5/24/18 [12:20am]: Schedule drafts below have been updated with the appropriate commissioners and contact information.
ALL 4th/5th GRADE MINORS: Please note that RBC games will be added to your calendar within the next 1-2 days. At the end of last season, we installed new grass infields on the 2 4th/5th grade size fields. We have had a delay in getting both fields up and running, but we expect both to be ready by this weekend!
5/22/18 [12:45am]: Final Draft of schedules posted below. Though this is considered the "final draft", there may still be some minor updates throughout the week as needed. With high school baseball and softball seasons delayed, for instance, we may need to shift the location of a couple games to accommodate their, or other user's needs.
Let's get out there and play some ball! Enjoy the season!
5/21/18 [1:30am]: 4th-7th UPDATED SCHEDULES are posted in the file below. The only major pending update to this schedule is 4/5th Minors RBC games, which will be updated as soon as we get the green light from other stakeholders who use that field. Expected at some point on Monday. All other RBC games have been added and balanced for equal ---to the extent possible--- # of games at RBC, and equal number of games under the lights.
TEAM PAGES - I (Mike Gozola Jr.) indicated in notes below that the team pages would be unlocked by end of weekend. We are done creating them but ran into a couple of technical problems over the weekend. I will be addressing with NGIN support on Monday morning and will unlock the team pages later in the day. Watch for a message from Dave with more information.
5/19/18 [3:42am]: Click the PDF link below to access the most recent schedule draft. Please do NOT print this schedule at this time. The final schedule will be released (with final RBC game slots) as soon as the remaining coaches are confirmed.
7/18/18 [3:15am]: The last few uniforms are being printed. You will receive an email when they are ready to be picked up. Also, we are still waiting for a few more coaches to step up, and as soon as that is completed, the team web pages pages will be unlocked (otherwise they will be unlocked by end of weekend at latest).
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.