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Tournament Teams

Big Willow’s tournament teams provide an opportunity for players and families to enjoy additional baseball and participate in competitive weekend tournaments in and out of the Twin Cities area.  Separate teams are formed through a try-out and evaluation selection process.
 
Players will build their skills, make friends and have fun playing baseball at a higher level of competition.  Tournament team participation is contingent upon continued participation and good standing with each players' Big Willow House team.  Tournament teams will also have scheduled practices and scrimmages, in addition to House team practices and games.   Big willow Tournament teams have earned reputations as strong competitors and good sportsmen. These teams are assembled to attempt to compete at the highest level.  Equal distribution of playing time is not guaranteed.
 
Tournament teams are self-funded. Each player selected will be required to pay their proportionate share of tournament registration fees and uniforms, in addition to their own traveling expenses. Scholarships are available.

Tournament Questions?

Contact Jason Moeckel:
Email or call 952-994-2512.

Big Willow COVID-19 Update

By Big Willow 03/17/2020, 12:00pm CDT

Update on Status for Big Willow

Big Willow Families,

 

In light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and urging from local public officials regarding non-essential gatherings, we will be cancelling all our remaining clinics and practices through MAY 27.  This is an uncertain and rapidly changing situation, and we continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our players, volunteers and families. 

We will determine how this will impact other Big Willow events beyond this time frame, as we continue to monitor updates from the Minnesota Department of Health, CDC and our local schools and community youth programs. 

Please know that in our decision-making, we are accounting for both the health of our community members and the recognition of the impact this has on families and development of the youth participants.  With this, we will continue to assess alternatives with the goal of maintaining the continuity and integrity of our spring baseball program.  The board has discussed a fair and accurate process to evaluate players based on past experience as best as possible and will roster teams with coaches, division managers with the goal of having equal ability teams. 

Additionally, we would kindly ask parents and children to stay at home if you are feeling ill, and to please contact me (president@bigwillowbaseball.com) if you or anyone in your home plans to travel to a CDC-designated Level 3 country (or layover in an airport located in a Level 3 country).  

With this we have provided some helpful tips below.

We at Big Willow thank you for your continued partnership as we navigate this challenge together.

Trevor Knight

President, Big Willow Baseball Association

 

 

Preventing Illness

Public health officials recommend the following to reduce risk of any viral respiratory infection.

  • Stay at home if you are feeling ill.
  • Wash hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid face touching, especially eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow or cover mouth and nose with a tissue; throw it in the trash after single use and wash hands.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces.
  • Avoid close contact with those who are sick.
  • Do not return to school or work until you have been fever and/or vomit-free for 24 hours.

 

Family Resources

 

Public Health Resources

Big Willow Hosts MLB's Pitch, Hit, & Run - Results Announced

By Bo Johnston 05/04/2019, 7:00pm CDT

Results were announced for Pitch, Hit, & Run

Big Willow hosted one of Major League Baseball's sites for their Pitch, Hit, and Run (PHR) competition.  Pitch, Hit, & Run is a national skills program that provides boys and girls, ages 7-14, the opportunity to showcase their pitching, hitting, & running abilities in one of two divisions - baseball and softball.  Big Willow hosted a Local Competition with results submitted for potential advancement to Sectional, Team, and eventually National Finals.  

Results were as follows:

7-8 Year Old Division

All-Around Champion - Jacob Ross

Pitch Champion - Carter Christie

Hit Champion - Rory Paulson

Run Champion - Ryan Hoffman

 

9-10 Year Old Division

All-Around Champion - Nathan Long

Pitch Champion (3-way tie) - Ben Johnston, Will Johnston, Arlo Abrams

Hit Champion - Johnny Goshgarian

Run Champion - Maxwell Friedell

 

11-12 Year Old Division

All-Around Champion - Jacob Fristad

Pitch Champion - Camden Nguyen

Hit Champion - Joey Limric

Run Champion - Danny Paster

 

13-14 Year Old Division

No competitors

2019 10AA Tournament Schedule Released

By Bo Johnston 02/14/2019, 9:00am CST

Dates Announced for 2019 10AA Tournament Team

The dates have been set for the upcoming tournament team season for our Big Willow 10AA Team.  Tournament dates and locations listed below:

  • Brooklyn Park Invitational - May 17th to 19th
  • Edina Classic - May 31-June 2
  • Wayzata Classic - June 7-9
  • Gopher State Tournament (if qualified) - July 12-14
  • MBT State Tournament (if qualified) - July 19-21

Additionally, indoor tournament team practices have also been set.

  • Tuesday 3/12 from 7-8:30pm at West Junior High, Activity Structure
  • Tuesday 3/19 from 7-8:30pm at West Junior High, Activity Structure
  • Thursday 3/21 from 6:30-8:00pm at Eisenhower Community Center
  • Tuesday 3/26 from 6:30-8:00pm at West Junior High, Activity Structure
  • Tuesday 4/2 from 6:30-8:00pm at West Junior High, Activity Structure
  • Thursday 4/4 from 6:30-8:00pm at Eisenhower Community Center
  • Outdoor Practices Start Mid-April at Big Willow Fields

Tryouts will be held February 24th for the team.