Your child's official age is whatever their age is on May 1 for the upcoming season. Our program is for 5-19 year olds. If your child has a summer birthday, you may chose to have them play with their classmates.
5 year olds who are graduating from Kindergarten in the current year can play in 6/7 NL, but note that they will be playing at GRADE LEVEL, not AGE LEVEL.
Grade/Age League Chart
|League||Age on May 1st||Grade at registration|
|5/6 tball||5 or 6 years old||pre-K or K|
|6/7 NL||6 or 7 years old||K or 1st grade|
|8/9 NL||8 or 9 years old||2nd or 3rd grade|
|9/10 AL||9 or 10 years old||3rd or 4th grade|
|11/12 NL||11 or 12 years old||5th or 6th grade|
|13 NWS||13 years old||
|14/15 NWS||14 or 15 years old||8th or 9th grade|
|16-19 MYAS||16-19 years old||10th -12th grade|
|League||Age on May 1st||Grade at Registration|
|10U||10 years old||4th grade|
|11U||11 years old||5th grade|
|12U||12 years old||6th grade|
|13U||13 years old||
|14U||14 years old||8th grade|
|15U||15 years old||9th grade|
NOTE: Summer birthdays (playing at grade level) would be a player is 9 years old but completing 4th grade. This player is eligible and recommended to play 10U to stay with grade.
Our program is for children ages 5-19. The program is set up with two house leagues, National League and American League, and one Traveling League.
National League consists of:
Note: When a child turns 9 they can decide to either try out for an American League team or continue to play in the National League.
American League consists of:
Note: When a child turns 10 the option to tryout for a Traveling team is also available.
9 Year Old Tournament Team consists of:
12 - 9 year Old players in the American League. It is an introduction to what traveling baseball is like. Depending on numbers there will be 1-2 teams created. Each team will play in 1-2 weekend tournaments. These teams will be drafted alternatively by our coaches. To participate on the tournament team, your player MUST sign up to play in American League.
To play in this league there is an additional cost. The fee is collected after the team (or teams) is formed.
Traveling League consists of:
NOTE: Age levels may have more or less than 2 teams based on registration numbers
Players must tryout for the Traveling League. Tryout Information is found on our tryout page. To play in this league there is an additional cost. The fee is collected after the team is formed.
BPAA offers youth scholarships to help Brooklyn Park families pay for their children's participation in our baseball program. Please feel free to complete the above form to receive financial assistance. We will limit the amount of scholarships to 20. All scholarship applications must be completed by March 15, 2021.
A volunteer check will still need to be handed in and volunteer hours will still need to be completed.
Once the form is completed, please mail to BPBA, PO Box 43206, BP, MN 55443.
We will review the form and get back to you on how to complete registration for your player. If you do not hear from us within 1 week of sending the form in, please email us.
The following rules apply to requesting special player/coach requests.
For ALL players registering with BPBA, we will be collecting Volunteer Deposit checks. These checks will be held thru the season and shredded once your volunteer requirement is met. (NOTE: This does NOT apply for T-ball players)
House League Players: A separate volunteer deposit check for $150, is required for each player. This check will be handed in at uniform distribution. A uniform will not be given to a player unless we have a volunteer deposit check.
This check will only be cashed should the volunteer requirement not be met. The volunteer requirement is met by working at the concession stand or other requests during games and tournaments.
Parents of House League Parents will have the option to "Opt Out" of volunteering by providing a $125 check to BPAA per player. This check will be cashed right away.
Traveling Players: A separate volunteer deposit check for $300 is required for each Traveling Player. This check will be handed in during uniform distribution. A uniform will not be handed out without a volunteer deposit check.
This check will be cashed if volunteer hours are not met. The volunteer requirement is met by working at the concessions stand our other requests during tournaments.
More information on volunteering and our Volunteer Policy can be found on our Volunteer Page.
While in general players are not allowed to play up within the age leagues, in the house leagues (non-traveling), we will allow players to play with other players in their grade. This means that:
Players that have been held back in school will be expected to play by age.
7 year olds (currently finishing 1st grade) are not allowed to play in the 8 year old league even if they did play in the 7 year old league the year before.
Traveling leagues need to be addressed on a case by case basis, as BPAA is not in complete control of the age rules for the leagues in which these teams participate.
Code of Conduct
Brooklyn Park Baseball Association
The goal of the Brooklyn Park Baseball Association is to ensure that its members have a positive baseball experience through maintaining the highest standard of sportsmanship and ethical behavior at all times. To accomplish this goal, a Code of Conduct has been adopted by the Board Members of the Association.
Is it understood that by registering to participate in the Association, you and your fans agree to abide by the rules set forth in this document while on the playing or practice field or at any Association sanctioned event.
Players, Coaches and Spectators SHALL:
Players, Coaches and Spectators SHALL NOT:
Conduct deemed detrimental to the Brooklyn Park Baseball Association will be considered a violation of the Code of Conduct. It is the responsibility of the players, coaches, parents, and umpires to enforce the Code of Conduct by informing the Board Members of the Association in writing, if any questionable conduct has occurred.
In the event a report of a Code of Conduct violation is received, the Board Members shall investigate the complaint and take appropriate action, including a written response to the reporting party at the conclusion of the investigation and review.
Violation of the Code of Conduct will result in disciplinary action from the league, including, but not limited to, game suspensions, suspension of traveling activities, or ejection from the Association. Brooklyn Park Baseball Association reserves the right to suspend/relieve any coach of their duties prior to the Code of Conduct review by Board Members.