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House Frequently Asked Questions

What is the House 2020 Modified Season going to look like?

This summer's baseball program will look more like a baseball camp experience rather than single teams on single fields practicing and playing games. The format will strive to honor the state's guidelines for youth sports in regards to COVID-19, help each player in baseball skill development, and give our players a chance to play with friends that they have not seen in quite a long time.

The first night of the week will be a practice session with players split into smaller groups to work on skill development. The second night of the week will be for a scrimmage game between the players on a given field. Players will be assigned a field for the season and will only play on that field.

Where can I find out more about COVID-19 related guidelines?

RYBA has put together a set of guidelines for the Travel program that House is following also. You can find those guidelines here: RYBA Perparedness Plan

The RYBA plan has been reviewed by the Rochester Parks and Recreation Department and by RCTC.

The RYBA plan is based on guidelines from the State of Minnesota. The Stay Safe Minnesota guidelines are the place to start. From there you can find the Organized Sports Guidelines which has more detailed guidance for organizations which are putting together youth sports programs.

 

What night does my child play baseball?

Mondays and Wednesdays:
Grades: K, 2, 4, 6/7/8

Tuesdays and Thursdays:
Grades: 1, 3, 5

When does the 2020 summer baseball regular season start and end?

Start dates:
06/29/2020 - Grades K, 2, 4, 6/7/8
06/30/2020 - Grades 1, 3, 5

End dates:
07/27/2020 - Grades K, 2, 4, 6/7/8
07/28/2020 - Grades 1, 3, 5

RYBA House is not holding end of year tournaments or All Star Games this season.

What time are games and practices?

Practice times:

  • K,2,4,6/7/8 - Mondays 6-8pm.
  • 1,3,5 - Tuesdays 6-8pm.

Scrimmage/Game times:

  • K, 2, 5, 6/7/8 - Wednesdays 6:00pm-8:00pm
  • 1, 3, 5 - Thursdays 6:00pm-8:00pm

 

What are the dates of the tournaments at the end of the season?

RYBA House will not be holding end of year tournaments in 2020.

What grade should I register my child for?

Your child should be registered for the grade level they are currently in.  For summer baseball, it will be the grade they just completed.  

Example: Your child is currently in 2nd grade.  You should register for 2nd grade summer baseball.

How much does summer house baseball cost?

K: $75
1: $75
2: $90
3: $90
4: $140
5: $140
6: $140
7: $140
8: $140

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

When does registration close?

For ALL grades, REGISTRATION CLOSES APRIL 24th.

Registration will close early this year to allow more time for team formation, scheduling, and completion of other behind the scenes tasks prior to scheduled practices starting May 18th.

If you need to register after April 24th, registration prices will increase significantly and your child's name will be added to a wait list and will only be placed on a team if there are spots available.  If there is no room available for your grade level, your registration fee will be refunded minus the processing fee.  You will be notified by May 9th if your child has been placed on a team or if your registration fee has been refunded.

I am having trouble with registering my child. What do I do?

SportsEngine recommends using Chrome or Firefox to access the registration page.  If you are still having trouble and you tried restarting your computer, using a different computer altogether, or registering on your phone, you will need to contact SportsEngine directly.

What equipment does my child need?

Helmet
Baseball pants
Bat (recommended)
Cleats (recommended)

RYBA provides each team with team shirts and hats.

What type of bat can my child use?

Please see the House Rules for specific grade level bat rules.  Click on the PDF for your child's grade and scroll down to the section on bats.

My child will be in kindergarten this upcoming fall. Can they still play in Kinderball this year?

Yes.  You can register your child for Kinderball even if they are not currently in kindergarten.  Keep in mind that they will potentially be the youngest player on their team and they will end up playing two years of Kinderball to stay with their grade level.

When are tryouts?

Tryouts for grades 6/7/8 are currently scheduled for the week of 04/27/2019 pending weather and field conditions.

For more information on tryouts, visit the house tryouts page.

My child wants to play with their friends. How do I make sure that happens?

When you register your child, there is a special request box.  Please enter your special request there.  If you select "No Special Requests" during registration, you will be required to check a box acknowledging you understand that no special requests will be accepted after registration is complete.

We are moving and my child will attend a different school next year. Which school should I enter?

Enter whichever school you want your kid to be on a team with other kids from - whether that is their current school or their new school.