"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 TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAMS TRYOUT
AUGUST 23, 2020 & AUGUST 30, 2020
Shortly after the conclusion of the 2020 season, we'll conduct our tryouts for our 2021 travel baseball teams.
Unfortunately, due to Covid-19, our travel baseball teams were not able to start in late April this year, per usual.
In an effort to allow our travel teams to play as much of a full schedule in June and July as possible, our TBL board has decided to postpone tryouts by one month. Instead of occurring on the last two Sundays in July, they are now scheduled for the last two Sundays in August.
Twinsburg fields one travel baseball team annually in seven different age divisions: 8U, 9U, 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U and 14U.
The tryouts for the 2021 travel teams are NOW scheduled to take place on Sunday August 23, 2020 and Sunday August 30, 2020 at Liberty Park in Twinsburg.
We plan to hold tryouts in the morning to allow for kids that play fall sports to be on to their fall sports sporting events no later than 12:30pm.
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)
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)
Drop Step (outdoor) – link (equipment: glove, ball)
(focus on first 3:30 of video)
Basic of Load, Stride and Swing (indoor / outdoor) – Link (equipment: bat, balls, tee)
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 is now open! Closes March 15, 2020.
Questions? Send all inquiries to email below.
Send all inquiries to email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Jackson Simmerson – Champion – 12 Home Runs
Greg Gurnak – Runner-up – 7 Home Runs
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
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.
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.
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.
Coaches have kept sports alive in 2020. Has your kid's coach helped them through this crisis?Nominate them for a chance to win $2500!