Travel Program

About the Travel Program

The Travel Program is designed to place players in an appropriate competition level while promoting development and high school affiliation when possible (except at AAA level). 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 the two tryout weekends is required; if desired, players can attend both tryout weekends. The highest player tryout scores will be used for team selection.

Age of Players

Your child's level of play is determined by their age after on April 30, 2022. At the 9U level only players as young as 7 as of April 30, 2022 are welcome to try out for the travel program.
Example:
9U - Birthday must be on or after May 1, 2012 and no later than April 30, 2015
10U - Birthday must be on or after May 1, 2011
11U - Birthday must be on or after May 1, 2010
12U - Birthday must be on or after May 1, 2009
13U - Birthday must be on or after May 1, 2008
14U - Birthday must be on or after May 1, 2007

14U Team Formation

For the 14U age level, RYBA will organize teams around high school areas. This will foster team camaraderie for high school baseball programs. We expect to field four teams and based on player registrations may pool players from different high schools to achieve this objective. Note that players without a Rochester-based high school affiliation are welcome to participate in 14U travel baseball and will be assigned to a team based on tryout performance.

2022 Travel Tourney Schedule

2022 Dibs

The Travel Program is implementing a Dibs process for the 2022 season. Learn more about the process and sign up for volunteer opportunities to claim your Dibs.