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Due to the Covid-19 virus, all SCVAA Softball, Kindergarten T-Ball, Mountain Biking and K-9th. Grade Baseball have been postponed until Spring 2021. Fall sports program registrations are on hold until further notice. More information will be distributed as it becomes available regarding possible Fall Sports programming.

Baseball, T-ball, Mountain Biking and Softball seasons update, May 7th., 2020:

The Bd. of Directors of the SCVAA have recently discussed, remotely, what would be possible with our programs this Summer as they relate to the COVID-19 situation. We took into consideration the Governor's Task Force recommendations, as well as the school district and many cities decisions regarding field access and also the many comments that we have received from parents. Since the Governor has extended the Stay-at-Home order until May 18 th and many cities and schools have closed all fields for use until at least May 31 st, we have reached the conclusion that we are unable to offer safe and productive programs this Spring/Summer. 

The Bd. of Directors of the SCVAA have decided to postpone the 2020 Softball, Kindergarten T-ball, Mountain Biking and K-9th. Grade Baseball seasons until Spring 2021.

We are going to try and possibly have our Seniors Baseball League (10th-12th grade) if it is allowed and it can be done safely. We would like to be able to give this years High School Seniors their last year of baseball if possible. We will be waiting a few more weeks to see if it is even going to be allowed to have our 10th.-12th. grade baseball program. If their season is not possible, or for any 12th. grader not wanting to participate this year, we will issue full refunds (less a $10 processing fee) to all those 12th. grade players.

In postponning all other Spring/Summer sports' seasons until 2021, we will be able to keep all players registered, and in most cases, even left on their originally assigned teams. We will adjust all players current grades up one level.  No refunds will be issued, only credit for next season since 2/3-3/4 of expenses have already been paid for such as: player and coach caps and visors, player shirts, player pants, coach shirts, baseballs, softballs, field chalk, replacement helmets and bats, score books, first aid kits, ice packs---etc. We always have to purchase everything in Jan. and Feb. to be ready to go in April. In issuing credit instead of refunds, we are insuring nobody loses any money, parents nor the VAA and this will actually save many people a little money because if they were moving up to a level that cost more: K to 1st., 3rd. to 4/5th., 6/7th. to 8/9th.,  that would not need be paid. We would still have to refund our 12th graders if we are unable to give them a safe season of some kind since unfortunately they would not be eligible to play next season and this December we will open up registration to new Kindergartners and anyone who moved to the area over the Summer, but everyone else would be already registered and all set to go for 2021? If come next season you decide not to play, move away, or play for another league or sport...etc., refunds would be allowed at those times.

We understands that these decisions are not necessarily the most popular, but we would never want to subject your children to hazardous situations. We hope this whole situation will correct itself sooner rather than later, and we can resume normal programs in the very near future. In the meantime, we appreciate your continued patience and understanding during this unprecedented time.

We will distribute more information on Fall sports once it becomes available.

Baseball, t-ball and softball season update, April 9th., 2020:

We are holding off on a decision to either cancel the season or proceed with a season until it becomes more clear what is going to happen by May and June. We are still hoping we may be able to have some sort of season in June and July but it all depends on what happens over the next weeks and month and what the health officials advise? Even if we are allowed to and we do have a season, we have made changes to assist with social distancing and virus mitigation. There will be no bleacher seating areas anywhere. Parents will need to watch from baselines and spread themselves out. Restroom buildings and drinking fountains will remain closed and instead porta-potties will be placed on the outskirts of fields. We will not be taking team pictures this season. We will do everything we can to keep people apart while allowing kids to get outside, have some fun and burn off some energy as long as it's safe to do so.

If we do have to cancel the entire season, we won't be able to issue refunds since 2/3-3/4 of expenses have already been paid for such as: player and coach caps and visors, player shirts, player pants, coach shirts, baseballs, softballs, field chalk, replacement helmets and bats, score books, first aid kits, ice packs---etc. We always have to purchase everything in Jan. and Feb. to be ready to go in April. What we would have to do is credit everyone for next season. In fact, we could move everyone up one grade level in our system so they could even stay registered. This would actually save many people a little money as if they were moving up to a level that cost more, that would be left alone. We would have to refund our 12th graders since unfortunately they would no longer be eligible and we would open up registration to new Kindergartners and anyone who moved to the area over the Summer,  but everyone else would be registered and all set to go? 

If we do have some sort of season in June and July and you would rather not participate this year, you will still receive the full credit for next season.

We will update this page as more information becomes available.

Registration for 2020 SCVAA Baseball and T-Ball is Closed.

To inquire about any possible remaining roster spots, please contact the baseball commissioner at: baseball@scvaa.org

Warning: You must enter your athlete's current grade level only. Playing up a grade is not allowed.  Playing up a grade level or more without prior approval may result in removal from a team for the season and forfeiture of any and all registration fees.

Online registration is the preferred method of signing up for VAA Programs and ensures the timing and confirmation of your registration.

Online registration is the only registration method available for late registration.

Registrations received after the registration deadline (March 1st., 2020) will be assessed a late fee of $20

Late Registration will remain open until March 15th. or all roster spots are filled, whichever occurs first. Once a level is full, that level will close.

Late registration players may be placed on a space-available basis on teams with openings on their rosters.

Emphasizing Fun, Sportsmanship, and Skill Development

The St Croix Valley Athletic Association (SCVAA) is a non-profit, fee-based, volunteer organization dedicated to the provision of youth athletic programs. The emphasis of the program is to develop individual and team skills, enhance self-esteem, and to have fun in a supervised environment. Teams are generally made up of children attending the same school, however, due to roster limitations this is not always possible and not guaranteed.

  • T-Ball (Kindergarten Boys Only) Everyone plays every game. Only one night per week total. 
  • Recreational Baseball (Grades 1-3) Non-umpired and everyone plays every game.
  • Umpired Baseball (Grades 4-7) Teams play other VAA teams using one paid umpire.
  • High School Age Baseball (Grades 8- 9) & (Grades 10-12)
  • Teams play using modified or full High School rules.
         The 8th/9th. and 10th-12th. Grade Divisions will continue to combine with, and play against, teams from surrounding communities but will now be managed by the               SCVAA. The 8/9th Grade Division will be the VAA Juniors League and the 10th-12th Grade Division will be the VAA Seniors League. Further information is available             on the Juniors and Seniors Web Pages.  
     

2020 Baseball Levels

 Team rosters will be limited to twelve players assembled mostly by school. Boys and Girls are combined in all age groups. Although beyond the youngest, beginning levels, there are more boys then girls playing baseball. Game schedules and rosters will be distributed at the Baseball Coach's Equipment Pickup on TBD Coaches will contact team members before practices begin the week of TBDTeams have one game and one practice per week. Games will begin the week of TBD.

2020 Season Registration Fees

Grade Fee $ Description Game Nights Game Season
1st. 100 Coach Pitch Tue. TBD-7/12/2020
2nd. 100 Machine Pitch Tue. TBD-7/12/2020
3rd 100 Machine Pitch Wed. TBD-7/12/2020
4th./5th. 135 Player Pitch/Umpires (includes pants) Thur.-Fri. TBD-7/19/2020
6th./7th. 135 Player Pitch/Umpires (includes pants) Mon.-Fri. TBD-7/19/2020
8th./9th. -VAA Juniors League 160 Player Pitch (includes pants) Mon.-Fri TBD-7/26/2020
10th. - 12th.-VAA Seniors League 160 Player Pitch (includes pants) Mon.-Fri. TBD-7/26/2020

2020 Boys T-Ball

Team rosters will be limited to fourteen players assembled mostly by school. Game schedules and rosters will be distributed at the T-Ball Coach's Equipment Pickup on  TBD.  Coaches will contact team members before the season begins.  Teams will meet once a week for a half-hour shared-field practice followed by a 45 minute scrimmage, or other agreed upon time frames.

Grade

Fee Description Game Nights Season
Kindergarten $80 T-Ball Fri.  TBD-7/12/2020

Half-hour T-ball practices are usually followed by 45 minute scrimmage on a Fri. evening.

For additional information send an e-mail to your grade-level coordinator listed on our commission page.
Forms will be posted on the registration page for mail-in registrations. 

SCVAA Weekend at Dick's Sporting Goods,Postponed

The VAA Weekend at Dick's Sporting Goods has been postponed. We will work with our Dick's Sporting Goods Representative to try and find a new date after it is safe to proceed.

As part of their support of our program, DICK’S Sporting Goods will be offering our families, coaches, and participants their deepest discount!  Our discount shopping event will take place on 3/28/2020 – 3/29/2020 at the Woodbury store location.  On these dates, DICK’S will offer our families and participants 20% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE (some exclusions apply).

 The link below will allow you to access the coupon for this discount shopping event. Simply bring the linked coupon via your smartphone or print a paper copy to receive the 20% discount. COUPON IS VALID DURING ADVERTISED EVENT DATES ONLY.

 CLICK HERE TO ACCESS DISCOUNT EVENT COUPON

VAA Day with the MN. Twins, Friday, July 31st, 7:10 PM

The SCVAA is offering group rate tickets to see our Minnesota Twins take on the Houston Astros at Target Field on Friday, July 31st. at 7:10 PM.

Click here for more information and to order discounted tickets

WANTED: You - Do you want to be involved with the VAA Baseball Commission and make the baseball program even better? We add new members in the fall so let us know now. Call or email any current Commission Member listed on the Baseball Commission Page.You may also send an email to:  baseball@scvaa.org