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Ashwaubenon Youth Baseball, Inc. (AYB) is a volunteer organization run by a Board of Directors and co-sponsored by the Ashwaubenon Park & Recreation Department. The purpose is to help develop area youth baseball with the highest quality of play possible, as well as provide for the key elements of sportsmanship, team play, social values and fun. Family participation and involvement is essential to providing a positive program so we strongly encourage parent participation.

Learn more information about:

Board of Directors

The board of directors is a group of volunteers who work together to provide area youth with the highest quality play possible, as well as create a positive environment for youth to learn the value of good sportsmanship.

We are looking for additional board members. If you are interested, please contact us.

More about our board:

Leagues

We organize leagues for boys from grades Pre-K through 12. Since AYB works in partnership with the Ashwaubenon Park & Recreation department, our leagues are open to Ashwaubenon residents and students in Ashwaubenon schools.

League Grade (Prior To Season) Age (as of Apr 30) Pitch By Laws
T-Ball Pre-K, K 5 - 6 Coach Pitch/Tee T-Ball
Single A 1st, 2nd 7 - 8 Machine Pitch A Ball
Double A 3rd, 4th 9 - 10 Player Pitch AA Ball
Triple A 5th, 6th 11 - 12 Player Pitch AAA Ball
Babe Ruth 7th, 8th, 9th 13 - 15 Player Pitch Pony League (13)
Babe Ruth League (14/15)
Legion 10th, 11th, 12th 16 - 18 Player Pitch  

T-Ball, Single A, Double A and Triple A leagues are run by AYB. Babe Ruth teams will play in the Bay Area League. Legion teams will play in an area-wide league against teams from other cities.

See the bylaws for each league for more specific information and rules.

Game Time And Locations

League Nights They Play Time Slots Location
T-Ball Mondays and Wednesdays 5:00 pm, 6:00 pm, or 7:00 pm Ashwaubomay Park or Smith Park
Single A Mondays and Wednesdays 5:30 pm or 7:00 pm Ashwaubomay Park
Double A Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 pm or 7:00 pm Ashwaubomay Park
Triple A Tuesdays and Thursdays 5:30 pm or 7:00 pm Ashwaubomay Park
Babe Ruth Usually Monday - Thursday
(avg 2 games per week)
Varies Ashwaubomay Park
Cornerstone Park
Nearby community parks

Registration

WHEN:

League registration is typically open during January and February each year. Registration closes on the last day of February. Starting March 1, late registrations are still accepted but a $50 late fee is applied. The final day we accept any registrations is the day before tryouts.

Specific dates and deadlines will be posted on the AYB home page each season when they become available and reminder emails will be sent out when registration opens and nears closing.

HOW TO REGISTER:

Registration needs to be completed online on this site. Registration links will be available on our home page at aybaseball.org when registration is open.

Tryouts

Tryouts will be organized for players in Single A, Double A, and Triple A leagues. Tryouts are used to help coaches draft equal league teams based on players abilities. They are not used to determine eligibility for league play. All players who register for our leagues will be assigned a team.

T-Ball players do not have tryouts. Tryouts for our T-Ball players are not necessary because the league is focused more on instruction. Scores, wins/losses, and balls/strikes are not kept. Players are simply assigned to teams, unlike other leagues that use a draft process to balance skill across teams.

Babe Ruth tryouts will only be held if it is deemed necessary after registration is completed. If a tryout is deemed necessary, this tryout cannot be held until the freshman high school season is complete. A date will be communicated when it is finalized if needed.

2018 Tryout Information

WHEN:
Sunday, March 11

WHERE:
Ashwaubenon High School Fieldhouse

CHECK IN:
Please arrive 15 minutes prior to scheduled time to check in and get ready for tryouts. Any outstanding concession deposit checks or league fee payments can also be handed in during check-in.

WHAT TO BRING:
Please bring a glove, bat, and helmet if you have them. We will provide a couple helmets and bats for anyone that needs to borrow them. Normal gym attire and shoes are recommended for tryouts. Baseball attire such as baseball pants or uniforms are not necessary. Please DO NOT bring baseball cleats.

SCHEDULE BY GRADE:

League Grade Time
Single A 1st Grade 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
2nd Grade 1:15 pm – 2:30 pm
Double A 3rd Grade 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm
4th Grade 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Triple A 5th Grade 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
6th Grade 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

* Grade is currently enrolled grade.
* If you have have a player that has moved up or down a league, please use a time-slot closest to your players grade for the league they will be playing in

Tournament Teams

Tournament teams are formed each year for players interested in playing in traveling tournaments, including Invitational Tournaments, throughout the summer. A player can note interest in joining a tournament team during the registration process and tryouts are held to determine eligibility if needed. Tournament team tryouts are generally the same day as league tryouts. Some are run in conjunction with league tryouts while others are run separately. Tryout dates and times will be noted during the registration process and will be posted on AYB's website.

Uniforms

Ashwaubenon Youth Baseball will provide jerseys and hats for each league and tournament team player. Parents will need to provide a baseball glove and white pants for each player. Rubber or plastic molded baseball cleats are recommended and would also be the responsibility of parents.

Equipment

Baseballs and catcher's equipment will be provided for each team by Ashwaubenon Youth Baseball. Most players tend to bring their own bats so AYB does not provide bats for each team. However, if you do not have a bat, someone on each team is generally willing to share. If you are planning on purchasing a bat for your child, please see the baseball bat notice below. For hygienic and safety reasons, AYB prefers to have each player provide their own properly fit batting helmet. Helmets can be purchased from AYB for discounted prices. In case of hardship, we do have a couple helmets we could loan out for a season.

Often kids grow out of equipment while it is still in really good condition. Our site does have an Equipment Exchange area. We would encourage parents to list items on our exchange.

Bat Standards

T-Ball, Single A, Double A, and Triple A Bat Standards

Starting with the 2018 season, Ashwaubenon Youth Baseball will be allowing two different kinds of bats in our leagues. Player's bats must have a USSSA stamp or a USABat stamp.

Please be aware, there are different restrictions depending on what type of bat you have.

Stamp Restrictions
USSSA

Bats with the USSSA stamp on it must have a 1.15BPF stamp and have a barrel size NO LARGER than 2 1/4".

This is the same standard as past years so you should be fine with what you have previously been using. While these bats have more "pop" than bats with a USABat stamp, please be aware that the industry is moving towards using only USABat stamped bats. We do not know at this time when or if we will switch to only USABat stamped bats. For at least this year, we are allowing both.

USABat Bat's with a USABat stamp can have a 2 1/4" OR a 2 5/8" barrel size.

Bat Material: No matter what stamp the bat has on it, the bat can be made of any material including aluminum, composite or half and half. We did previously communicate that bats made from composite material were not going to be allowed in 2018 and that was based on information we had at the time. This has now changed and composite bats will be allowed as long as they meet the requirements above.


Babe Ruth Bat Standards

Bat standards for our Babe Ruth players are governed by the Bay Area League, therefore we follow the bat standards as outlined in their bylaws.

To view current bat standards, please select the by laws link for your age group. The Bay Area Pony League is for 13 year olds. The Bay Area Babe Ruth League is for 14 and 15 year olds.

By Laws Section Age Group
Bay Area Pony League By Laws Section: "RULE SIX: Equipment"
Item: "F"
13
Bay Area Babe Ruth League By Laws Section: "RULE SIX: Equipment"
Item: "F"
14/15

Tournament Team Player Bat Standard Notice

Tournament Team players may be involved in tournaments that have different bat rules and requirements. It is possible tournaments will allow the USSSA 2 5/8" or 2 3/4" barrel size or some may only allow bats with a USABat stamp, but that determination will be made by the tournament and the coach.

Volunteer Requirements

Concessions are an important part of the game day experience for fans and players, and also a key revenue generator for AYB. Running the concessions for a summer of leagues and tournaments takes a significant amount of help. As such, in order to provide a fair and quality experience, we ask that parents share in the responsibility. Along with registration fees, a concession deposit will be collected for each player in the form of a check. At the end of the season, the deposit check will be shredded if parents fulfill their concession commitment. The deposit amount and requirements will be posted on the registration form each year.

2018 Concession Deposit

We require each family to submit a single deposit check of $149. This is per family, not per player. This check will be shredded as soon as your family fulfills its concessions stand obligation of working one shift per league player, and an additional one shift per tournament team player (each shift is about two hours long). Responsibilities for deposit return are determined on a per athlete basis.

Instructions For Submitting Your Deposit Check

Please do the following:

  • Make the check to: AYB, Inc.
  • Make the amount: $149
  • Include the word "Deposit" and your child's name in the memo area of the check.
  • Turn in your check at league tryouts, or mail or bring the check to:
    • AYB Inc.
      Ashwaubenon Community Center
      900 Anderson Drive
      Ashwaubenon, WI 54304

Code of Conduct

In order to maintain a fun and positive environment for all, coaches, players and parents will read and agree to follow a code of conduct policy during the registration process. Coaches will agree to be role models and promote teamwork in a safe and positive environment designed to encourage and improve skills of each player. Coaches, players and parents will agree to demonstrate self control and embrace the values of good sportsmanship.

The same code of conduct is also posted at Ashwaubomay Park and available online. Any spectator at the baseball park will need to follow this code of conduct. Even though only parents and players will need to sign the code of conduct, we will enforce these policies with anyone in attendance at the park.