"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 CLOSES WEDNS, JULY 24!!
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. 2018 was our eighth straight year of growth for the Fall Ball program as we fielded 36 teams in our five different age divisions:
Coach Pitch - Kids going into 1st or 2nd grade in the fall
Juniors (kid pitch) - Kids going into 3rd or 4th grade in the fall
Minors - Kids going into 5th or 6th grade in the fall
Majors - Kids going into 7th, 8th or 9th grade in the fall
Seniors - Kids going into 9th, 10th, 11th or 12th grade in the fall (Going into 9th has option between Majors and Seniors)
7/24/19 Registration close
7/29/19 Team Formation
7/31/19 Coaches Meeting
8/3/19 Practices start
8/10/19 Games start
10/6/19 Regular Season ends
10/20/19 Season ends for Divisions with Playoffs (hard stop)
For more information on our Fall Ball league, click here.
4TH ANNUAL TBL CELEBRATES THEIR MVP'S EVENT SET FOR SUNDAY, JULY 28!
TBL will be hosting our fourth annual TBL Celebrates Our MVP's event on Sunday, July 28th from 3-6 PM at Liberty Park! This event is intended to celebrate our MVP players who have physical or other challenges that may prevent them from playing the game of baseball in a traditional setting and is open to all ages under 18 years old in Twinsburg and other communities.
The baseball game features our MVPs and baseball buddies, including live announcement, introductions, and special participating gifts for our MVP players with pizza for the MVP's, their families and volunteers following baseball game! There is no registration fee to participate in this event! MVP players and their families are all welcome! To register your child or volunteer to help at the event, please email Stevie Romano at email@example.com.
NEW BASEBALL FIELD TO BE BUILT AT LIBERTY PARK THIS SUMMER!!
Thanks to a collaboration between the city of Twinsburg and TBL that led to the city being awarded grant monies that made this possible. The field will be constructed out near the current location of the Liberty Park batting cage, and will be for our younger age divisions (pre-K through 4th grade). It will feature a shorter fence (150 feet, high wall in left field) and be a showcase field for the future baseball players of Twinsburg! Construction begins July 1!
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.
REGISTRATION OPEN FOR THE 6TH ANNUAL WORLD SERIES OF WIFFLE BALL SEPT 14-15, 2019!
Twinsburg, Ohio - Wiffle Ball capital of America? I think you can now make the case.
91 teams from five states participated in 2018 in five different age divisions (7-9, 10-12, 13-15, 16-29, 30+). Great fun for players of all ages and skill levels, this event continues to grow as we head into year #6.
Head over the event website linked below for additional details! Registration is now open!
TRYOUTS FOR OUR 2020 TRAVEL BASEBALL TEAMS - JULY 21 & JULY 28, 2019
Shortly after the conclusion of the 2019 season, we'll conduct our tryouts for our 2020 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 2020 travel teams are scheduled to take place on Sunday July 21, 2019 and Sunday July 28, 2019 at Liberty Park in Twinsburg.
For much more information on our travel baseball program and the differences between travel and rec baseball, click HERE.
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 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 2018 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 4th Annual Twinsburg World Series of Wiffle Ball, which is now America's largest Wiffle Ball tournament.
~ 36 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.
NEW USA BASEBALL BAT STANDARDS - DO NOT AFFECT TBL
We've had a few questions come into the email inbox about a new USA Baseball Bat Standard (USABat) adopted by Little League Baseball effective January 1, 2018 that will allow larger bat barrels (2-5/8") but also mandate that all bats must be marked with the new USA Baseball stamp. These changes do not impact TBL, which is not affiliated with Little League. So all bats purchased last year or for the holidays this year are still fine for kids to use in 2019, provided they are in compliance with TBL's bat restrictions, which can be found here in the rules for each of our respective divisions. Any questions, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com. Thanks!
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.