After making the hard but right choice to cancel the 2020 in-house baseball season due to COVID, we remain hopeful for a safe and fun return to the field in 2021. A few have asked about what level their son should sign up for in 2021 due to the lost year. When registering, SportsEngine will automatically place your son in the right level based on his age, which, yes, means that if your son was supposed to play Traditional Tee-Ball in 2020, he will move to first-year Pitchball in 2021, and so on. Knowing each In-House level will extensively have kids playing at that level for the first time, we’ll continue to work with our volunteer coaches on navigating that transition and helping our boys continue to develop. REGISTER TODAY!
In-House Kick-Off: Will take place on Saturday, May 1st. Each team will be assigned a time to meet their coaches and teammates, receive their hats and jerseys, and play a short scrimmage against another team. Once teams are formed, a Kick-Off schedule with each team's meeting time will be posted.
Regular Season: Please plan on your child having practice or a game every Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday (based on their registration) beginning on May 3rd, weather permitting. 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.
Team rosters and full schedules for the 2021 Season will be posted the week prior to Kick-Off.
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.
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).
Below you will find a map of the fields used in CGAA Baseball. If you click the icon on a point of the map, you will see the field name, description and address. You can grab the map and move it or zoom. If you click our link to the map, you can email a map to a fan!