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Blizzard offering 9u, 10u, 11u travel program

05/25/2016, 3:15pm CDT
By Adam Barta, Minnesota Blizzard

August Practice, September-October Fall League, 2-3 tournaments

Minnesota Blizzard Youth Program - 9u, 10u, 11u

The Minnesota Blizzard Elite program will extend it's traveling program to ages 9u, 10u and 11u this year.  Player tryouts for this age group are June 30th at 9am at the Rich Valley Baseball Complex in Inver Grove Heights, MN.


The 9u-11u traveling schedule (as well as cost) will be modified compared to the bigger Blizzard Elite program.  We will practice 2x week in August, play a full fall program and travel to two or three tournaments in October and November.

Here is a quick overview:

Blizzard Youth Program Dates: 9u, 10u, 11u


  • June 30th: Tryouts (Rich Valley Baseball Complex)
  • July 24th: Parent meeting at Blizzard Baseball Academy (Vadnais Hts, MN)
  • August: Blizzard Instructs - 2x week @ Rich Valley Complex
  • Sep 10- Oct 8th: 5 weekends of fall league (practice Saturday / DHs Sunday)
  • October and/or November: 2-3 traveling tournaments (WI, KC, IA, SD)  Tournaments for fall/winter have not been posted on their respective websites but should be released soon.
Since 2003, the Minnesota Blizzard Elite and Fall program have run a full travel option from ages 12u-18u.  Players who have started in our Blizzard program - at any level - have seen a dramatic increase in their development and play.  A big part of the players' success has to do with our practices, development and specifically - our coaches.
10u Champions 2016 - Iowa

Every member of our Blizzard coaching staff (25 coaches) has experience coaching in the program.  All of our Blizzard traveling coaches (12) have been in our program for over five years - with some having been with the Blizzard since 2003.  Blizzard coaches have been very loyal to the program because it is a great 'family' to be a part of.  There is continuity, respect among our staff, and it is a passion of ours that we take very seriously.

The Blizzard's main goal - at all levels - is to be the best elite travel baseball program in the state.  We have a strong tradition of producing the top players in MN. The competition, college and pro exposure, player development, alumni involvement and family are what drive our program. Blizzard Baseball is more than baseball - it’s a life experience with coaches who care and players who want to get better.

We hope to see you at tryouts this summer !

11u Champions 2016 - Iowa

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