Baseball

Pitching Velocity Camp 2020


2020 Updated Schedule

2nd and 3rd Grade 

  • Practices for this level will be dedicated to skill development (throwing, fielding, hitting, and pitching).  Each team will have a head coach and the potential of one volunteer assistant. Teams/pods will be communicated Sunday, June 7 via email.
  • Dates: Week of June 8, Week of June 15, Week of June 22, and the Week of June 29.  Week of July 6 and Week of July 13. Total of 6 Weeks.
  • Tuesday evenings at Manthey Park.  Teams/pods will meet weekly at 5:00 or 6:30 PM.  
  • Click here for more information from the Huskies Bullpen Club

4th and 5th Grade 

  • June’s focus is skill development (throwing, fielding, hitting, and pitching).  Each team will have a head coach and no more than one volunteer assistant.  Teams/pods will be communicated Sunday, June 7 via email.
  • July’s plan will be determined after we gather feedback from local and state agencies and will be communicated by Thursday, June 25.  This will also be an optional activity for all players.
  • Dates: Week of June 8, Week of June 15, Week of June 22, and the Week of June 29.  Total of 4 Weeks.
  • Weekly Schedule: Monday and Wednesday at Manthey Park at 5:00PM or 6:45PM.  
  • Click here for more information from the Huskies Bullpen Club

Kick Off - Coach/Player/Parent Meet for all Levels: Tuesday, May 26th at the Four Seasons Center (1525 S. Elm - Owatonna) - 6:00 pm. Start your year off by meeting your coach, receiving important information, and picking up your uniform.

Evaluations for all Levels: Saturday, April 4th at Owatonna Middle School (500 15th St NE - Use the rear parking lot entrance). Every player will be on a team. The evaluation process helps the League Commissioners assemble balanced rosters. You’ll receive specific time and information as we approach the date.

Level 1 (Current 2nd & 3rd Grade Players)

Pitching machine league with emphasis on participation and development of fundamental baseball skills. All participants receive a full uniform (pants, socks, belt, and jersey) with a Major League Baseball hat.

  • Practices & Games: Parents are encouraged to assist coaches with coordinating drills at practices and helping during games. This is a great way to be part of your child’s world, and it takes some of the burden from our volunteer coaches.
  • 2nd Grade - Mondays and Wednesdays (June and July)
  • 3rd Grade - Tuesdays and Thursdays (June and July)
  • Cost:
    • $55 to Owatonna Park and Recreation ($65 after March 5)
    • $25 to Huskies Bullpen Club for the Taco Johns Fundraiser coupons

Level 2 (Current 4th & 5th Grade Players)

Player pitch in-house leagues intended to continue the development of fundamentals and the skills of the game. All participants receive a full uniform (pants, socks, belt, and jersey) with a Major League Baseball hat. The Huskies Bullpen Club will be hosting an end of the year weekend tournament for all 4th/5th grade in-house teams in late July. We look for this to be a fun experience for these teams as they prepare for traveling baseball.

  • Practice/Games: Parents are encouraged to assist coaches with coordinating drills at practices and helping during games. This is a great way to be part of your child’s world, and it takes some of the burden from our volunteer coaches. 
  • Mondays and Wednesdays (Starting in early June and ending in late July).
  • Cost:
    • $75 to Owatonna Park and Recreation ($85 after March 5)
    • $25 to Huskies Bullpen Club for the Taco Johns Fundraiser coupons

5th Grade Travel - U11

All 5th graders that meet age qualifications (must not reach age 12 before April 31st) may register for U11 travel team(s). U11 participants in 5th grade will receive a uniform (2 dry fit jerseys, pants, socks, belt) with a Minor League Baseball hat.

Players will be divided up into even teams that will compete in 3 tournaments and a possible state tournament as well. The number of U11 teams will be determined based on the number of registered players. The goal of U11 is to introduce a travel and tournament baseball experience for 5th grade players.

  • Practice / Games: Practices will occur on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Games will be played in South Central League.
  • Tournaments: A total of 3 tournaments will be played in the months of May and June.
  • State Tournament Play: A U11 team must qualify to play in a state tournament (July).
  • Cost:
    • $250 to Huskies Bullpen Club
    • $25 to Huskies Bullpen Club for the Taco Johns Fundraiser coupons

Huskies Bullpen Club

The Huskies Bullpen Club offers U11 Traveling Baseball (5th graders) and Minor League Traveling Teams-U12, U13, U14 and U15. For more information regarding the Huskies Bullpen Club visit their website.

Volunteer Coaches Needed

The Park and Recreation Department utilizes volunteer coaches for many of the youth programs the department offers. Volunteer coaches are a key ingredient in the offering of these youth programs. This includes training in psychology and philosophy of youth sports, first aid, and teaching skill techniques for the various activities. Please call the Park and Recreation office if interested at 507-444-4321. All volunteer coaches must fill out a background check on a yearly basis.

Schedules

View youth schedules.