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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."

Former Cleveland Indians & Current Toronto Blue Jays President Mark Shapiro


2021 SPRING REC SEASON REGISTRATION OPEN JANUARY 1

The Spring 2021 Twinsburg recreational baseball registration opens on January 1, 2021 and runs through February 28th. Information about each age division is below.  

 

  • Instructional - Currently in Kindergarten or entering Kindergarten in Fall of 2021
  • Coach Pitch - Currently in 1st or 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 9th through 12th grade. 

Registration for the Majors and Seniors divisions will be open longer.  

 

*Practice and Games Plan for 2021 Season

  • Practices for Instructional, Coach Pitch, Juniors, and Minors will begin starting March 27th.
  • Practice for Majors and Seniors will begin early May.
  • Games for Instructional, Coach Pitch, Juniors, and Minors will start May 1.
  • Games for Majors will start May 15 and for Seniors June 2.

 * All dates are subject to change due to any COVID-19 concerns that may arise.


2021 REC TOURNAMENT TEAM TRYOUTS

JANUARY 30, 2021 & FEBRUARY 6, 2021

The current plan is to conduct our tryouts for the 2021 Rec Tournament teams on the above listed dates. Tryouts will be held at The Edge indoor facility in Twinsburg.

Please sign up using link below:

Tournament Team Sign Up Link


Tryouts will be held for 8U Coach Pitch through 12U. For additional information regarding the tournament teams follow the link below

Rec Tournament Team Information Page Link


We plan to hold tryouts in the afternoon on both dates (1/30 & 2/6) from 12:00pm - 1:30pm. 

With the exception of 8U, parents will NOT be permitted to attend tryouts. One parent may attend for 8U only but masked at all times and remain in a designated area and socially distanced from others. 

Additional precautions may be shared in advance to ensure the safety of each participant and VOLUNTEER.

Dates and times subject to change if conditions change due to COVID-19.


KNOCK THE RUST OFF CLINICS

Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 12:00PM-1:30PM
Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 12:00PM-1:30PM
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 12:00PM-1:30PM

TBL is excited to announce plans to hold winter clinics for rec ball players at The Edge. The clinics are designed to help interested players prepare for Tournament Team Tryouts. We will be providing limited instruction and all-important repetitions for those looking to ready themselves for Tournament Team Tryouts, or those who just want to get an early start to the baseball year.

Just like the tryouts, precautions will be shared in advance to ensure the safety of each participant and VOLUNTEER. 

Players can attend one or all of the clinics. With the exception of 8U, parents will NOT be permitted to attend clinics. One parent may attend for 8U only but masked at all times and remain in a designated area and socially distanced from others.

This will be free to participants. Registration will be required as space will be limited.

Sign up using link below:

Knock the Rust Off Clinic Sign-up

DRILLS AT HOME

Basic Throwing of the Baseball:

Coaching Beginner Baseball: How to Throw - link (equipment: glove, ball)

Throwing from the Outfield – link (equipment: glove, ball)

Fielding:

Series of Excellent Fielding Drills – link (equipment: glove, 3 balls)

Fielding Mechanics (indoor / outdoor) – link  (equipment: glove, 3 balls)

Fielding Drills (indoor / outdoor) –  Link  (Drills 1 and 2)

Outfield Drills:

Drop Step (outdoor) – link (equipment: glove, ball) 
(focus on first 3:30 of video)  

Hitting Drills:

Basic of Load, Stride and Swing (indoor / outdoor) – Link (equipment: bat, balls, tee)

Pitching Videos:

Basic Mechanics of Pitching (indoor / outdoor) – link (equipment: ball, glove)


BECOME A TBL UMPIRE

Looking to earn some extra money this summer while being a part of the game you love?  Consider becoming a TBL Umpire! 

TBL Welcomes new and experienced umpires to become an important part of the Twinsburg Recreation youth baseball experience for local ball players participating in the Spring/Summer and Fall sessions.

Umpires interested in becoming a part of the TBL experience need to complete registration.  Competitive pay.  Minimum age is 12 yrs old.

Registration opens January 1, 2021!

Questions?  Send all inquiries to email below.

TBL Umpires

Send all inquiries to tblumpires@gmail.com


6TH ANNUAL WORLD SERIES OF WIFFLE BALL ONCE AGAIN DELIVERS

Twinsburg, Ohio - Wiffle Ball capital of America? I think you can now make the case.

86 teams from five states participated in 2019 in five different age divisions (7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-29, 30+) this past September. 

Head over the event website linked below for additional details! We'll be posting the dates for the 7th Annual 2020 event in the coming weeks.

www.worldseriesofwiffleball.com



ADULT BASEBALL!!!!!

The TBL Adult Wood Bat league is back for 2020!

"League" may be a strong word though. We have an email list of about 100 people. We pick dates throughout the summer and fall (typically Friday nights at Glen Meadow Park), email the list, and put together pick up games. They've been fun! Players of all skill levels are welcome.

To be added to the adult baseball email list, shoot us a note at tblwoodbat@gmail.com. 


MLB JR. HOME RUN DERBY – TWO PLAYERS ADVANCE TO REGIONAL ROUND FROM TWINSBURG LOCAL EVENT

 

Twinsburg Baseball hosted a local round of competition on Monday, May 6th for players seeking the 2019 MLB Jr. Home Run Derby crown.

 

This year, the MLB Jr. Home Run Derby event will be held at Progressive Field prior to the MLB Home Run Derby during MLB All-Star Week.

 

Congratulations to Jackson Simmerson (Twinsburg, OH) and Conner Preisel (Sagamore Hills, OH) for advancing to the Regional round.

 

12U Division

Jackson Simmerson – Champion – 12 Home Runs

Greg Gurnak – Runner-up – 7 Home Runs

 

14U Division

Conner Preisel – Champion – 17 Home Runs

Ernie Phillips – Runner-up – 9 Home Runs

 

For more information about MLB Jr. Home Run Derby visit www.mlb.com/junior-home-run-derby

 

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LESS KIDS PLAYING BASEBALL? NOT IN TWINSBURG!

We're putting the finishing touches on what was a record setting year for TBL, with more kids out on the baseball diamonds in our city than ever before! Remarkably, TBL enjoyed all-time high levels of participation in 2019 for every single league and event we facilitate:

~ 67 teams participated in our spring recreational league.

~ 49 teams participated in 7 age divisions (8U-14U) in the Stars & Stripes Travel Baseball Tournament

~ 91 teams played in the 6th Annual Twinsburg World Series of Wiffle Ball, which is now America's largest Wiffle Ball tournament.

~ 38 teams participated in our Fall Ball league.

~ And the state of the TBL travel baseball program is strong, with TBL offering teams at 7 different age divisions (8U through 14U). The travel baseball program is coming off its best collective season yet, with last year's teams combining to win an astounding 22 tournament championships despite being a true community program competing against largely club teams that are comprised of kids from large areas or multiple communities.



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TBL 2020 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. 

CLICK HERE FOR THE TBL MASTER FIELD SCHEDULE


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Suggested pitch count limits for youth pitchers. Click on the picture to see it larger.


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 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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