Thank you for visiting the RAYB Senior Travel Page.
Senior travel is made up of kids ages 14-19. Similar to Junior travel but for older kids.
2020 TRYOUTS for 14U -- Details are posted below.
ROSEVILLE JUNIOR & SENIOR LEGION -- UPDATED for 2020!
Senior travel is also affiliated with the Roseville Rosetown Legion teams (one Junior Legion team and one Senior Legion team are planned for 2020). It is important to note that the Legion teams operate independently of RAYB.
RAYB works closely with the Rosetown Legion Team Manager in helping with registration and communication through our website. See 2020 program information below.
Please contact the Rosetown Rockets Legion Baseball mailbox (email@example.com) with any questions.
Please note - there are two sessions occurring on two different dates and at two different locations.
14U Hitting Tryout – Sunday, March 22nd; 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm - Great Lakes Academy North, Arden Hills
Players will be assigned & communicated their Hitting Group in the week prior to the Hitting Tryout session.
14U Fielding Tryout – Saturday, March 28th; 10:00 pm–11:00 pm Augsburg Dome (Edor Nelson Dome), Minneapolis
Senior Legion - age eligibility is January 1, 2001. Anyone born on or after that date is eligible to play Senior Legion baseball. Joe Ponsolle will be the Head Coach for the Senior Legion team. The Senior Legion team will roster up to 18 players.
Junior Legion – age eligibility is January 1, 2003. Anyone born on or after that date is eligible to play Junior Legion baseball. Playing within the Legion program will provide several advantages to the Roseville area players. We will have a formal league for the Junior Legion team, with a regular league game schedule. We will also be able to better coordinate the rosters of the two teams, including double-rostering players who are age-eligible for Junior Legion but able to compete at the Senior Legion level. Mike Ponsolle will be the Head Coach for the Junior Legion team. The Junior Legion team will roster up to 18 players, including those who are double rostered on both the Junior and Senior teams.
Registration and Tryouts
Tryouts for both teams will be combined and held in early May 2020. Additional registration information will be available in April 2020. The tryout fee will be $25 and the team fee for the summer will be approximately $400.
All Legion players must attend a Roseville Area School, Concordia Academy, or live within the ISD 623 boundary. Some other exceptions apply but these are the general rules and MN Legion Baseball is strict about enforcement.
Junior Legion league games will be determined in February. The league schedule will be 12-18 games.
Senior Legion league games will be determined by mid-May. The league schedule will be 12 games. Additional games will be added to the schedule for appropriate competition.
For both teams, there will be approximately 28-35 games total (combined league & tournaments).
Junior Legion Tournaments
June 12-14 - Burnsville Rattler Junior Legion tournament
June 26-28 - Blaine VFW Summer Classic or Evil Prairie/Cake-Eater Invitational (tentative)
July 10-12 - Starbuck/Minnewaska Jr Legion tournament
Senior Legion Tournaments
June 19-21 Burnsville Snake Pit Senior Legion tournament
July 2-7 New Ulm Classic
July 17-19 - Princeton Tournament Princeton, MN (tentative)
Sub-state and State tournaments will be in late July and early August. Specific dates will be available on the Minnesota Legion Baseball website: https://www.minnesotalegionbaseball.com/
The RAYB Travel Director will share information regarding the 2020 tournament plans shortly - please check back later in January 2020.
As part of their support of RAYB, DICK’S Sporting Goods Roseville will be offering our families, coaches, and participants their deepest discount! Our discount shopping event will take place 3/28/2020 – 3/29/2020 at the Roseville store location. On these dates, DICK’S will offer our families and participants 20% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE (some exclusions apply).
The link below will allow you to access the coupon for this discount shopping event. Simply bring the linked coupon via your smartphone or print a paper copy to receive the 20% discount. COUPON IS VALID DURING ADVERTISED EVENT DATES ONLY.
Please show your support by choosing DICK’S Sporting Goods as your preferred sporting goods retailer!
RAYB is looking for umpires for the 2020 season. The minimum age is generally high school freshman (14-15 years old), and the job requires knowledge of baseball rules. Those who have played RAYB rec or travel ball are encouraged to sign up.
Training is available in the form of a 2-3 hour clinic run by MYAS. Pay starts at $45 per game for RAYB B League games and increases for higher-level league games.
Spring/Summer league games are mostly Mon-Thurs evenings, with some make-up games on Sunday evenings. The season runs May - July. Contact Becky Lien (firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-839-5183) to sign up, or if you would like more information.
Local & Area organizations offer multiple options for you & your player to consider. These organizations work with & support RAYB and our Roseville area players in many different aspects. A summary is provided below and in the linked, separate articles.
SPRING SEASON OPTIONS:
MN Blizzard Spring Team Tryouts -- read more about the spring season & tryouts for the MN Blizzard teams HERE.
Great Lakes Academy Spring Team Tryouts -- read more about the spring season & tryouts for the Great Lakes Lumberjacks teams HERE.
MN Icemen -- read more about the spring season option for the MN Icemen HERE.
In addition to the above partners (who all offer training programs & lesson options as well), RAYB also shares the following information from additional partners.
Complete Game -- read more about hitting & training options available through Complete Game on the RAYB Training Page.
Lovdahl Pitching Academy -- read more about the specialized pitching options offered also on the RAYB Training Page.