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Coaches Needed

Hard to believe… but another baseball season has come and gone. We certainly appreciate all of the great volunteers who put in the time and effort necessary to make it so successful.  Also hard to believe… the planning for next season is already underway.

To continuously improve our program and get a head start on next season, we are starting the recruiting process for Head Coaches now. The goal is to have a longer than needed list of interested coaches in place as early as possible, rather than trying to find them at the last minute in the spring.

We have been very fortunate to have had so many great individuals step up over the years and offer their time and talent to help in this regard. However, we do often come up short. We will need about 65 Head Coaches for the upcoming season.    

Our program’s mission is to develop the baseball skills suited for each division of play while providing a positive team experience for all who participate, regardless of their individual skill level. Winning is secondary to player development, equal opportunity in games and promoting a love for the game.

We need those individuals who share in, and will embrace these principles as Head Coaches in our program.  If you are at all interested in being a Head Coach for the 2019 season, please go to the link below and complete the 2019 Volunteer Form. For those who have questions or would like more details on what is all involved in being a Head Coach at the various Divisions of play, we will be holding two information meetings sometime in January. Details will be posted on our website.

Anyone who applies for a Head Coach position by January 31st, (whether they become a head coach or not) will have their name entered in a drawing for 25 Concession Stand Treat Tickets ($50 value). There will be two winners drawn.   

Important Note: Completing the application form does not commit you to, or guarantee you will get a team.


2019 Coach/Volunteer Registration

We are now accepting applications for coaches & volunteers for the 2019 season. All applications must be submitted online.

https://crallbaseball.sportngin.com/register/form/703229561


Coaches Meetings

There will be four winter meetings held for anyone interested in coaching this upcoming season or who may have questions about coaching and how the league works in general.  These meetings will have many board members present who will be available to answer any questions people may have. 

The meetings will all be held at Andover Lanes from 8PM - 9:30PM and will take place on the following dates: 12/12, 1/9, 2/6, and 3/6.  


Online Registration Opens January 1

Beginning January 1, online registration opens for the 2019 season.  Once again, those who sign up early will be eligible for one of two free league entry fees!  All those who sign up in January are eligible for a drawing at the end of that month.  Those who sign up by the end of February will be eligible for a drawing at the end of that month (those who sign up in January are eligible for both).   

New this year, we are happy to offer free sessions for the US Baseball Academy training sessions which are set to take place at Anoka-Ramsey CC, in Coon Rapids.  All those who register online for CRALL regular season during the month of January will be eligible for one free session (a total of six will be available, one for each grade level; first through sixth grade), which are valued at $129/each.  More specific camp information can be found on our league homepage or US Baseball Academy’s website as well.


Youth Baseball Winter Training

The Lab Athletic is pleased to offer baseball players ages 8 to 15, Winter Workouts with Erik Lovdahl and coaches from the Minnesota Twins youth development programs.  

In addition to running the youth development programs, Lovdahl is a batting practice pitcher for the Twins, and has been with the Twins organization for over a decade. He also operates Lovdahl Pitching Academy in the Twin Cities. Kent “KO” Paulson and Brian Raabe will join Lovdahl as instructors. All have played at the professional level, including with the Twins organization. Paulson recently retired as an English teacher for Roseville Schools. Raabe is head coach of the baseball team at Bethel University in St. Paul. 

Each session will focus on fundamental mechanics in batting, fielding, throwing, and pitching. They will also coach mental toughness, baseball strategy, as well as the importance of nutrition, character, and good grades for future baseball success.

 

Details:

  • Cost is $185 (processing fees included)
  • Five, 2-hour sessions
  • Fridays from 6:30-8:30 p.m
  • December 14, 21, 28, January 4 and 11
  • Additional sessions may be added in January and February, depending on interest.
  • The Lab Athletic --- 14216 Lincoln St NE, Ham Lake, MN 55304

We can take 30 players on a first-come, first-serve basis. The workouts are open to baseball players ages 8 to 15. We will offer refunds if there are not enough participants. Spread the word!

Click HERE to sign up!


Happy Thanksgiving!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Get your Black Friday shopping done early for your favorite baseball fans.  All CRALL gear is on sale through the end of the day on Friday at the site below.

https://www.rebyl.com/webstores


CRALL Winter Apparel On Sale Now

Get your CRALL winter apparel now through 11PM, November 23rd at Rebyl link below.  When on the Rebyl webpage, click on CRALL icon towards the bottom of the page to see available products.  You can have orders direct shipped from the site or they can also be picked up from Rebyl Sports on December 15.  

https://www.rebyl.com/webstores


U.S. Baseball Academy Camp at Anoka-Ramsey CC

We are excited to announce an upcoming event with U.S. Baseball Academy. We have arranged for our league members to receive a discount of up to $60 off the total registration fee per player. This winter baseball camp will be hosted at Anoka-Ramsey CC and runs once a week for four weeks beginning on Saturday, February 16.  The program will be directed by Anoka-Ramsey CC head baseball coach, Jason Saulsbury, and staff.  

U.S Baseball Academy has agreed to give each of our league members a $20 discount for each registered skill (choose up to three: hitting, pitching, fielding, catcher; up to $60 off total). U.S. Baseball Academy sessions feature a low player to coach ratio and are available for players in grades 1-12.

To register for a U.S. Baseball Academy session, please follow the link and complete the form to ensure you get your discount properly applied for your players: https://www.usbaseballacademy.com/coon-rapids-andover-american-ll-sponsorship/

Please direct any questions to U.S. Baseball Academy. You can email them at info@usbaseballacademy.com or call their office Monday – Friday, 9 am – 4:30 pm at 866-622-4487 option 1.


Richard Reischel

Richard had been an Assistant Coach in the CRALL organization for the last 3 years. His positive attitude and smile were contagious. He made it a point to get to know everyone (not just the players) on a first name basis. Those of us that had the pleasure of knowing him will miss him a ton! He leaves behind his loving wife Corrine and two grandsons Aiden and Landon, who they were legal guardians of. Being part of CRALL was very important to Richard and he felt so blessed to have the opportunity to be a coach on Aiden's team. His favorite quote was, "It's a great day for baseball!" He spoke those words before every game regardless of the weather. We are all a family at CRALL and if you are able to help please follow the link and do so. Lets get this thing jump started!!

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Got Questions?

Contact CRALLbaseball@gmail.com if you have any questions about CRALL.


Key Dates

JAN 1 - Online Registration Opens

JAN 20 - Board Meeting - 7pm

MAR 18, 19, 20 - Player Evaluations

MAR 25 - Majors Draft

MAR 27 - Minors Draft

MAR 30 - AA Draft

APRIL 27 - Picture Day

APRIL 29 - Majors Games Begin

MAY 4 - Opening Day

JUNE 1 - Player Appreciation Day

 



Weather Hotline

The Weather Hotline number is 763-755-4833.  The information on this line only pertains to the games scheduled to be played at our park.

Game Time Limits

For AA/Minors/Majors:  No new inning can begin after 1 hr 45 min

CRALL Apparel On Sale

Follow this link to see what is available:
https://jbl-creations.com/collections/crall


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Congratulations to our All-Star Teams

2018
12 yr old District 1 and MN State Champions
11 yr old District 1 and MN State Champions
10 yr old District 1 Champions
9 yr old Paul Perez Memorial Tournament Champions

2017
12 yr old District 1 and MN State Champions
11 yr old District 1 and MN State Champions
10 yr old District 1 Champions
9 yr old Paul Perez Memorial Tournament Champions

2016
12 yr old District 1 and MN State Champions
11 yr old District 1 and MN State Champions
10 yr old District 1 and MN State Champions
9 yr old Crystal Tournament Champions, Paul Perez Memorial Tournament Champions

2015
13 yr old District 1, MN State and Central Region Champions
11 yr old Metro Classic Champions
10 yr old District 1 Champions, Robbinsdale Wood Bat Tournament Champions
9 yr old Crystal Tournament Champions, Paul Perez Memorial Tournament Champions

2014
13 yr old District 1 and MN State Champions
12 yr old Metro Classic Champions
11 yr old Glen Lake Tournament Champions
10 yr old District 1 and MN State Champions
9 yr old Blaine Tournament Champions

2013
12 yr old District 1 and MN State Champions
11 yr old District 1 and MN State Champions


Congratulations to our Tournament Teams

2018
Memorial Cup Champions (12U Gray)

2017
Robbinsdale Wood Bat Tournament Champions (12U Black Magic)
Memorial Cup Champions (12U Gold, 10U Red)
Classic Tournament Champions (Orioles)
Firecracker Tournament Champions (A's)
Raspberry Tournament Champions (Twins)

2016
Memorial Cup Champions 
(12U Orange Crushers)
Minnetonka Bigsy Tournament Champions (10U Red)
Classic Tournament Champions (Orioles)
Firecracker Tournament Champions (Twins)
Scott Brainard Tournament Champions (Twins)

2015
Robbinsdale Wood Bat Tournament Champions (12U)
Minnetonka Bigsy Tournament Champions (9U)

2014
Mauer Cup Champions (12U Red)