The deadline to pay in full your Blue Sox fees for 2016 is Feb. 1. After that date, you risk the organization giving your spot to another player.
The vast majority of players registered to pay all or part of the total last fall and credit cards automatically will be debited on Feb. 1 for any remaining balance.
Others may have paid by check and that may not be immediately reflected in our system. If you want to mail a check, you can do so to: St. Cloud Travel Baseball Association, Box 5163, St. Cloud, MN 56302. If you have further questions, please contact Andy Hawkins, treasurer, at 320-291-6387 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you're going to be a head coach or assistant for any of the Blue Sox teams in 2016, please click on the coaches corner tab under the home link on our web site and complete the registration process for a background check. The Blue Sox pay the fees for this. All you have to do is provide the information. Deadline to do so if you want to work with your players indoors is Feb. 1. Do it today!
The St. Cloud Blue Sox offer competitive travel baseball opportunities for players ages 9 to 15. If your're interested in learning more about the Blue Sox and to make sure you are notified as to our tryouts in the fall, sign up today. Register for an NGIN account and you'll be on our email list.
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 allows us to help with the expenses of our student-coaches.
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 that season. Today we have 14 teams competing at all age-levels from 9U AA to 15U AAA.
The St. Cloud Blue Sox compete in the Gopher State 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. The goal is to develop well-balanced teams with kids playing at the level best-suited for their ability.
Fees for the 2016 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 fees. New this year, fees will also include access to the newest indoor baseball facility in the area.
A $100 deposit is due by Nov. 15 to hold your player's roster spot. Families also can pay their fees all at once.
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 tryout 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.