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Monticello Baseball Association - Monticello, MN

Gopher State Baseball and LPA Baseball is excited to bring you this FREE At Home Baseball Training on Friday, March 27th at 11:00am 

Grab your glove and join us for some baseball training in the safety of your own home. This is the time of year you should be out on the field getting ready for the season and since we cannot do that right now, we want to help you do the next best thing. Not only will this hour training session have top notch trainers but they will be joined by special guests like Minnesota Twins Minor League Pitcher, Louie Varland!
  • This hour long training will take place this Friday on March 27th from 11:00am to 12:00pm on our Gopher State Baseball Facebook Page
  • The lead instructors will Be Erik Lovdahl (Owner of LPA Baseball and batting practice pitcher of the Minnesota Twins), Dave Hieb (Head Baseball Coach & Head Athletic Trainer of Northwestern University), and Bo Lovdahl (former Bethel University Standout and High School Coach). There will also be a couple of special guest instructors such as Louie Varland (Minor League Pitcher for the Minnesota Twins). 
  • You can RSVP and share the event here:

Update from the Monticello Baseball Association (Updated 3/18/2020)


As with everything surrounding these uncharted waters we find ourselves navigating, the status of our Annual Evaluations & Tryouts is still very much uncertain. It is our every hope to not only have a fun and exciting summer of youth baseball, but also hold some form of an evaluation or tryout to create our competitive teams. We have received communication from our Competitive/Travel League organizers, Minnesota Youth Athletic Services(MYAS/Gopher State), and they are currently planning to start the season in the later part of April, which is normal. This means our deadlines to report the number and level of teams the MBA will be fielding this year will not be delayed or postponed. This is important because it means we still need to have the registration for competitive teams completed by 3/21/2020. If your child wishes to have an opportunity to play competitive/traveling baseball this summer they STILL NEED TO BE REGISTERED BY 11:59 PM ON 3/21/2020. We understand that many of our baseball families are facing far more pressing issues during these trying times and summer baseball is not a top priority and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. In the event the season is cancelled and you have paid all the fee's up front the MBA will refund 100% of all fee's paid.


Having said all that, there are a couple age groups that are one or two players away from creating an additional competitive/traveling team. If you're on the fence on weather to play competitive or recreational please consider registering for a competitive level as this will allow the opportunity for 11 more kids to grow and develop their baseball skills through our traveling program. It can also be a fun and rewarding experience for players and parents alike.


As always, we will notify you of any changes, cancellations, other updates and announcements through email, Facebook, and Twitter.


Monticello Baseball Association 2020 Batting Cage Schedule

Monticello Middle School – Activity Center (west end of school)


Saturday Sessions                      Thursday Sessions

2/15/2020                                          2/27/2020
9U 9am - 9:45am                                 9U & 10U 6pm - 7pm
10U 9:45am - 10:30am                         11U & 12U 7pm - 8pm
11U 10:30am - 11:15am                       13U & 14U 8pm - 9pm
12U 11:30am - 12:15pm                       
13U 12:15pm - 1:00pm
14U 1:00pm - 1:45pm                           3/12/2020
                                                           9U & 10U 6pm - 7pm
                                                           11U & 12U 7pm - 8pm
2/22/2020                                          ​​​​​13U & 14U 8pm - 9pm
12U 9am - 9:45am
13U 9:45am - 10:30am
14U 10:30am - 11:15am                       3/19/2020 - CANCELLED
9U 11:30am - 12:15pm                         9U & 10U 6pm - 7pm
10U 12:15pm - 1:00pm                         11U & 12U 7pm - 8pm
11U 1:00pm - 1:45pm                           13U & 14U 8pm - 9pm               

9U 9am - 9:45am
10U 9:45am - 10:30am
11U 10:30am - 11:15am
12U 11:30am - 12:15pm
13U 12:15pm - 1:00pm
14U 1:00pm - 1:45pm

12U 9am - 9:45am
13U 9:45am - 10:30am
14U 10:30am - 11:15am
9U 11:30am - 12:15pm
10U 12:15pm - 1:00pm
11U 1:00pm - 1:45pm

9U 9am - 9:45am
10U 9:45am - 10:30am
11U 10:30am - 11:15am
12U 11:30am - 12:15pm
13U 12:15pm - 1:00pm
14U 1:00pm - 1:45pm

2020 Baseball Registration is now open!!

Monticello Baseball Families,


Registration for the 2020 season is open for both players and coaches. Go to and click on the registration tab at the top of the page to complete registration.


Reminder, evaluations are being held at the Monticello High School on Saturday, March 21st (evaluation times will be published soon), if your child wishes to play competitive (traveling) baseball this season, they need to be registered before the tryout date. Coaches please sign up as soon as possible so we can determine the number of teams.


New for 9U-10U (3rd Grade – 4th Grade) and staying the same for age groups 11U-14U (5th Grade - 8th Grade), we will again be considering a second competitive team at each level based on numbers and interest. During registration you will be given an option of choosing Competitive or Recreational. Choosing Competitive means your child is committed to playing on a traveling team, if chosen, which typically plays 16 games, league playoffs, 2 tournaments and practices 1 or 2 times per week. We limit competitive teams to 11 players, so we do look for a commitment from these players. Choosing Recreational would mean your child would play approximately 16 games locally with Becker, Big Lake and Clear Lake and practice 1 time per week, along with a year end tournament. In both cases, there will be a few practices a week before games begin and will be determined by coaches.


If you are unable to attend the evaluations/tryouts, please send an email with the following information to


1.   Players Name(s):

2.   Parents Name(s):

3.   Street Address:

4.   City, State, Zip Code:

5.   Age Level(s) Registered for: 9U 10U 11U 12U 13U 14U (delete those not applicable)

6.   Reason why a player will be unable to attend evaluations & tryouts:

7.  Additional Information:(if applicable)


**6U Level**

We have a 6U level which is open to 5 and 6-year-old boys and girls finishing kindergarten. It will be an introduction to baseball skills with practices and games on Tuesday nights for 1 hour. Kids will receive a Dri-Fit tee shirt and Richardson hat.


**Heggies Fundraiser**

We will be doing a Heggies Pizza fundraiser again this year. There is a $25 fundraising deposit in the registration, which you can earn that back by selling 10 pizzas. If you sell 20 pizzas, you will get an extra $25 for a total of $50 in return. This fundraiser was very successful last year and we would like to thank everyone again who participated. We raised enough money to purchase new training and development tools for our teams. Some of those items were new flight control balls, weighted training balls and a new portable mound for the city fields. With the addition of these items, teams and coaches are able to be more efficient in teaching skills that help the kids enjoy the game and be successful as they grow and develop.


As we did last year, we are eliminating evaluations for the 6U and 8U levels. During registration we will be asking for the child’s skill level. The choices will be Beginner, Intermediate and Experienced with a short description. Please choose the best fit and be as honest as possible as this helps us create fairly matched teams. Even though scores are not kept, it is a modified game at this level, we want to make it enjoyable for everyone.


Thank you for your continued support!


Monticello Baseball Association


Save The Date... Monticello Baseball Evaluations and Tryouts will be on March 21st, 2020!

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