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Welcome to the Bloomington-Normal Baseball Association

2019 Gold Player Tryouts

Gold Travel Tryout

  • Dates & Location: Normal West High School Baseball Field
    • 15U aged players
      Sunday August 12 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
      Registration begins at 830 am
    • 16U, 17U 18U aged players
      Sunday August 19 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
      Registration begins at 830 am
  • Tryout Cost $30.00 and includes a Tryout Shirt
  • Teams will be posted by August 26, 2019

Coach of the Year

Subject: Nominate your coach for the BNBA Coach of the Year

Hi Parents,

This spring season we’re celebrating all of the incredible coaches at Bloomington Normal Baseball Association by running the BNBA Coach of the Year Award, where you can vote for your outstanding coach.

This is a great way to thank the coaches for all the hard work and time they dedicate to make sure everyone has a great season. Nominate Here-http://bit.ly/bnba_coty

We’re looking forward to and having a great season and recognizing the amazing BNBA coaches this season!

See you at the fields,

Dan & the BNBA Board  

BNBA In-Town Baseball Program
BNBA has provided organized affordable baseball to Bloomington-Normal for over 50 years. Formerly known as American Junior Baseball and American Legion Baseball, the BNBA provides both recreational (In-Town) and competitive (Travel) teams for players ages 5 through 18 and typically accommodates 1,000 players each season. Registration fees for In-Town players range from $70 to $150 based on the league.  Registration fees provide uniforms, equipment, umpires, program operations and supplemental insurance for players.  The In-Town program provides for the largest number of players and includes six leagues as follow:

  • T-Ball / Ages 5-6
  • Rookie League / Ages 7-8
  • American League / Ages 9-10
  • National League / Ages 11-12
  • Major League / Ages 13-14
  • Senior League (Recreational High School Division) / Ages 15-17
The season begins in late May and concludes in late July. Teams are scheduled 2-3 games per week including a season end tournament for players in the National and Major leagues.  Rainouts are attempted to be rescheduled as field availability allows.  Weekday games begin at 5:30 or 7:45 pm  and Saturday game times vary from 11 am to 3 pm.  The In-Town program does not play Sunday games.  The BNBA relies on volunteer coaches who are asked to promote the fundamentals of the game, equitable playing time and sportsmanship.  The goal in this division is to provide a positive baseball experience for players and fans.


 Please be sure to friend or like the BNBA Facebook Page. Rainout information and other announcements are posted there also.

 

BNBA Age Ranges

BNBA League Ages for 2018

T Ball - 5 and 6 years old
Age 5 between May 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013
Age 6 between May 1, 2011 and April 30, 2012

League 1 Rookie  - 7 and 8 years old Coach Pitch

Age 7 between May 1, 2010 and April 30, 2011
Age 8 between May 1, 2009 and April 30, 2010

League 2 American - 9 and 10 years old
Age 9 between May 1, 2008 and April 30, 2009
Age 10 between May 1, 2007 and April 30, 2008

League 3 National - 11 and 12 years old

Age 11 between May 1, 2006 and April 30, 2007
Age 12 between May 1, 2005 and April 30, 2006

League 4 Major - 13 and 14 years old
Age 13 between May 1, 2004 and April 30, 2005
Age 14 between May 1, 2003 and April 30, 2004

League 5 Senior - 15 - 17 years old
Age 15 between May 1, 2002 and April 30, 2003
Age 16 between May 1, 2001 and April 30, 2002
Age 17 between May 1, 2000 and April 30, 2001

Age verification will be requested if there is a question of the age of a registered player.

Note:  Players may be allowed to play up one age division from their appropriate age group. Playing up is not recommended by the BNBA but it will be permitted if the parents of the player make that decision and they sign Age Move Up Form