"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."
Former Cleveland Indians & Current Toronto Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro
FALL BALL - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN (THROUGH JULY 31)
Fall Ball has grown like crazy in Twinsburg since we started the program in 2011. We've seen large increases in the number of kids from neighboring communities that come to Twinsburg to play Fall Ball, and our league had evolved into one of the premier fall baseball leagues in Ohio. 2016 was our sixth straight year of growth for the Fall Ball program as we fielded 28 teams in our four different age divisions.
For more information on our fall season click here. Below are some dates to remember for the coming season.
July 17-31 - Registration Open
August 5 - Coaches Meeting, Roster Distribution
August 7 - Practices Begin
August 19 - Eight Week Regular Season Begins
2018 TWINSBURG TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAMS - TRYOUT DATES & COACH APPLICATION DEADLINES
The tryouts for Twinsburg's 2018 travel baseball teams will take place on Sunday, July 30 and Sunday, August 6 from 9 AM - 1:30 PM at Liberty Park. Twinsburg fields travel baseball teams in seven different age divisions, starting with 8U and going up through 14U. The players age as of April 30, 2018 determines their eligibility for the 2018 season. Much more information on the tryouts and teams can be found by clicking here.
Applications to coach one of Twinsburg's travel baseball teams are due in by Sunday, July 23rd. Interviews will take place on Thursday, July 27th. The application can be found below.
CONGRATS TO OUR COACH PITCH AND JUNIORS CHAMPS!
Congratulations to our Coach Pitch champs, led by Coach Walter! And our Juniors champs, led by Coach Libertine!
TIGERS DOMINATE AT STARS & STRIPES!
For close to two decades, Twinsburg has been hosting the Stars & Stripes Travel Baseball Tournament, bringing some of the top youth baseball teams in Ohio and the surrounding states (a team from Canada this year!) to our city. This year's tournament saw 49 teams come to Twinsburg in seven different age divisions. And the home teams had their best ever performance, with all six Twinsburg teams advancing to the championship game of their divisions and four of them winning Stars & Stripes titles!
The full results for this years tournament can be FOUND HERE on our Stars & Stripes home page. Big thanks to all the teams that came out to play!
4TH ANNUAL TWINSBURG WORLD SERIES OF WIFFLE BALL - AUGUST 26-27 - LIBERTY PARK
America's largest Wiffle Ball Tournament once again returns to Liberty Park this August! 72 teams from four states entered last years tournament, and a great time was once again had by all. For more details, rules, pictures from past events, the gallery of past champions, and much more ... visit the World Series of Wiffle Ball home page here on the TBL site. Registration is now open at the link below! Questions can be directed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHAT A WEEK FOR THE 12U TIGERS IN COOPERSTOWN!!!
As part of a long standing TBL tradition, each year, our 12U travel baseball team goes to Cooperstown, NY to participate in a 104 team tournament from teams from all over America. The entire week is a very special experience for the kids, and something our travel baseball players work towards and aspire to from a young age.
It's been a lot of fun watching this talented group of kids develop as young men and baseball players. And what a week it was for them out in Cooperstown. The 12U Tigers went 5-4, advanced to the final 36 of the 104 team tournament, and these 11 kids from Twinsburg, OH went toe to toe with some of the top baseball teams in America, coming within a whisker of advancing to the final 24 with a chance to play their way into the last day.
JALEN WASHINGTON DRAFTED BY THE SAN DIEGO PADRES!
Former TBL player and Twinsburg High School graduate Jalen Washington will look to continue his baseball career as a professional after being selected by the San Diego Padres in the Major League Baseball draft. A two-time team co-captain at Ohio State University, Washington was taken in the 29th round with the 858th overall pick. Jalen was coming off an impressive senior season with the Buckeyes that saw him transition from catcher to shortstop, while leading the team in home runs, RBI's, and stolen bases. Best of luck to Jalen as his career continues!
SCOTT EFFROSS & MYRTLE BEACH PELICANS ROLLING IN CAROLINA LEAGUE
Chicago Cubs A ball team the Myrtle Beach Pelicans have won 20 of their last 25 games and recently secured a first half title in the Carolina League. One of the key cogs to that run - pitcher Scott Effross, Twinsburg High School graduate and former TBL player.
Effross was drafted in the 15th round of the 2015 MLB Draft by the Cubs out of the University of Indiana, and has 3 wins, 4 saves, and 30 K's in 35 IP for the red-hot Pelicans. Making Twinsburg proud! Congrats Scott!!
2ND ANNUAL "TBL CELEBRATES OUR MVP'S EVENT" COMING BACK TO LIBERTY PARK JULY 30!
Last August, Twinsburg Baseball was lucky to partner with Event Coordinator Stevie Romano and Twinsburg City School District to host a truly special event at Liberty Park. The "TBL Celebrates Our MVP's Event" was a baseball game that celebrated MVP players that with challenges that have prevented them from playing the game of baseball along with their typically developed peers. After the game, we had a huge cookout, and a great time was had by all! Liberty Park was PACKED!
The event will be coming back to Liberty Park this July. Below is a flyer with details. Let us know if you want to be involved or have a player that would like to participate!
TBL PARTNERS WITH THE POSITIVE COACHING ALLIANCE
In February of 2015, 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!
TBL 2017 FIELD SCHEDULE
Below is the link to the real time updated TBL master field schedule. Coaches, please schedule practices and rained out game makeups through your league commissioner.
THANK YOU TO OUR TBL SPONSORS!
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 well over 1,000 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 email@example.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.