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Our website vendor is having issues with the email function found throughout our website (Click to email......).  They are working on it but until they get it fixed and you have a question, please email the board members directly using the following emails:

 

Earl Hannesson – President - ehannesson@comcast.net

Chet Meyer – Vice President - cjmeyer@comcast.net

Matt Smith – Secretary - smitty2626@live.com

Allen Larson – Treasurer – savagelarsons@yahoo.com

Jeff Mack – Travel Director 10-12 - jrmack@q.com

Chris Nelson – Travel Director 13-15 - jacob14@msn.com

Mike Malone – In House Director – Minor, Valley & Sr Valley Leagues - mpmalone@nexeosolutions.com

Aaron Paul – In House Director – Mighty Mites and Little League - adpaul203@gmail.com

Tom Schleper – Varsity Baseball Coach - tschlepe@shakopee.k12.mn.us

Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience.

 


Pitch Hit and Run - April 26


Bone Daddy Classic Big Green Egg Cook Off

Join the Saber High School baseball team at the Bone Daddy Classic Big Green Egg Cook Off on Saturday May 3rd from 8:00-4:00 at My Appliance Source, 13122 Johnson Memorial Drive (Hwy 169) Shakopee.  A portion of the sales goes to the Saber baseball team.


In House Schedule

Below is a generic schedule for Mighty Mites, Little League and Minor League.  A more detailed schedule with fields and opponents will be posted the week of April 28.

Valley League and Sr Valley Schedules will be posted as soon as possible.


SYBA Youth Night - May 9

Mark your calendars! SYBA Youth Night for the Shakopee High School varsity baseball team is Friday May 9 vs Hutchinson at Joe Schleper Stadium in Tahpah Park. Game time is 7:00.

Admission is free and the first 100 players wearing their jerseys will get a free baseball. After the game, the varsity players will be available to sign autographs.

Hope to see many of you there. Go Sabers!


Team Photo Schedule


Saber Summer Baseball Clinics


Pitch2Pitch Schedule for Traveling Teams


2014 Traveling Rosters

2014 Traveling Rosters have been posted here


Congratulations to the 2013 Missota Conference Champions and Section 2AAA Runner-ups

Best of luck to the Sabers as they defend their Missota Conference Championship from last year.  Let's make Shakopee the final resting spot for the Missota Conference title!


Registration for summer in house baseball is open

Early bird discount of $25 expired on Monday Feb 24th.  

Coaches Application

Complete this section if you are interested in being a coach (either traveling or in house)


Do you have a question about Shakopee Baseball?

Updated for 2014 Season

Frequently Asked Questions

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


    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?

    Jeff Mack

    Traveling Coordinator

    Chris Nelson

    Traveling Coordinator

    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 remain the same as 2013

    For the 2014 MBL/MBT Season the Bat Rules will remain the same as 2013.

     

    See the rules for your age group at www.mbl.bz

     


    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.



    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.


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    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.


    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)