To Our Baseball Membership:
CGAA Baseball held our August board meeting this past Sunday evening, August 30th, to discuss the 2021 season and all that goes into planning a season. The main focus was centered around travel evaluations. Based on the rules and guidelines surrounding safe play and youth sports, we've decided as a board to move our 2021 evaluations to the spring of 2021. Please keep checking our website for further details. Thank you for your patience and stay safe!
Tim Kaplan - CGAA Baseball President
Shane Waterman - CGAA Travel Baseball Director
To Our Baseball Community,
The City of Cottage Grove’s Park and Recreation Department has requested that the members of our baseball association adhere to the announcement made by Governor Walz during his May 20th press conference in which he mentioned that youth sports practice with groups no larger than 10 people. The Cottage Grove Baseball Board is asking everyone to adhere to this policy until further notice in an attempt to maintain a positive working relationship with the city as well as providing a safe environment for our players and coaches.
After much deliberation, unfortunately the CGAA Baseball Board has made the decision to cancel the In-House baseball season due to safety concerns relating to the COVID-19 virus. We are still hopeful that we will be able to salvage a modified traveling baseball season. In order to make this happen we need everyone’s cooperation in following these rules so we do not find ourselves in a situation where the governor or city feels they need to enforce more restrictions and we lose the entire season.
Greetings CGAA members,
To Our Baseball Community,
We hope this message finds you all well. As with everything in our lives at this time there’s still uncertainty regarding the fate of the 2020 baseball season. We’re still optimistic that the upcoming baseball season will be played in some fashion, however, we’ve not been able to formulate a solid plan. For traveling baseball, our league administrator MBL is hoping to get the season started by June 1st. If this comes to fruition, we will plan to start our in-house season at the same time. We’ll communicate our plans for both travel and in-house baseball as soon as they become clearer. Thank you all very much for your patience!
CGAA Baseball Board
I hope this message finds you well and you are doing all you can to help the community in order to stop this virus. We had our monthly board meeting last month, and we'd like to communicate to you the following;
1. CGAA is following the District, MN Dept of Health, CDC and other government agencies for protocols and general guidance on social distancing. We are following this daily to assure we are doing our part. As you all know, the west rink is closed indefinitely. As far as practice goes, coaches are not allowed to organize a group practice with their teams until further notice. This recommendation follows state and federal protocols set around social distancing.
2. For the travel baseball players, the registration deadline is March 31st. We are keeping that deadline in hopes that we will still be having a season. Currently, MBL will be postponing the start of the MBL season, the new proposed start date will be May 18th. MBL is currently asking for associations to give their input on how the season should play out so we should know more soon. As of right now, the MBL league scheduling meetings will still be held on April 4th and coaches meetings on April 14-16th.
3. In-House registration has been pushed back to April 17th as a deadline. If you have not registered yet and would like to hold off that would be okay. We will be scrambling to make teams and get a schedule put together so please bear with us. The plan for right now is to
push back the start of the in-house season to aligh with the proposed MBL travel season, or May 18th.
4. We are encouraging the baseball community to continue to think about baseball. A great activity for kids stuck at home is to play catch for 20 minutes. We are going to be working on a throwing program, some simple strength and conditioning training and fundamental skills videos/challenges.
Please make sure that you are doing your part and stay safe.
President CG Baseball
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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
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 9 and under teams and go up to 15 years old.