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2015 Summer Baseball Camp

Registration is now open for the 2015 Summer Baseball Camp.



Summer Slump Buster Hitting Sessions

Rgistration is now open for Summer Slump Buster Hitting Sessions


1st through 12th grade summer in house registration remains open

 

In House season starts week of May 4th

 

Mighty Mites and Little League - Mondays and Wednesdays

Minor League - Tuesdays and Thursdays


Pitch, Hit and Run Competition

Saturday, May 2, 9:30 a.m.
Tahpah Park (meet at concession stand)
Hosted by Shakopee Jaycees

PITCH…...Throw strikes to a designated target
HIT……Hit from a stationary batting tee for distance and accuracy
RUN…… Sprint from 2nd base to home plate for time

OPEN TO COMPETITORS AGES 7 – 14*
PARTICIPATION IS FREE

4 Levels of Competition, Including Championships at Major League Ballparks and the PHR National Finals at the 2014 MLB All-Star Game

Contact: Matt Weinacht  wein1mat@yahoo.com  612-599-2798

Age is determined by July 17, 2015; copy of birth certificate is required for participation at sectional, team, and national level events. Visit www.mlb.com/phr for more information, rules, and registration information


Baseball Equipment Swap Meet

Thanks to everyone who dropped something off or picked something up.  Hopefully, you found it beneficial.  Any equipment that was left over will be donated to a local charity. Nothing will go to waste.


Do you have a question about Shakopee Baseball?

Updated for 2015 Season

Frequently Asked Questions

We have added a section with the most asked questions about Shakopee Youth Baseball - both in house and traveling.


Summer Club Baseball Teams

It seems that club sports have moved into the realm of summer baseball.  This is something new for our sport in Minnesota.  Although SYBA is a strong proponent of multi-sport athletes, Club Baseball has provided solid fall, winter, and even spring opportunities for baseball players in Minnesota.  As the board has examined several of the developing summer club teams’ schedules (up to 2-3 practices per week and up to 5 summer tournaments), it is pretty clear that a player could not play both summer club baseball and SYBA summer baseball.  There would be too many conflicts with schedules, and the health of our athletes’ arms/bodies trying to do both would not be a positive situation.  We want all of our families to be aware of this conflict and realize it is not possible to play both SYBA and Club Summer Baseball.  If you have inadvertently registered for both, please contact your club organization or SYBA for a refund.  If you have registered for both, we strongly encourage you to stay with the SYBA and reconsider your club organization.  Most organizations will provide a refund if requested.  If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact a travel director (Chris Nelson/Matt Masloski) or President (Chet Meyer) to further discuss.


6/7th Grade Valley League and 8/9th Grade Sr Valley League

This is an in-house league with a travel league feel without weekend tournaments.


We will once again team-up with the neighboring communities for this age level.  Some travel may be required but will be limited. No required weekend tournaments. If we have enough interest we can play in the Burnsville Border Battle Tournament the third weekend of June.  We will make every effort to schedule league games during the week but due to field constraints there may be some weekend games. We have not have had to do this in the past. Season will run from mid-April to mid-July. No tryouts or tryout fee. Uniforms Include (Hats, Shirts,). This league is dependent on having enough volunteer coaches.  If we can’t find enough coaches we will refund your money.


    Attention - Potential Coaches for the 2015 Season

    If you are interested in being a coach (head or assistant coach) for the 2015 season, you must have a current (less than three years old) concussion certificate.  All coaches (head and assistants, traveling and in house) must receive concussion training and education every three-years. Coaches should keep this concussion certificate with them during all practices and games.  Coaches who do not complete the training course or do not have a copy of the certificate will be ineligible to coach. The following link outlines the requirements and provides a link to the training and certificate.


    Important Dates - 2015 Season

    Date Description
    2015-03-19 NO REFUNDS after this date
    2015-05-04 In House Season Starts
    2015-06-12 Shakopee Tourney
    2015-06-13 Shakopee Tourney
    2015-06-14 Shakopee Tourney
    2015-07-18 In House Tourney
    2015-07-19 In House Tourney - rainout date
    2015-07-22 Legion Sub-State Tourney
    2015-07-23 Legion Sub-State Tourney
    2015-07-24 Legion Sub-State Tourney
    2015-07-25 Legion Sub-State Tourney
    2015-07-26 Legion Sub-State Tourney
    2015-07-24 12A State Touney
    2015-07-25 12A State Touney
    2015-07-26 12A State Touney

    Bats for Sale

    If you have used equipment that you would like to sell, you can list it here.

    You can also use this site as a place to list a bat that you are interested in purchasing.


    Coordinators Wanted:

    SYBA is looking for volunteers to fill the following coordinator positions:

    • In House League Coordinators:
      • Mighty Mites
      • Little League
      • Minor League
      • Sr Valley League
    • Concession Stand Coordinator:
    • Team Equipment Coordinator:
    • Merchandise / Uniform Coordinator:
    • Fundraising Coordinator: 

    Signing up for any of these positions will fulfill your DIBs requirements for 2015.  

    If you have questions contact any of the SYBA Board Members.


    Las Aguilas Beisbol Thank You

    SYBA recently made a donation of used baseball equipment to Las Aguilas Beisbol, a baseball organization  in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 


    Questions/Comments?

    If you have any questions or would like to comment about anything SYBA related, please contact any SYBA Board Member.

    Miracle League of Minnesota

    For more information about the Miracle League


    Click for Referendum Information


    Applebee's Fundraiser

    Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 has been designated as Shakopee Baseball's "Dining to Donate" at Applebee’s. They will donate 15% of the organizations total sales (excluding tax and tip) collected that night from 4-9pm. Please help us get the word out by printing off the attached flyer and giving it to family and friends. Please see a couple of stipulations below and feel free to contact me with any questions.

    Jennifer Hanbury

    Jenniferhanbury@yahoo.com


    Congratulations

    Congratulations to our varsity assistant coach Ryan Niedfeldt on being selected to coach the Play Ball MN West Team All-stars this summer (formerly known as the Lion’s All-Stars) on June 18-21 in Chaska!  Coach Niedfeldt is our varsity pitching coach and 3B coach during varsity games and is very instrumental in practice and game plans.  He helps run SYBA pitching clinics in the early spring and SYBA youth clinics in the summer.  He is also our head coach for our summer Legion Team.  He has been coaching for 14 years in our baseball program and is a physical education teacher at Pearson Sixth-Grade Center.

    This is a great honor and well deserved – congratulations, Niedles!


    Where in the world is.......

    Want to know where a field is in Shakopee?  Click on the link below for maps to all the baseball fields in Shakopee.



    Shakopee Chevrolet


    Buffalo Wild Wings

    Support our varsity baseball booster club – any time you go to Buffalo Wild Wings at 7551 Egan Dr.Savage Crossings, Savage, MN between March 1 and June 30 – show them this attachment (print it or show it from your phone) and Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10 percent of your bill to our SHS Varsity Baseball Booster Club.



    Twins vs Gophers in Spring Training



    Legion Steak Fry

    The Shakopee American Legion has a steak fry every first Friday of the month.  Stop by and help support Legion Baseball (17-18 yr olds)


      


    Saber Baseball on Twitter

    Follow Saber Baseball on Twitter @tschlepe


    Fall Baseball Information

    Click here for Fall Baseball rosters/schedules/information


    Causes of arm issues


    Are you a great sports parent?


    Questions about In House Baseball?

    Aaron Paul

    In House Director

    Mike Malone

    In House Director

    Questions about Traveling Baseball?

    Matt Masloski

    Traveling Director

    Chris Nelson

    Traveling Director

    Tom Schleper

    16-18 yr old & Head Baseball Coach


    9 yr old tournemant team information

    Click on this link to read everything you need to know about 9 yr old summer baseball options.




    Bat rules for 2015

    For the 2015 MBL/MBT Season, see the rules for your age group at www.mbl.bz

     

     


    Professional Hockey Player recommends playing multiple sports

    Fourteen-year NHL veteran and New York Islanders head amateur scout Trent Klatt has a message for coaches and parents this offseason: “Put the hockey equipment in the rafters and go play ball.” Klatt, a product of the Brooklyn Park youth hockey system and Osseo High School in Minnesota, played just about every sport as a child. It helped him develop into a premier, well-rounded athlete who enjoyed each passing season. Now, as an NHL scout, he looks for that same type of athleticism. Klatt sat down with USA Hockey and explained why the offseason should be spent off the ice.


    Why Playing Multiple Sports Can Help You Score a Scholarship

    9/1/2010 |  -- www.stack.com
    By Zac Clark
    See the issue: September 2010
    If you want to score a scholarship, your best bet is to play multiple sports. Doing so allows you to display your discipline in managing an active and busy schedule—school, homework, practices, games and training sessions.
    “We want to know that you will hold your own and have a good work ethic,” says Scott Richardson, assistant coach and recruiting coordinator for Auburn track and field. “We don’t want discipline problems. We want people who will come here and help our program and our school.”
    College coaches are rarely interested in a one-sided athlete. Rather, they prefer all-around talents capable of spreading their skills across more than one playing field. Think of the variations in footwork, change of direction and flexibility that occur in different sports. When athletes master those skills, it only further enhances their athletic abilities.
    “Baseball helped me learn how to catch the ball at the highest point, which improved my ability at the wide receiver position,” says Seattle Seahawks rookie Golden Tate, a dual-sport athlete in football and baseball at the University of Notre Dame.
    When on the recruiting trail, coaches attempt to evaluate an athlete’s future potential, most of which is dependent on athleticism. Contrary to popular belief, specializing in one sport limits an athlete’s potential in that sport—not a good thing in the eyes of a coach. More often than not, if a coach is showing interest, he’ll want to see you in a different playing environment than the sport he’s recruiting you to play. When you specialize in one sport, you limit your options to showcase your athletic abilities.
    “When we get a guy who can play multiple positions, we get excited,” says University of South Carolina head football coach Steve Spurrier. “But, if we get a guy who can play multiple sports, that’s really special.”
     

    What a Parent Says to Their Son Before His First Baseball Game

    This is your first game, son.  I hope you win.  I hope you win, for your sake, not mine, because winning is nice.  It’s a good feeling, like the whole world is yours.  But it passes, this feeling.  What lasts is what you’ve learned.

    And what you learn is life.  That’s what sports are all about.  Life.  The whole thing is played out in front of you.  The ups and the downs.  Life.  The happiness.  The miseries.  The joys.  The heartbreak.

    There’s no real telling of how you’ll do.  You may be a hero, or maybe you won’t.  There’s just no telling.  Some of what will happen depends on chance, on how the ball bounces.  But you can control how you react to it.  Stay positive.  Persevere.  Good things eventually happen to good people.

    I’m not just talking about the game, son.  I’m talking about life.  It’s life that the game is all about.

    Every game is life, and life is a game.  A serious one, completely serious.

    But that’s what you do with serious things.  You do your best.  You take what comes.  You take what comes and you run with it.  You work hard.

    Winning is fun, sure.  But winning is not the point.  Wanting to win is the point.  Not giving up is the point.  Never being satisfied with what you’ve done is the point.  Never letting up is the point.  Never letting anyone down, including yourself, is the point.

    Play to win.  Sure.  But lose like a champion.  It’s not the winning that counts.  What counts is trying . . . try your absolute best.


    Joe’s Commandments

    Many years ago Manager Joe McCarthy wrote his ten baseball commandments.  Young ball players - and old ones as well - had best heed the McCarthy commandments.  They are pearls of wisdom.

     1.  Nobody ever became a ball player by walking after a ball.

     2.  You will never become a .300 hitter unless you take the bat off your shoulder.

     3.  Keep your head up and you may not have to hold it down.

     4.  Outfielders who throw a ball back of a runner lock the barn door after the horse is stolen.

     5.  When you start to slide, slide.  He who changes his mind may change a good leg for a broken one.

     6.  Don’t alibi on the bad hops.  Anybody can field the good ones.

     7.  Always run them out.  You can never tell.

     8.  Don’t quit.  The game is never over until the last man is out.

     9.  Don’t find faults with umpires.  You can’t expect them to be as perfect as you.

     10.  A pitcher who hasn’t control, hasn’t anything.



    Shakopee Chevrolet Supports Youth Baseball

    Shakopee Chevrolet General Manager George McGuire presents a $1,000 check to Shakopee Youth Baseball.  Accepting the check is SYBA President Jeff Imhoff and Minor League Green and Gold teams.



    Off season workout options

    Interested in doing some off season workouts to improve your baseball skills during the winter months? If so, check out a number of different options available.


    Ever wonder how....


    Shakopee Indians


    Shakopee Coyotes


    A longtime high school coach explains why encouraging multi-sport participation is in everyone's best interest.

    Interested in supporting Shakopee Youth Baseball?

    Want to get your logo and link to your website on the left hand side of this website? Check out the Shakopee Youth Baseball Sponsorship Program. Shakopee Youth Baseball Association is a non-profit organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3)