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Travel Age Groups

SYA Travel Baseball is adopting the age ranges being used by Little League Baseball to align our program with the players in SYA Little League, beginning with the new incoming Fall 2018 8u team.

This chart will be updated each year to reflect the how this is being implemented. For Fall 2019, 8/9u will follow this pattern, Fall 2020, 8,9, and 10u will align, and so on.

SYA Travel Baseball – Manager Interviews – Fall 2018/Spring 2019

SYA Travel Baseball will be conducting managers’ interview for the 2018 Fall/Spring 2019 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 Saturday, June 2:

* 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 12. 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 it has adopted the USA Baseball Bat Standard, 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 Info).

For teams playing in NVTBL, the 8u-12u teams must use USA Baseball Bat Standard bats – have the USA  label. This is the same as Little League.


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