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Blizzard Baseball April Newsletter

04/05/2021, 3:30pm CDT
By Adam Barta, Owner | Blizzard Elite Baseball

Blizzard Baseball take home two championships and earn another six top-4 spots in season's last two tournaments




 
The Minnesota Blizzard Elite baseball program capped off it's season by winning the Treasure Coast Challenge in Vero Beach, FL as the Blizzard Blue 13u defeated the Keystone State Bombers Black 9-8 in a nail biter while the Blizzard 10u won their first-ever tournament this past weekend in Sioux City, IA USSSA Spring Classic.
 
In February's Treasure Coast Challenge, the Blizzard 12u and 14u earned Runner-Up spots while the Varsity team took home a 3rd Place.
 
´╗┐In our first March tournament, the 12u earned 3rd Place in the West Coast Premier AZ Championships while the 11u team earned a 3rd Place finish in the USSSA Spring Classic.
 
From the beginning of our season in August, the Minnesota Blizzard has earned 11 championships and earned a top 4 spots 25 different times from age groups 10u-18u
 
College Commits
 
We have had 35 2021 graduates who have committed to play baseball in college with a remaining five players who are making their final decision this spring. Since 2003, the Minnesota Blizzard has had almost 450 players commit to play college baseball which includes over 120 Division I commits as well as 57 players who have been drafted or signed professionally.
 
 
 
IMG 2021 Spring Training a hit !
 
The Minnesota Blizzard took two varsity teams to IMG Training Academy this past January for a 9-game series where we had the opportunity to stay onsite, practice in the mornings and play all afternoon.
 
All games were televised and we played against some of the best high school talent in the country not to mention dozens of scouts. Players got to enjoy an onsite stay, onsite meals, outdoor pool and plenty of free time in this week jam packed full of baseball and fun.
 
If you have interest in being a part of this 'one off' one-week event, please fill out this Player Interest Form.
 
 
 
Summer Program
 
Our Blizzard program is off and kicking with 7 teams this summer including our first-ever youth summer program for ages 10u, 13u and 14u. Those teams will compete locally and regionally while our 15u, 16u and 17u teams are off competing regionally and nationally to compete in some of the best tournaments in the country including Perfect Game, PBR, Prospect Select and Midwest Premier Championships.
 
We are looking for 2-3 more 10u players. If you are interested in playing, you can look at our program HERE or you can contact our summer youth program coordinator, Jesse Tollefson at: jesse@minnesotabaseballacademy.com
 
 
 
USSSA & Blizzard Baseball Tournaments
 
USSSA (10u-14u) has a home in Minnesota beginning this year! June Classic's I and II are June 5th/6th and June 25th/26th respectively. You can check out these tournaments here. In addition, Prospect Select will be running two tournaments (15u-17u) in July and August. These are high-end tournaments with out-of-state teams attending in front of college and pro scouts.
 
In addition, our AFBL Tournaments Series had great success last year. We adjusted our fall-ball format from 4 weekends into two 3-day tournaments the last weekend of August and the first weekend of September. We'll be sending more info on the Tournament Series I and II soon, but be on the lookout for televised games included in this fall's competition!
 
 
 
Blizzard Summer Baseball Academy
 
Our Blizzard Academy is open all summer and includes 1:1 training, small groups and our annual summer camp. You can check our offerings out here!
 

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