I am sending this email to give you information on this years Nicollet summer rec baseball & softball leagues. It was great to meet a lot of you last Thursday at the meet and greet. All others which I have yet to meet, I am Derick Hinch the Nicollet summer ball coordinator. 


I am working on finding out how many kids will be participating this year so I can put together teams with coaches and all that. If you were not at the meet and greet last week, please send me an email with your Childs NAME, AGE & DATE OF BIRTH. I will also need the parents NAME, PHONE NUMBER & EMAIL


The leagues are 10 & under, 11 & under, 12 & under, 13 & under and 15 & under. 

There is also a Tee-ball league for the little ones that are 6 & under.  


I will place kids in each league, but if you have a preference feel free to state it in the email. I will be collecting this information for the next few weeks to hopefully get as many participants as possible. 


If you all could do me a favor and spread the word to all other parents who I may be missing in this email that would be greatly appreciated! If you have any questions or concerns feel free to email me anytime. I coach full time at Minnesota State, so at times I am pretty busy. Just give me roughly 24 hours to respond, but if its a quick question I will be able to answer sooner. 


Thank you, I look forward to meeting you all.


Derick Hinch is currently an Assistant Track and Field coach at Minnesota State University where he is pursuing his Master’s degree in Sports Management. At MSU he is working primarily with the pole vaulters, but also helps with the sprinters, jumpers and decathletes. Derick is from Auburn, California, a small town in northern California. Growing up he played soccer, basketball, baseball, football and track and field. Throughout high school he focused on football, baseball and track and field, playing all three sports for his high school. Derick has assisted with coaching kids from 8-18 years old. He is very excited to assist the community of Nicollet by being their new summer ball coordinator.

After graduating high school, he attended Cuesta College in San Luis Obispo, California to continue running track and field. There he attained his Associates degree in Liberal Arts along with winning the California Junior college state meet in the pole vault. After receiving his AA Degree, he transferred to Arizona State University to pole vault for their track and field team. At ASU Derick became both an indoor and outdoor All-American in the pole vault. In 2012 he scored as high as third at the NCAA Division 1 Nationals meet along with qualifying for the 2012 Olympic Trials. At ASU he is currently ranked second in school history with a vault of 5.50m (18’.05’’). In 2014 he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Sustainability. After Graduating Derick continued his pole vault career Training at the Olympic Training center in Chula Vista, California.

For more information contact the following:  

T-Ball Coordinator:  

Softball / Baseball Coordinator:  Derick Hinch --derick.hinch@mnsu.edu
Community Ed Coordinator:  Jenna Silva --- jenna.silva@isd507.k12.mn.us