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2020 Parent Meeting (Traveling Teams)

By IGHBA Staff 02/20/2020, 11:45am CST

The mandatory parent meeting will be held on March 15, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. at VMCC Room #3. At least one parent of all 2020 traveling players must attend this meeting. Players are welcome to attend if they want but are not required. IGHBA staff will be available prior to the meeting to start collecting required items. The meeting will begin promptly at 6:00 p.m., so please plan accordingly.

We will be introducing our board and directors along with our 2020 coaches and providing information about the upcoming season. We will be collecting a number of items listed below. No players will be allowed to practice or play without having turned in these items.

We are asking each family to make a contribution to our concession stand for the upcoming 2020 tournaments. Last season we had each player donate $20 in lieu of Gatorade. This season, we are asking each player donate $10 to go towards the purchase of Gatorade for the concession stand.

Items to bring to the meeting:

  1. $250 volunteer deposit
  2. Copy of each player's birth certificate
  3. Any remaining registration payments
  4. Signed IGHBA Player/Parent Code of Conduct (see below)
  5. $10 concession stand contribution
  6. Any unpaid uniform orders 
  7. Shed waiver (if not turned in)

2020 Evaluation Information

By Laura Devney 01/27/2020, 1:45pm CST

The 2020 player evaluations will be Saturday, February 22.

 

Player evaluations for the 2020 season will take place on February 22, 2020 at Walker Fieldhouse on the campus of Hamline University in St. Paul, MN.

Hamline University baseball staff and players will conduct a 15-30 minute warm-up and skill prep with each age group prior to the players going through their evaluations. The prep will consist of getting players familiar with drills used for evaluations to get them as prepared as possible for each evaluation drill. The players will then proceed through the evaluation process and be graded by Hamline baseball staff and players. It is IGHBA policy to have CLOSED evaluations. No parents will be allowed in the evaluation area at any time.

Each player is required to attend the entire scheduled time of their age group to ensure proper team . Please arrive 15-20 minutes prior to the scheduled start time of your age group in order to allow time for check-in with IGHBA staff.

Scheduled age group times are as follows:
13 – 15 year olds: 10:45am -12:30 pm
11 –12 year olds: 12:45 pm - 2:30 pm
9 – 10 year olds: 2:45 pm - 4:30 pm

Age groups are determined by what division the player will play in the 2020 season. It is strongly encouraged to make every effort for the player to attend the evaluations with their proper age group. 

UNIFORM SIZING: We will be conducting a uniform sizing and ordering session during the evaluations on February 22. This will be the last chance before the season begins.

For more information about evaluations, please visit our Evaluations page. If you have any questions or for further information, please feel free to send us an email at contact@ighba.com or give us a call at 612.444.2230.

Spartan Batting Gloves Available

By IGHBA Staff 01/14/2020, 8:45am CST

Show your Spartan pride with these custom gloves!

Show your Spartan pride on the baseball field with these custom Spartan batting gloves. These high-quality gloves will get you looking right for all your games and practices.

Gloves will be available for sale during our Sunday clinics and during evaluations at Hamline University. We will have gloves on site for purchase in a wide range of sizes. Everyone should be able to find a pair to fit their needs.

Cost is $25/pair. We accept cash/check/money order/credit card. If paying with cash, please have exact change. Checks should be made out to IGHBA.