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Welcome to Elk River Baseball
The ONLY local baseball organization supported, endorsed and integrated with the Elk River High School baseball coaches and players.
Elk River Youth Baseball
12671 Meadowvale Rd, Suite R - Elk River, MN 55330
With baseball season right around the corner, you might have questions about what equipment you need to have for your child to be ready to play.
Check out out new Equipment Page for some help deciding what to buy!
The pre tryout and American/National League Pre Evaluation sessions are posted.
See our Pre-Tryout page to find your sessions.
Note: All 2nd - 4th grade house players are invited to be evaluated during travel tryouts on March 20-21.
If they are not able to make these dates, we will have another internal evaluation in April.
These are done to help place kids in the correct league, and help make teams as even as possible.
Even if you cannot make the evaluation dates, you will still be placed on a team. Making the evaluations is not a requirement to play.
Travel Tryouts AND 2nd - 4th Grade House Evaluations will be held March 20-21, 2021.
Mark your calendars!
All travel players will need to tryout on these dates.
House players in 2nd-4th Grade will also be attending these tryouts.
(There will be another evaluation for any house players who cannot make evaluations this weekend)
Travel tryouts will be held this year at the new Elk River Multi Purpose facility (the old Olympic ice arena). We are excited about this new space, and will give us much more room for tryouts, and the ability to also evaluate all 2nd – 4th graders for travel or our kid pitch leagues.
New to 2021: ALL kids in 2nd – 4th grade will attend Tryouts/Evaluations. If you indicate that you want to play house, or do not make a travel team, your scores will be used to place you appropriately into one of our 2 kid pitch house leagues.
ALL 2nd - 4th graders will be charged a "tryout / evaluation fee", and all will be asked to attend travel tryouts.
The reason for this is that we want to make sure all kids who play in our National and American kid pitch leagues are placed at an appropriate level, and that teams are formed as equal as possible.
With kids being evaluated by our professional evaluators, we are hoping that league and team placement will be much more accurate.
Each kid will also be eligible to attend 4-5 hours of pre evaluation time at our Elk River Youth Baseball Training facility to prepare for the tryout/evaluation weekend. Times and groups for these sessions will be posted the last week of February.
The tryout fee is charged to cover the costs of the pre evaluation time in the facility, as well as the evaluator cost, and the rental cost of the Elk River Multi Purpose facility we are using to host the tryouts.
We will have an additional house evaluation day in April. This will be attended by the following groups:
ALL 1st Graders who select to play house kid pitch (National League).
ALL 2nd-4th Graders who cannot attend the travel tryout / evaluation weekend.
ALL 5th Grade and above House players.
The Elk River Youth Baseball Development Committee has repurposed our house leagues for kids 4th grade and younger. We are very excited about this change, and the goal is to make sure kids in this age group are placed appropriately based on ability, not necessarily age.
Our leagues for 4th grade and under will be the following:
Each league is a progression, to help kids move up and be prepared for competitive and/or travel baseball.
Kids from PreK – K will start in our Minors Coach Pitch League.
1st Graders have the option to play coach pitch or our modified kid pitch league if they are ready.
2-4th Graders will register for either house or travel. These kids will be evaluated during our travel tryouts/evaluation weekend. Kids who opt to play house, and kids trying out for travel, but not making a team, will be placed in either our National (beginner kid pitch) or American (advanced kid pitch) league based on their evaluation scores.
Are you looking to get a few more cuts off a tee? Would you like to take some swings at balls from our pitching machine? Maybe you want to work on some fielding and throwing. You can rent time in our indoor training facility. Please read through the baseball facility policies to understand all the rules and regulations to be followed. We have 2 batting cages for hitting and a wide turf area to work on fielding, throwing, etc. If you are interested in renting time in our facility, email Dave Lodermeier to schedule your time in the facility.
|January/February, 2021||Winter Training|
|Late January 2021||Summer Registration Opens|
|February 14||Early Bird Registration Ends|
|March 15||Travel Registration Deadline|
|March 25||House Registration Deadline|
|March 20-21||Travel Tryouts and 2nd-4th Grade Evaluations|
|April 30 - May 2||IceBreaker Tournament|
|June 4-6||Jamboree (Minors, National, American)|
|June 4-6||14/15A Invitational Tournament|
|June 25-27||American/National League Tournament|
|July 16-18||5th/6th and 7/8/9th Grade Tournament|
|TBD||Coach Appreciation Night|
|Mid August||Fall Baseball Registration Opens|
|Early November, 2021||'21/'22 Winter Training Registration Opens|
Travel teams for kids in 2nd-4th grade will be as follows.
All 3rd & 4th graders are eligible to try out for Traveling Baseball. We encourage all 3rd graders to consider trying out for travel baseball, as they will be placed in an entry level travel league.
2nd graders must request permission from the traveling director.
ALL traveling teams will compete in the MYAS leagues.
2nd - 4th grade teams are dependent entirely upon how many players are trying out, as well as ability.
Our goal is to have the following travel teams at this level:
Note that the above is our goal, but talent and number of kids trying out will factor into how these teams are ultimately formed.
Anyone not making one of these teams will be placed in our National or American House league.
Interested in Umping this season? We are looking for kids 14 years and older. Contact Gail Hensler for more information.
Looking to become a member of Elk River Baseball? Click the link below to get started!
*You can also find this link under the 'About Us' tab along with other useful information.
Elk River Youth Baseball is looking for people who are interested in shaping the future of Elk River Youth Baseball.
If you are interested, please fill out the application below and email to Jason Herzog.
This season Elk River Youth Baseball will be raising money to help with some field improvements. Your donation of any denomination will help us achieve this effort. See our Fundraising link for more information.