BNBA In-Town Baseball Program

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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 $80 to $155 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 as of April 30 of the current season   Teams of 12 with Parent Coaches teaching baseball skills.  All players play the field and bat each inning
  • Rookie League / Ages 7-8 as of April 30 of the current season  Teams of 12 with Parents coaching and doing the pitching for the games
  • American League / Ages 9-10 as of April 30 of the current season  Team of 12-14 with players pitching and volunteer parent/adult coaches
  • National League / Ages 11-12 as of April 30 of the current season   Team of 12-14 with players pitching and volunteer parent/adult coaches
  • Major League / Ages 13-14 as of April 30 of the current season   Team of 12-14 with players pitching and volunteer parent/adult coaches
  • High School Recreation League / Ages 15-17 as of April 30 of the current season   Team of 12-14 with players pitching and volunteer parent/adult coaches.  There will be no players allowed in this League who play on IHSA High School rosters.
  •  Travel Division / Ages 15-18 generally making up our Gold Division

The season begins in early 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.

We do offer scholarships for our In House League for those who are in need.  There is a BNBA Scholarship form that needs to be submitted.  Those receiving School Lunch program aid qualify of Scholarships BEGINNNG WITH A DISCOUNT OF 50% OF REGISTRATION FEES.  If you have further questions feel free to email the BNBA Office at bnba.baseball@frontier.com .