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12U Baseball



Baseball Eligibility

The DYBSA defines baseball players’ eligibility based on their age as of 5/1/2021 and their current grade level in school.  The May 1st cut off is consistent with the Gopher State and Crow River league requirements.  The DYBSA does not allow players to “play up” on A, AA, or AAA teams; allowing the maximum number of players per age to participate in these travel opportunities.  Specific eligibility is outlined per Level of Play below.  Please contact us at dybsainformation@gmail.com if you have any questions about your child's eligibility.

12U Baseball Levels of Play

12U Baseball – There are (4) three levels of play within 12U Baseball.

12U B League – Opportunity offered to boys age 11-12  Move up not permitted.

Teams represent DYBSA within the Crow River B League with games within the Wright County area.  This level offers a continued focus on baseball skills through practice and live game situations.  Attendance at evaluations is strongly recommended for accurate team placement at this age level.

12U B Season: Mid-May thru July; a minimum of 2 weekly games* plus league tournament. 

11U AAA, 12U A, 11U A and 12U AA Teams - Team placement awarded upon evaluation results.  This level offers a higher level of competition and time commitment for players and families.  Additional fees are assessed to players of these teams for tournaments, league fees and uniforms.

11U AAA, 12U A, 11U A and 12U AA Team Eligibility: Defined per team below.  **Players that are older in their grade may be required to play up to the next age level.**

11U AAA - Gopher State League:  Eligible players must be 11 by 5/1/21 OR in 5th grade, but not 12 years of age as of 5/1/21 to be considered for this team. Top 12 players by evaluation are placed on this team and will represent DYBSA in league games throughout Central and West Metro area towns.

12U AA - Gopher State League: Eligible players must be 12 by 5/1/21 OR in 6th grade, but not 13 years of age as of 5/1/21 to be considered for this team. Top 12 players by evaluation are placed on this team and will represent DYBSA in league games throughout Central and West Metro area towns.

12U A Travel: Second tier travel team, placement offered by evaluation.  Players represent DYBSA in league games and tournaments.  This team will play in either the Crow River or Gopher State league.  League choice will be determined sometime in March.  This team can be made up of a combination of 11 and 12 year olds.  Eligible players must be at least 11 years of age by 5/1/21 OR in 5th/6th grade; AND not older than 12 years of age as of 5/1/21, to be considered for this team.

11U A Travel: Second tier travel team, placement offered by evaluation.  Players represent DYBSA in league games and tournaments.  This team will play in either the Crow River or Gopher State league.  League choice will be determined sometime in March.  This team can be made up of a combination of 11 and 12 year olds.  Eligible players must be at least 10 years of age by 5/1/21 OR in 5th grade; AND not older than 12 years of age as of 5/1/21; to be considered for this team.

11U AAA, 12U A, 11U A and 12U AA Team Season: late April thru July* Minimum of 2 weekly games plus 3 weekend tournaments per team.

*Weekly games and practices are subject to change due to weather and field availability.  Please check the DYBSA website calendar frequently.

Evaluations

Baseball Evaluations: Attendance is recommended for all players at this age to ensure team placement that matches their skill level.  Players that do not attend evaluations will not be considered.

12U Baseball – Evaluations for all boys 11 and 12 years old will be held TBA at the Tiger Activity Center.

General notes: The DYBSA asks that you make every effort to attend evaluations on your assigned night so players can be evaluated with their piers.  Please contact us at dybsainformation@gmail.com if you have a conflict that cannot be rescheduled.  Unfortunately due to time considerations, no “make-up” dates will be offered.