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In-house Baseball Program

In-House Baseball League

 

Tball League (Single Season - Mid-May through Mid-July)

The Tball League is a non-competitive league that emphasizes participation, good sportsmanship and fun for children who will be entering Kindergarten (5 years old by Sept. 1st of that year) or are currently enrolled in kindergarten.  The Tball League will run from mid-May through mid-July.  During the school year, mid-May - start of June, teams will be scheduled for 60 minute practice/scrimmage on Tuesday with varying start times of 6 or 7pm and Saturdays with varying start times of 9 or 10am. Once school has concluded, mid-June, teams will be scheduled for 60 minute practice/scrimmage on Tuesdays and Thursdays with varying start times of 6 or 7pm.  The format of the practice/scrimmage nights will be a group practice with stations for the first 30 minutes followed by a 30 minute scrimmage.  Each inning, teams will bat once through their batting order.  When in the field, players will be rotated around to different field positions each inning.  Players will run the bases one base at a time with the last player of the inning rounding all of the bases.  There are no outs, strike outs or walks and no score is kept.  At the conclusion of the season, every player will receive a participation award.

*start/end dates are general and will vary slightly by year.  For exact dates see the In-House portion of the NYBA main page

Futures League (Single Season - Mid-May through Mid-July)

The Futures League is a non-competitive league emphasizing good sportsmanship, fundamental of baseball and understanding of the game as well as fun for players currently enrolled in Kindergarten (who have already played a year of Tball) or 1st grade.  In this league coaches pitch to the players.  The Futures League will run from mid-May through mid-July.  During the school year, mid-May - start of June, teams will be scheduled for 60 minute practice/scrimmage on Mondays with varying start times of 6 or 7pm and Saturdays with varying start times of 11am or 12pm. Once school has concluded, mid-June, teams will be scheduled for 60 minute practice/scrimmage on Mondays and Wednesdays with varying start times of 6 or 7pm.  The format of practice/scrimmage nights will be a group practice with stations for the first 30 minutes followed by a 30 minute scrimmage.  Each inning, teams will bat once through their batting order.,  When in the field, players will be rotated around to different field positions each inning.  For the first part of the season players will advance the bases one base at a time with the last player of the inning rounding all of the bases and there will be no outs.  Coaches will begin introducing multi-base running and outs toward the end of the season.  There are no strike outs or walks and no score is kept.  At the conclusion of the season, every player will receive a participation award.

*start/end dates are general and will vary slightly by year.  For exact dates see the In-House calendar on the NYBA main page

Rookies League (Single season – May through July)

The Rookie League is a noncompetitive league focused on the fundamental of baseball, understanding of the game and skill development for those currently enrolled in 2nd and 3rd grade.  This league is machine pitch league.  For the first couple weeks, teams will focus on skill development with practices both Tuesday and Thursday.  For the remainder of the season, teams will have scheduled practices or games on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  To ensure skill development continues to progress throughout the season each team will have a practice night built into their schedule for every two games played.  Each inning will consist of 3 outs per side or once through each team’s batting order.  Players are allowed 4 swinging strikes.  There are no walks.  Games will be six innings or 80 minutes max, whichever comes first.  Score is not kept during the regular season.  Coaches act as umpires.  National Federation of High School Rules shall govern play except where modified in NYBA rules document.

An “All Star Break” will be held the end of June consisting of skill challenges instead of the usual practice/game schedule.   

The Rookie League teams will take part in the NYBA Classic, a competitive end-of-season tournament.  Medals will be awarded for teams placing first and second places in the tournament.

**Occasional Fridays or off day practice/games may be scheduled to accommodate field space

Minors League (Single season – May through July)

The Minor League is a competitive kid pitch league focused on the fundamentals of baseball, understanding of the games and skill development for those currently enrolled in 4th and 5th grade.   For the first couple weeks, teams will focus on skill development with practices both Monday and Wednesday.  For the remainder of the season, teams will have scheduled practices or games on Mondays and Wednesdays.  To ensure skill development continues to progress throughout the season each team will have a practice night built into their schedule for every two games played.  Each inning consists of 3 outs per side.  Players are allowed 3 strikes. After 4 balls a player can walk.  Games will be six innings or 80 minutes max, whichever comes first.   Score will be kept, however, standings will not be recorded.  This is to ensure that fun and skill development remain the priority.  These are umpired games.  National Federation of High School Rules shall govern play except where modified in NYBA rules document.  

Minors teams are created according to player evaluations that are held prior to each season, usually just before to Northfield Schools spring break.  For more information see the Evaluations page

An “All Star Break” will be held the end of June consisting of a home run derby instead of the usual practice/game schedule.  

The Minors League teams will take part in the NYBA Classic, a competitive end-of-season tournament.  Medals will be awarded for teams placing first and second place in the tournament.

**Occasional Fridays or off day practice/games may be scheduled to accommodate field space

SMBL (Majors) League (Single season – May through July)

The Majors League is a competitive kid pitch league focused on continued player growth for those currently in 6th through 8th grade. 

Majors will take part in the South Metro Baseball League (SMBL), a partnership with other south metro assocations such as Farmington and Lakeville.  The league will run from the beginning of May to the end of July.  Teams will have 2 games each week which could be scheduled any night Monday-Thursday.  Games will be played in Farmington, Lakeville and Northfield.  Practices will be scheduled in addition to games at the coaches' discretion.

SMBL will have two tournaments, one mid-season and one at the end of the season.

This league is governed by the SMBL League Rules.

 

**Occasional Fridays or off day practice/games may be scheduled to accommodate field space

 

Late Registrations:  An additional $50.00 fee will be added after the regular registration period closes.  Late registrations will only be accepted if team space allows.  Once uniforms are ordered no late registrations will be accepted.

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IN-HOUSE CONTACTS

Adam Van Sickle

In-House President

Open TBD

In-House Director

Megan Kraby & Kristin Holz

Minors Coordinators

Calvin Sneed

Rookies Coordinator

Chelsey Headrick & Catherine Engle

T-ball / Futures Coordinators