Coaches, your team pictures for you House League teams are in! Stop down to the RYBA complex shed/concession stand area and pick them up!
URGENT (Monday 6/11/18): Kinderball and 2nd Grade opening gameday is here! Kinderball schedule has been updated with ONE FIELD CHANGE moving forward. Two teams are now assigned to WHITE OAKS. Thank you for your patience throughout this hectic preseason, but we should be set for a GREAT summer! If you are still missing any uniforms or hats, please email/text Brian or text Mike and they will arrange for you to get what you need.
K-3rd Grade DRAFT SCHEDULES: Draft schedule VERSION 4 is below for all K-3 divisions. If you see an issue, please feel free to text me at (507)867-8880, or call after 5pm. Thank you for your patience during this process. - Mike
4th-7th TEAM PAGE ACCESS: Head coaches have been assigned access to their team pages, but we are still getting a lot of questions. Please check your team page now and scroll all the way to the bottom of the page and look for the light switch to enter edit mode. If you don't see the light switch, something is wrong and you should fill out this form. To request access for someone else to edit your team page, please click the link below and fill out the form. Access will be granted ASAP!
Due to the many questions people have had concerning coach contact, the front page of the House page will have the rosters with coach contact info published. These are for teams with coaches. Our 2 remaining 4/5 minors and 1 6/7 minors with no coach will not be listed.
K-3 Opening Day: Opening day celebrations will take place as follows --- 1st & 3rd Grade MAY 22nd! 530-7pm
--- Kinderball & 2nd Grade MAY 23rd! 530-7pm
Opening day will include the opportunity to meet your coach and teammates in addition to other FUN activities! NEW FOR THIS YEAR --- a coaches clinic will be offered for all interested in learning some basic tips on coaching and recommended ways to help your team have FUN this summer! We look forward to hosting you, and towards a GREAT season this year! - Brian Koch, Director K-3 Program
4th-8th HOUSE LEAGUE: If you are wiling to coach a team please contact Dave Terpstra ASAP. We need your help!!! Coaching is a GREAT experience and a critical component for achieving RYBA's mission of Youth Growing Through Baseball. As soon as the few remaining spots have been filled, the TEAM PAGES will be unlocked on NGIN, where you will have access to your team's calendar/schedule, standings, and other content your coach decided to share. Please note that teams may designate team parents to manage their web page. To gain access, contact Connor@rybamn.com and include the name of the person wanting access and the name/level of your team.
SCHEDULES are being double checked and circulated with our community partners to ensure everything is ready to go! Check back Wednesday night or Thursday morning for the most up-to date copy of the schedule. Drafts will continue to be posted HERE on the homepage until the TEAM PAGES are ready to go!
Enjoy the beautiful weather and get ready for another GREAT SEASON OF BASEBALL!
UPDATE (5/11/18 11pm): As we get closer to finalizing rosters & coaches for all teams, we will post a updated draft of the schedule that will be close to final.
Coaches who have already confirmed will have access to their team page at this time and are free to meet and communicate with their team as they determine. Most fields have 2-4 teams assigned to them (2 teams Monday/Wednesday & 2 teams Thursday/Friday) due to limited resources in town. Best way to plan practices is to communicate with the other coach or coaches.
TRYOUT RESULTS 5/7
Click the above link for Friday's result
Please click the appropriate age/level below to access the DRAFT print schedule. The DRAFT schedules have accurate dates, but game location and time are subject to change. Team data will be added shortly once all coaches have been selected and assigned to a team.
All teams will get an equal opportunity to play at RBC, subject to weather related cancellations. The Adam Ellingson SHOWDOWN Tournament will be a full weekend tournament format (as in years past), and most games will take place at RBC. If you have questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact your grade's commissioner.
8th Grade: ZVL schedules for your team will be posted as soon as possible on your team page. Team pages will be unlocked as soon as all coaches have been assigned.
Final numbers for 4/5th Grade House League are set. Majors players are listed, by tryout number, at the link below
4/5th Tryout Update
Click the link above for more info
USA Baseball, the national governing body for the sport of baseball in the U.S., in conjunction with participating national member organizations has adopted a new method for measuring bat performance in the testing of youth bats.
USA Baseball has concluded that recent advancements in science, engineering, technology, and the materials available to fabricate non-wood bats, now allow the manufacturers to construct youth bats that can perform at a wood-like level through the entire range of lengths and weights of youth bats.
The USA Baseball bat standard will allow youth baseball organizations in the United States to reach their goal of establishing a wood-like standard, a standard that will provide for the long-term integrity of the game.
The new USA Baseball bat standard (USABat) will be implemented on January 1, 2018.
MBL/MBT member associations voted on October 4, to adopt the new guidelines. Beginning in 2018 ONLY USA Baseball regulated bats may be used. The new USA approved bats are hitting the market now and you can find a listing of approved bats and other FAQ's by clicking here: https://usabat.com/
Bats will NOT need to be replaced for House League Baseball. Last years bats can be used.