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RYBA House Baseball Program

Planning for 2019

Planning for next season has begun.  If you are interested in joining the House Committee, the Rochester Youth Baseball Association Board, or have questions or suggestions for improvement, please contact the 2019 House Director: Lisa Atkielski at atkielski.lisa@rybamn.com.

2019 House Newsletter

Welcome to Rochester Youth Baseball 2019 Summer House Baseball.

GOALS FOR 2019

For 2019, the house program will focus on the following three goals to provide structure and continuity to the season:

  • Fun - Baseball is first and foremost a game, and we play games to have fun.  If kids are not having fun learning and playing the game, it is unlikely they will ever develop a genuine passion for the game.

  • Development - Essential to having fun is the ability to play the game well, competitively and according to the rules, therefore we seek to teach the physical and mental skills and knowledge necessary to play the game at an age appropriate level.

  • Sportsmanship - Apart from the physical and mental skills necessary, we also want to teach kids to play the game well, with honesty, integrity, and respect for their teammates, opponents, coaches, and umpires.

CHANGES FOR 2019

Based on feedback from last season, the following changes will be made for 2019:

  • 4th and 5th grades will be separate flat leagues.  The Majors/Minors split will start at 6th and 7th grades.  

  • 4th grade will play 4 outfielders.  

  • There will be scheduled practices throughout the season, more at the beginning of the season to aid in player development.

  • There will be resources available to coaches so that each grade level is learning the same age appropriate skills.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the 2019 Summer House Baseball season opened on January 2nd.  Please visit www.rybamn.com to register and for more information.  Registration fees are listed in the table below.  Two opportunities to register or get your questions answered in person will be available on January 30th and April 1st from 5:30-7:30pm in the Training Room at Scheels.  

For Grades K-3:

  • While we cannot guarantee team rosters, register by May 6th for consideration of school/neighborhood placement and special requests.  If you register after May 6th, placement on a team will be by availability. Registration closes May 20th.

  • No refunds for grades K-3 after May 6th.  Requests for refunds received prior to May 6th may be considered and if approved by the RYBA treasurer, will be reduced by a $10 processing fee.

     For Grades 4-9:

  • While we cannot guarantee team rosters, register by April 15th for consideration of school/neighborhood placement, special requests, and to participate in Grades 6/7 and 8/9 Tryouts.  If you register after April 15th, placement on a team will be by availability. Registration closes May 6th.

  • No refunds for grades 4-9 after April 15th.  Requests for refunds received prior to April 15th may be considered and if approved by the RYBA treasurer, will be reduced by a $10 processing fee.

The maximum registration fee per family is $360, not including travel fees.


 

IMPORTANT DATES

Current Grade

Game Days

Season Start Date

Season End Date

Year End Tournament

Entry Fees

Kinderball

M/W

06/03/19

07/24/19

 

$75

1st Grade

Tu/Th

06/04/19

07/25/19

 

$75

2nd Grade

M/W

06/03/19

07/24/19

*Optional 07/26-07/28

$90

3rd Grade

Tu/Th

06/04/19

07/25/19

*Optional 07/26-07/28

$90

4th Grade

M/W

05/20/19

07/17/19

07/19-07/21

$140

5th Grade

Tu/Th

05/21/19

07/18/19

07/19-07/21

$140

6/7 Minors

M/W

05/20/19

07/17/19

07/19-07/21

$140

6/7 Majors

Tu/Th

05/21/19

07/18/19

07/19-07/21

$140

8/9 Minors

M/W

05/20/19

07/17/19

07/19-07/21

$140

8/9 Majors

Tu/Th

05/21/19

07/18/19

07/19-07/21

$140

  • Tryouts for Grades 6, 7, 8, & 9 will be 04/22-04/25 weather permitting.

  • Picture dates to come.

  • All-Star Tournament weekend for grades 4-9 will be 07/26-07/28.

 

COACHES

RYBA is a volunteer organization that relies on parent coaches.  Please consider registering to coach your child’s team when you register them for summer baseball.  You can even co-coach a team with another parent or two. The more parents we have volunteer to coach ahead of time, the easier it will be to form teams and start the season on time.  Coaching resources with grade specific skills to work on will be available prior to the start of the season.

 

HOUSE COMMITTEE

The House Committee is always looking for more volunteers to help make the RYBA House Program better.  If you are interested in joining the House Committee, please visit www.rybamn.com/housecommittee for more information.

2019 Game START-Times:
Kinderball-3rd Grade: Games start 6:00 pm
4th-9th Grade: Games start 5:45 pm 

2019 Game Days:

Monday/Wednesday

  • Kinderball 
  • 2nd Grade
  • 4th Grade
  • 6th/7th Minors
  • 8th/9th Minors

Tuesday/Thursday

  • 1st Grade
  • 3rd Grade
  • 5th Grade
  • 6th/7th Majors
  • 8th/9th Majors

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