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    "Twinsburg represents community baseball at its best. Their teams are consistently strong fundamentally and more importantly they play the game the right way; with respect."

    Cleveland Indians President Mark Shapiro


    OPENING DAY PHOTO GALLERY!!!!!


    PAYING TRIBUTE

    These seven kids are not only great baseball players, but wonderful young men. Every single one of them got their start in baseball playing in TBL.  Every single one of them has a dad who helped coach them and other young kids the great game of baseball over the years. All of them have moms who cheered them on endlessly going all the way back to t-ball. They played in rec, they played in travel and they are about to leave us. These boys have since given back in many ways. Some of them ump, some of them help with travel tryouts, all of them have friends and siblings who played in the TBL that they've helped over the years. This is our little tribute to them, as they get set to officially leave Twinsburg baseball when they head off to college in the fall.


    TWINSBURG TRAVEL BASEBALL OFF TO ANOTHER ROARING START

    Coming off last year's breakout year for the travel program that saw the teams at all age levels experience all kinds of success, Twinsburg's travel baseball teams are off to another hot start in 2015. Our 8U Tigers, in the debut year for travel baseball at that age in the city, went out to Hudson and won the Hudson Spring Classic, going 4-0 and outscoring their opponents 56-5.  The 13U Tigers also went out to Hudson, and also won their age division! And in their first year as a travel team, the 9U Tigers went to the championship game in the loaded Blue Chip Classic out at Victory Park, beating the Pittsburgh Diamond Dawgs in the semifinals. Congrats to all of our travel teams on a great opening weekend!!! Go Tigers!!!


    TBL TEAM & INDIVIDUAL PICTURES - MAY 8 & 9!

    TBL will once again conduct their team and indivdual picture shoots at the Twinsburg Fitness Center on the Friday night and Saturday morning of the first week of the TBL regular season.  Your coach and league commissioner will have more information on your child's teams time slot in the coming days.  And this year, parents can pre-order pictures online as opposed to completing an order form and bringing a check the day of pictures.  CLICK HERE to go to TBL's league page on the Lifetouch Sports website to pre-order your child's pictures.


    TBL NIGHT AT LAKE COUNTY CAPTAINS PARK - SATURDAY, JUNE 13TH!

    Once again, TBL will have it's own dedicated evening at Lake County Captains Park for some Cleveland Indians minor league baseball. And once again, the evening will be loaded with perks and benefits for the TBL community, including a FREE TICKET for all TBL players! In addition, there will be a post-game fireworks display, discounted tickets for friends and family members of TBL players, and deeply discounted vouchers for food, merchandise, and passes to their fantastic Kids Zone out behind the left field wall. As if that wasn't enough, two random TBL players will be chosen to throw out the first pitch and ten random TBL players will get to be on the field for the National Anthem with the Captains players. Click below to download the flyer, which has all the details. Do not miss this night!  Let's pack the park on June 13th Twinsburg!!


    REGISTRATION STILL OPEN FOR THE SENIORS DIVISION
     
    Registration is now closed for the Tee-ball, Coach Pitch, Juniors, Minors, and Majors divisions ... but is still open for our Seniors (closes May 15) division.
     
    For the younger age divisions, practices start in early April, and the seasons span from early May to late June/early July ... everything is wrapped up by July 4th.
     
    Please note that the TBL Board of Trustees voted this fall to make a change in how we group our age divisions. In the past, we've used the age cut off of August 31st - so your child's age as of the August after the season ends determined their age division. This date was originally chosen because August 31 used to be the school age cut off, but it has since been moved up a couple of times. Little League Baseball has also adopted an age cut off date of May 1st. August 31st no longer made any sense for TBL to use as a cut off date. The board voted on the issue and decided to change TBL's age divisions to be tied to the school grades kids are in, which many other sports use as well.  
     
    The reasoning behind the outcome of the vote was simple: we want kids to play baseball with their friends. And we think its simpler for the parents as well. Our age cut-off date has been a constant source of confusion, and led to kids in the same grades playing in different age divisions.
     
    Here's our divisions, and the grades associated with each ...
     
    Tee-ball: Entering kindergarten in the fall or currently in kindergarten
    Coach Pitch I - Currently in 1st grade
    Coach Pitch II - Currently in 2nd grade
    Juniors - Currently in 3rd or 4th grade
    Minors - Currently in 5th or 6th grade
    Majors - Currently in 7th or 8th grade 
    Seniors - Currently in high school
     
    We realize that this change could lead to kids being tagged to an age division they have already played two years in (3-4 year old tee-ball in other communities would not count), and are willing to be flexible with parents of kids in those situations who want their kids to advance to the next division.  And we will continue to also be accommodative to parents who want their kids to "stay down" a division to continue to progress before moving up a division.  Also - note that our travel baseball and rec league tournament teams will continue to use the May 1 cut off date as it relates to the formation of those teams.
     
    ANY questions that anyone has on these changes or the reasoning behind them, please feel free to email us at twinsburgbaseball@gmail.com.

    TBL PARTNERS WITH THE POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE

    In February of this year, the TBL Board voted to partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance, a quickly growing national organization that works with youth and high school sports leaders, coaches, athletes and parents to help promote a positive, character building youth sports experience.

    PCA offers a number of tools for all of the aforementioned groups.  

    The numbers of kids in America playing baseball from ages 6-12 is at healthy levels, but there has been a sharp drop off in the number of kids that continue playing after that point.  

    PCA is committed to helping coaches and youth sports organizations to create the positive type of atmosphere that leads to kids wanting to continue to play sports through their high school years.

    Click HERE to learn more!


    2015 TWINSBURG "STARS & STRIPES" TRAVEL BASEBALL TOURNAMENT

    The 2015 Twinsburg Stars & Stripes Travel Baseball Tournament will take place starting on Thursday, July 9th and ends with championship bracket play on Sunday, July 12th.  Spaces will be filled on a first come, first serve basis with a max of eight teams per division.  We have also added an 8U (kid pitch) division this year.

    Three game minimum, most teams will play one game either Thursday or Friday, with the top four teams in each division advancing to Sunday single elimination.  Individual and team awards will be given to the finalists in each division, and concessions will be available at most fields.

    This a very well run baseball tournament that we've been hosting for many years now.  Most divisions usually sell out in the spring, so reserve your spot now!

    To book your spot, for scheduling requests, or if you have any questions, contact Larry Carinci at lcarinci@zircoa.com or by phone at 440-821-6564.

    Click HERE to download the tournament registration form.  Click HERE to see the tournament rules.


    THE 2ND ANNUAL TWINSBURG WORLD SERIES OF WIFFLE BALL - LABOR DAY WEEKEND 2015

    After last year's wildly successful inaugural event that caught the area by storm and drew several hundred players and spectators to Liberty Park, plans have already begun for the second installment of what will become an annual event!

    CLICK HERE to go to the event webpage.

    Questions?  Email us at twinsburgbaseball@gmail..com.


    CLEVELAND INDIANS YOUTH BASEBALL CAMP COMES TO LIBERTY PARK IN TWINSBURG JUNE 8-12!

    Every year the Cleveland Indians pick a handful of communities to bring their youth baseball camps to, and every year they pick Twinsburg!  Not only does our city have an excellent reputation as a "baseball city", but each year we have a ton of kids turn out for this camp.

    The camps run from 9 AM to 3 PM each day, and are offered for children of all skill levels ages 6-14.  CLICK HERE to register your child and to have them get summer started by attending an excellent baseball camp right here in our own city!


    THANK YOU TO OUR TBL SPONSORS!!!!



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    A reminder to all of our coaches, players and parents ...

    1. These are kids
    2. This is a game
    3. Our coaches volunteer
    4. The umpires are human
    5. This is not professional baseball



     We are always looking for new TBL board members.  TBL is an all volunteer, non city affiliated entity that manages the many different aspects that go along with providing a positive youth baseball experience for over 600 children each year.  Our board is a great group of people that meets roughly once a month, and we'd love to add a few new good people to the board this winter.  Email us at twinsburgbaseball@gmail.com if you have any questions or potential interest. 


    TBL mandates that our volunteer head coaches take an online training course to become registered members of the National Youth Sports Coaching Association and also that they take an online concussion awareness training course.  Both courses are also highly recommended for our assistant coaches and any other parents that help out with their children's teams.



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