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2020 Spring Registration

Registration is OPEN for the upcoming Spring season! Please click the link below to register.


2020 Season Update 5/26/2020

SPYBA Families:

We would like to thank all of you for your patience during this time. Be assured the board has been working diligently to try and formulate a plan to move forward, if possible, as safely as possible.

In our conversations with the city and county officials during the last couple weeks we have been asked to come up with a proposal on how we would start our season and the steps that we would put into place to keep everyone as safe as possible and still be able to play in some format. We will be submitting our proposal to the Portage County Health Department this week. They will review the proposal and recommend any changes. If approved, it will then go before the Stevens Point Parks Board for the next step in the approval process. The earliest any decision would be made by the county and city officials would be June 3rd.

So all SPYBA organized games and practices, including league and travel are suspended until at least that date.

Upon all County and City official approvals, as well as the SPYBA Board of Directors, we would notify all of our registered members and post our plan for moving forward including the safety measures. With this information it would allow each family to make a decision if they feel comfortable allowing their child to participate under this plan.

*Any family that chooses not to participate because of safety concerns will be offered a full refund.

*If we do not have any version of a season, all registered members will be offered a refund.

If you have questions, comments or concerns please direct them to a Board Member.  All of the Board Members contact info can be found under the "Board Members" tab on SPYBA.org.   

Please continue to stay safe and healthy,

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.