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SPRING PROGRAM 2018 | 9u-14u

02/08/2018, 9:00am CST
By Adam Barta, Minnesota Blizzard

Tryouts February 24th @ Blizzard Baseball Academy | Ages 9u-14u


On February 24th, 2018 at the Blizzard Baseball Academy, our staff will be running tryouts for our longest-standing program - the BLIZZARD SPRING PROGRAM.  The Blizzard Spring Program includes:

  • 1-2 teams at ages 9u-14u (12 players/team)
  • 10 Team Practices
  • 2 Coaches / Team
  • 2 Tournaments
April 21-22 -  NIT Kick-Off Classic |  Des Moines, IA
April 28-29 -  Sanford Classic |  Sioux Falls, SD


  • Scrimmages weekend of April 14th/15th
  • Blizzard Uniform (jersey / hat)
  • Blizzard Academy membership through June 1st
  • Past Results
Blizzard Elite Facility Membership and Lessons
  • Each player receives a Player Membership through June 1st enabling them access to our newly renovated 12,000 sq. ft. Blizzard Baseball Academy.
Blizzard Elite Coaches 
2016 Spring Program
  • Each one of the Blizzard Elite Coaches are superb teachers, leaders, mentors and have an extensive background in baseball.  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 Uniform, Apparel and Equipment 
Uniform provided includes:      
  • Blizzard jersey
  • Blizzard hat
  • Players are responsible for white pants and royal blue belt
  • Please wear royal blue sleeves and socks/stirrups.  Stirrups are allowed (and encouraged!)
  • Equipment (will be provided if needed)
Blizzard Elite Practices
  • 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.=

Blizzard Elite Game and Practice Fields  
  • All practice and game fields are covered by your Blizzard fee. Practices will be held at the Blizzard Baseball Academy or in Roseville and/or Inver Grove Heights.
Travel and Logistics 
  • 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.
  The Minnesota Blizzard the most successful traveling and club baseball program in Minnesota and among the top select teams in the Midwest winning 74 national tournaments and placing in the top four 184 times since 2003. 
The Blizzard draws players ages 10u-18u from all around Minnesota including Albert Lea to Duluth and also has had several players from the Dakotas, Iowa, Wisconsin and even Canada. 
Our coaches, led by owner, Adam Barta, features, Eddie Gerald (KC Royals / MN Twins), Mike Loberg (SF Giants), Ben Moore (NY Yankees), Mike Jurgella (2-time Frontier League All-Star), Matt Fiedler (St. Louis Cardinals), Lonnie Robinson (SP Saints), Jesse Tollefson (Assoc. Scout, Blue Jays), and many other top-tier instructors and coaches. 
Our Blizzard Baseball Academy, a core part of the Blizzard program, offers individual lessons, strength training and has avenues for our players to participate in showcases, fall leagues and tournaments.
It is one of the most well-respected programs in the Midwest and has garnered attention from KSTP 5, Kare 11, ESPN 1500, Fox9, Channel 6, the Star Tribune and the Upper Deck Report among others.
Blizzard vs. TEAM USA 2017 

Our vision and values of the Blizzard Big 5 drive our core values, guide players through their youth years, into high school and onto both college and professional baseball.
Play with the best in the state against the best in the country.  Blizzard Baseball. 

Tryout Times and Location - February 24th, 2018

Tryout Date and Location:
Blizzard Academy
3200 Labore Road, Suite 102
Vadnais Heights, MN  55110z
Date: Saturday, February 24th 

Ages: 8u-9u / 8am
Ages: 10u-11u / 9:30am
Ages: 12u / 11am 
Ages: 13u / 12:30n
Ages: 14u / 2pm


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