Baseball


NABF logoBattle Creek has a long and rich baseball history steeped in tradition. Battle Creek’s Bailey Park is home to the Northwoods League Battle Creek Bombers.

Programs


Battle Creek Parks and Recreation offers a variety of baseball programs for youth and adults. Programs include:


AABC Youth Baseball (8U - 18U) TEAM REGISTRATION ONLY!

Baseball runs in the months of May - July. Team registration begins in January 2019!

Youth Individual Baseball (Ages 6-8)
This league is for youth ages 6-8 who are transitioning from t-ball into competitive baseball. There will be weekly practices and games. This league will be a combination of coach pitch, pitching machine and kid pitch. Individual sign ups only! Each participant needs their own glove, bat and helmet! VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED!

AABC/NABF Stan Musial

A competitive baseball league for 18+ years. Teams will play 14-18 regular games. Rosters may carry a max of 25 players. Team registration packets will be available at our office inside of Full Blast beginning January 2019. 

Little Tyke T-Ball (Ages 3-6)

The program emphasizes fun, sportsmanship, fundamentals and participation. For the first three nights, there will be practice. For the following nights, games will be played. 5-6 year olds will start off with the tee and move into coach pitch after the first two weeks. Each participant needs to bring their own bat, helmet & glove. VOLUNTEER COACHES ARE NEEDED!

KCC Baseball Training Camp

Looking to train in the off-season for baseball? Join us for our KCC Training Camp! The camp will be run by KCC coaches and players which will focus on the fundamentals such as hitting, throwing, base running, pitching, catching, fielding and much more!
  • Located at Full Blast
  • Wednesdays, November 7th - December 12th, 2018
  • Ages 5-9 will be held at 5:30 PM - 6:45 PM
  • Ages 10-14 will be held at 6:45 PM - 8:00 PM
Baseball Experience with Tim Redding (Ages 5-14)
Want to learn the game through the eyes of a former major league baseball player? Join us for this 5 week Baseball Experience with Tim Redding focusing on all aspects of the game with broad spectrum training. Tim Redding had a 16 year baseball playing career for the Astros, Mets, Nationals, Yankees, & the Padres. He has spent 5 years as a pitching coach, totaling 21 years of professional level experience. All participants need to have their own glove and helmet. This Baseball Experience is powered by the Battle Creek Yellow Jackets. 
  • Located at Full Blast
  • Sundays, January 6th, 13th, 20th & February 3rd, 17th. 
  • Baseball Experience times will be determined closer to the start date. Times will be between 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Registration deadline is December 28th!
  • Registration fee is $75 per participant, includes t-shirt
Baseball Experience with Tim Redding Private Pitching Lessons (15-18)
Private pitching will be interacting education in proper mechanics to preserve the arm and elbow. Tim Redding will talk about the art of pitching and sequencing hitters along with information in active recovery programs for after pitching in games or bullpens. 
  • Located at Full Blast
  • Sundays, January 6th, 13th, 20th & February 3rd, 17th. 
  • Private Pitching Lesson times will be determined closer to the start date. Times will be between 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Registration deadline is December 28th!
  • Registration fee is $50 per hour

 
Ball Field Locations
  • Bailey Park**
  • Claude Evans Park*
  • Fell Park*
  • Hamilton Park*
  • McCrea Park*
  • Minges Brook Park
  • Piper Park*
  • Prairieview Park
  • Riverside Park*
  • Westlake Park
*Use of ball fields may be restricted during certain times
**Field rental is required
This year we are going to create travel baseball teams for the Minor and Major divisions. Players that want to participate will need to try out for the teams. Tryouts will be held in the first weeks of April. Any regular season registered player can tryout.  We will get you the specifics in the near future. 
Coach for the Minors division will be Logan Southfield. Coach for the Majors division will be coach Keith Tate. The goal of this is to have some of our higher level players playing together before we send them off to the All Stars. This by no way means that the travel team is the All Star team, althought they may be some overlap. 
We are looking at 3 weekend tournaments for this travel team. It will come with some additional commitment. Please email us if your player has a desire to tryout so we can start compiling the list now. We will most likely carry 14 players at each of those teams. 
Once again, we will provide more information in the near future. If you have questions please contact Jon Melges at 964-1036.
Thank you, 
Jon Melges
President of Baseball
This year we are going to create travel baseball teams for the Minor and Major divisions. Players that want to participate will need to try out for the teams. Tryouts will be held in the first weeks of April. Any regular season registered player can tryout.  We will get you the specifics in the near future. 
Coach for the Minors division will be Logan Southfield. Coach for the Majors division will be coach Keith Tate. The goal of this is to have some of our higher level players playing together before we send them off to the All Stars. This by no way means that the travel team is the All Star team, althought they may be some overlap. 
We are looking at 3 weekend tournaments for this travel team. It will come with some additional commitment. Please email us if your player has a desire to tryout so we can start compiling the list now. We will most likely carry 14 players at each of those teams. 
Once again, we will provide more information in the near future. If you have questions please contact Jon Melges at 964-1036.
Thank you, 
Jon Melges
President of Baseball
This year we are going to create travel baseball teams for the Minor and Major divisions. Players that want to participate will need to try out for the teams. Tryouts will be held in the first weeks of April. Any regular season registered player can tryout.  We will get you the specifics in the near future. 
Coach for the Minors division will be Logan Southfield. Coach for the Majors division will be coach Keith Tate. The goal of this is to have some of our higher level players playing together before we send them off to the All Stars. This by no way means that the travel team is the All Star team, althought they may be some overlap. 
We are looking at 3 weekend tournaments for this travel team. It will come with some additional commitment. Please email us if your player has a desire to tryout so we can start compiling the list now. We will most likely carry 14 players at each of those teams. 
Once again, we will provide more information in the near future. If you have questions please contact Jon Melges at 964-1036.
Thank you, 
Jon Melges
President of Baseball
Youth Individual Baseball (Ages 6-8)
Youth Individual Baseball (Ages 6-8)