Bemidji Youth Baseball Opportunities

UpdatedSunday March 28, 2021 byDerek Olsen.

DAY LEAGUE: This is for 5 to 12 year olds.  The age division is determined by the player’s age as of April 30th of that year. 

  • 5-6 year olds: Tee Ball.  Start at beginning of June and ending in middle of July.  Focus is on group organization, learning the very basics of baseball, hitting off a Tee.  Use of soft baseballs is done to ensure safety of the kids.
  • 7-8 year olds: Pony Ball.  Start at beginning of June and end in middle of July.  Focus is on player positioning, and advancing the baseball knowledge that was built upon in Tee ball.  Coaches pitch and/or pitching machine is used.  Use of soft baseballs is done to ensure safety of the kids.
  • 9-12 year old: Day League.  Players pitch and/or pitching machine.  Played during the day.  Very recreational league for players who just want to be out playing baseball.

NIGHT LEAGUE: This is for 9 to 12 year olds.  The age division is determined by the player’s age as of April 30th of that year.

  • Junior League: 9 & 10 year olds.  Played on youth fields with 60 foot bases and 46 foot pitchers mound. Players pitch.  Equal playing time and at-bats for all players.  Typically, players have a tryout for player placement on teams around end of April to  1st part of May and play games 2 nights per week with 1 practice per week until the latter half of July.  Done by end of July.  Competitive league with league standings and an end of the year tournament.  Normal baseball rules except for leading off, balks for pitchers.
  • Senior League: 11 & 12 year olds.  Played on youth fields with 70 foot bases and 50 foot pitchers mound. Players pitch.  Equal playing time and at-bats for all players.  Typically, players have a tryout for player placement on teams around the end of April to  1st part of May and play games 2 nights per week with 1 practice per week until the latter half of July.  Done by end of July.  Competitive league with league standings and an end of the year tournament.  Normal baseball rules with leading off, balks for pitchers, etc.

 

INTACT LEAGUE: This is for 13 to 15 year olds.   Played on full-size baseball fields. Typically have tryouts for team placement at middle of May, and games will begin at end of May to first of June.  Typically play 2 games per week in the evenings & have 1 practice per week.  Season is completed by end of July.  Competitive league with league standings and an end of the year tournament.  Normal baseball rules.

 

NORTHERN HEAT: Traveling baseball team at each age level.  Designed for the competitive players to compete at the highest levels of baseball in the State, Region, and at the national level.