Gopher State Baseball Alliance
Enhancing the Community-Based Baseball Experience
What is the Gopher State Baseball Alliance (GSBA)?
The GSBA is a collaborative effort between the MYAS/Gopher State Baseball, the Gopher State Baseball Board of Advisors, and travel baseball leaders from around the state working together to enhance community-based youth baseball during the spring/summer season.
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- Membership is free
- Associations must adhere to the Best Practices for youth baseball organizations and the Team Composition Guidelines.
- Currently, the GSBA is for travel teams only.
Why should my youth baseball association join the GSBA?
- It is our goal to have EVERY association throughout the state of Minnesota, regardless of what league you play in, to proudly join the GSBA.
- GSBA member associations will receive FREE access to the GSBA Tournament Index. Non-GSBA members will not be able to list their tournament on the Tournament Index. This will allow us to support the associations that support the community-based effort.
- GSBA members will receive a significant per-team discount through the Tourney Machine tournament bracketing platform. Tourney Machine is the Official Bracketing Platform of the GSBA.
- Only GSBA members can host a GSTC Qualifier.
- Only GSBA members are eligible to compete in the Gopher State Tournament of Championships.
The Alliance will foster the 5 C's for the entire Minnesota youth baseball community!
- Compliance of Best Practices, Eligibility & Team Composition
- Communication to the entire youth baseball community, regardless of league affiliation, or where your community is in Minnesota.
- Connectivity with the entire Minnesota youth baseball community. 2022 Focus: Creating a tournament ecosystem for all GSTC qualifiers, will:
- foster efficient results
- effectively award/confirm berths in a timely manner
- confirmation of berth status and update in GSTC points within 24-48 hours
- allow the 2022 GSTC Rankings to be updated at a faster speed than ever before.
- Create a full tournament body of work for each team that participates/earns a berth in/at GSTC qualifiers. Minimizing the necessity to gather GSTC seeding information.
- Consistency in team identification, tournament software and a central clearinghouse for GSTC Qualifiers
- Concise results from all GSTC Qualifiers that will updated within 24-48 hours on GSTC Power Rankings