BAC In-House Baseball is the Kindergarten through 12th Grade instructional baseball league that follows a "Spirit of the Game" philosophy and is available to all children living within Burnsville-Eagan-Savage city limits.
BAC In-House Baseball Families. *Updated 3/28/20
As you’ve hopefully seen, in alignment with ISD 191 and the state of Minnesota, we are continuing to suspend activities through May 4th. We will be unable to hold any in-person activities until after that date (at the earliest).
We know for certain that with this change, the start of the season will be delayed. The committee will continue to monitor the situation and guidance from the state, city and the BAC organization, and we will continue to discuss the impact on the season and various contingency options as more information becomes available.
With the delay, we will leave our registration open until April 21st. We will continue to accept registrations without a late fee. We certainly understand that there are many unknowns in front of us all, but we are still encouraging players to sign up. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out by replying to this email.
Our commitment to you is to continue to update you regularly as we learn more information and how it will impact the season. Thank you for your continued patience through all of this uncertainty, and most importantly, please continue keeping yourselves and your family safe.
BAC In-House Baseball Co-Commissioners
Changes to the Registration in 2020
Last year less than 5% of all registrants participated in the candy-bar fundraiser, with everyone else choosing to pay the opt-out fee. This represents a significant amount of time for committee volunteers with a very low return to the program. To make things more efficient, we are eliminating the fundraiser for 2020, and incorporating the opt-out fee directly into the registration cost. For 2020, the registrations costs will be:
T-Ball (Pre-K): $50
Mites (K): $115
Mites (Grade 1): $115
Squirts (Grade 2-3): $160
Minors (Grade 4-5): $175
Majors (Grade 6-7): $190
Ponies (Grade 8-9): $195
Seniors (Grade 10-12): $195
With the elimination of the fundraiser, we also needed to make some changes to our scholarship program. You are eligible for a scholarship if your child is on free or reduced lunch at their school. This year, the family contribution if you are on scholarship will be a flat fee of $30 for all age levels. To participate, either come to in-person registration on February 8th, or check the “Apply for Scholarship” box in the on-line registration. You will need to provide a copy of your Free and Reduced Lunch letter to verify eligibility.
Our goal is to get kids playing baseball. We sincerely feel that all kids who want to play baseball should have the opportunity to play. BAC is committed to financial need not being a hindrance to playing. Please contact us if you have questions or concerns about your eligibility for scholarship funds, or would like to discuss any special needs or arrangements for the registration payment.
A frequent question that we receive as families look toward their summer schedule is, “What nights will my child be playing?” Below are the game nights for each level. Of course, practice schedules and rainout reschedules are at the discretion of your child’s coach, but this should hopefully get you started.
T-Ball (Pre-K): Monday & Wednesday
Mites (K -1): Monday & Wednesday
Squirts (Grade 2-3): Tuesday & Thursday
Minors (Grade 4-5): Sunday & Wednesday
Majors (Grade 6-7): Monday & Friday
Ponies (Grade 8-9): Tuesday & Thursday
Seniors (Grade 10-12): Sunday & Wednesday
School Registration Selection
Another frequent source of confusion during registration is regarding the school selection question. In-house Baseball forms teams by neighborhood first, and then by elementary school area. You will be asked for the elementary school area of your player’s home address. This may or may not be the school that your child attends. If you open-enroll to another Burnsville school, this will not be taken into consideration for team formation. This is a long-standing policy that is in place to form teams as fairly as possible and prevent “team-stacking.” If you are unsure of what your home school area is, please refer to the ISD 191 website, or at https://app.guidek12.com/burnsvillemn/school_search/current/.
Due to the declining numbers of players across the league, it is likely that some school areas will be combined to form teams.
Late registrations and traveling cuts will be placed based on team roster size. If you register after the on-time deadline, you are not guaranteed to be placed on your neighborhood team, so please be sure to register on time.
Team formations this year will be based on CURRENT school boundaries. Any changes to ISD 191 school boundaries will NOT affect team formations until 2021.
If you have any other questions along the way, please contact us at
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Thank you for your interest in BAC In-House Baseball. As always, please contact us with any questions that you might have. This is a wonderful program that provides fantastic experiences and memories for our players and their families. If you happened to have seen the ad that we ran in the local papers in the last several weeks, you’ll have noticed our continued focus is what this league and the game of baseball is intended for: