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Winter practice heats up for St. Cloud Blue Sox at Acceleration Baseball

Winter workouts heating up at Acceleration Baseball.

St. Cloud Blue Sox Winter workouts heating up at Acceleration Baseball.

The New Year is upon us and, while many are in the heart of basketball, hockey or other winter sports seasons, the St. Cloud Blue Sox will be heating up baseball workouts at Acceleration Baseball.

With your paid 2017 Blue Sox fees, each player gets access to the indoor facility for special open sessions. They began in November and continue each Wednesday night through January, from 6-8 p.m., and in February, from 6-7:30 p.m. (NOTE: new times) Any player from any team can come during the open times.

In addition, team practices will begin soon. The 14AAA team has some scheduled for Friday nights in January and most other teams will begin in February, when access will expand to 6-9 p.m. on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Each team's coach will contact their players to advise them of their team workout schedule.

Coaches will be on hand to supervise players who wish to use the batting cages, throw and do other indoor drills as we did last winter. Players should come dressed to work out with bats, gloves and helmets.

The facility is at 20 McLeland Road in St. Cloud.

To pay your fees, click the link below to put a down payment on or pay fees in full. Payments for 2017 are only being accepted online. You can pay with your checking account, but you must submit it through SportsEngine. Actual checks will not be accepted so that we can keep registration simpler and avoid chasing down late payments.

If you have other payment related questions, contact Blue Sox Treasurer Andy Hawkins at 320-291-6387 or

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Rosters for 2017 St. Cloud Blue Sox teams unveiled

The rosters for the 2017 St. Cloud Blue Sox teams have been compiled, following tryouts in September. Rosters for 15U, 14U, 13U, 12U, 11U and 9U teams are below.

15U -- Hunter Stulz, Joseph Dolan, Spencer Bertram, Parker Cox, Jake Cielinski, Kavynah Schneekloth, Brandon Hagstrom and Sam Oster

14U -- Eli Rudnick, Drew Schroeder, Charlie Kent, John Hawkins, Jakob Corrow, Bradyn Balfanz, Josh Lanctot, Tom Hoffman, Parker Jordan, Lincoln Benson, Eli Unze and Matt Friesen

13U -- John Kaczor, Jalen Vorpahl, Peyton Randall, Ethan Kramer, Luke Boettcher, Joshua Russell, Henry Bulson, Vincent Bertram, Devin Yeager, Jaden Mendel, Sean Reagan, Andrew Roggeman and Nikhil Gulati

12U -- Izaac Hutchinson, Tanner Staller, Arik Nikolas, Alex Schroeder, John Kinzer, William Allenspach, Jake Voth, Timothy Gohman, Sawyer Nelson, Brayden Schmitz, Ryder Petersen, Andrew Finneman and Nolan Geislinger

11U -- Spencer Swenson, Leo Kramer, Jonathan Doschadis, Carter Kent, Joseph Siats, Jace Griffin, Jackson Sheetz, Beau Keller, Jack Gagliardi, Jace Wucherer, Jackson Hoover, Trac Swenson and Andrew Doschadis.

9U -- Carter Heiser, Lincoln O'Donnell, Carter Whaley, Cooper Buttenhoff, Brody Ulik, Tristan Thyen and Peyton Golly. (Note: We will be adding at least 6 players, if possible, to the 9U team. If you know of a player interested in playing, contact Blue Sox President Chris Friesen at 320-267-1291 or, or Vice-President Corey Bertram 320-249-4615 or

Want to know more about MYAS tournaments for the coming season?

Click the link below for a listing of all Minnesota Youth Athletic Services sanctioned tournaments for the 2017 season.

Gopher State 2017 tournament listings

Click here to access listings and information on all MYAS tournaments for the 2017 season.

Coaches must submit background screening for 2017

The St. Cloud Blue Sox will require all head coaches and assistant coaches to undergo background screening before stepping on the field in 2017.

The association pays for the screening. All you have to do, if you're a coach, is complete the registration process. If you're a returning coach, or a new coach, click the link below to submit your information. You must do this before you will be cleared to take the field with your team.

Thank you, coaches!

Fees for the 2017 Season

St. Cloud Blue Sox fees for the 2017 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.

More than 60 players tried out for spots on 2017 teams Sept. 10 at Hidden Lake Park. Supplemental tryout will be Tuesday at Whitney C-2.

More than 60 players tried out for spots on 2017 teams Sept. 10 at Hidden Lake Park. Many more participated in the supplemental tryout Sept. 13 at Whitney C-2.

2017 Blue Sox tryouts

    Welcome to St. Cloud Travel Baseball

    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.

    Interested in playing Blue Sox Travel Baseball?

    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 Blue Sox Thank the Minnesota Twins Community Fund

    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.

    Players from Neighboring Communities

    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.

    Gopher State Guidelines for Participation

    If you are planning to tryout for Blue Sox Baseball and do not live in St. Cloud or attend school in District 742, please click on the link above to review Gopher State's participation policy.