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Spring Registration

Spring 2024 Registration

Big Willow 2024 Spring Registration is closed. 


Registration Instructions

Refer to our main Registration page and the SportsEngine Mobile App Resource page for instructions

See the bottom of this page for Coach Registration details

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Position Open (Contact President)


Kara Francis


Phone: 952-999-6037

Frequently Asked Questions

Spring Registration FAQ

Q: Which Ages / Divisions are there?

A:  Players age 4 through 12 (as of May 1 for the season year) are invited to play in our Spring league.  See the table below for more info.

Q: Can I Make a friend request?

A: Yes!  Up to two friend requests can be made during the registration process.  For Mites, we will aim to honor one friend request.  For Juniors, Farm, and Majors we conduct evaluations as we strive to build balanced teams.  If possible, we will honor at least one friend request, but we can't make any guarantees.

Q: Can We register as A whole team?

A: No.  All registration for the Spring season is for individual players only.

Q: When is the registration deadline?

The deadline to register is April 23, 2024 at 11:59 p.m.   Be sure to register as early as possible because registration space is limited.  Your early registration also helps league officials create teams, plan schedules, recruit parent-coaches and honor friend requests.


Juniors, Farm, and Majors are eligible for a full refund prior to January 21, 2024.  Mites registrations are eligible for a full refund through March 15, 2024.

Q: Who needs to volunteer?

A: Big Willow board members (who are already volunteers!) are exempt.  Head coaches are exempt.  Sponsors are exempt.  All others, including assistant coaches, are required to either complete the required volunteer shifts for the season per player or purchase a buyout.  Volunteer shifts will be communicated closer to the start of the season.  See the Parent Volunteers section below for more info.

Q: I have a different question

A: Contact the registrar at

Spring Season Format FAQ

Q: When does the spring Season Start/End?

A:  The Spring season runs from approximately April 29 thru approximately June 30.

Q: Who plays in Big Willow's Spring League?

A: Big Willow welcomes players from all over the West Metro. While Big Willow is based in Minnetonka, players in past years have come from Hopkins, Golden Valley, Plymouth, Edina, Eden Prairie, St. Louis Park, Wayzata and more.

Q: How are teams formed?

Mites: Teams are formed by the league organizers using friend requests, schools attended and availability of head coaching volunteers.  Our goal is to create teams with familiar faces for kids to build friendships and create a love for the game.

Juniors, Farm, and Majors:  Teams are established using player evaluations and knowledge of player skills based on past performance.  Our goal is to create evenly balanced teams to provide for fair competition and a fun and enjoyable season.

Q: What will the practices entail?

A:  Each division will meet twice a week and will involve either a Practice+Scrimmage or a Games.  We believe in ongoing development and having fun, therefore, practices will include a 30-minute scrimmage with another team.  For Mites, we will have rotating development stations at all practices/scrimmages and games so that your child is engaged throughout the session.  

Q: Which Days/Nights of the week will we have games?

A:  See the table below.

Q: What Times will the games be?

A:  Weekday game start times will be as follows:

  • Mites: a mix of 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
  • Juniors: 5:30 p.m. 
  • Farm: a mix of 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. 
  • Majors: a mix of 5:30 p.m. and 7:45 p.m.

Saturday game start times will be as follows:

  • Mites: a mix of 10:15 and11:30 a.m.
  • Juniors: a mix of 9:45 and 11:30 a.m.

Q: How Long do games last?

  • Mites: All games are one hour (1:00) in length.
  • Juniors: All games are one hour 30 minutes (1:30) in length.
  • Farm: All game are roughly one hour 45 minutes (1:45) in length.
  • Majors: All games are roughly two hours (2:00) in length.

Q: Are there playoffs at the end of the season?

A: Farm and Majors will have playoffs the last two weeks of the season.

How to pick the right age group for your player

Please note that if your child's birthday falls between May 1 and August 31 and you have questions about which division he or she qualified for, you may email the registrar contact.  Please also note that the age brackets below apply to our Spring league.  Summer league divisions will differ - please refer to the Summer league page.

Division Information - (Program Days are SPRING ONLY)

Division Description Participation Criteria Program Days Cost
Mites T-Ball - Fun introduction to baseball and team play. For kids going into Pre-K, Kindergarten, or 1st grade; No previous T-ball experience; 4, 5, and 6 year olds as of May 1st. Tuesdays and Saturdays $125.00
Juniors Coach/Machine Pitch - Emphasis on developing basic baseball skills, knowledge and game situations. For kids going into 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade; 7-8 year olds as of May 1st. (6 year olds with prior experience may participate.) Wednesdays and Saturdays $155.00
Farm Player Pitch (First Level) - Emphasis on building hitting, fielding, and pitching skills, and participation in games. Teams organized by draft to provide balanced competition. For kids going into 3rd, 4th and 5th grades; 9-10 year olds as of May 1st; 8 year olds with advanced skills may participate in Farm try-outs Monday-Thursday 2-3 days/week $165.00
Majors Intermediate Baseball - Players continue to develop and apply baseball skills in a more competitive environment. Emphasis on developing consistency and well-played games. Teams organized by draft to provide balanced competition. For kids going into 5th, 6th and 7th grade; 11-12 year olds as of May 1st; 10 year olds with advanced skills may participate in Majors try-outs Monday-Thursday 2-3 days/week $165.00


Juniors, Farm, Majors Divisions - Formed through an evaluation process to make sure that teams are evenly formed, with school and friend requests used as additional considerations.

Mites (T-Ball) Division - Formed by friend requests and school attendance as best as possible.  Any sign up after team formation will be placed in empty spots to fill teams evenly.   

Spring Refund Policy

Juniors, Farm, and Majors 

  • By January 20, 2024: Full refund of registration fees, less $15 for expenses related to processing your registration
  • If you cancel your child's registration on or after January 21st, you will not be eligible for a refund.


  • By March 15, 2024: Full refund of registration fees, less $15 for expenses related to processing your registration
  • March 16th through April 25th: 50% refund of your registration fees.
  • If you cancel your child's registration on or after April 25, you will not be eligible for a refund.


Minnetonka Big Willow Baseball requires that every family fulfill one volunteer shift per player as noted in the Table below.   These volunteer hours are used to support the concession stand and other functions.  Concession stand volunteer opportunities will be communicated closer to the start of the season. 

You may elect to not fulfill volunteer duties at the time of registration.  The volunteer buyout fee noted below will be added to your registration cost.

If you elect to volunteer and your family's hours are not fulfilled by the end of the season, you will be billed the incomplete volunteer fee.   All volunteer requirements must be scheduled by June 1st to avoid the incomplete fee.

Per Child Volunteer Requirements (Spring Season)

Volunteer Requirement Buy Out Amount Incomplete Volunteer Invoice Amount
Per Child 5 Hours (2 shifts) $250.00 $350.00

Volunteer as a Board Member

We are also actively recruiting several board member positions, including registration, scheduler, Juniors Division Manager, Farm Division Manager, and Tournament Director.  Board members are eligible for one free Spring registration.  Please contact our current president, Kara Francis, prior to registering if you'd like more information regarding board level positions. (

Coach Registration

Big Willow Baseball Association uses TrustedCoaches for all Background Checks, Concussion, and Abuse Prevention Training.  All volunteers wishing to coach will need to complete the following Coach Registration as well as required training.  Previous background checks/training will need to be brought up to date.  Thank you - Big Willow Board.  

Note: For best results, complete the coach registration form using the same Sports Engine login used to register your kids.