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STMA Baseball Association

By MYAS Staff, 03/25/24, 5:30PM CDT


Celebrating Community-Based Baseball

Welcome to the Gopher State Baseball Association Spotlight! We will be highlighting our baseball communities throughout the summer. First up is home to arguably the best logo in the GSBL, St. Michael-Albertville!

Woodbury Athletic Association | Woodbury MN

Outgoing Travel Director: Rich Orbell
Incoming Travel Director: Mike Carlson

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Results 2017-2023



What makes community baseball special?

"I've been involved in community baseball now for 16 years with multiple sons going through the program. What makes it so special for me is volunteers coming together to help the youth be the best versions of themselves on and off the field. To be able to be there with the players as they grow through the years and then see them succeed as they get into higher levels has been a true joy to be part of."

There are many sports out there and you've chosen to be leaders in the baseball clubhouse - what makes baseball as a sport so unique?

"The combination that baseball brings between a team and individual success has always what sets the sport apart from most others. In one half of the inning, you can strike out looking and think the world is over, and the bottom of the inning you can make a diving stop and need a great catch by a teammate at first to win the game. It's truly a joy for me as a coach to watch it all come together for the boys. I'm their biggest cheerleader. "

How have you seen your association grow over the years?

"I've been lucky enough to have led our association for 9 years. My first year we had 12 travel teams and this year there are 21. We've been able to grow the program to be able to offer almost year round training and have just opened up our own facility for our program and softball program to use. Many people talk about baseball as a sport on the decline, but at least in Woodbury it continues to prosper, most due to a dedicated group of volunteers in both our in house and travel programs."