2018 Game START-Times:
Kinderball-3rd Grade: Games start 6:00 pm
4th-8th Grade: Games start 5:45 pm
2018 Game Days:
RYBA is once again offering a FREE post season tournament for our players currently on the 2nd an 3rd grade teams. More info coming soon! Stay tuned.
Our House league is for children in Kindergarten through 8th grade. Practice and games are on fields in Rochester. (9th graders that do not play in a summer league are eligble to register and plan on the RYBA 8th/9th grade House League).
In Kindergarten, 1st, 2nd and 3rd grade, children are grouped on teams of 11 to 13 players. PLEASE NOTE THAT WHILE RYBA DOES TRY TO HONOR SPECIAL REQUESTS AND FORM TEAMS BY SCHOOL/NEIGHBORHOOD IN THE K-3 PROGRAM, WE DO NOT ENSURE EXCLUSIVE SCHOOL/NEIGHBORHOOD TEAMS NOR CAN WE HONOR ALL CAR POOL, PLAY WITH FRIENDS AND OTHER REQUESTS. Practice and games are on the same nights with practice starting at 5pm followed by a game at 6pm for grades K-3, 5:45 pm for grades 4-8. Teams practice and play on either a Mon/Wed (K and 2nd) or Tue/Thu (1st and 3rd) schedule during the months of June and July with a week off for the 4th of July. There are no umpires for the games; coaches officiate and instruct on the field during the games.
Starting in 4th grade there are two levels of play. We hold tryouts for all players and form teams in two leagues: Majors (higher skill level) and Minors. The tryouts help us to group kids by their skill level. While Tryouts are Encouraged and Recommended by RYBA for all players in grades 4-8, they are optional. RYBA will invite all registered players to participate in tryouts regardless of whether they indicated trying out on their form. Players selected in the tryout process are placed on Majors teams and those not selected or who choose not to tryout are then placed on Minors teams.
Tryouts for 4th through 8th grade start in April. Team practice starts after tryouts and regular season practice/game nights start in May and run through July. There is also a year end weekend tournament for each league in July. Games are officiated by umpires and game scores and standings are posted. Trophies are awarded to the league first place teams and to the playoff tournament winners.
Traveling - Coaches select practice and tournament schedules
* Note that reschedules and other evenings such as Fridays and Sundays may be used based on other variables such as games at the RBC complex and number of teams per league.
For grades K-3 games are at 6:00 pm during the week nights assigned. There are no other practice nights assigned for the team. As kids get older, coaches will work in a practice occasionally into the schedule. For games, players will arrive anywhere from 30-60 minutes early.
For grades 4-8 games are typically at 5:45 pm during the week nights assigned but occasionally games at the RBC complex will be schedule under the lights at 8:00 pm. Coaches will work in an optional practice occasionally into the schedule during the week or on the weekend. For games, players will arrive anywhere from 30-60 minutes early.
Traveling program times are set by the coach and the leagues they participate in. See the traveling pages for more information.