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Welcome to MAALB!

Welcome to the website for Montana and Alberta's Class AA, A, and B American Legion Baseball leagues and teams.

The Class AA division is a Senior (19-years-old and under) league comprised of teams whose players come from high schools that have a combined, or total, enrollment of more than 1,000 students.  The league's web page can be accessed from the TEAMS tab above. The state champion advances to the Northwest Regional. The regional champion advances to the ALB World Series, which has been broadcast on ESPN during the second week of August since 2011.

The Class A division is also a Senior league, but is comprised of teams whose players come from high school that do not combine, or total, 1,000 students. Although the state champion does advance to a regional tournament, there is no world series for this level of teams.

The Class B division is a Junior league (17-years-old and under). It has only been in existence for a few years and, currently, there is no state tournament for this level.

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Updates & News

2018 Legion Baseball Wrap Up Video

2019 PITCH COUNT TABLE

The pitch count rule is the same as the one used for the 2018 season as shown in the table below. 


Pitch Count Table for the 2019 Season


    NO RULE CHANGES FOR 2019 SEASON

    NEW RULES EFFECTIVE FOR 2018 SEASON

    NEW RULES EFFECTIVE FOR 2018 SEASON

    2018 Rule Changes


    Q&A: American Legion Baseball rule changes explained

    Protect Youth Sports Background Checks

    Protect Youth Sports Background Checks

    2019 American Legion Baseball Rule Book

    2019 American Legion Baseball Rule Book

    2019 Montana-Alberta Rule Book

    2019 Montana-Alberta Rule Book

    2019 Team Registrations Open January 1, 2019

    Register your team on the national team database


    2019 LEGION SCHEDULE AND TOURNAMENT DATES

    2019 Montana/Alberta American Legion Key Dates Schedule

    2019 Team Fees & Team Insurance Costs

    Fee Schedule for Team Registration & Insurance

    2019 MONTANA COACHES CONFERENCE JANUARY 25-27

    American Legion is a sponsor again for the 4th annual Montana Coaches ConferenceThe conference will be at the Holiday Inn in Bozeman this year Friday through Sunday, January 25 to 27.   The link to the website and agenda are to the right.  We will hand out awards during lunch on Saturday and then do our legion meeting from 4:45 pm to 5:45 PM on Saturday night.  This meeting will not be mandatory.

    We encourage all teams to register to support the conference and to take advantage of the baseball instruction offered at each session.

    The conference will also be valuable to your youth league coaches, so please forward this information on to your youth division coaches and league administrators.

    If you have any questions about the conference please contact Paul Mrazek at 250-919-6706 or by email to info@mtbaseballcoaches.com

    2018 Team Fees & Insurance

    The fee schedule below shows the team registration fees for 2018 season.  The team fees stay the same as last season and SA Van Dyk has lowered team insurance costs this year.

     

    Class B Teams

    $200

    $200

    $200

    Class A Teams

    $400*

    $400*

     

    Class AA Teams

    $400

    $400

     
     
     
     
     
    * Class A ($250 Team Fee + $50 for State Champ for Regional Tournament expenses + $50 for District Tournament Host for umpire expenses + $50 for State A Tournament Host for umpire expenses per registered A team)
     
     Print 2018 Team Fees & Insurance 

    Total fees for insurance and team registration for the  2018 season:
     

    Class B Teams w/ Year Round Insurance Coverage

    $513

    Class B Teams w/ Seasonal Insurance Coverage

    $458

    Class A & AA Teams w/ Year Round Insurance Coverage

    $810

    Class A & AA Teams w/ Seasonal Insurance Coverage

    $740


    Tournament Rotations

     

    CLASS A DISTRICTS*

     
     
     
             
     
    NORTHERN 
    SOUTHERN 
    EASTERN 
    WESTERN 
             
    2017  
    Havre
    Butte                    
    Miles City
    whitefish              
    2018
    Tri-County
    Helena            
    Glendive      
    Bitterroot Red Sox
    2019
    Medicine Hat
    Bozeman
    Laurel
    Libby
    2020
    Vauxhall
    Livingston
    Billings Cardinals
    missoula
    2021
    Lethbridge
    Anaconda
    SIDNEY
    kalispell
    2022
    Fort Macleod
    THREE FORKS
    glasgow
    polson
    2023
    Lewistown
    Belgrade
    bILLINGS bLUE jAYS
    bitterroot bucs
    2024
    Great Falls
    Dillon
    mILES cITY
    whitefish
    2025
    Tri-County
    Butte
    glendive
    Cranbrook
    2026
    Havre
    Helena   
    lAUREL
    Cranbrook
     
     
     
     
     
    * IF A NEW TEAM COMES IN TO A DISTRICT, OR IF A TEAM DROPS OUT AND THEN COMES BACK IN, THAT TEAM DROPS TO THE BOTTOM OF THE ROTATION AND THE REST OF THE ROTATION SCHEDULE IS ADJUSTED ACCORDINGLY. 
             

    CLASS A STATE TOURNAMENT ROTATION**

     
     
             
    2017
    Three Forks
    Southern
     
     
    2018
    MILES CITY
    Eastern
     
     
    2019
    TBD
    Western
     
     
    2020
    TBD
    Northern
     
     
    2021
    TBD
    Southern
     
     
             
    ** CLASS A STATE TOURNAMENTS ROTATE THROUGH OUR 4 DISTRICTS.  TOURNAMENT SITES ARE AWARDED FROM TEAM BIDS. 
     
     
     
     
     

    CLASS AA STATE TOURNAMENT ROTATION***

     
     
             
    2017
    Bozeman Bucks
     
    2018
    Kalispell Lakers
     
     
    2019
    Billings Royals
     
     
    2020
    Great Falls Chargers
     
     
    2021
    Billings Scarlets
     
     
    2022
    Medicine Hat Monarchs
     
    2023
    Helena Senators
     
     
    2024
    Lethbridge Elks
     
     
    2025
    Butte Miners
       
             
    *** CLASS aA STATE TOURNAMENTS ROTATE THROUGH THE AA CONFERENCE.  THERE ARE NO BIDS TAKEN TO HOST THE AA TOURNAMENT. 
    • Class A Districts.  District rotations can change by teams agreeing to switch years up to host.  Another situation that can change this order is if teams drop out and later come back in.  If a team does drop out and later returns back into the District it will be placed into the bottom of the rotation.

    • Class A State. The State A tournament rotates through each District.  Teams selected to host will be based on a tournament bid and selection process.

    • Class AA State.   The State AA tournament is set as a fixed rotation of AA teams.  If new teams are added to AA they are added to the bottom of the rotation.

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    MT/AB Legion Baseball Contacts

    Title Name Phone Email
    General Chairman Ron Edwards 406-580-2575 mtlegionbaseball@gmail.com
    Class AA Chairman Carl Hennell 406-546-5513 mtlegionaa@gmail.com
    Class A Chairman Ron Edwards 406-580-2575 mtlegionbaseball@gmail.com
    Class A North District Chairman Jim Monteith 403-382-0924 jim.monteith44@gmail.com
    Class A South District Chairman Ron Edwards 406-580-2575 mtlegionsouth@gmail.com
    Class A East District Chairman Pete Moe 406-553-3355 pmoe3-k@hotmail.com
    Class A West District Chairman Wayne Raymond 406-550-0101 --------------
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    Phone: 406-580-2575


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    Building Mental Toughness in Baseball

    By Tim Rodmaker, Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning 05/31/2019, 12:00pm MDT

    Many in the game will tell you that mental toughness is a determining factor that that can separate the average from the good and the good from the great.

    "I think it's important to have coaches like him because he just cares about the kids," Diamondback parents Ginny and Adam Hoover say. 

    President Obama Stops by Nationals Youth Baseball Academy

    By NBC Sports 05/28/2019, 12:00pm MDT

    On Wednesday, the students of the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Baseball Academy's after-school program were treated to a surprise end-of-year visit by former President Barack Obama.

    Fun at Bat Youth Program Launches in Mexico

    By Adam Williams, MLB 05/28/2019, 12:00pm MDT

    "This about developing character and how sports teach us values that create good citizens that know how to follow rules, compete, and how to win and lose with dignity.”

    Florida Baseball Coach’s Tweet to Rival Is a How-To in Sportsmanship

    By Jon Santucci, USA Today High School Sports 05/28/2019, 12:00pm MDT

    “So many great games against one another, as a coach and a fan of the game, I found it appropriate to congratulate the VBHS players and their coaching staff on a tremendous job."

    Baseball Training Tips: Using the Tee

    By Ripken Baseball 05/28/2019, 12:00pm MDT

    The most important piece of hitting is gathering your energy at one time. Cal & Bill discuss how using the tee can get your body in a good position to make contact when the bat head is traveling its fastest.

    Coaching Youth Baseball Demands You Prioritize Fun for Players

    By Kent Sterling 05/21/2019, 12:00pm MDT

    • The result of the game should be meaningless to you.  If you are in it for trophies, resign immediately and let another coach take over.

    Potentiation Pre-Game Warm Up for Pitchers

    By Tim Rodmaker, Professional Baseball Strength & Conditioning 05/20/2019, 12:00pm MDT

    Remember, the major purposes of the pre-game warm-up are to maximize the pitcher’s readiness and increase the potentiation of the muscles involve in the throwing motion, improving performance and decreasing the risk of injury.

    Baseball Training Tips: Stick Ball

    By Ripken Baseball 05/20/2019, 12:00pm MDT

    Cal & Bill use miniature training balls and a thinner bat to promote balance in your stance, through the swing, and out of the batter’s box.

    Greentown Youth Baseball League Seeks to Make Program Affordable to All

    By Braden Dunlap, Kokomo Perspective 05/16/2019, 12:00pm MDT

    “Coaches, assistant coaches, families, and I are all talking to businesses to purchase ads. Excess proceeds just go straight into helping players be able to afford to play.”

    Ferguson Water Works


    Contact

    Ron Edwards
    General Chairman
    680 Sycamore Lane
    Bozeman, MT  59718
    406-580-2575
    mtlegionbaseball@gmail.com