With the exception of Wee-Tees for 4YOs, registration for CGAA In-House Baseball is now closed. Please contact the Registrations Director about late-registration depending on team capacity/availability. You can find more information about Wee-Tees and contact information for the Registrations Director below.
Updated April 27, 2021
In-House Kick-Off: While we had hoped to conduct our season-opening kick-off Saturday, May 1, we are officially canceling it per MDH. MDH is classifying the kick-off as a festival or gathering of over 100 people in a certain location because of the fenced-in nature of the fields and central gathering place between all the fields at Hamlet. We acknowledge that many of you have held this date for some time and made plans around it but we're going to follow the guidance being provided at this time. Each team's first official start date is outlined below.
Regular Season: Please plan on your child having practice or a game every Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday (based on their registration) beginning on Wednesday, May 5th or Thursday, May 6th respectively, weather permitting. Specific times and field locations will be communicated in the coming days. All practices will start at either 5:45pm or 6:45pm and will last approximately 1 hour. All games will start at 6:15pm. Season end dates vary based on level. Instructional and Traditional Tee Ball will go through the end of June. Pitchball and above will go until the end-of-season tournaments scheduled for mid-July.
Tournaments: End-of-season tournaments will be held for Pitchball and above in July. The Pitchball Tournament will take place the weekend of July 10th at Lamar Fields. The Pee Wee and Minors tournament will be the weekend of July 17th at Hamlet Park. Both tournaments will be double-elimination based on team standings. CGAA Baseball reserves the right to modify the tournament format to single-elimination as needed based on inclement weather.
Coaches: Please be on the lookout for an email communicating additional details for coaches meetings, equipment pickup and other related administrative details for a fun and safe 2021 season.
COVID Guidelines: Detailed information outlining CGAA Baseball's COVID guidelines for the coming season are available at the link below.
The 2021 CGAA In-House Teams will have pictures taken on Tuesday, May 25th and Wednesday, May 26th at Cottage Grove Middle School. Teams that play Tuesdays/Thursdays will have pictures on Tuesday, May 25th. Teams that play Mondays/Wednesdays will have pictures on Wednesday, May 26th. Please see the PDF below to find your team's picture time.
Pictures will be held outside of the school weather permitting. In the case of inclement weather, pictures will be held indoors in the CGMS Commons. There are no cleats allowed inside the school. If it is raining or you are unsure of the weather, please have your player bring tennis shoes to their picture time.
Updated June 22, 2021
Below are PDFs of the teams for the 2021 In-House season. Please note that some team rosters have slightly changed to accommodate some additional players and coaches signing up – so please double-check your player's team assignment. Team rosters and schedules will be loaded into SportsEngine in the coming days, with each team eventually having its own team page.
All players (except Wee Tee players) are required to provide their own batting helmets and baseball gloves. There are no color requirements for In-House helmets. Helmets can be purchased through Amazon, Dick's Sporting Goods, Play It Again Sports, etc. Matte green helmets can be ordered through Advanced Sportswear.
Baseball pants, cleats, and bats are optional but not required. In-House Teams are supplied with bats that meet league requirements. Baseball bats supplied by players must meet In-House League requirements (no big barrel bats).
In-House Baseball Director
Cottage Grove Baseball is actively seeking volunteers to help coordinate its 2021 T-Ball, Pitchball, Pee Wee and Minors leagues. If you're interested in volunteering, please contact Tim Kaplan.
CGAA Baseball In-House programs offers baseball for ages 4-12. The age cut-off date is April 30th.
Wee Tees is a program offered to 4-year-old children to provide them with the basics of the game of baseball. The program is held typically held on four Saturdays in the month of June. Participants will be provided with jerseys.
We offer two levels of T-ball during the week: Instructional T-Ball for 5-year-olds and Traditional T-Ball for 6-year-olds.
Instructional T-Ball (Mondays and Wednesdays) is an introduction to the game for 5-year-olds. Players learn positions and the general concept of the game. Score is not emphasized.
Traditional T-Ball (Tuesdays and Thursdays) is for 6-year-olds and is step two in moving towards "real" baseball. Score is kept and is a step towards preparing players for Pitchball.
Pitchball (offered either Mondays/Wednesdays as American League or Tuesdays/Thursdays as National League) is the next step in the baseball education. It involves hitting balls pitched by coaches. Players rotate through all positions and learn the fun of hitting the ball and running the bases. We host an end-of-the-year tournament for players to show off the skills they developed throughout the season.
Pee Wees (offered either Mondays/Wednesdays as the American League or Tuesdays/Thursdays as the National League) introduces kids pitching to other kids. It also begins to introduce and strengthen all other phases of the game. We host an end-of-the-year tournament for players to show off the skills they developed throughout the season.
Minors (offered on Mondays/Wednesdays only) is our final In-House league. It adds in all the phases of the game in order to prepare the players for the next step of baseball. This league also has an end-of-the-year tournament.
We have baseball opportunities for young men in these age groups through our Traveling baseball program.