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Gopher State Travel Teams

2020 Gopher State Helmet Requirements

Sartell Baseball Association has made a decision that player helmets will no longer be provided by the association.

There will be a Fall Apparel store and a helmet option will be on the store for ordering. To stay somewhat consistent with a look we encourage you to purchase this helmet if your player does not already have one, but you are always free to purchase whatever you feel is best.

Should you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to me to discuss this in more detail.

Nicholas Hemmesch

Gopher State Director


Gopher State Teams Posted

Thank you to all players who came out for the 2021 Gopher State Tryouts! We have a talented group of players coming through Sartell Baseball and we are excited for the future of baseball. The rosters for 2021 GS Teams have been posted. If you have any questions please reach out me at or 320-293-5632.

Head coaches are all listed with teams as well, if you have any interest in assisting I recommend that you reach out to your teams Head Coach and see if there is anything you can help with.

For those who did not make a Gopher State team there is still an opportunity to play baseball in Sartell with the CMCBL League. More information regarding that league comes out in late winter/early spring. Please watch SportsEngine for updates!

A couple Gopher State things to know for those new to Gopher State or the area:

  • A non refundable fee of $135 will be required to hold your players spot, this fee covers a portion of the tournaments your player will play in this spring. This link will be available soon and e-mailed out, payment will be due by October 31st.
  • Tournaments start coming out by December and coaches usually must register by the beginning of January, if you have weekends that do NOT work for your player be proactive in notifying your coach, it is impossible to schedule around things coaches don't know exist.
  • Full season schedules become available in April, the first week of play for 10-13s is Mid-April. Playoffs can go into the middle of July. 
  • Sartell Baseball is a volunteer run association- each family will be required to provide a volunteer deposit check in the spring that is held until DIBS (volunteer hours) are completed. More information regarding this will come out in the spring.


Welcome to Gopher State Baseball through SBA

Levels of Play

  • AAA - The highest competitive level; the top team from a traveling baseball association.
  • AA - The intermediate level of play. The AA level is intended for teams from baseball associations that have already provided teams at the AAA level. AA may also (in some cases) be defined as a level for traveling teams that are not currently able to compete at the AAA level

Gopher State requires additional travel, expense, and tournaments. We strongly encourage families to consider these additional responsibilities and to register your player in the program that is the best fit.


A player is eligible to participate in SBA tryouts if the following criteria are met:

  • Player must have a legal residence within the Sartell School District boundaries
  • All applicable fees are paid
  • Age guidelines are met

Please see below guideline for age groups:

10U - Cannot be 11 on or before May 1st, 2021. (typically entering 4th grade Sept. 2021)

11U - Cannot be 12 on or before May 1st, 2021. (typically entering 5th grade Sept. 2021)

12U - Cannot be 13 on or before May 1st, 2021. (typically entering 6th grade Sept. 2021)

13U - Cannot be 14 on or before May 1st, 2021. (typically entering 7th grade Sept. 2021)

14U - Cannot be 15 on or before May 1st, 2021. (typically entering 8th grade Sept. 2021)

Kindly note: MYAS (Gopher State) Guidelines require players to tryout in the community in which they reside or attend school.  If you have previously played in another surrounding MYAS organization (St Cloud / Sauk Rapids), you are required to tryout in your home community. These requirements are for players looking to play for a different MYAS Team as MYAS does not require a community to host tryouts in forming their Travel teams. 

Please see the FAQ area of our website for additional information.

If at any point you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to our Gopher State Director Nicholas Hemmesch. 

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