We hope you are all having a great winter season. While the baseball season seems to be such a long time away, we are busy getting prepared for the season ahead as well as getting organized for our winter workouts. We attempted to get as many Sunday nights at the Park Activity Center as possible. Due to gym space limitations with basketball and volleyball tournaments, we were not able to get as many as we would have liked. However, we are continuing to look for more alternative nights and will keep our website updated with any new dates and times that we can get.
The winter workouts are specifically for those that tried out for traveling teams in the fall for the 2014 season. Part of the tryout fee goes to the payment of the tryout judges, the high school workers, etc. The remaining amount goes towards the payment for the use of the gym and the janitorial fees. The idea behind the winter workouts is simply to get the boys throwing again as well as working on some fundamentals of fielding and hitting. The workouts are not mandatory. Please remember that the individuals that are out there helping the boys are all volunteers. The workouts are not meant to be thought of as a baseball camp where your son will get one on one attention. Depending on the number of players that show up for each workout will determine the number of repetitions your son will get.
Please see the Traveling page for dates and times. For players that are interested in winter workouts that did not try out for a traveling team, we are looking into other possibilities. We will keep our website updated if we can find time and locations as well as the funding.
We hope you all have a great holiday and a happy new year. We are greatly looking forward to the baseball season ahead.
---The Cottage Grove Baseball Board
Cottage Grove Athletic Association Baseball provides spring to summer baseball for Cottage Grove youth.
Our In-House programs start at age 4 and go up to age 12.
Our traveling programs start with a 10 and under team and go up to 15 year olds.
If you are 13 years old or older, you automatically play on a traveling team. The AAA and AA teams have been formed. If you are not on one of these teams, you will get placed on a single A team when registrations are complete. These single A teams play in the same traveling league as our AAA and AA teams (Metro Baseball League), but may not play in as many tournaments (usually 1-3).
We usually combine the 14/15 year olds that are not currently on a AAA or AA team and create 14/15A team. We will need coaches for these teams, so please consider volunteering your time to help youth baseball players in Cottage Grove.
The Cottage Grove Athletic Association is involved in charitable gambling. Board meetings are held on the 2nd Sunday of each month at which gambling issues are discussed. All active members of more than 6 months have a right to vote on any gambling issues. These meetings are held at the Youth Service Bureau Building, Suite 202, 7064 S. West Point Douglas Road Cottage Grove, Minnesota 55016 at 7:00pm