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.
Registration for 2022 CGAA Traveling Baseball is now open through November 21, 2022. Please note that this registration is only for players that participated in 2022 Player Evaluations and were placed on a team for the upcoming season. If you missed player evaluations or are new to the area, please contact the Traveling Director (contact information below) about the potential for playing traveling baseball in 2022.
2022 Player Evaluations for CGAA Traveling Baseball (9U-15U; all levels) were held the weekend of September 11-12, 2021. All 2022 CGAA Traveling Baseball teams are now posted at the following link. Players will be rostered once formal registration concludes late fall 201.
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.
Coaching applications for the 2022 CGAA Traveling Baseball season are now closed. Please contact the Traveling Director with any inquiries.
In collaboration with Park Baseball Coach McGowan, Cottage Grove Baseball is pleased to publish its shared vision and goals for the upcoming season.
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.