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2020 Tryout Information 

Please see below for complete information about BTB tryouts this year, including schedules, the tryout evaluation key, bat requirements, required waiver form, attire and equipment, and more. 

*IMPORTANT NEW CHANGES TO TRYOUTS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS*

In an effort to address and respond to the COVID 19 virus, the BTB Board has implemented several changes for tryouts. These changes have been made in the safety interest of our players and families and meant to limit exposure opportunity. For complete details, please see this letter from BTB president, Jordan Dam. All of the information below has been updated to reflect these new changes.

BTB requests your cooperation with the following precautions that will be taking during tryouts include:

  • Please arrive 15 minutes early to your player's scheduled tryout time and have your player wash their hands in the Dome restroom before checking in. They should also wash immediately following tryouts. Hand sanitizer and wipes will be available in various locations throughout the Dome while supplies last.

  • Parents should not remain in the building during tryouts and will be asked to leave the lobby during their player’s tryout. Please do NOT linger in the lobby while your player is trying out. You may stay in your car, or run a quick errand during that time. Players will be released from their tryout times as a group. Please arrive outside the dome, ready to pick your player up 15 minutes before the end of their scheduled tryout time.

Also, please note that: 

  • Apparel will NOT be sold in the dome lobby during tryouts.

  • Baseballs will be sanitized between groups throughout the tryout process.

  • Rubber gloves will be available for parent helpers to use while feeding machines during hitting and fielding tryouts if they so choose.

Tryout Schedule & Group Assignments 

Tryouts for the 2020 season of Burnsville Traveling Baseball have been set for Saturday, March 14, 2020. Tryouts will be one day only, for all players. There will be no tryouts on Friday and no "second look" on Sunday. All tryouts will be held at the Savage Sports Dome at 13450 Dakota Avenue in Savage.

Please check the Tryout Schedule for information about what time your player will be trying out on Saturday, March 14th.

Click on your player's age group below to see his group assignment: 

10's and 11's
12's and 13's
14's and 15's

 

Apple Valley Partnership

This season we have multiple age levels with low numbers. As many of you know, we have already begun a Firehawks relationship with Apple Valley at the 13A level for the 2020 season. Our two associations have continued to communicate regarding potential options to keep as many players playing Traveling baseball as possible.

Players not making one of the Burnsville teams at their age level will be offered an opportunity to play with an Apple Valley team whenever possible based on combined numbers. Though these will not be official Firehawks teams (other than 13A), it will be another step in the direction of an expanded relationship with Apple Valley for future seasons.

Your signature will be required at the check-in table indicating your willingness to be a part of this option. If you choose not to select this option, your player may still be placed in the BAC In-house program, or have their registration refunded as indicated in your season registration. 

Tryout Results 

Rosters will be emailed and posted to the website on March 17th. A 24-hour "cooling off" period takes place after the rosters have been posted. Emails will not be read or responded to during this 24-hour period. If you have questions or concerns after the cooling-off period has passed, please email the appropriate BTB contact listed on the Contacts page. 

Guides & Info

If you missed the Pre-Tryout Informational Meeting on March 5th, here is a copy of the
Pre-Tryout Presentation

Please view the Tryout Evaluation Key for specific information about how players are evaluated and scored during tryouts. 

Waiver Required

Any player trying out who does not have a waiver on file with the Savage Dome will need to present one at check-in. Click Batting Waiver to print and complete the form. 

Tryout Equipment

  • Your player should bring the following equipment to tryouts: 

  • Clothing WITHOUT first or last name visible

  • Tennis shoes or rubber molded cleats (no metal spikes)

  • Bat and helmet only for hitting, gloves and protective cups only for fielding

  • Saturday Sessions: No baseball bags in the dome. 

  • Friday and Sunday Sessions: Bring all equipment into the dome with you.

  • Bat Requirements: USA stamped for 10U-13U and 14U if not using BBCOR. For more info, see Bat Requirements page.

Distances and Speeds per Age Group

Age

Pitching Distance

Base Distance

10's

40 MPH @ 46 Feet 

60 Feet

11's 

45 MPH @ 46 Feet

65 Feet

12's

50 MPH @ 52 Feet

75 Feet

13's 

55 MPH @ 54 Feet

80 Feet

14's

60 MPH @ 60' 6"

90 Feet

15's

65 MPH @ 60' 6"

90 Feet