Mark your calendars! Tryouts for St. Cloud Blue Sox teams in 2018 are scheduled for Sept. 17 and Sept. 19.
The primary tryout will be held on Sunday, Sept. 17, at Hidden Lake Park in St. Augusta. Candidates for the 15U team will try out at 10 a.m. Then, each subsequent hour, a younger age group will try out in front of independent evaluators. Those wanting to play 14U will begin at 11 a.m., followed by 13U at noon, 12U at 1 p.m., 11U at 2 p.m. and 10U/9U at 3 p.m.
For anyone who can't make it Sept. 17, there will be a supplemental tryout from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 19, at Whitney C-2.
Tryout fees are $25. A registration link will be coming. All players must either register online in advance or will be assisted in the online reservation process on-site so we are sure to have appropriate contacts and communication.
For more information about the tryouts, contact Blue Sox Vice President Corey Bertram at 320-249-4615 or email email@example.com. For more about the Blue Sox in general, contact President Chris Friesen at 320-267-1291 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Cloud Blue Sox fees for the 2018 season are as follows;
9U - $150; 10U & 11U - $325; 12U & 13U - $350; 14U & 15U - $375
Fees cover the cost of playing baseball: field rental, umpires, registration fees for tournaments, baseballs, insurance and Gopher State registration.
For more about the Gopher State Baseball League, visit www.myas.org.
More than 60 players tried out for spots on 2017 teams at Hidden Lake Park. Many more participated in the supplemental tryout at Whitney C-2.
The St. Cloud Travel Baseball Association (SCTBA) began in 2006 (incorporated as a non-profit organization in 2008) as an initiative to provide St. Cloud area youth an opportunity to challenge themselves to become better baseball players, better athletes and better people by playing competitive baseball.
SCTBA is a competitive travel baseball program for kids who want to experience a higher level of competition, furthering their development while having fun in a disciplined environment. This is not a recreational (house) league. Our teams play surrounding communities in league play. SCTBA has experienced tremendous growth since 2006 when we fielded one 11U team. In the 2016 season, we had teams competing at all age-levels from 9U to 14AAA.
The St. Cloud Blue Sox compete in the Gopher State Baseball League providing St. Cloud area kids the most competitive and challenging baseball experience. Since 2006, our teams have qualified for and won state championships at many age levels. Our goal is to develop well-balanced teams with kids playing at the level best-suited for their ability.
The St. Cloud Blue Sox offer competitive travel baseball opportunities for players ages 9 to 15.
Since the program's inception, almost 700 players have appeared in uniform for the Blue Sox.
If you're interested in learning more about the organization, and to make sure you are notified as to our tryouts in the fall, contact a board member using the information under the "Board" link at the top of this page.
The St. Cloud Travel Baseball Association would like to thank the Minnesota Twins Community Fund for supporting the Blue Sox with a Coaching Grant for the 2014 season. This grant allowed us to help with the expenses of student-coaches.
If you are a player from a neighboring community and wish to play Blue Sox Travel Baseball, you are eligible to play without waiver if your home community does not provide you a Gopher State opportunity (such as if you don't make their Gopher State travel team(s) or your home community does not have a team at your age level). However, in order to play Blue Sox Travel Baseball without waiver, you must at least try out for your home community's team. If you do not try out for your home community's Gopher State Travel team, you may not play Blue Sox Travel Baseball without a waiver from your home community.