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SPAA Field Status will be updated by 4 PM Monday - Friday, 7:30 AM on Saturdays and 11 AM on Sundays. This is only updated for SPAA league games and any practices at Strehl Fields.
SPAA Fields are CLOSED for the winter.
GameTime Tournaments runs tournaments at Strehl Fields from April through October and will be giving SPAA a special discount. If you are a registered SPAA team, click here to get more details on how to register and use that discount.
SPAA will offering a new league for Baseball this year. Does your team play tournaments on the weekends? Maybe you just would like to play more games but do not have the pitching for it? Look into our new Pitching Machine League for teams 9 - 14 years of age. Click here for more information.
It is time to start thinking about the 2020 practice season. SPAA will be renting out the fields and batting cages at Strehl at a rate of $16/hour. There are no lights at Strehl. Portable mounds will be available for use. ABSOLUTELY NO METAL SPIKES ARE ALLOWED! Bases will be available.
Renting the cages is new this year. At the current time there are 2 cages (“A” and “B”). We hope to have a 3rd cage available sometime next year.
Free rental time will be available for SPAA teams only in February and March. Once you set your team up (registration will be open by December 2) you will be able to request the available free times. These are only free for February and March. Starting April 1 all teams pay the same $16/90 minutes rate.
Reservations for April - October of 2020 will be accepted in written form only (email) beginning November 11 at 9 AM. Emails have time stamps and those sent prior to 9 AM will go to the bottom of the list. Once I am able to confirm your time I will send you an email with the amount you will owe. You will be given 10 days to either mail a check or call in with a credit card to cover the payment. After 10 days if you have not paid your balance due your rental time will be given to the next person requesting it. Once that is received I will email out a permit for you to keep with you at all time. I totally anticipate being full this year again, so if you want time be sure and get your request and payment in on time.
You may request rental time through October 2020. Any requested time for August, September and October will be permitted out but not billed until the end of October to ensure as many credits were able to be used as possible. All April through July time will be billed immediately and must be paid in full within 10 days. All credit for 2020 will expire October 31, 2020.
The following times will be offered:
Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays
5 – 6:30 or 6:30 – 8
Saturdays and Sundays (during February and March only)
9 – 10:30; 10:30 – noon; noon – 1:30; 1:30 – 3; 3 – 4:30; 4:30 – 6
Your request must include the following:
Baseball or Softball
Contact phone number
Specific dates you want (not just the day of the week)
Specific times you want (choose from above)
Cage or Field and if it is a field you want and have a preference please specify that also.
For those of you that have been with SPAA for a while, you may recognize the gentlemen below. Kyle Giamanco (left) has been an umpire with SPAA since he was 14 years old and John Aebischer (right) has been a manager the past few years. Kyle was just recently sworn in as a University City Police officer. John is a St. Peters Police officer. Thank you both for helping to keep our communities safe. Super proud of you both!!
SPAA will update by 4 pm as to field conditions. This will be posted above under Field Status. Manager's and parents who have opted into communications should get emails with canceled game information. This will also be posted on our Facebook Page.
Those of you that practice at Strehl Field will be able to see that status above and on the Facebook page also. This will be updated by 4 PM or as soon as we know.
PLEASE DO NOT CALL THE SPAA OFFICE FOR THIS INFORMATION.
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