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Minnesota Baseball Academy (MBA)

Standard of Excellence

Currently, there are four divisions of the MBA:

  • Minnesota Baseball Academy (instruction and development)
  • Minnesota Blizzard (fall ball and elite travel teams)
  • The Advanced Fall Baseball League (a metro-wide youth fall ball league and the AFBL World Series fall tournament)
  • ScoutStop (college and pro exposure for student athletes)

All four MBA divisions use sports specific training to achieve a broader impact on our student athletes.  In each case, this is achieved through a standard of excellence set by our leaders and mentors in our program – primarily our instructors and coaches.  As a result, this standard of excellence is the founding principal of the Minnesota Baseball Academy and it continually resonates throughout all four of our divisions, guiding the continued growth of our student athletes.

“Life is not important except for the impact it has on other lives.” – Jackie Robinson

While the aforementioned programs of Minnesota Baseball Academy are always being cultivated, molded and grown to become better and more efficient programs, it is my goal to create a bigger offering for Minnesota, the Midwest and maybe even on a national level.

My dream for MBA is twofold: a homegrown baseball field (or stadium/complex) and a Minnesota Blizzard Northwood’s franchise.  While I am at the infancy stages of these two ideas, I believe that sharing dreams with others might match up with their dreams, too.  In 2002, the dream of Minnesota Baseball Academy started with us giving one lesson a week and ten years later we are still living that dream working with players around the Midwest and Canada.

 Thank you for being a part of the program and my dream.

 Adam Barta – Owner

1.    Acceptance of Responsibility – winners and losers part company here
2.    Mission Statement – Control what you can control – on and off the field:

  • Your Attitude – Your Effort – Your Preparation.

3.       Loyalty
4.    Be HUMBLE
5.       Class – winning and losing
Body Language – separates who does and does not belong
Synergism – team chemistry; the total is greater than the sum of its parts
Heightened Program Awareness – Every person in and around program matters
9.       Transferable Trust – Confidence
Everything Counts
Kaizin – continuous improvement, every day, in small increments

The MBA’s BIG 10 and guidelines are what shape our culture here and is the framework that surrounds our teaching.


For Players and Parents

  • Come with a Good Attitude
  • Bring Your Best Effort
  • Be Prepared
  • Be Flexible
  • Be Supportive
  • Be Respectful
  •  No Whining
  • Come with Solutions, Not Problems
  • Be Positive
  • Be Courteous
  • Follow through
  • Be Involved