In House registration (Mites and Little League - 1st-4th graders) is open.
Community League registration is closed
Parents, we will be holding evaluations for the In-House and Community Leagues on Saturday, April 24 in the gym at West Middle school. We ask that all participants follow these CDC Guidelines for health/safety in youth sports. A mask is required to be worn at all times while in the building and no players may attend evaluations if they are experiencing a fever or any illness.
Parents should drop off their players at West Middle School 10 minutes prior to designated evaluation times so we can get the kids checked in. Due to the current Covid restrictions parents are not allowed to wait in the school until the evaluations are over. We do encourage parents to either wait in the parking lot until the evaluations are over or come back at the designated ending time. If your player is not available to make the evaluations the board will automatically place kids on a team for the summer.
West Middle School
200 10th Ave E
Shakopee, MN 55379
Please stick to your players designated evaluation time. Players should come dressed and ready for baseball activity. The 3 components to these evaluations will be throwing, hitting, and some fielding drills. Players should bring a water bottle, their own baseball equipment including glove, bat, and helmet. Since these evaluations are indoors players should wear tennis shoes as NO CLEATS are allowed in the gym.
Please remember that the main goal of this evaluation is to place kids at a competitive level for this summer. This will not impact a player’s baseball status in Shakopee for life! Rosters change every year. There are too many examples of how kids change over the years to predict high school success; there are examples (good and bad) EVERY YEAR.
1. Group 1 - 9am - 10am
o Mites: 1st and 2nd graders (Mega-Mites and Mighty-Mites combined) Last Name A – K
2. Group 2 - 10am - 11am
o Mites: 1st and 2nd graders (Mega-Mites and Mighty-Mites combined) Last Name L – Z
3. Group 3 - 11am – 12pm
o Little League: All 3rd and 4th graders signed up to play in the In-House Little League program.
4. Group 4 - 12:30pm - 1:30pm
o Minor League: All 4th and 5th graders signed up to play in the Community League Minor League level.
5. Group 5 - 1:30pm – 2:30pm
o Valley League: All 6th and 7th graders signed up to play in the Community League Valley League level.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the Baseball Swap Meet Saturday, March 20 in the lobby of the Shakopee High School Field House. There was a great turnout and a lot of gently used baseball equipment changed hands. Pictures below are from this year's swap meet.
We will be doing another swap meet during the in house evaluations on April 24 at West Middle School. More details will be posted later.
The Shakopee Youth Baseball Association has opened its summer in-house and traveling baseball registration for grades 1-12. Deferred payment options are available when registering on-line. In-house costs range from $135-$195, and travel costs range from $400-$475. View this slide show and visit our website for more information for each level prior to registering.
Please be ready with your son’s cap and jersey sizes prior to registering. Cap and jersey size descriptions can be found here.
Think summer - Go Sabers!
With the announcement of our travel teams, SYBA would like to share a few plans we have discussed:
Remember, this is our first year using fall tryouts and forming teams to provide optional off-season practices and training together – we know there will be some bumps along the road but will continue to do what we feel is best for all the kids in our program. As always, we will re-evaluate our tryouts and processes at the end of next summer’s season.
In House Evaluations - April 24
SYBA Traveling Tournament - June 11-13
In House year-end tournament - July 24
We are excited to be playing baseball again, but please remember (so we can keep playing): If you’ve been exposed to someone who has tested positive for Covid-19, it’s your responsibility to self-quartine for 14 days. If out in public, wear a mask, wash hands, & stay 6 ft apart.
If you suspect that you are not getting blast emails sent out from SYBA (we send a lot of them), the following articles may help you:
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Other baseball training information can be found at http://www.shakopeeyouthbaseball.com/page/show/28988-training
Thanks to everyone who participated in SYBA's baseball equipment swap exchange. Gloves, bats, spikes, helmets and pants were dropped off and picked up. We were also able to collect seven large bags of equipment that will be donated to a charity. Nothing went to waste. Thanks everyone.