"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
MARK YOUR CALENDARS - 2020 SEASON
Believe it or not, registration opens back up on January 1 for the 2020 spring season. While we're still piecing together all the key dates for the coming season, here's some dates we already know about to put in your calendars:
Jan 1, 2020 - Registration opens for the spring/summer season
Jan 11 & 18, 2020 - Indoor tryouts for our 2020 Rec Tournament teams (more details forthcoming)
Feb 28, 2020 - Registration closes for our Instructional, Coach Pitch, Juniors, and Minors divisions
April 4, 2020 - Night at the Races fundraiser to support our 2020 12U travel baseball team
July 1-5, 2020 - Twinsburg Stars & Stripes Travel Baseball Tournament
July 19 & 26, 2020 - Tryouts for our 2021 travel baseball teams
TBL AGE DIVISIONS
Instructional - Currently in kindergarten or entering kindergarten in fall of 2020
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-12th grade
2020 REC TOURNAMENT TEAMS - COACH APPLICATION & TRYOUT DATES
Each year, TBL conducts tryouts for rec tournament teams for the 8U-12U age divisions. These teams are not "travel baseball teams", but all-star teams comprised of kids that play in TBL's spring/summer recreational league. The teams are formed in January, get a chance to practice indoors once a week in the winter, get one additional practice a week outside in the spring, and play in three area baseball tournaments in the spring/summer on weekends that do not conflict with their rec regular season teams schedules.
The tryouts will be held on Saturday, January 11 & 18 at The Edge indoor facility in Twinsburg. More details forthcoming. Applications to coach one of these teams are due in by December 13th - the coach app is available below.
Click here for more information on our rec tournament teams.
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.
TRYOUT DATES SET FOR OUR 2021 TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAMS - JULY 19 & JULY 26, 2020
Shortly after the conclusion of the 2020 season, we'll conduct our tryouts for our 2021 travel baseball teams. 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 scheduled to take place on Sunday July 19, 2020 and Sunday July 26, 2020 at Liberty Park in Twinsburg.
For much more information on our travel baseball program and the differences between travel and rec baseball, click HERE.
ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL STARS & STRIPES TOURNAMENT IN THE BOOKS!
42 teams in six age divisions came out to Twinsburg the weekend of July 4-7 to participate in our annual Stars & Stripes Travel Baseball Tournament!
Final results for all age divisions can be FOUND HERE on our Stars & Stripes home page.
The TBL Adult Wood Bat league is back for 2019!
"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 email@example.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.
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 2019 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.