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SYA Travel Fall 2017 Baseball Tryouts

SYA Travel Baseball tryouts for the Fall 2017 season for 8u through 12u teams will take place in June – details are TBD. Player’s age is based on their age on April 30, 2018 except at 8u which will use August 30, 2018 – See Age Determination (coming soon) article for details. Click here to register so we have an idea of who is coming and we can send out any updates. All players must live within the SYA Little League boundaries and do not have to play with SYA Little League in the fall in order to be eligible.






SYA Travel Baseball – Manager Interviews – Fall 2017/Spring 2018

SYA Travel Baseball will be conducting managers’ interview for the 2017 Fall/Spring 2018 seasons at the 8U-12U levels. If you would like to be considered for a manager position at any of these levels, please send an email indicating interest to the SYA Baseball Travel Liaison at with the following information no later than Sunday, May 21:

* Full name
* Contact information (telephone number, email address)
* Previous coaching experience with SYA Baseball
* Age level that you would like to manage (first choice and if applicable, second choice)

Once we get the list compiled we will set the dates, times and information requirements for the interviews – they all must be completed by June 10. Thanks and please let us know if you have any questions.

Composite Bat News

Travel Baseball, depending on the league and tournament, are governed by various ruling bodies. While Little League recently announced a moratorium on composite bats, USSSA and AAU – the two popular ruling bodies – have different stances on composite bats. Click on the appropriate ruling body for their stance: USSSA, AAU (look for Bat Size).

For teams playing in NVTBL, here are their rules on bats: Age 8U – 14u divisions: Players shall NOT be limited by the 2015 High School Baseball Rules published by the NFHS regarding bat dimensions. JV, Varsity and ODL teams must follow BBCOR standards. All bats need to be BPF approved.

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