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Hitting Clinic for EPBA Coaches & Parents
03/16/2017
Hitting Clinic for EPBA Coaches & Parents Developing kids...
Umpires Wanted
02/07/2017
2017 Umpiring Information and Application   The EPBA is seeking...
Late Registration Is Now Open
01/12/2017
Late Registration Is Open Are you looking for an activity...
Master Calendar
01/05/2017
  2017 Master Calendar   General Events Calendar or Download...
Travel Baseball - Key information for 2017
12/30/2016
Key Information for Travel Baseball 2017   For additional...
"EP Way"
10/06/2016
  Eden Prairie Baseball - "The EP Way"   Culture...
Pancake Breakfast
04/27/2016
  Eden Prairie Baseball Association Pancake Breakfast   Date: Saturday,...
 
Hitting Clinic for EPBA Coaches & Parents

Hitting Clinic for EPBA Coaches & Parents

Developing kids starts with those that are providing the training. In an effort to help our coaches and parents teach and share information with our players, the EPBA has coordinated a free clinic on the topic of hitting.

We fully understand that approaches, stances, and swings can vary greatly. We also understand within that variation are principles that are common. 

The purpose of this clinic
1. To help you understand what to look for in swing mechanics through video examples, simple analysis and comparison. 
2. To provide you a common hitting language to share as you teach.
3. Assist you in delivering reinforcement as kids discover/develop their swings. 

Instructor: Tim Rappe-Director Mn Twin Academy 
When: Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Time: 7-8pm
Where: Eden Prairie High School East Commons
Type: Classroom/Presentation

About Coach Rappe:
Tim Rappe is the Director of the MNTwins baseball academy and is well seasoned in youth training. Tim is a highly sought hitting clinician, having served in the same capacity for the White Sox, Reds, and Brewers. Coach Rappe gives presentations  worldwide including multiple trips to Dubai and Qatar. 

Coach Rappe's specialty is breaking down the Major League swing and presenting it in a way that gives youth baseball coaches some very specific actions he/she can take back to their teams. 

Thank you

EPBA


by EPBA posted 03/16/2017
Umpires Wanted


2017 Umpiring Information and Application

 

The EPBA is seeking umpires for the spring and summer of 2017.  Applications are now accepted.

If you are a prospective or returning umpire, please read this letter in its entirety then click on links at end of this bulletin to apply.

Umpire pay starts at $25/game for entry/third grade level and progressively scales to $45-$50 for higher grade levels or travel games.  At the highest levels (Legion, Town Ball), umpires can make over $75-$90 per game.  Entry level umpires can expect to receive 5 to 9 games per season (or more) although your summer schedule and conflicts may increase or decrease the number of games called.    Experienced umpires that remain in the system for multiple years can find the number of games/season increase to much higher levels.  Umpiring is like any other job and can be a resume builder (for work and leadership).    Umpiring does develop leadership, communication, and responsibility skills.  References can be provided as appropriate.  For long term, umpiring can become a significant source of secondary income during the summer months.  There is a general lack of qualified umpires at the youth level and the EPBA is seeking individuals who not only will work enthusiastically and responsibly, but also strive for excellence on the job.

For EPBA umpiring, most games are played at fields in Eden Prairie.    The season runs from May through July 2017.  Minimum age requirement is 14 years old during the 2017 season:   Applicants should be born before May 1, 2003. 

Training details will be provided at a later date.

Requirements:

Job requirements are as follows:

  • Attend and complete all required training sessions (as possible) including concussion certification.  Read all training materials and communications from the umpiring director.
  • 100 % communication with umpire directors, scheduler/assignors.
  • 100% compliance with use of Arbitor online scheduling tool:   This means that you properly register with the site, keep your availability updated, respond to assignor/tool  communications regarding game assignments.
  • 100% responsibility to make assigned games and if any changes are made (due to legitimate conflicts such as illness, EPBA game etc), to communicate this to your assignor as soon as possible.
  • Comply with uniform code.  
    • Umpires calling games for grades 3-8:  Umpire shirts and gear provided. 
    • Umpires calling games grades 9-12 and travel:  Full umpire gear at your expense is preferred but the EPBA does have some equipment to loan and polos to give.    Note:  The EPBA will arrange for umpiring gear at affordable prices .
  • Per EPBA policies, applicants may be subject to criminal background check.

 

Selection criteria:

Every year, the EPBA receives more applicants for umpiring than there are jobs available so we use a priority system based upon the following criteria:

  • Returning EPBA umpires from previous years in good standing and demonstrated attributes such as communication, responsiveness, responsibility, reliability, promptness, umpiring skills etc.
  • Baseball umpiring experience
  • Baseball playing experience
  • Baseball knowledge
  • Affiliation with the EPBA (playing travel or in-house baseball)
  • Availability to work a reasonable number of slots per week
  • Limited slots reserved for entry level umpires (14 year olds which will umpire the third grade level)
  • Attributes and skills in areas of communication, assertiveness, responsibility, general aptitude, etc.

In processing of applications, the umpiring selection committee may request additional information and/or follow-up correspondence and/or interview of particular candidates.

Application period is now throughApril 9, 2017 with applicants notified by April 16, 2017.   Reminders will be sent to all umpires from the 2016 season regarding application.   If your email has changed, you may not receive a reminder for application.  Receipt of an email reminder for application is just a reminder.  It is not a guarantee that you will be selected to umpire in 2017.   For additional questions, please email Paul Samanant at .

To register/ apply, please click HERE


by posted 02/07/2017
Late Registration Is Now Open


Late Registration Is Open
Are you looking for an activity where your son or daughter can learn the value of relationships, selflessness, accountability, and excellence, while having fun doing it? Then Eden Prairie Baseball is right for you!

 

REGISTER NOW


2017 Summer Baseball Programs

Ages: 4-18
 

2 Divisions of play:

Recreational (Community - T-Ball to High School Level)

Competitive (Travel- Begins at age 9 or 3rd Grade)
 

Pricing: 

Starting at $97 and varies based on level of play.  4 & 5 year olds are only $25 and all registrations include an awesome pancake breakfast!

 

Thank you
Eden Prairie Baseball Association

 

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by posted 01/12/2017
Master Calendar

 

2017 Master Calendar

 

General Events Calendar

or

Download Master Calendar .xsl

 

 


by m m posted 01/05/2017
Travel Baseball - Key information for 2017

Key Information for Travel Baseball 2017

 

For additional information, click HERE


by posted 12/30/2016
"EP Way"

 

Eden Prairie Baseball - "The EP Way"
 

Culture is the foudation of success. Eden Prairie athletics have been fortunate to experience the fruits of that philosopy for many years. John Buteyn, the head coach of the EPHS baseball team, articulated his contribution to this philosophy through a presentation called "The EP Way".  Click HERE to view the presentation.
 

As the EPBA continues to contribute to the Eden Prairie culture, we would like to share our 2017 strategic goals, mission, and core values.
 

EPBA 2017 STRATEGIC GOALS:
We all understand the level of commitment it takes to keep this program great. It starts with you, the selfless volunteer.  The one who loves kids, and this game. The one who puts your time and energy into something with no expectation of personal gain, other than the satisfaction of respectfully building relationships, putting others first, being accountable to your commitments and providing your best effort. 

 

1.       Make EPBA a great place to volunteer- Living our mission and core values.

2.       Streamline EPBA roles and responsibilities across our committee assignments.

3.       Focus on player safety and development with equipment, education, and opportunity.

4.       Deliver efficient and targeted program growth.

5.       Improve digital processes and communications.

6.       Provide impactful opportunities for our players to serve community.

 

Living our EPBA Mission: 

The Eden Prairie Baseball Association is dedicated to preparing children for life through the game of baseball and the accountable acts of our core values.
 

EPBA Core Values:

Relationships

Respecting our community, players, parents, and opponents
 

Selflessness

Making others a priority
 

Accountability

Delivering on your commitments
 

Excellence

Giving your best effort

 

by posted 10/06/2016
Pancake Breakfast

 

Eden Prairie Baseball Association Pancake Breakfast
 

Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Time: 8am-12pm

Where:  Eden Prairie Community Center.


Every EPBA registered player gets breakfast for 2. There is no need to bring email receipts or tickets this year, we have you on the list! Other supporters -grandparents, neighbors, friends and families, can pay for breakfast at the door. We will have loads of pancakes, sausage and coffee.
 

Along with a great breakfast, we will also have information and activities on display; Summer camp with the Twins, Silent Auction Items and more!
 

See you there!
Eden Prairie Baseball Association


by m m posted 04/27/2016
2017 Pitching Academy
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