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Welcome to the RAYB Rookie League

Phillip Diskerud

Rookie League Commissioner

Sarah Hammes

Recreational League Director

RAYB Rookie League is coach pitch recreational baseball for current kindergarten and 1st grade boys and girls. This entry level instructional program focuses on the learning & development of the basic skills of baseball. 

  • Pre-season Practices will begin in Mid-April (weather permitting)
  • Games will be played on Tuesday and Thursday evenings in May & June
  • In-season Practices, while at the coaches discretion, are limited to one evening per week (scheduled day TBD by the coach)
  • All game and practice play will take place at one of the following Roseville Parks/Fields: Howard Johnson Park, Bruce Russell Park or Mapleview Park.
  • Players will become familiar with all fielding positions through positioning rotation.
  • A roster batting order insures that all players will have the same number of at-bat opportunities.
  • In the effort to keeping game play moving, a struggling batter may be encouraged to finish their at-bat from a tee.
  • This non-competitive league utilizes a FlexiBall (soft baseball) for all game/practice play. 
  • Teams will be determined/organized by school and/or neighborhood. All efforts will be made to satisfy any/all “play with friend” requests for those who register prior to the registration deadline.
  • Teams are coached by volunteer parents. Parents interested in being a head, or assistant coach, must sign up on the coaches registration form.  Please contact the Rookie League Commissioner with any questions.
  • A coaching clinic will be held prior to the beginning of practices/season.
  • A hat, a jersey, and baseball pants are included in the registration fee.  Each player is required to provide their own fielder’s glove and batting helmet.

Note regarding gloves: New gloves for entry level ages are not recommended as they are often constructed using man-made, synthetic materials, that cannot be broken in. A used leather glove is preferred and recommended - these are available at thrift stores, garage sales, Play It Again Sports, etc.

Rookie League Baseball – A focus on skill learning & development - A Goal of FUN!

RAYB & Rookie League News

Looking for a Spring Baseball Option?

By Roseville Baseball 02/01/2019, 10:30pm CST

RAYB Partner Programs - Great Lakes & MN Blizzard Hold Spring Tryouts

If your player is looking for a short spring "tune-up" season prior to the full RAYB association program starting, two of our RAYB partner programs are offering short spring seasons, with practices in March and April (1-2 tournaments in April). Tryouts are coming up quickly, so check-out the details soon!

Great Lakes Baseball Academy - tryouts Feb 10th @ the Great Lakes Academy facility in Woodbury. LINK for more information.

MN Blizzard - tryouts Feb 23rd @ the MN Blizzard Academy facility in Vadnais Heights. LINK for more information.

RAYB Dine & Donate Night -- Raising Cane's Shoreview

By Roseville Baseball 01/30/2019, 10:15pm CST

Don't Miss This One!

Join RAYB on Monday, Feb 25th, between 5:00 - 8:00pm at the Raising Cane's location in Shoreview. Mention the fundraiser to your cashier and Cane's will donate 15% of sales to RAYB!

2019 RAYB WINTER WORKOUT SESSIONS SCHEDULE

By Roseville Baseball 12/12/2018, 11:15am CST

Join RAYB This Winter and Let's Get Ready for the 2019 Season!

9U Winter Workout Session Schedule

Location: Blizzard Baseball Academy
                       3200 Labore Road Suite 102
                       Vadnais Heights

Dates & Times: Saturdays evenings (Weekly),
                                   Jan 5 - March 9
                                   7:30 - 8:30pm

 

10U Winter Workout Session Schedule

Location: Blizzard Baseball Academy
                       3200 Labore Road Suite 102
                       Vadnais Heights

Dates & Times: Saturdays evenings (Weekly),
                                   Jan 5 - March 9
                                   8:30 - 9:30pm

 

11U, 12U, 13U & 14U  Winter Workout Session Schedule

Location: Augsburg University Dome
                      2324 Butler Place South
                      Minneapolis

Dates & Times: Saturdays (Weekly) - NO SESSION FEB 23rd!!!,
                                   Jan 5 - Feb 16; and March 9
                                   9:00 - 10:00pm
                                   March 2 ONLY - 8:00 - 10:00pm