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.
Player Evaluations and Registration for 2022 CGAA Traveling Baseball are now complete and closed. If you are new to the area, please contact the Traveling Director (contact information below) about the potential for playing CGAA Traveling Baseball in 2022.
2022 CGAA Traveling Baseball teams are posted at the following link and all players that have fully registered are rostered on their individual team pages on this website and the SportsEngine app. Any team placement questions or coaching interest can be directed to the representative 2022 Age-Level Advisor. Contact information can be found each of the respective age-level web pages.
Players will once again order uniforms directly through Advanced Sportswear at each family's separate cost and in addition to registration fees. Additional details will be shared this coming spring. Players will keep their same jersey numbers or get assigned a new jersey number if new to the traveling program. Jersey numbers will be posted in concert with the uniform ordering window in 2022.
Coaching applications for the 2022 CGAA Traveling Baseball season are now closed. Please contact the Traveling Director with any inquiries.
Metro Baseball League Bat Standards (Updated July 27, 2021)
For the 2022 MBL/MBT seasons, MBL/MBT will allow the use of both USA and USSSA approved stamped bats in our leagues as well as in tournament play. The decision is in part to simplify the rules and regulations in both league and tournament play in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. The following bat regulations will be in place:
Bats - The following pertains to the legality of bats in the MBL/MBT for the upcoming 2022 season.
9-11 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/4", 2 1/2”, 2 5/8” or 2 3/4” with UNLIMITED weight differential and a USSSA or USA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards.
12-13 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/2", 2 5/8”, or 2 3/4” barrel with minus 10 weight differential and a USSSA or USA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards OR maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 1/4" or less with UNLIMITED weight differential and a USSSA or USA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards.
14 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 3/4" or less barrel with maximum minus 5 weight differential with USSSA or USA mark and meet Bat Performance Standards. (This includes 14/15A Division).
15 year olds - Maximum diameter at the thickest part: 2 5/8" or less with a minus 3 weight differential and be BBCOR approved.
All bats 36" or less. Wood bats allowed at all ages.
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.