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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.

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


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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

Updates & News

2018 Legion Baseball Wrap Up Video

2018 State A & AA Live Video and Gamecast Coverage

    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


    NEW RULES FOR 2018 SEASON


    2018 Rule Changes


    Q&A: American Legion Baseball rule changes explained

    Protect Youth Sports Background Checks

    Protect Youth Sports Background Checks

    2018 American Legion Baseball Rule Book

    2018 American Legion Baseball Rule Book

    2017 Montana-Alberta Rule Book

    2017 Montana-Alberta Rule Book

    2018 Team Registrations Open January 1, 2018

    Register your team on the national team database

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    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 Open
    Class A Chairman Open
    Class A North District Chairman Jim Monteith 403-553-3355 jim.monteith@ypm.ca
    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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    Improving Athleticism and Performance in Youth Baseball Players

    By Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning 02/01/2019, 12:00pm MST

    Power is how fast you can apply strength. In order to throw harder, throw farther, swing faster and hit with more power, you have to be both strong and fast, and you must be able to apply force (strength) quickly.

    Seven Absolutes of How to Hit a Baseball

    By Doug Bernier, Pro Baseball Insider 01/28/2019, 12:00pm MST

    Seeing the ball at its contact point.  This might be obvious, but it’s not simple.   Knowing how to hit a baseball starts with knowing how see the ball.

    Coaches…. Be Coachable!

    By Baseball Coach Training 01/25/2019, 12:00pm MST

    Make your practices fun!  Work hard when you create your practice plans to challenge your players and keep things moving. 

    Can’t Microwave Development

    By Flint Wallace, Baseball Strength and Conditioning 01/21/2019, 12:00pm MST

    If you are willing to pay the price each and every day then in the long run, you will pass the many who are just looking for a microwave process.Stay the course and pay the rent every day.

    Pitch Smart Risk Factors

    By Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning 01/16/2019, 12:00pm MST

    Pitchers should refrain from throwing for at least two to three months per year and avoid competitive pitching for at least four months per year.

    Training Subsystems in Baseball

    By Tim Rodmaker, Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning 01/14/2019, 12:00pm MST

    Programs should utilize multi-joint multi-planer exercise that enhances the nervous systems’ ability to recruit subsystems (muscle synergies) through improved coordination of muscles working together as a unit.

    Band Assisted Hip Flexor Stretch

    By Tim Rodmaker, Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning 01/10/2019, 12:00pm MST

    Fortunately there are a number of therapeutic techniques (foam rolling, trigger point therapy, massage, etc.), dynamic warmups and static stretching exercises that players can use help prevent and/or alleviate this problem.

    Potentiation Pregame Warmup for Pitchers

    By Tim Rodmaker, Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning 01/08/2019, 12:00pm MST

    Activities that prepare the joint and muscles for the loads that they will sustain during the game such as skips, squats and lunge patterns.

    Youth Sports Academy Gives Back to the Community

    By Jenn Gardiner, ABC 4 01/04/2019, 12:00pm MST

    For the months of November and December however, Denise Swope, owner of the facility made the decision they were going to work together to do something bigger. Something that would really make an impact not just on the community but for the players as well.

    Considerations for Extra Work: Conditioning

    By Tim Rodmaker, Professional Baseball Strength and Conditioning 12/28/2018, 12:00pm MST

    Psychology can sometimes trump physiology, and it is important that athletes and other personnel involved in their development believe the training intervention and dose are sufficient to achieve desired effects.


    Contact

    Ron Edwards
    General Chairman
    406-580-2575
    mtlegionbaseball@gmail.com