WELCOME TO THE BLUE SOX FAMILY!
Blue Sox players are hard at work getting ready for the upcoming season! Open practices run from 6:30 to 7:30 pm every Tuesday and Thursday at Mash Baseball, 335 Industrial Blvd, Sauk Rapids. All current players and prospective players are welcome to attend! We have a few roster spots on each team open. Click on the TEAMS link above and select your age group to find out more.
The St. Cloud Travel Baseball Association (SCTBA) began in 2006 (incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2008) as an initiative to provide St. Cloud area youth an opportunity to challenge themselves to become better baseball players, better athletes, and better people by playing competitive baseball.
The Blue Sox are a competitive travel baseball program for kids who want to experience a higher level of competition, furthering their development while having fun in a disciplined environment. This is not a recreational (house) league. Our teams play surrounding communities in league play in addition to playing 3 weekend tournaments. The Blue Sox have experienced tremendous growth since 2006 when we fielded one 11U team.
The Blue Sox compete in the Gopher State Baseball League, providing St. Cloud area kids their most competitive and challenging baseball experience. Since 2006, our teams have qualified for and won tournaments and state championships at many age levels. Our goal is to get every kid who wants to play Blue Sox baseball on a team, playing at a level suited for them. From there our coaches will take over and work on development. You will find many former Blue Sox players on St. Cloud high school teams and beyond!
Interested in playing Blue Sox Baseball?
We offer competitive travel baseball teams for ages 9 to 15. Since the program's inception, almost 700 players have appeared in uniform for the Blue Sox.
If you're interested in learning more about the organization, contact a board member using the information under the "Contact" link at the top of this page.
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Who's eligible to play Blue Sox baseball?
We play in the Gopher State Baseball League, which is a community based league. All players must live in the St. Cloud city limits or attend a St. Cloud school. 742 Public, Private, or Charter schools qualify. However, if your home community does not have a Gopher State team, you are eligible to play Blue Sox baseball. Additionally, if you are cut from another Gopher State community, you are eligible. Waivers are also available.
If this all sounds confusing, you're right, it can be. Feel free to reach out to a board member with any questions by clicking the "Contact" link at the top of the page.
Fees for the 2020 season
The 2020 fees are listed below. The first part of your payment is due by November 15th to secure your roster spot. Optional indoor practices will start January 7th at the Minnesota Mash facility (formerly Acceleration Sports Center) and run every Tuesday and Thursday thru March. Practice times will be 6:30 to 7:30 each night.
Fees include field rental, umpires, league fees, tournament fees, indoor winter practice, baseballs, equipment, insurance, and other baseball related expenses. Financial assistance may be available if needed.