The Blizzard Spring program is our longest standing program developing players and teams ages 9u-14u. Tryouts are typically in the fall and early winter where players will be evaluated on hitting, pitching and defense. Typically, there are 11-13 players / team with 2 coaches slotted for every age group.
Our primary purpose in the Blizzard Spring Program is to show young players what we have to offer including our culture, values and how we teach. Our goal is also help players get a jump start on their summer season, train hard twice a week and compete!
BLIZZARD SPRING PROGRAM ... brief overview
BLIZZARD SPRING PROGRAM
Blizzard Elite Facility Membership and Lessons
Each player receives a Player Membership through June 1st enabling them access to Blizzard Baseball Academy to hit, throw, workout or even do their homework. Open Hitting times will be subject to availability. *Note* All players required to wear to wear Blizzard Shirt and Hat for access.
Blizzard Elite Coaches
Each one of the Blizzard Elite Coaches are superb teachers, leaders, mentors and have an extensive background in baseball. They each go through an extensive interview process and typically will coach in our Fall Program for one year before traveling. Ultimately, each coach will teach his team with a sense of pride, passion and always have the players’ best interests in mind when practicing, playing and competing in tournaments.
Blizzard Elite Uniforms, Apparel and Equipment
Uniform provided includes:
Blizzard Elite Practices
Team practices (March/April)
Our coaches will run a prepared, efficient and a results-based practice that will include: hitting, fielding and throwing instruction plus live pitching and at-bats to get prepared for tournaments.
Players of all ages are encouraged to come to other practices if they cannot make their own or if they would like to get additional reps in.
Blizzard Elite Game and Practice Fields
All practice and game fields are covered by your Blizzard fee. Practice times can be found under the "Practice" tab on the front page of our website. Teams will practice indoors at Blizzard Baseball Academy and/or the Vadnais Dome in Vadnais Heights, MN.
Blizzard Elite Traveling Tournaments (Spring & Summer)
Tournament fees paid (includes insurance for games and practices)
Gate fees paid
Hotels will be blocked off by the Blizzard but players will stay with their parents
Transportation. All age groups will have a car, but we’ll request some help getting players to and from fields.
Coaches fees (plane ticket, gas money, hotel, meal, practice, etc.)
Fees do not include – airline tickets, hotel and meal money