Travel Program

Parent Info Meeting

Read a summary of the information presented during the 2024 RYBA Travel Parents Meeting.

Travel Tryout Information

Read more about Travel tryout schedule, location, parent meeting times, and other logistics.

About the Travel Program

The Travel Program is designed to place players in an appropriate competition level while promoting development. Tryouts are held for team formation. AAA, AA, and A players compete against community-based teams from across the state. Players who do not wish to tryout for a "traveling" team, or do not successfully evaluate for a AAA, AA, or A team, will be placed in the Southern Minny program.

The Travel Program is designed to provide players with the knowledge and skills necessary to eventually play baseball at the high school level. Teams meet multiple times per week for games or practice.

Travel Baseball includes 14-16 league games and 4-5 tournaments throughout the summer. Travel distances are usually around the Twin Cities Metro Region.  Players are required to try out for RYBA travel baseball. Attending one of two tryout weekends is required.

Age of Players

Your child's level of play is determined by their age on April 30, 2024. Players that are young for their grade have the option of signing up for the age group determined by their birthday OR playing with their 2022-2024 academic year grade.

At the 9U level only players as young as 8 as of April 30, 2024 are welcome to try out for the travel program.
If you are unsure about age there is an age calculator at:
9U (3rd grade) - May 1, 2014 and no later than April 30, 2016
10U (4th grade) - May 1, 2013 - April 30, 2014
11U (5th grade) - May 1, 2012 - April 30, 2013
12U (6th grade) - May 1, 2011 - April 30, 2012
13U (7th grade) - May 1, 2010 - April 30, 2011
14U (8th grade) - May 1, 2009 - April 30, 2010

2024 Season Information

  1. Levels of play by age: Our ability to field teams at each division (AAA/AA/A) is determined by multiple factors including the number of players who register for each age level in RYBA travel, tryout scores, past season regular season record and tournament results, and MBL rules. 9U only offers AAA and AA levels. 10U-13U offers AAA, AA, and A divisions. 14U offers AAA/AA divisions. MBL also offers a combined 14A/15A division.
  2. 14U teams will not be organized around High Schools for 2024. Players will be assigned to teams based on tryout performance.
  3. Players who are not assigned to a travel team will be accommodated within the Southern Minny program, and offered an opportunity to have their tryout scores considered for placement on a tournament team. Please see the Southern Minny page for additional details.
  4. Travel fees are split into a base fee and a travel team fee. The base fee includes the tryout fee plus the cost for Southern Minny Registration. The travel team fee is assessed after the players are assigned to a travel team. RYBA travel fees include uniform items (Hat, two jerseys), MBL team registration, and regular season tournament registration.
  5. Travel Tryouts will be held at the RCTC Dome on 2/19. Specific hours for each age level will be shared with registered players at the close of registration. Travel tryout make-ups will be held on 3/3.

Late Registration

Travel registration is closed. Email to inquire about late registration.

2024 Travel Tourney Schedule

2024 Travel FAQ