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2021 Gopher State Tournament of Champions


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Gopher State Tournament of Champions Welcome to the 2021 Gopher State Tournament of Champions (GSTC), the crown jewel of Minnesota youth baseball tournaments. This event was designed for the best youth baseball teams in the upper Midwest to showcase their talents and compete for the Ring! The GSTC is comprised of Minnesota’s best teams, top-notch venues, wonderful volunteers and most prestigious awards to offer an outstanding tournament experience for everyone involved. All teams participating in this year’s event were required to qualify in a GSTC Qualifying event. Our mission as a 501(c)3 non-profit organization is to continue supporting the youth baseball communities of Minnesota. At every playing site over the weekend, local youth baseball organizations are dedicating their volunteers to field maintenance, concessions and other on-site responsibilities. In return, the Host Groups receive all concessions and admissions revenue to support their programs. We thank all host organizations for donating their time and efforts. Each year, youth sports organizations raise over $3 million by hosting MYAS events.

COACHES ROSTER INFO

ADMISSIONS

Input Online roster at www.myas.org

There are no Admissions for spectators at the GSTC

Online roster instructions can be found at www.myasgstc.org

The team Gate Fee will be submitted in lieu of admissions and made out to the Host

CHECK-IN •

Team Gate Fee ($150) Host organizations are listed in the Facility portion of this Fan Guide

All teams must check-in prior to the tournament at Tournament HQ

RULES & PITCH COUNTS •

All teams are responsible to be familiar with the playing and pitch count rules for their age division prior to their first game.

SCHEDULES, MAPS and OTHER TOURNAMENT INFO All schedules, maps and tournament information can be found at www.myasgstc.org. Schedules will be updated throughout the weekend with game scores and bracket advancement.

Bobby Strickland 763-781-2220 ext. 1735 bobby@myas.org

Jeremy Innes 763-781-2220 ext. 1720 jeremy@myas.org

Lance Klinkhammer 763-781-2220 ext. 1733 lance@myas.org

Eric Rathke 763-781-2220 ext. 1730 eric@myas.org


TABLE OF CONTENTS GSTC Welcome Letter…………………………………….. 4 Youth 1st …………………………………………...…….. 6 Weather Information………………..…………………… 7

GSTC Event Apparel…….………………………………… 8 Past GSTC Champions………………………...……….…. 9 Divisions/Pools/Schedules………………..………..…... 10 Gopher State Fall Baseball/Rising Stars……….………... 13 Facility Info - 10AA - Northwoods Park (Brooklyn Park)….... 15

Facility Info - 10AA - Zane Sports Park (Brooklyn Park)….… 16 Facility Info - 11AA - Bentfield Mills Park (Buffalo)……...….. 17 Facility Info - 11AA - Lions Park (Buffalo)……………….…. 18 Facility Info - 12AA - Pinecone Central Park (Sartell)…..…. 19 Facility Info - 13AA - Comm. Athletic Fields (Mankato)….... 20 Facility Info - 13AA - Jaycee Park (Mankato)…………….... 21 Facility Info - 13AA - Sibley Park (Mankato)………………. 22 Facility Info - 15AA - Parkers Lake (Ply/Wayzata)……….... 23 Facility Info - 15AA - Zachary Playfields (Ply/Wayzata)…… 24 Facility Info - 15AA - Bass Lake (Ply/Wayzata)……….….... 25 Facility Info - 15AA - West Lutheran H.S. (Ply/Wayzata)…... 26


2021 Gopher State Tournament of Champions To: Coaches, Team Managers, Parents/Spectators Re: Youth 1st Team Award Program

Thank you for participating in the 2021 Gopher State Tournament of Champions! MYAS and Gopher State Baseball has partnered with Youth 1st and will be including the Youth 1st Team Awards Program in the GSTC tournament this season. It is a simple, yet significant program that will enhance the experience for players, coaches, umpires, and fans by placing an emphasis on good sportsmanship and positive conduct!

The Umpires will be handing each coach a Conduct 1st Pocket Reminder card as part of the pre-game coaches meetings. This is a reminder that the GSTC is a Conduct 1st Environment. The card emphasizes three main points:

REMEMBER … It’s about the kids. I WILL … Keep my competitive energy in check. I WILL ALWAYS … Treat officials and opponents with respect.

We are asking all coaches to please partner with your umpires to ensure that this emphasis is maintained throughout the game by yourself, assistant coaches, your players and your fans. We also recommend sharing the card with your other coaches and fans as the game starts. You, as a coach and the leader of your team, are responsible for the behavior of your players, coaches AND FANS.

At the conclusion of each game, the umpire will vote for each team that exhibits the conduct, behavior and attitudes as defined by the three points of emphasis. Remind your parents the team vote includes players, coaches, AND FANS! After the tournament, teams that receive exemplary scores will be recognized with a Youth 1st Team Award!

As a thank you for assisting us in this process, we are including a materials package of wristbands and temporary tattoos for each player and lanyards for each coach. Our theme for this season is BE RESILIENT! We hope you will talk to your team about the importance of seeing adversity as an opportunity to grow and get better, both as a player and as a person. Thank you for being a positive influence during the tournament, making the experience even better for the fans, officials and especially the kids!

Thank you!

Mark Arjes Founder / Director - Youth 1st

Connecting Conduct, Character and Community through Values-Based Youth Development. youth1st.com I 612.968.9192 I mark.arjes@youth1st.com


WEATHER

Jonathan Yuhas Jonathan Yuhas, with KSTP-TV and official Meteorologist of Gopher State Baseball, will be providing forecasts for each weekend of the GSTC, specific to each playing location.

You can find Jonathan’s forecasts on the Gopher State Baseball Facebook Page.

In the event of inclement weather, MYAS staff will be working with Tournament personnel to update the status of the event(s) through the weekend. Download the app to stay up to date on weather announcements.


GSTC APPAREL THIS APPAREL AVAILABLE ONLINE ONLY Optional Personalization on the back

This item will be available on-site in LIMITED quantities.


PAST CHAMPIONS 2019

AAA

AA

A

2018 9U - Buffalo Black 10A - Somerset 10AA - Orono 10AAA - STMA 11A - Rochester

Rochester

11AA - Eden Prairie 11AAA - Lake Elmo

12A - Prior Lake Blue 12AA - Mendota Heights 12AAA - Hastings

Mankato Gold

New Richmond

Wayzata Blue

13A - Minnetonka Blue 13AA - Northrop 13AAA - Wayzata 14AA - STMA Gold 14AAA - STMA

STMA

Grand Rapids

Wayzata Blue

15AA - Mtnka White 15AAA - Lake Elmo

14/15A - Albert Lea

2017 Osseo-Maple Grove

Armstrong Cooper

BOLD Kernals

9U - STMA 10A - Farmington 10AA - Wayzata Blue 10AAA - Ply/Wayzata 11A - South St. Paul 11AA - River Falls

Elk River

East Ridge Black

Jordan

11AAA - Wayzata

12A - Rogers-Otsego 12AA - Red Wing 12AAA - Chanhassen 13A - Woodbury

Chanhassen

13AA - Prior Lake Blue

Hutchinson

13AAA - Roseville 14AA - Hopkins

Woodbury White

14AAA - Prior Lake 15AA - Prior Lake 15AAA - Totino Grace

Edina

Plainview

14/15A - Randolph


DIVISIONS Schedules & Brackets Host Organization: Brooklyn Park Baseball Association

Brooklyn Park Tournament HQ: Northwoods Park

POOL A/B

POOL C

POOL D

STMA Knights Sartell Sabres St. Francis Saints Mahtomedi Zephyrs East Ridge Raptors Alexandria Cards

Lake Elmo Lions Stillwater Ponies Eagan Wildcats Grand Rapids

Anoka-Ramsey Tornadoes Andover Huskies Westonka Whitehawks Brooklyn Park Bulldogs

POOL E

POOL F

POOL G

Delano Tigers Ply/Wayzata Gold

Rosemount Irish Mankato Royals Minnetonka White Lakeville North

Willmar Cardinals Orono OMGAA Gold Woodbury Royals

Farimont Junior Martens

Shakopee Sabres

Host Organization: Buffalo Baseball Association

Buffalo Tournament HQ: Bentfield Mills Park

POOL A

POOL B

POOL C

POOL D

Andover East Ridge OMGAA Gold Hermantown

Delano Cloquet OMGAA Black Buffalo Purple

Eden Prairie Inver Grove Heights Northfield Westonka

Orono Rochester Duluth 709 Chisago Lakes

POOL E

POOL F

POOL G

POOL H

Prior Lake Princeton Ply/Wayzata Gold Zimmerman

Elk River Grand Rapids Woodbury Rogers-Otsego

Mahtomedi Cold Spring Brooklyn Park Cambridge-Isanti

Ply/Wayzata Blue St. Anthony Forest Lake Mankato Maroon


DIVISIONS Schedules & Brackets Host Organization: Sartell Baseball POOL A Orono Eagan Mankato Delano

Sartell Tournament HQ: Pine Cone Park

POOL B Willmar Watertown-Mayer Prior Lake Zimmerman

POOL C

POOL D

East Ridge Grand Rapids Prior Lake Gold So. St. Paul Maroon

Wayzata Blue Buffalo Black Lake Elmo Cambridge-Isanti

POOL E

POOL F

POOL G

POOL H

Minnetonka Blue Hudson Springfield Cold Spring

Woodbury Eastview Sauk Rapids–Rice Hermantown

Blaine Ply/Wayzata Gold STMA Knights

Minnetonka White Andover Belle Plaine Elk River

Long Prairie-Grey Eagle

Host Organization: Mankato Area Youth Baseball Association POOL A Menomonie Edina Mahtomedi Anoka-Ramsey

Mankato Tournament HQ: Community Athletic Fields

POOL B Chanhassen Woodbury Duluth 709 Rochester

POOL C

POOL D

STMA Knights Brainerd-Baxter East Ridge Superior

Orono Rogers Blaine Westonka

POOL E

POOL F

POOL G

POOL H

Hamel Minnetonka Blue

Lake Elmo Prior Lake Sartell Inver Grove Heights

Wayzata Blue Mankato Alexandria Black New Ulm

Farmington North St. Paul Prior Lake Hutchinson

OMGAA Storm Black

Dassel-Cokato


DIVISIONS Schedules & Brackets Host Organization: Plymouth/Wayzata Youth Baseball

Ply/Wayzata Tournament HQ: Parkers Lake

POOL A

POOL B

POOL C

Minnetonka Skippers Prior Lake Woodbury Champlin-Dayton

Elk River Edina Grand Rapids Andover

Anoka-Ramsey Tornadoes Eastview Lightning Hopkins Ply/Wayzata Gold

POOL D

POOL E

POOL F

Lakeville North South St. Paul Packers White Bear Lake Eden Prairie

Mendota Heights Stillwater Waconia Wildcats Mpls. Hiawatha Hawks

Chatfield Rogers-Otsego Royals Orono Chisago Lakes

Quest for the Ring! GSTC Champions will receive their custom rings at target field!

VS

SepT 25th 6:10pm


GOPHER STATE FALL BASEBALL Minnesota’s Largest Fall Baseball League

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MYAS/Gopher State is excited to offer the Rising Stars Baseball Academy, which focuses on developing to play versus playing to develop! This premier player development option will provide options for youth baseball players to further their game by learning from some of the best instructors that Minnesota has to offer. We are extremely fortunate to have top instructors and clinicians that have many years of experience and tremendous knowledge in baseball development and training. Our offerings will vary from general baseball instruction to advanced player development and are for ages 5U-14U. The intent of the Academy is to provide superior instruction, premier player development, at an affordable/cost effective price point, while focusing on the community -based youth baseball player.


FACILITIES

GATE FEE: $150 Make Payable to:

“BPBA”

Brooklyn Park - Northwoods Park Division: 10AA Tournament HQ/Check-In: Yes

7405 109th Ave N Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Concessions: Yes Coolers allowed: No Covered Dugouts: Yes Seating available: Yes

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No Admissions. Come and go as you please! The Gate Fee and all Concessions revenue support the local host organization.


FACILITIES

GATE FEE: $150 Make Payable to:

“BPBA”

Brooklyn Park - Zane Sports Park Division: 10AA

Tournament HQ/Check-In: No

8717 Zane Ave N Brooklyn Park, MN 55445

Concessions: Yes Coolers allowed: No Covered Dugouts: Yes Seating available: Yes

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No Admissions. Come and go as you please! The Gate Fee and all Concessions revenue support the local host organization.

Zane Ave N


FACILITIES

GATE FEE: $150 Make Payable to: “Buffalo Baseball Association”

Buffalo - Bentfield Mills Park Division: 11AA

Tournament HQ/Check-In: Yes

1306 County Road 134 NE Buffalo, MN 55313

Concessions: Yes Coolers allowed: Yes Covered Dugouts: Yes Seating available: Yes

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No Admissions. Come and go as you please! The Gate Fee and all Concessions revenue support the local host organization.

County Road 134 NE

10th Street NE


FACILITIES

GATE FEE: $150 Make Payable to: “Buffalo Baseball Association”

Buffalo - Lions Park Division: 11AA

Tournament HQ/Check-In: No

2nd Street NE Buffalo, MN 55313

Concessions: Yes Coolers allowed: Yes Covered Dugouts: Yes Seating available: Limited

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No Admissions. Come and go as you please! The Gate Fee and all Concessions revenue support the local host organization.


FACILITIES

GATE FEE: $150 Make Payable to: “Sartell Baseball”

Sartell - Pinecone Central Park Division: 12AA

Tournament HQ/Check-In: Yes

1105 Central Park Blvd Sartell, MN 56377

Concessions: Yes Coolers allowed: No Covered Dugouts: Yes Seating available: Yes

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No Admissions. Come and go as you please! The Gate Fee and all Concessions revenue support the local host organization.


FACILITIES

GATE FEE: $150 Make Payable to:

“MAYBA”

Mankato - Community Athletic Fields/Rosa Parks Division: 13AA

Tournament HQ/Check-In: Yes

1001 Heron Drive Mankato, MN 56001

Concessions: Yes Coolers allowed: No Covered Dugouts: Yes Seating available: Yes

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No Admissions. Come and go as you please! The Gate Fee and all Concessions revenue support the local host organization.


FACILITIES

GATE FEE: $150 Make Payable to:

“MAYBA”

Mankato - Jaycee Park Division: 13AA

Tournament HQ/Check-In: No

147 Jaycee Court Mankato, MN 56001

Concessions: Yes Coolers allowed: No Covered Dugouts: Yes Seating available: Yes

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No Admissions. Come and go as you please! The Gate Fee and all Concessions revenue support the local host organization.


FACILITIES

GATE FEE: $150 Make Payable to:

“MAYBA”

Mankato - Sibley Park Division: 13AA

Tournament HQ/Check-In: No

900 Mound Avenue Mankato, MN 56001

Concessions: Yes Coolers allowed: No Covered Dugouts: Yes Seating available: Limited

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No Admissions. Come and go as you please! The Gate Fee and all Concessions revenue support the local host organization.


FACILITIES

GATE FEE: $150 Make Payable to: “PWYBA”

Plymouth/Wayzata - Parkers Lake Park Division: 15AA

Tournament HQ/Check-In: Yes

15205 County Road 6 Plymouth, MN 55447

Concessions: Yes Coolers allowed: No Covered Dugouts: Yes Seating available: Yes

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No Admissions. Come and go as you please! The Gate Fee and all Concessions revenue support the local host organization.


FACILITIES

GATE FEE: $150 Make Payable to: “PWYBA”

Plymouth/Wayzata - Zachary Playfields Division: 15AA

Tournament HQ/Check-In: No

4355 Zachary Lane Plymouth, MN 55442

Concessions: No Coolers allowed: Yes Covered Dugouts: Yes Seating available: Yes

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No Admissions. Come and go as you please! The Gate Fee and all Concessions revenue support the local host organization.


FACILITIES

GATE FEE: $150 Make Payable to: “PWYBA”

Plymouth/Wayzata - Bass Lake Division: 15AA

Tournament HQ/Check-In: No

5450 Northwest Blvd Plymouth, MN 55442

Concessions: No Coolers allowed: Yes Covered Dugouts: Yes Seating available: Yes

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No Admissions. Come and go as you please! The Gate Fee and all Concessions revenue support the local host organization.


FACILITIES

GATE FEE: $150 Make Payable to: “PWYBA”

Plymouth/Wayzata - West Lutheran High School Division: 15AA

Tournament HQ/Check-In: No

3350 Harbor Lane Plymouth, MN 55447

Concessions: No Coolers allowed: Yes Covered Dugouts: Yes Seating available: Limited

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No Admissions. Come and go as you please! The Gate Fee and all Concessions revenue support the local host organization.


Good Luck to All Teams participating in the 2021 Gopher State Tournament of Champions!

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