9, 10, 11 & 12 YO Players that are currently registered for the 2015 season of BYB are also eligible to play competitive Travel Baseball in addition to league play. This information is also being emailed to all eligible families.
There is a tryout process associated with this division. Once teams are assigned, there will be additional practices held during the season, along with tournament games. Tournaments are normally held over the weekend, but there are some that start or end on weekdays. Each team has a season-ending State Tournament for their age division, and the potential to advance to at least a regional tournament level beyond that.
More detailed information regarding BYB's Travel Baseball program and the tryout process can be found in these two documents:
If your family has not played traveling ball in BYB before, and/or you are not familiar with the experience, we encourage you to review the above links, to see if the program may of interest to your player(s).
If you are interested in learning more about the program, we also invite you to attend an informational parent meeting that will be held on Sunday, March 22, 2015 at 3:30 pm - at the Fore Seasons Golf Dome.
BYB Board Representatives will provide an overview, and then there will be time for general Q&A, and time to visit with them individually.
Traveling Team Tryouts will be held on Saturday, March 28th, at the Fore Season Golf Center (Dome) at 2525 North 19th Street in Bismarck. There is a designated time for each age group, and the players will be expected to stay for their entire time slot. Each player will need to pay a $10 Tryout Fee when they check in at tryouts, to cover the cost of the facility rental. Please click on the two links above for the specific details.
ATTENTION Parents of 11 & 12 Year-Old Players: Emails have been sent to all points of contact provided during registration. We have verified that every player had at least one valid email address provided. In addition, the same information was sent to any second parent/guardians, if emails were submitted.
The email contains a letter detailing the 11 & 12 year-old tryout process, including a suggested time for your player(s) to attend the tryouts. As explained in the letter - if you need to attend a different day and/or time, that is fine. You DO NOT need to notify the league ahead of time. Just go at the time that works best for you.
If you have registered a player who will be 11 or 12 on April 30, 2015, and you have not received the email, please contact us, so we can verify the contact information we have on file.
A copy of the letter explaining tryout details is below, as well as a general overview of what takes place during the evaluation:
As of 5:00 pm CST on 3/21, we have the following number of available openings for each of the divisions:
When registering, if your division is full, there will be a limited number of wait-list slots available. Wait-list registrations will be processed in the same manner as regular registrations - by date/time stamp, and then by postmark date. Once wait-list slots are full, then the system will not allow any additional registrations.
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.