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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.


    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
    2015-02-08 Traveling Parent Meeting
    2015-02-08 Registration Opens at 7pm
    2015-02-22 Early Bird Discount expires
    2015-03-14 Pre-Tryout Workouts
    2015-03-19
    2015-03-19 NO REFUNDS
    2015-03-20 Tryouts - 6pm-10pm
    2015-03-21 Tryouts - 10am-1pm
    2015-03-22 Tryouts - Pitchers & Catchers
    2015-03-25 Traveling Coaches Meeting
    2015-04-04 Traveling Scheduling Meeting
    TBD Traveling Equipment Distribution
    2015-04-25 In House Coaches Meeting
    2015-04-25 In House Equipment Distribution
    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. 


    Year-end Meeting - August 10th

    Thanks to everyone who attended Shakopee Youth Baseball's annual meeting on Sunday August 10th at Turtles.  It was a very good turnout and we received some valuable feedback.

    Board Member Elections/Appointments

    Congratulations to the following individuals on being elected/appointed to the SYBA Board.

    Vice President: Jim Ungar

    Treasurer: Allen Larson

    Travel Director: Matt Masloski

    In House Director:  Mike Malone

    Thanks to all the individuals who expressed interest in these positions.  

    Board positions descriptions can be found at: http://www.shakopeeyouthbaseball.com/page/show/59933-job-descriptions

     

    Questions/Comments?

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

    In house year end tournament final standings

    Little League Minor League
    1 Gold Light Blue
    2 Light Blue Purple
    3 Orange Blue
    4 Green Red
    5 Purple Orange
    6 Blue Gold
    7 Red Green
    Little League Tournament Champions

    Little League Tournament Champions


    Minor League Champions


    Miracle League of Minnesota

    For more information about the Miracle League


    Dollars for Scholars

    Congratulations to Luke Bruss, Sheldon Miks, and Dominick Schleper on receiving Dollars for Scholars scholarships at their annual banquet.  Luke will be attending the University of Minnesota, Sheldon will be attending St. Cloud State University, and Dominick will be attending St. John’s University next fall.


    Saber Baseball Spring Training registration is now open

    Saber Baseball Spring Training registrations are now being accepted for all 2015 10-15 yr olds.  Please see the website tab “Spring Training” for more information.  Please e-mail Coach Schleper at tschlepe@shakopee.k12.mn.us for your reservations (include name, age, dates, times, clinic types) before mailing in your registration form and payment.  These tend to fill up fast . . .

    Thanks,

    Coach Schleper



      


    2015 Traveling Tryout Dates

    March 20-22


    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.


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    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)