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Welcome to the RAYB Rookie League

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!

Phillip Diskerud

Rookie League Commissioner

Sarah Hammes

Recreational League Director

RAYB & Rookie League News

Thinking Ahead to Fall Baseball? Tryouts for Club Teams Starting Soon!

By Roseville Baseball 06/02/2019, 10:00pm CDT

MN Blizzard and Great Lakes Academy Program Information Available

Tryouts for the MN Blizzard Fall Baseball program start JUNE 10th! More information and tryout registration available HERE.

Great Lakes Baseball Academy also offers Fall baseball programs, depending upon player age. Find more information about options and register for tryouts HERE.

MN Blizzard Baseball Camp Offered June 17 - 19 in Shoreview

By Roseville Baseball 06/02/2019, 10:00pm CDT

Discount Code for RAYB Families - Save 10%!

The MN Blizzard is holding a baseball camp for 10U - 14U players June 17 - 19, 9 - 11am at Shamrock Park in Shoreview. If your player is interested, use discount code RAYBA to receive 10% off the registration cost. Visit www.blizzardelitebaseball.com to register!

Field Maintenance Guide

By Roseville Baseball 04/13/2019, 2:15pm CDT

What to Know to Help Keep Our Fields Ready for Play

RAYB Field Maintenance Director, Rory Malloy has compiled this helpful ONE PAGE guide for RAYB field maintenance. Please review and use this information throughout the season.

Questions or suggestions? Contact Rory Malloy (malloy39@gmail.com).