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2021 Travel Registration

Travel Registration is now open for the upcoming season! 
To access the registration please click HERE 


2021 SPYBA Travel Signup and Tryouts

The SPYBA Board is making plans for the 2021 baseball season.  We will be opening up registration for the 2021 travel season on Friday, August 7th and registration will close on Friday, August 28th.  You are receiving this email because you signed up for either the 2019 or 2020 league season.  Please feel free to forward to anyone else who may be interested.

 

SPYBA Travel Baseball is an opportunity for 8U to 15U players to play competitive baseball in a tournament setting at different baseball venues across the state. Teams will play in 4 to 6 tournaments during the summer. 

 

SPYBA Travel Teams are only available to those who are participating in league ball for the upcoming Spring Season (2021). You must register when the Spring Registration session opens, starting in February of 2021, to be eligible to play travel baseball with SPYBA.

 

For questions regarding Travel Baseball opportunities please locate and contact the appropriate League Supervisor found on the 'League Resources' pages on our website.

 

The registration link can be found on our home page starting August 7th.  We are asking that families put a $50 deposit down now and the remainder of the fee will be collected in the spring.  For reference, the 2020 fee was a total of $125.

 

We will be using the sign up to determine the number of teams we will have at each age group.  If we need to have tryouts, they will be held in September, with more information coming after the registration closes.

 

Thank you for your interest in SPYBA Baseball.

 

SPYBA Board

 

2020 Season Update 6/9/2020

SPYBA Families,

 

It is with sadness and a heavy heart that we send this email.  As you know, at SPYBA, we love the game of baseball.  However, with the recent outbreak circulating in our community, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 baseball season.

 

The decision was not made lightly.  The Board felt it necessary to meet again on the topic of going forward with a season after the recent spike in cases.   We at SPYBA care about our players and their families too much to take a risk in such uncertain times. When we discuss a season, we don't see numbers on a sheet, we see faces and families. We have all come to know the players, parents, siblings, grandparents-baseball becomes an extended summer family.  We have discussed the guidelines that were approved to see if there was any way these would provide a safe opportunity to play after the recent spike in cases.  After lengthy discussion, we do not feel we can guarantee a safe season for the players.  Continuing with a season could potentially lead to further community spread and this would be an irresponsible decision to make in regards to our community.

 

We know the kids miss baseball; we miss it too.  We know for many of you reading this, it will be your first summer without the game.

 

Unless you request otherwise, we will be processing refunds in the near future. We wish you all a safe and healthy summer. 

 

Thank you for your continued support of Stevens Point Youth Baseball,

 

SPYBA Board of Directors

 
 

SPYBA LEAGUE UMPIRES NEEDED

Are you or a family member or older SPYBA player Interested in Umpiring?  We need interested people to assist in Umpiring for our leagues (9-15). This is a PAID opportunity and a great way to help SPYBA.  We depend on SPYBA players of 13-15U age groups, adults, parents, and former players to help make our league run.  

 

Training opportunities will be available to assist you in getting started along with Rule Books. This will be conducted at a mandatory Umpire meeting / clinic. The date / time of this meeting / clinic will be determined once the league schedule has been made and will be communicated to all interested persons.


IMPORTANT! - 2020 SPYBA Fundraising Changes

SPYBA Families

After years of selling pizzas as a fundraiser, the SPYBA Board is trying something new.  

For the 2020 SPYBA baseball season, instead of selling pizzas, we are giving families raffle tickets to sell.  Raffle tickets will be handed out at the parent meetings.  More information will be given out then.    

 


2020 Babe Ruth/Cal Ripken Age Chart

All player ages are determined by the birth chart available on the Babe Ruth website.  Please click here to view the chart.

Player age on May 1 in any birth year shall be the deciding date.

Season of 2020: Cal Ripken – Any player born prior to May 1, 2016 and on or after May 1, 2007 will be eligible for Cal Ripken Baseball League competition.

Players must be 5 years old by May 1st, 2020 to participate in T-Ball. 

13-15 – Any player born prior to May 1, 2007 and on or after May 1, 2004 will be eligible for Babe Ruth 13-15 League competition as shown on the chart attached from Babe Ruth above.


2020 USA Baseball Bat Guide

TBall 5-6

  • USA Baseball T-Ball Stamp

Cal Ripken Baseball 7-12

  • USA Baseball Marking
  • 2 5/8" Barrel Maximum
  • NO BBCOR BATS
 
Babe Ruth Baseball 13-15
 
  • USA Baseball Marking or BBCOR .50
  • 2 5/8” Barrel
 
For more detailed information on the USA Baseball bat rules please click here.

 


Decertified Bats

The link above shows bats that have been decertified by USA Baseball. If your child has a bat on this list (there is only 1 currently) they may not use it in league or travel play.



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SPYBA Philosophy of Operation

The Stevens Point Youth Baseball Association (SPYBA) is a recreation and travel league open to all boys and girls within the age limits determined by the National Babe Ruth Association  living in the Stevens Point area. The primary objective of our leagues is to promote the fun and fair play of baseball. Fundamental skills, safety, sportsmanship, teamwork and honesty are emphasized at every level of play. Winning is not emphasized in our recreational leagues. Opportunities for more competitive play are offered via our Tournament Teams. Coaches, umpires, and parents should all act as role models and understand the importance of participation in youth baseball.