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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 DICK'S SPORTING GOODS TBL SHOPPING DAYS

    APRIL 9, 2021 THRU APRIL 12, 2021

    Save the date! Our partner, DICK’S Sporting Goods, is offering you a 20% off discount throughout the store to help you gear up for the season!

    Be sure to use the coupon linked below, as this is specific to our organization. The coupon is valid in-store on the dates above, only at the BAINBRIDGE store and should be shown at the register during checkout:

    CLICK HERE FOR COUPON

    Can’t make it into the store?  Use code TMSPORTSAPR0912BSBL to receive 20% off select Team Sports Equipment and Cleats ONLY (Some Exclusions Do Apply).

    ADDITIONAL DICK'S SPORTING GOODS BENEFITS

    Some additional Dick's Sporting Goods shopping benefits to enjoy until the end of the year. Click image to left for MORE coupons!


    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.  

    Still accepting registrations for Instructional, Coach Pitch, Juniors, and Minors through March 5th - limited space left, so register TODAY.

     

    • 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 (until April 20th).  
     

    UPDATE REGARDING TEAM FORMATION:
    TBL is currently working on Team Formation for Instructional, Coach Pitch, Juniors, and Minors. Parents can expect notification from coaches by 3/22 for Instructional, Coach Pitch and Minors.  Juniors parents should hear by 3/26.
    *Notification for Instructional players may already have started.

     

    *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.

     
    Majors (7th/8th grade) | Seniors (High School)

    Majors (7th/8th grade) and Seniors (9th-12th) will remain open until at least April 20th.
    To accommodate those players playing school ball - registration runs longer and their seasons start later to allow players that play on school teams to join once those school seasons are complete.

    Games for Majors will start May 15 and for Seniors June 2.


    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 2021 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


    THANK YOU TO OUR TBL SPONSORS!







    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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    Support Twinsburg Baseball partner Dicks Sporting Goods, who helps with team sponsorship costs, equipment, and discounts for our parents and players on their equipment purchases each season!!!