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COMPETITION

When players are highly active throughout the preparation process, the game slows down, becoming a bit easier and more enjoyable. And the outcome is usually positive, win or lose. 

 

Pine Tar Academy's fall club teams compete to win.  However, the focus of development through competition is never lost. Fall baseball team records are soon forgotten, but the skills developed last a lifetime.

Each PTA Club team will participate in a fall league, playing double headers over weekends (unless noted otherwise below.  League affiliation may be adjusted depending upon the composition and level of teams at each age group.

League Competition

 

Overview

 

 

Organization

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MN Fall Club League

Various Metro-Area Fields

Sat or Sun Double Headers

Begins September 8th

 

12u

13u

14u

15u

16u

17/18u

Twin Cities Fall League

Various Metro-Area Fields

Sunday Double Headers

Begins September 9th

 

 

 

Additional teams in an age group would play in a Twin Cities area fall league or the Advanced Fall Baseball League depending upon the make-up of the team

Tournament Competition

 

Overview

 

Organization

Teams will participate in three tournaments over various weekends.  18u team will participate in four tournaments.

Monster

Bash

Kansas City, MO

Oct 5-6

 

12u

13u

14u

15u

16u

17u

Desert Fall

Classic

Las Vegas, NV

Oct 25-27

 

18u

Prospect Select Tournament

Twin Cities

Aug 16-18

 

16u

17u

18u

ScoutStop Labor Day Classic

Twin Cities

Aug 31 - Sep 2

 

12u

MN Fall Club

Championships

Twin Cities

Aug 16-18

 

12u

13u

14u

15u

ScoutStop Summer Select

Twin Cities

Aug 23-25

13u

14u

15u

MN Fall Club Championships

Twin Cities

Oct 12-13

16U

17U

18u

Tournament schedule is subject to change based on availability.  Check back for updates.

Coming into fall baseball, players should have a concept of areas to improve upon or skills to add.  Repetition through preparation is one stage of development.  The next stage is being allowed to try newly developed skills in competition without the pressures of immediate success expected by coaches and teammates.

 

Positive outcomes can be a quality at bat, improved fastball location, driving the ball to the opposite field, rounding a ground ball or mixing in a secondary pitch.  Success can be measured by more than base hits, batter Ks and plays made.

 

During league games, playing time will be balanced. Playing time during tournaments will be balanced through pool play and then may become unbalanced as teams advance through bracket play.  

 

Players and their families are responsible for all related travel costs while participating in league and tournament competition.  These includes travel, lodging, transfers and meals.  No travel related expenses are included in the program cost.

 

Additional Information

 

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Travel Expenses