The Mini-Millers program offers an baseball program alternative to those currently offered in the Minneapolis community for younger baseball players in grades 2-4.
The Mini-Millers provides a stepping stone program to help younger players develop their baseball skills and knowledge in the hopes of becoming competitive travel baseball players. It is a great program for players and families who are undecided if Travel Baseball is right for them, as well as families desiring a less rigorous baseball schedule.
Mini-Millers will participate in up to 4 scheduled events each week ranging from practices, games, and other baseball related events.
Mini-Millers program includes –
3 to 4 practices a week prior to the season starting
These 1 ½ - 2 hour practices are designed to teach the proper mechanics of throwing, fielding, hitting, catching and pitching.
1 or 2 hitting practices prior to the season starting
These hitting practice are conducted by a hitting coach and teach the players proper hitting form, stance and swing.
1 to 2 practices a week during the season
These practices will continue to focus on basic development, while working on game situational play.
Mini-Millers intends to play as an independent in-house league, and generally play 2 games a week at Minneapolis Parks. Games start mid-May through mid-July, with playoffs at the end of July.
In addition, each Mini-Miller team compete in one 10A state qualifying travel tournament. The tournament will be played under MBL rules at the 10U level. This tournament will consist of a minimum of 3 pool games with the possibility of playing more depending on how the team performs. The tournament will take place one weekend during the season.
Mini-Millers receive the same uniforms as all travel Millers teams. Uniforms consist of a home and away jersey, baseball pants and a belt, a hat, and socks. For additional cost, teams can choose to have their names printed on their jerseys for an additional fee.
For more information on Mini-Millers contact Justin Benjamin.