St. Cloud Rox manager Augie Rodriguez instructs Blue Sox coaches at the Acceleration Baseball facility. Sox players will have use of the space every Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. beginning Dec. 2.
St. Cloud Rox manager Augie Rodriguez demonstrated ways for the St. Cloud Blue Sox coaches to use the Acceleration Baseball facility on Wednesday night. At 6 p.m. next Wednesday, Nov. 18, Rodriguez and former Twins infielder (and Rox coach) Al Newman will give the first of multiple free clinics to Blue Sox players. But to attend, and to use the facility during special Blue Sox hours beginning Dec. 2, you have to make a payment toward the coming season.
Look for more information about facility rules and practices to come. We will have the use of a large share of the facility from 6-8 p.m. the first three Wednesdays in December. In January, that will expand to two nights a week for two hours each, and in February and March there will be three nights a week for three hours each.
There will be no excuse not to be a better player before you even step outside in 2016!
(Moms and Dads, you can even use treadmills and elliptical machines while you watch your players train! Or you can sit in a lounge area, too.)
Access to some degree of the facility will continue 11 of the 12 months of the year (not July). But to get that kind of commitment, you have to make one, too. Get your player fees in. You can click on the player payments link on this page or at the menu on the left.
If you want to mail a check, send it to: St. Cloud Blue Sox, Box 5163, St. Cloud, MN 56302. Sox officials also will be on hand to accept checks at the facility on Nov. 18.
Registration for the 2016 St. Cloud Blue Sox season is now available. Players should enter their first payment or pay in full by Nov. 15 in order to be able to attend the first Acceleration baseball clinic featuring St. Cloud Rox manager Augie Rodriguez and coach and former Twins infielder Al Newman at 6 p.m. on Nov. 18. Player access to the Acceleration Baseball Center (www.accelerationbaseballcenter.com), at 20 McLeland Road in St. Cloud (near the MAC), begins Dec. 2. On Dec. 2, 9 and 16, we will have three cages reserved in the facility from 6-8 p.m. In January, February and March, the number of hours and days per week we will have reserved will increase. Look for more on this soon, but if you're not registered you can't get in. So get it done now!
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. 15th to hold your player's roster spot. Families also can pay their fees all at once.
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.
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.