Bismarck Youth Baseball offers 5 league divisions, which are determined by player age as of April 30th of the current year:
There are two additional divisions available to some rostered players, as outlined below:
For additional information regarding how each division is structured, please visit the “Divisions” section of this web site, and then use the left side navigation to drill down to each division.
Additional league and registration FAQ's, as well as a season schedule can be found further down on this page. Please continue to check this web site for all of the latest up-to-date information.
IMPORTANT REGISTRATION PROCESS CHANGES FOR RETURNING PLAYERS – PLEASE READ
RETURNING PLAYER AND SIBLING REGISTRATION: Online Registration for the 2015 season opened for Returning Players and Siblings on Monday, January 26th at 4 pm CST. It will close at 8 pm CST on Wednesday, February 11th. NOTE - Returning players (from 2014 BYB rostered teams) and siblings are only guaranteed a spot for the 2015 season if their registration is processed/postmarked between January 26th and February 11th. After that registration window closes, ALL REGISTRATIONS WILL BE CONSIDERED NEW, AND WILL BE PROCESSED ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVE BASIS – NO EXCEPTIONS.
On the evening of January 11th, emails with full returning player registration instructions were sent to families of rostered players from last season. Duplicate emails were sent through our Constant Contact listserve, as well as our NGIN Registration database. If you are a returning player/sibling family, and you have not received your email with registration details by the morning of January 12th – please send an email to the League, and we will send you the instructions.
NEW PLAYER REGISTRATION: Online Registration for the 2015 season will open for New Players on Thursday, February 12th at 4 pm CST. Registrations are processed (and players placed) by date/time stamp of online registration, or date of postmark (for paper copies). As divisions get close to being full, division capacity updates will be posted at the top of the home page of this web site (near the registration link).
Paper Registration: A PDF of the paper registration form can be downloaded/printed, using the link that is posted near the top of this page. Hard copies are also available for pick up at the Bismarck Parks & Recreation office (400 East Front Ave). Returning Player/Sibling paper registrations will be processed by postmark date - starting on January 26, 2015. New Player paper registrations will be processed by postmark date – starting on February 12, 2015.
ONLINE REGISTRATION TIPS: There are four specific things to know before attempting online registration, which will make the process easier:
Q: When does registration for the 2015 season open?
A-1: Returning Player/Sibling Registration for the 2015 season will open at 4 pm CST on Monday, January 26, 2015 – and close at 8 pm CST on Wednesday, February 11, 2015. All registrations received after that time will be considered new – regardless of the “New/Returning” questions within the form.
A-2: New Player Registration for the 2015 season will open at 4 pm CST on Thursday, February 12, 2015.
Q: Where do I go to register?
A: A link will be posted right here, on this web site (www.bismarckyouthbaseball.org). In addition, paper registration forms are available for download/printing form this web site. They can also be picked up at the Bismarck Parks & Rec office (400 East Front Ave). Returning Player/Sibling paper registrations will be processed as of postmark date, beginning on January 26, 2015. New Player paper registrations will be processed as of postmark date, beginning on February 12, 2015.
Q: Who can register?
A: Bismarck and Burleigh county residents. If you live on the west side of the Missouri River you need to register for Mandan's Cal Ripken league.
Q: What is the minimum / maximum age?
A: The player must be at least 5 years old and no more than 12 years old as of April 30, 2015. Players that are ages 13 and up, have options to play baseball through Bismarck Parks and Recreation. Please contact them directly for their program specifics.
Q: How much does it cost?
A: The league fee for T-Ball is $100. The league fee for Rookie/AA/AAA/Majors is $125. All league fees include $25 in pre-paid raffle tickets. There is an additional fee for traveling teams and fall ball.
Q: Why is there a reduced fee for T-Ball?
A: Beginning with the 2014 season, some rule and uniform changes were made within the T-Ball division. As such, there has been a reduction in league fees. T-Ball players receive an official BYB shirt and cap that they will be able to keep after the season. They are not required to wear the pants, socks, and belts as in previous years.
Q: Do you accept online payments?
A: Yes - we accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.
Q: When does registration close?
A: Registration closes as each of the divisions fill up. Information regarding space available for each division will be regularly posted on the home page of this web site.
Q: When will we find out about division/team placement?
A: Postcards with division placement will be mailed to all players by the first week of April. Players will then be contacted directly by their coaches and/or coordinators after that time, regarding their team placement.
Q: When will Uniform Distribution and Pictures Take Place?
A-1: T-Ball Uniform Distribution/Pictures - will take place during the week of May 11th, at the Scheels Complex. A Detailed schedule will be posted/provided once it is available.
A-2: Rookie/AA/AAA/Majors/Traveling Uniform Distribution/Pictures - will take place at Centennial Elementary, on Friday and Saturday, April 24 & 25. A detailed schedule will be posted/provided once it is available.