RAAA In-House Baseball

Welcome to RAAA In-House Baseball!

2017 In-House Baseball Details

General Program Information

We want our baseball players to learn the game, love the game and have some fun! All age groups are broken down by the grade level that your child is CURRENTLY attending during registration.  Preschool (Pre-K) kids and the Kindergarten kids are divided into their own individual age groups.  Pre-K will play tee ball, and Kindergarten will play coach-pitch baseball.  Preschoolers must be 5 years old on 9/1/2017.

Starting in 1st grade, kids start to play real games (coach-pitch) and get to experience how a real game is set up.  In 2nd grade, we utilize a pitching machine.  This provides more-consistent pitching and prepares our 2nd graders for playing at the next age level.  In 3rd-8th grade, kids will play live games, including kid-pitch.  2nd and 3rd graders play a season-ending tournament held during the last week of the season.  For the kids in 4th-8th grade, we have a season-ending tournament on the last Friday and Saturday in June.

Key Dates

  • Monday, April 3:  Teams posted to Athletechs (team jersey color included)
  • Monday, April 3:  Season schedule posted to website
  • Saturday, April 15 (9:00am-12:00pm):  Coaches’ Clinic & Briefing at Rosemount High School (more information to come)
  • Saturday, April 15 (12:00-12:30pm):  Uniforms and equipment distributed to coaches
  • Monday, April 17 (5:30-6:30pm):  Equipment Swap at Rosemount Community Center, Room 221 (13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068)
  • Monday, April 17 (6:30-7:30pm):  Parent Meeting at Rosemount Community Center Auditorium (13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068)
  • Thursday, April 20:  Deadline for pants, belt, socks & batting glove order from CA Gear (CA Gear Website Link)
  • Monday, April 24:  Season begins (weather permitting, and pending release of fields)
  • Monday, April 24:  Pants, belts, socks & batting gloves available for pickup from CA Gear (1157 E Cliff Road, Burnsville, MN 55337)
  • Tuesday, May 23:  Picture Night/Rosemount Baseball Day Event (no games or practices scheduled)
  • Monday, May, 29:  Memorial Day (no games or practices scheduled)
  • Sunday, June 25:  Season ends

Uniforms

Jersey and hat are provided.

We continue to partner with CA Gear (Nate Bry, owner) as our jersey supplier.  CA Gear will again provide a pants/socks/belt combo and batting gloves for our players (optional purchase), and fan gear for parents, siblings, grandparents and other Irish Baseball fans (optional purchase).  More information coming soon via e-mail.

Equipment

Required

  • Baseball glove

Recommended, but not required

  • Batting helmet (each team equipment bag contains 4-5 helmets the kids can share)
  • Baseball pants (track pants work fine; no jeans or shorts, please)
  • Cleats (tennis shoes work fine)
  • Athletic supporter and cup

All other equipment (bat, batting gloves, etc.) is at your discretion.  Each team equipment bag contains 2 bats.

Bats

  • “Big barrel” bats are NOT allowed for use in RAAA-sanctioned play for Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, or 2nd Grade.  All bat barrel diameters must be no bigger than 2 1/4″ for use in league activities
  • For additional details, please follow this link: Equipment Buying Guide – Rosemount Baseball

Contact Information

Shawn Reitsma – RAAA In-House Baseball Program Director (general program questions)

Inhouse-baseball@rosemount-aaa.org

Mike Atherley – Uniforms Director (jerseys, hats, etc.)

inhousejerseys@gmail.com

Matt Bacon – Rules/Umpires Director

raaarules@gmail.com

Chaz Rice – Equipment Director

chaz@ninerzulu.com

2017 Parent Meeting Presentation:

If you were unable to attend the In-House Baseball Parent Meeting, the presentation is linked below:

2017 IHB Parent Meeting Presentation

Below is a link to the Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) presentation from the 2016 Parent Meeting:

2016 IHB Parent Meeting – PCA Presentation

2017 Team Rosters:

  • Team rosters are available on the athletechs website (LINK)
  • Login to your account and navigate to My Teams/IH Baseball/View Team Page

2017 Schedules:  

Posted 4/3/2017:

Games may be cancelled league-wide due to severe weather and/or field conditions. 

If there is not a league-wide cancellation, it is left to the coaches’ discretion based on weather and field conditions.

2017 Field Locations:

Baseball games and practices are located at schools and parks within the 196 School District and surrounding areas.  (Click here for the Google Earth .kmz file)

Coaches Corner:

2017 Rules:

Resources:

Pitching Trackers:

These are not rules, and we are not asking coaches to exchange pitch counts.  We are simply making this available as a resource to track pitch counts for your players.  Inning limits are the rule of the league for, but pitch count should be taken into consideration for the safety of the players.  For more information visit http://m.mlb.com/pitchsmart

Player Rotations (Fielding and Round-robin batting):

Concussion Training and Background Checks:

  • To ensure the safety of all of RAAA youth, RAAA requires background checks for all of our volunteers. If you have have been notified that you are coaching a team please complete your Background Check.  This will be valid for 3 years for all RAAA sports.  It only takes a couple of seconds!
  • To ensure the safety of all of RAAA youth, RAAA requires concussion training certification for all of our volunteers. If you have have been notified that you are coaching a team please watch the approximate 30 minute concussion training video and then enter the date of your certification.  This will be valid for 3 years for all RAAA sports.  Please login to your family’s profile in the athletechs registration system using the following link: https://app.athletechs.com/myAccount  Once logged in, click on your name, and then under your Person Profile, click on “Take Concussion Certification.” Once the training has been completed, please submit your completion date through this page under “Self-Reporting of Training Completion.”   We have found that there are cases of people having more than one profile.  When “self-reporting” be sure to report under the profile used to register for IH Baseball.

Team Photos:

6-7-8th Grade Champions 1st Grade Yellow 1st Grade PurpleK Gray 2nd Grade 3rd Place 2nd Grade 2nd Place 3rd Grade Champions 2nd Grade 1st Place-2

image2 image1 image1(1) end of season baseball 2016 024 6-7-8th Grade Runners-Up

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Program Dates

Season begins 4/24/17 (weather permitting) and ends on 6/25/17

Contact Information

Shawn Reitsma – RAAA In-House Baseball Program Director

Inhouse-baseball@rosemount-aaa.org

Mike Atherley – Uniforms Director

inhousejerseys@gmail.com

Matt Bacon – Rules/Umpires Director

raaarules@gmail.com

Chaz Rice – Equipment Director

chaz@ninerzulu.com

Age Requirements

Children are placed in the grade level that they are CURRENTLY attending during registration for the 2017 season.

Preschoolers must be 5 years old on 9/1/2017.

Equipment

Required

  • Baseball glove

Recommended, but not required

  • Batting helmet (each team equipment bag contains 4-5 helmets the kids can share)
  • Baseball pants (track pants work fine; no jeans or shorts)
  • Cleats (tennis shoes work fine)
  • Athletic supporter and cup

All other equipment (bat, batting gloves, etc.) is at your discretion.  Each team equipment bag contains 2 bats.

Bats

  • “Big barrel” bats are NOT allowed for use in RAAA sanctioned play for Pre-K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, or 2nd Grade.  All bat barrel diameters should be no bigger than 2 1/4” for use in league activities.
  • For additional details, please follow this link: Equipment Buying Guide – Rosemount Baseball

Volunteer Opportunities

In-House Baseball Board

Coaches (Head & Assistant)

Fees

  • $60 – PreK & Kindergarten
  • $65 – 1st Grade
  • $90 – 2nd Grade & 3rd Grade
  • $95 – 4th through 8th Grade

Key Dates

  • Monday, April 3:  Teams posted to Athletechs (team jersey color included)
  • Monday, April 3:  Season schedule posted to website
  • Saturday, April 15 (9:00am-12:00pm):  Coaches’ Clinic & Briefing at Rosemount High School (more information to come)
  • Saturday, April 15 (12:00-12:30pm):  Uniforms and equipment distributed to coaches
  • Monday, April 17 (5:30-6:30pm):  Equipment Swap at Rosemount Community Center, Room 221 (13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068)
  • Monday, April 17 (6:30-7:30pm):  Parent Meeting at Rosemount Community Center Auditorium (13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068)
  • Thursday, April 20:  Deadline for pants, belt, socks & batting glove order from CA Gear
  • Monday, April 24:  Season begins (weather permitting, and pending release of fields)
  • Monday, April 24:  Pants, belts, socks & batting gloves available for pickup from CA Gear
  • Tuesday, May 23:  Picture Night/Rosemount Baseball Day Event (no games or practices scheduled)
  • Monday, May, 29:  Memorial Day (no games or practices scheduled)
  • Sunday, June 25:  Season ends