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2018 Mini-Millers Registration is Open!

Use the following link (which also serves as the registration link for 10U-11U travel) to register your player for the 2018 Mini-Millers season:

Mini-Millers Registration

About Mini-Millers Development Teams

The Mini-Millers program offers a 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 preseason skill building clinics
  • 1 evaluation in an effort to create "equal" teams

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.

Practice times and location are scheduled by each individual coach as it relates to the game schedule and the Mini-Miller philosophy.    

Mini-Millers intends to play as an independent in-house league, and generally play 2 games a week at Minneapolis Parks.  Historically, games have been played at Bob Casey Field, Armatage and Phelps Parks but are not limited to those sites.  Games start mid-May through mid-July, with playoffs at the middle to the end of July.

In addition, each Mini-Miller team will compete in one mid-summer tournament.  There is the potential that these teams could play in a 10A state qualifying tournament in addition to the traditional Mini-Miller Mid-Summer Classic.  10A tourneys would 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(s) will take place one weekend during the season. 

General Season Outline:

  • Mini-Millers will have 3 clinical sessions in March and 1 eval that typically is complete by the first week in April. 
  • By the first to second week in April teams will be drawn as equal as possible (considering friend requests). Coaches are assigned and responsible for respective practice schedules.  
  • Mid-April team practice begins
  • Mid-May game play starts
  • Playoffs begin mid to end of July

Uniforms (covered in league fee)

  • Team colored jersey
  • Baseball pants
  • Belt
  • Hat
  • Socks

For more information on Mini-Millers contact Sean Laird.      

Sean Laird

Mini-Millers Director