2021 Tournament Information:
Click your child’s grade level for the schedule and seeding information!
2021 Season Update
***Welcome to the 2021 In-house Baseball Season***
Welcome to the RAAA Inhouse Baseball Program! Registration will open 2/1/2021. The season dates will remain the same, running from approximately late April to the end of June. This year we will be making some large changes to the program in order to make it more enjoyable for our players! Pre-K, K, 1st, and 2nd grades will remain the same this year, with practices or games 2 days a week. The older ages will be recategorized into 3 new groups: 3/4, 5/6, and 7/8/9! These groups all play in tournaments at the end of the season, so they will have practice/ games 4 days a week this season, M-Th. This is new for 3rd graders, and will allow for more practices, more time for coaches to help develop skills, more games for the kids, and more chances to get baseball in even if there are significant rain days this season. Feel free to browse the site to get a feel for our program, 2020 dates and more information will be posted soon!
Schedule by grade- click grade level to open schedule:
UPDATED MASK REQUIREMENTS
If you are a close contact and live in the same house= 14 day quarantine.
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 9/1/2021.
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-9th grade, kids will play live games, including kid-pitch. 3rd & 4th graders play a season-ending tournament held during the last week of the season. For the kids in 5th-9th grade, we have a season-ending tournament on the last Friday and Saturday in June.
Follow Rosemount In-House Baseball on social media for updates and more:
Key Dates (** THESE ARE THE DATES WE USED IN 2019 ADJUSTED FOR THE 2021 CALENDAR YEAR, THEY ARE ONLY TO BE USED FOR REFERENCE AS WE ARE STILL NOT SURE WHAT EXACTLY COVID RESTRICTIONS WILL LOOK LIKE AT THE SEASON’S BEGINNING**)
- Monday, February 1st: Registration opens
- Monday, March 22nd: Soft registration close (no late fees assessed)
- Monday, March 29th: Hard registration close ($25 late fee for non-traveling baseball cuts)
- Monday, April 12th: Teams posted to Athletechs (team jersey color included)
- Saturday in mid April (8:30-11:00am):
Coaches’ Clinic & Briefing at Rosemount High School Gymnasium*Unlikely to take place or will be online*
- Saturday in mid April (11:00am): Uniforms and equipment distributed to coaches
Parent Meeting at Rosemount Community Center Auditorium (13885 S. Robert Trail, Rosemount, MN 55068)*Unlikely to take place or will be online*
- Friday, April 30th: Season schedule posted to website
- Monday, May 3rd: Season begins (weather permitting)
- TBD: Picture Night/Rosemount Baseball Day Event (no games or practices scheduled)
- Memorial Day (no games or practices scheduled)
Jersey and hat are included with the cost of registration.
- Baseball glove
- Batting helmet – Now required as a safety precaution. If there is not a fence guarding the bench, all players occupying the bench must wear helmets for safety.
Recommended, but not required
- Baseball pants (track pants work fine; no jeans or shorts, please)
- Non-metal 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.
- “Big barrel” bats are NOT allowed for use in RAAA-sanctioned play for Pre-K, Kindergarten or 1st Grade. All bat barrel diameters must be no bigger than 2 1/4″ for use in league activities. In 2nd grade and up, we do not have bat limitations.
- If you plan to move on to traveling and do not want to have to buy another bat, please follow this link for USA baseball guidelines: Equipment Buying Guide – Rosemount Baseball
Matt Norris – RAAA In-House Baseball Program Director (general program questions)
Stephanie Pucci- Uniforms Director (jerseys, hats, etc.)
Open Position – Rules Director
Tyler Young – Umpire Coordinator
2021 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)
- Brockway Park 13669 Bronze Parkway, Rosemount
- Bunker Hill Park 16755 Gerdine Path West, Lakeville
- Camfield Park 14795 Canada Avenue, Rosemount
- Chippendale Park 14876 Chrysler Avenue, Rosemount
- Dakota Ridge 4629 144th St. W, Rosemount
- East Community Park 16700 Pilot Knob Rd, Lakeville
- East Lake Elementary School 4715 162nd St W, Lakeville
- Erickson Park 14115 Brazil Ave, Rosemount
- Falcon Ridge Middle School (Softball Field) 12900 Johnny Cake Ridge Rd, Apple Valley
- Meadows Park 13690 Azalea Avenue, Rosemount
- Parkview Elementary 6795 Gerdine Path, Lakeville
- RMS (Rosemount Middle School Fields) 3135 143rd Street West, Rosemount
- Twin Puddles 14884 Dodd Boulevard, Rosemount
- Winds Park 15675 Chippendale Avenue, Rosemount
- Ailesbury Park 14238 Ailesbury Avenue, Rosemount
- City of Rosemount Trails and Parks Map
** NEW RULES AND RESOURCES COMING SOON!! **
- Parent Meeting – 2019 Presentation
- 2019 Coaches’ Briefing – Intermediate & Majors final draft
- 2019 Coaches’ Briefing – Minors final draft
- 2017-18 Coaches’ Clinic Handouts
- RAAA In-House Baseball Coaching Resource – General Guidance
- RAAA In-House Baseball Coaching Resource – Running
- RAAA In-House Baseball Coaching Resource – Throwing
- RAAA In-House Baseball Coaching Resource – Hitting
- RAAA In-House Baseball Coaching Resource – Fielding
- In-House Baseball Practice Plan
- Skill & Drill Sets
- Pitching Machine Coaches’ Guide
- Pitching Machine – Coaches’ Briefing Notes
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
- Pitching Tracker – Guidelines
- Pitching Tracker – 7-8 year olds
- Pitching Tracker – 9-10 year olds
- Pitching Tracker – 11-12 year olds
- Pitching Tracker – 13-16 year olds
- Pitching Tracker – 2 inning printable
- Pitching Tracker – 5 inning printable
Player Rotations (Fielding and Round-robin batting):
- 9 & 10 Positions – 9 to 15 Players (Includes All Combinations)
- 10 Position – 11 Players
- 10 Position – 12 Players
- 10 Position – 13 Players
- 10 Position – 14 Players
- 10 Position – 15 Players
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.