Cottage Grove Baseball offers three levels of Traveling baseball: AAA, AA, and A, with players placed at the appropriate level after annual player evaluations.
Each level of play requires hard work, commitment and desire. We believe in teaching structure, discipline and baseball fundamentals. Coaches will expect commitment, discipline, desire and effort to improve. Coaches are volunteers at all CGAA levels.
Our goals are to teach players to set goals and work hard to achieve them. We do not try to shelter players from their mistakes, rather we want to teach them to embrace them and figure out what work they need to do to correct them. Baseball is a sport where you are allowed to fail, pick yourself up and try again. Baseball teaches you that mistakes are not failure but rather teaching moments that help you improve.
2022 Player Evaluations for CGAA Traveling Baseball (9U-15U; all levels) will be held the weekend of September 11-12, with plans to return to a more traditional two-day evaluation.
Additional information will be posted on our 2022 Player Evaluations webpage below in the coming weeks.
In collaboration with Park Baseball Coach McGowan, Cottage Grove Baseball is pleased to publish its shared vision and goals for the upcoming season.
Registration for 2021 CGAA Traveling Baseball closed on March 7, 2021. Please contact the Traveling Director (contact information below) about the potential for late registration.
Coaching applications for the upcoming 2021 Traveling Baseball season closed on March 7, 2021. Please contact the Traveling Director about the potential for still submitting an application.
In 2018, Metro Baseball League (MBL) – the primary league for our Traveling baseball program – voted to adopt the new USA bat standards. If you are interested in purchasing a bat for your son, please first visit the MBL and USA Baseball websites and review the list of approved bats. Links to MBL and USA Baseball website are provided below. A link to MYAS bat standards is also provided as a reference should a Traveling team participate in a MYAS-sanctioned league or tournament.
Metro Baseball League Bat Standards (Dec. 15, 2020)
Bat restrictions: 9U-14U – All bats must have the new USA stamp (unless using a -3 BBCOR bat). 15’s must use a BBCOR bat or wood bat.
9U-13U: Bats must be 2 1/4" with unlimited weight differential or bats 2 3/8", 2 5/8" & 2 3/4" can have a -11 differential or less (i.e. 31” – 20.0 oz.)
14U, 14/15A: Bats must be 2 5/8" with a -5 or less differential
15U: Bats must be 2 5/8” with a -3 or less differential
The Traveling Director oversees the traveling program. They are responsible for working with MBL, our traveling league organization, to set up teams and tournaments. Additionally, he coordinates and manages traveling coaches, level directors and the traveling tryout process.