Rogers - Otsego Youth Baseball Association

2023 Rogers Otsego Youth Baseball Registration

Welcome

ROYBA 2023 Registration

The Rogers-Otsego Youth Baseball Association’s mission is to promote the following goals:

  • Help youth in the community develop positive attitudes about self-esteem, sportsmanship and team play
  • Have fun while learning to play competitive baseball
  • Field teams that are competitive at the level in which they are played

Successful Registration: At the completion of the registration process you will receive an emailed receipt stating that you have successfully registered your player(s). Please retain that receipt in case any issues arise regarding your registration.

Multi-Player Families: You will have an opportunity to register all your players prior to your final purchase. 

Scholarship / Hardships: Rogers-Otsego Youth Baseball has scholarships available to families in need. Please email betsy@royba.org for an application prior to registering for the 2023 season. 

Dibs/Volunteer Policy

As an association, we can not exist without parent volunteers.  We use a platform called Dibs on our website to offer and track Dibs completion for each player.  Each player's family is responsible for one Dibs session (max 2 sessions per family).  A session is generally 2 hours and can be anything from helping at uniform fitting to checking in equipment at the end of the season. You may buy out your session(s) for $150 during registration. If you do not fulfill your dibs session(s), you will receive an emailed invoice from ROYBA for $200 for each unfulfilled session on September 1, 2023. This invoice can then be paid online.

*The 10-12 Grade High School House league is not required to complete dibs sessions.


Travel Details

ROYBA offers competitive travel league options for ages 9U - 15U thru the Gopher State Baseball League (GSBL). There are 3 levels of play AAA (highest), AA and A. Each team generally plays 16 games against different communities during the week and 3-4 weekend travel tournaments. For any family that will be signing up for travel, please read the ROYBA Travel Handbook.  The Registration fee for all travel leagues is $480 with a $50 non-refundable travel tryout fee. All travel players will receive a uniform that includes two jerseys, two pairs of pants, socks, belt and hat.  Players are to provide their own equipment such as a batting helmet, glove, and bat.

Travel Tryouts will be held at the Elk River Furniture & Things Event Center in the Field House. Each player must attend both days during their assigned tryout time. That assigned time will be emailed to you after registration has closed.  If you have any questions regarding our travel league, please email our travel director, Andy Dooley, at andy@royba.org.

Travel Tryout Schedule - All Ages
Date Time
Saturday, March 18, 2023 1:30-9:30pm
Sunday, March 19, 2023 12:00-8:00pm

House Details

  • All house players will receive a uniform that includes a jersey, pants, socks, belt and hat.  Players are to provide their own equipment such as a batting helmet, glove, and bat.
  • Please register your child based on their current grade in school as of April 30th. 
  • Rookies, K-1 Grade, is the only league with buddy requests.
  • All 2nd through 9th graders must attend their League evaluations which will be held in Mid-April.  All teams will be drafted to keep teams competitive. For the 10-12th grade league, coaches will form teams based on the players who have signed up.  No evaluations will be held.
  • You will have an opportunity to indicate if your player can not practice on a certain night to aid in forming teams. 
League Grade Pitcher Game Nights Possible Practice Nights Evaluation Registration Fee
Rookies K-1 Coach Monday Tues,Wed,Thurs,Sun None $140
Minors 2-3 Coach Tuesday Mon, Wed, Thurs, Sun Mid April $165
Majors 3-4 Player Wednesday Mon, Tues, Thurs, Sun Mid April $190
5-6th Grade 5-6

Player

Mon-Thur Sun-Thurs Mid April $230
7th Grade 7 Player Mon-Thur Sun-Thurs Mid April $230
8-9th Grade 8-9 Player Mon-Thur Sun-Thurs Mid April $230
10-12th Grade 10-12 Player Mon-Thur Sun-Thurs None $235

Rookies - Kindergarten and 1st Grade

The basics of baseball are the focus of this league.  Rookies is coach pitch with modified game play. There are no player evaluations and the league Commissioner creates teams based on buddy requests, the player's address and school they attend. Games are played on Monday nights at 6:30 and practices are held one night a week either Sun., Tues., Wed. or Thurs. evening at 5:30 or 7pm.  The practice night will be determined by your coach after registration.

Minors - 2nd & 3rd Grade

The Minor league focuses on development and skills.  This league will utilize real baseball rules while being coach pitch.  This is a change from years prior.  Pitching will be taught but only utilized towards the end of the season.  All 2nd graders will play in this league. If you would like your 3rd grader evaluated to play in the Major League (player pitch), please sign them up for Majors.  If you would like your 3rd grader to play coach pitch, please sign them up for Minors.  Game nights will be Tuesdays at 6:30. Practices will be determined by your individual coach and could be held on Sunday, Monday, Wednesday or Thursday nights at 5:30 or 7pm.

Majors - 3rd & 4th Grade

This league is strictly player pitch. It focuses on development and teaching skills but is designed for those players who are more advanced/competitive in their abilities to throw/hit/catch.  This league is geared for a more competitive level of play.  All fourth grade players will be placed in the American League.  Games will be held on Wednesday nights at 6:30. Practices will be determined by your individual coach and could be held on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday night at 5:30 or 7pm.

5th & 6th Grade House

Current 5th and 6th graders play together in this league.  Currently, Rogers-Otsego inter-league games are played as well as games against Elk River. This age level may participate in the North Star League which would mean playing against other surrounding communities, including Elk River.  We will update as we know more. Most regular baseball rules are used.

7th Grade House

The 7th Grade House League is for current 7th graders.  They play on nearly regulation field dimensions and incorporate most high school baseball rules.  The 7th graders will be playing in the Gopher State NorthStar House League.  The NorthStar league is comprised of House league teams from surrounding communities such as Elk River, Zimmerman, Anoka-Ramsey and others.

8th & 9th Grade House

This league is for current 8th & 9th graders and is played on regulation fields.  The league incorporates most high school baseball rules. The league does allow continuous batting and free substitution to allow for equal playing time. The 8th-9th graders will be playing in the Gopher State NorthStar House League.  The NorthStar league is comprised of House league teams from surrounding communities such as Elk River, Zimmerman, Anoka-Ramsey and others.

High School House League - 10th through 12th Grade

10th-12th graders can register here to play on a Rogers 10th-12th Grade League team which plays in the Gopher State AA League.  All levels are welcome. There are no evaluations.  Team requests are honored.

Legion & VFW Teams

Legion and VFW teams are not affiliated or administered by Rogers - Otsego Baseball. Please contact the Rogers High School Varsity Baseball Coach if you are interested in playing on a Legion or VFW Team.