Registration for the IL/JM Post Season Development is now open. The schedule is still being developed, and the team formation will not be completed until July. In past years the season lasted three weeks and teams played two games per week.
Youth Sports strives for development, as players grow in their abilities they begin to compete in tournaments against other communities. Although it is not all about winning, it is noteworthy when a team finishes in one of the top 4 positions in any tournament.
Below you will find teams who have attained this accomplishment during the 2013 Season. Congrats!
National League (11-12 yr olds)
Raider Nation (Hastings) Invitational Tournament
Knights (Charlie Callahan) - Champions!
Red Wings (John Traeger) - Runner-up!
Bees (Michael Anderson) - 3rd Place!
13AA (Coach Dean Bonde)
Prior Lake Invitational - 4th Place!
13A (Coach Mike Meloch)
Prior Lake - Runner-Up!
14AAA (Coach Troy Nickel)
MYAS Spring Invitational - Champions!
Woodbury - Champions!
Prior Lake Invitational - Runner-Up!
15AAA (Coach Dan Marcouillier)
Woodbury - Champions!
Prior Lake Invitational - 3rd Place!
15AA (Coach Jeff Rholl)
Gopher State Mid-Summer Classic - Runner-Up!
14/15A (Coach Richard Peterson)
Prior Lake - 4th Place
16 Yr Old VFW (Coach Nienaber)
Memorial Weekend Stillwater Invitational - Runner-Up!
Seth Rosin used to pitch in SAYB leagues. Now he pitches for the Phillies organization. He remember cold springs and a Little League coach who told him to work fast. Article
Looking for information when league play starts, or how many games your baseball player will play this season? Click on the Teams Tab above, then select the league you are interested on the left side of the page. Each league page contains general information for that league.
Boys and girls ages 5 through 18. First-time registrants must provide a copy of their birth certificate or other official proof of birth date when they register. See registration page for additional age details.
Players age 6-12 youth residing in school districts 621/623/624 are welcome to participate in the SAYB program. Various resident rules apply for the other age groups. See Registration page for more details.
For specific information on each league, please click the TEAMS link in the top navigation.
We need your help!
SAYB is the largest youth sports organization in our community, servicing just under 900 kids a year. We have a tremendous need for volunteer support on our board. You do not need to be a baseball expert to serve on the board; just an adult who cares about kids having good experiences and opportunities.
Board meetings are the second Monday of the month at 7 pm at the Shoreview Community Center. The board does not meet during the baseball season. You will see signs directing you to the correct room. Meetings typically last an hour and a half. Come and see what it is all about.
Notice to families new to SAYB and as a reminder to returning families, SAYB no longer provides batting helmets.
Players at all levels will be asked to obtain and carry their own helmets. The helmets should be Navy Blue in color for all players. Most sporting goods suppliers will have Navy Blue helmets available for purchase.
The State of Minnesota has implemented a mandatory training process for all coaches related to understanding and monitoring players for concussions. SAYB has always had strong safety policies and will ensure all coaches complete the required training.
Unfortunately, during recent years there were several highly publicized and tragic incidents related to coach’s abuse of players at the college level. We want to assure all parents that we complete criminal and sexual offender background checks on all board members and coaches to do our best to ensure players are kept safe.
Before you buy a new baseball bat for the 2013 season, take some time to review the size and safety requirements for each league. It is equally important for returning players to review the safety requirements for each league. Some leagues have revised thier approved bat lists. Click on the links below for more information.
1.) Little League rules 12 yr olds and younger...(a few bats were removed from last years approved list). Below is the Little League link for approved bats.
2.) 13 yr olds... Big Barrel bats are allowed (larger than 2 1/4 inches in diameter) must be no lighter than a minus 10 (the weight can not be more than 10 oz less than the length, example a 31 inch bat can not be lighter than 21 oz). Further they must have BBCOR or USSSA approved rating. For more details go to the MYAS links below.
3.) 14 yr olds.....Big Barrel Bats are allowed (larger than 2 1/4 inches in diameter) must be no lighter than a minus 5 (the weight can not be more than 5 oz lighter than the length, example a 31 inch bat can not be lighter than 26 oz). Further they must have BBCOR or USSSA approved rating. For more details go to the MYAS links below.
4.) All 15u-17-19u programs will follow the bat standards adopted by the National Federation of State High School Associations for the 2012 season.
NFHS BASEBALL CHANGES EFFECTIVE IN 2011-12
Rule 1-3-2: Effective January 1, 2012 the bat which may be a wood or non-wood product shall be a smooth implement, from the top of the cap to the top of the knob. All non-wood bats shall meet the Batted Ball Coefficient of Restitution (BBCOR) performance standard, and such bats shall be labeled with a silk screen or other permanent certification mark.
MYAS/Gopher State/MN USSSA will continue its policy for 15-19 year olds in following the bat standards adopted by the NFHS. Therefore, if a bat is legal under the NFHS rules, it is legal in all MYAS/Gopher State/MN USSSA programs. If not legal for NFHS play, it is not legal for MYAS/ Gopher State/MN USSSA play. Further they must have BBCOR or USSSA approved rating. For more details go to the MYAS links below.