  June 17, 18, 19, 20  June 24, 25, 26, 27         
July 8, 9, 10, 11  July 15, 16, 17, 18  July 22, 23, 24, 25
Please Note – We will be off the entire week of July 4th ENJOY!

Game/Practice Times: 9am or 10:30am (Times rotate so your player could play at any of these times)

Session: Each event will run for 1hr and 15 minutes

Location: Normandale Park (6501 Warren Ave) 

Cost: The Grapefruit League is $215 for the summer. 

 

Pioneer Baseball League 
(Available to 2nd through 4th Graders)

Program Overview – Our goal is to provide an opportunity for players completing 3rd and 4th grade who seek a higher level of instruction and competition. This program will have a training/game ratio of 3 practices to 1 game in the early weeks, transitioning to training/game ratio of 2 practices to 2 games later in the summer. The Pioneer League will conclude in the final week with a week-long tournament.                                                                                     

Equipment:
Players will receive a (2) team game jerseys and cap on their first day.  Players are expected to provide their own white baseball pants, baseball glove and wear cleats or sneakers.  The league provides bats and batting helmets, but players are also welcome to bring their own.  Please bring a water bottle and label everything including your player's cap and bat (if you bring one).

2019 Pioneer Baseball Schedule:
June 10, 11, 12, 13  June 17, 18, 19, 20*  June 24, 25, 26, 27         
July 8, 9, 10, 11  July 15, 16, 17, 18  July 22, 23, 24, 25
Please Note – We will be off the entire week of July 4th ENJOY!
*June 20th is photo day. **July 24/25 will be night at Courtney. 

Game/Practice Times/Locations:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 
will run for 1hr and 15 minutes 
Location - Pamela Park (4301 W. 58th St)

2nd Graders @ 11:45am – 1:00pm
3rd Graders @ 10:30am – 11:45am
4th Graders @ 9:15am – 10:30am

Wednesday
Location - Batting Cages of MN (7104 Ohms Lane) 
will run for 1 hour.
Players will select 9am, 10am, 11am or Noon via Sign-Up Genius.

No Play With Requests: 
The Pioneer League will be divided by age group and ability level to maximize the experience for each player. Therefore, no play-with requests will be honored.

Coaching/Instruction:
The instruction and development of players in the Pioneer League will be led by Tom Nevers of Nevers Larkin Baseball. Tom will be assisted by both college and high school age coaches. The program will feature a heightened instructor/player ratio of 5:1, and is geared toward a greater level of on-field skills development.

Cost: The Pioneer League is $575 for the summer. 

Space is limited in the Pioneer program and will fill up quickly so please register as early as possible to secure a spot.