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Eden Prairie Community League Baseball - Senior Youth Baseball League (SYBL)
    High School (Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors)–
 
10th – 12th Grades – (16 - 18 year olds) Community Information:
 
The EPBA is an all-volunteer organization committed to providing the opportunity for all Eden Prairie youth, regardless of ability, to play baseball.
 

EPBA Mission Statement: 

The Eden Prairie Baseball Association is dedicated to preparing children for life through the game of baseball and the accountable acts of our core values.
 

EPBA Core Values 

Relationships:

Respecting our community, players, parents, and opponents.
 

Selflessness:

Making others a priority
 

Accountability:

Delivering on your commitments
 

Excellence:

Giving your best effort



Commissioner:  Tom Totall

                          tomtotall@msn.com

  • General Information on Community leagues
  • Playing time
  • 10th – 12th Grade Community Program
  • Volunteers
  • Registration Information
    • Dates
    • Fees
  • Season Information
    • Evaluation Dates (to balance teams)
    • Season start & end dates
  • Tournament Information
  • Team Information
  • Practice  & Game Information
  • Rules

 
General information for all Community League programs:
The Community Leagues are for those players and families that want to play at a competitive level, but may participate in other summer activities.  The Community League provides a competitive baseball experience with a more limited practice and game schedule.   These teams play 13 – 15 regular season games and at least two season ending tournament games – finishing their season by mid-July.  Participating in a traveling team requires significantly more commitment to baseball than playing in the Community League.
 
Playing Time: It is the policy of the EPBA that all players, regardless of their current skill level, should have an equal opportunity to develop their skills to their fullest. Every player can expect an equal share of playing time and at bats because only through experience and practice can we help our players to progress. Likewise the association has a policy requiring player rotation to assure that every player is required to play both infield and outfield positions during each game. Every coach is made aware of the batting, playing time and position rotation rules specific to his age level and will insure that every player on the team is given an equal opportunity to develop a well rounded set of fundamental baseball skills.
 
10th – 12th Grade Community Program: The SYBL is for those players and families that want to play at a competitive level but because of other summer activities or commitments do not wish to make the heavy time commitment required by traveling teams.  In the SYBL, High School sophomores, juniors and seniors are formed into teams that compete with Community/City League teams from neighboring communities. Last year, the SYBL included teams from Chanhassen, Chaska, Eden Prairie, Edina, and Minnetonka.  This is a competitive league for serious, dedicated baseball enthusiasts! With a short 8 week season, this league requires a solid commitment for attendance. Teams will be formed in early May, with games starting late May continuing through early July, culminating in an upper and lower bracket season ending tournament.  Players are permitted to play with friends.  Up to 8 players may request to play on the same team.  There will be 2-3 games/practices per week Monday through Saturday and potentially a Sunday evening due to the limited availability of fields this year. Each player has an important responsibility to their team and coach to proactively arrange/communicate their work/vacation schedules for the success of the team!  

Volunteers:   To run a successful baseball program, we need volunteers to coach.  We will provide a coaching clinic for all coaches, instructional videos on the EPBA website, and a source for coaches to ask questions when needed.  Please indicate at least one volunteer job on the registration form.
 

 
Registration Information
   
Registration Dates January 16th – May 4th  
School Grade Currently in 10th – 12th Grade  
Registration Fee See Fee Schedule under Registration Information  
Included in Registration Fee Jersey & Cap  
Not Included in Registration Fee Pants & Shoes  
Season    
Evaluation Date, Time, & Location No Evaluations  
Season Start Date (estimated) May 11th  
Season End Date (estimated) June 30th  
Tournaments    
End of Year Tournament Yes  
Days of End of Year Tournament 7/9 - 7/22  
Teams    
Evaluations (to balance teams) None  
# of players per team 13 to 16  
Practices & Games    
# Events per Week 2 to 3  
Potential Event Days Sunday - Saturday  
Event Times Weekday – 5:30 or 7:45
Saturday – morning to early afternoon
 
Event Locations Franlo, Miller 8, Round Lake  
Rules    
SYBL Rules    

 
 
Did you know…
 
The Eden Prairie Baseball Association provides financial assistance to families in need?
  
Because the EPBA believes that no young baseball player should ever be denied the opportunity to participate in America′s favorite pastime because of temporary family economic problems we provide financial assistance to families in need. Should you need financial assistance in order to participate in the league, please contact the EPBA Treasurer – Mark Sperr at