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Rogers - Otsego Youth Baseball

Rogers - Otsego Youth Baseball


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Registration Deadlines

League Deadline Date
Travel teams March 17, 2020
House: 4th - 9th Grade March 17, 2020
House: Minors & Majors March 31, 2020
House: 10th -12th Grade April 30, 2020

Late Fees and Refund Policy

There is a $25.00 late fee that will be automatically added to registrations that come in after the deadline dates.

To learn more about refunds, go to the Fees & Refund Policy page.

2020 Travel Tryout Dates and Times

2020 Travel Team Tryouts will be taking place Saturday, March 28th. The tryouts will be held at Pitch2Pitch. PLEASE SHOW UP 25 MINUTES BEFORE SCHEDULED TIME POSTED TO REGISTER AND WARM UP.

Saturday March 28 Arrival Start
15 or under on 4/30/2020 NA NA
14 or under on 4/30/2020 NA NA
13 or under on 4/30/2020 10:00am 10:20am
12 or under on 4/30/2020 11:30am 11:50am
11 or under on 4/30/2020 1:30pm 1:50pm
10 or under on 4/30/2020 3:00pm 3:20pm
9 or under on 4/30/2020 4:30pm 4:50pm

Please arrive early to allow your player ample time to sign in warm up. The arrival times listed are guides.

* The Maple Grove Dome is located at 9880 Fernbrook Ln N., Maple Grove (right next to the Maple Grove High School)


Tryout Attendance

It is the parent’s responsibility to determine whether your player has a conflict with the tryout schedule. If your player is unable to make the tryout date, he/she will not be eligible for a travel team.

If you feel there are extenuating circumstances such as injury, family emergencies etc. preventing your son or daughter from attending the tryouts, you can petition the ROYBA board to discuss the extenuating circumstances and possible remedies.  The family must petition the board as soon as the family realizes there is a conflict.  Family functions, vacations and club team events will not be considered extenuating circumstances.  Any concessions or remedies would be at the sole discretion of the ROYBA board and will be handled on a case by case basis. You may be required to furnish supporting documentation upon request by the ROYBA board.

Please arrive at least 20 minutes prior to your child's evaluation time to register and warm up.

2020 House Evaluation Dates & Times

League Date Location Arrival Time Time
Minors No Evaluations N/A N/A
4th Grade House NA NA NA NA
5th-6th Grade House NA NA NA NA
7th Grade House NA NA NA NA
8th-9th Grade House NA NA NA NA
10-12th Grade House No Evals N/A N/A

2020 Uniform Fitting Information

There will be 4 different uniform fitting sessions prior to the 2020 Season. ALL PLAYERS will be required to be fit for their uniform. 

The uniform fittings are open to all players, regardless of age and league. However, due to time restraints, ALL TRAVEL PLAYERS & 4TH - 9TH GRADE HOUSE PLAYERS will be required to attend any of the first 3 fittings. 

2020 ROYBA Uniform Fittings

Date Time Location Who Can Attend?
Monday 2/24/2020 6-9 PM Rogers Middle School All Players
Monday 3/9/2020 6-9 PM Rogers Middle School All Players
Friday 3/27/2020 - Tentative 6-9 PM TBD All Players
Monday 3/30/2020 - Tentative 6-9 PM TBD Minors & Majors, 10th-12th Grade ONLY

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:  Can you compare/contrast a house team versus a travel team as far as the season/games are concerned?

 A: The chart below gives some examples of a house team and a travel team at similar ages and how a typical season is set up.



16 game regular season played on weeknights.  Games can be near or far, but most will be in the NW suburbs. Some teams will have to travel to Willmar or St Cloud on occasion.

 K-3rd Grade: 11 game regular season played on weeknights  (K-1st on Mondays, 2nd-3rd on Wednesdays)

4th-12th Grade : 14 - 16 game regular season played on weeknights


4th -6th grade play games on Tues/Thursday.


7th-12th grade play games on Mon-Tues-Wed-Thurs.                                                 


End of season playoffs in early July / Potential to qualify for up to 3 State Tournaments in mid July.

 2nd - 12th grade: End of season playoffs in mid to late July / Potential to play in the Gopher State REC state championships the 1st weekend of August (4th - 9th grade only)

Typically 3 or 4 weekend tournaments in May and June. Most tournaments will be within driving distance, but some tournaments may be further.

K-3rd Grade: One weekend Jamboree in early June (games on Sat/Sunday)

4th-12th grade:  No weekend tournaments (may play weekend playoff games at end of season)

Most teams play Mississippi 8 conference teams in the Northwest suburban area

Minors/Majors : Rogers & Otsego teams

4th, 5th-6th Gr : Rogers/Otsego, Elk River and Zimmerman

7th, 8th-9th : Rogers/Otsego, Elk River, Zimmerman,  Anoka-Ramsey

10-12th : Primarily North & West suburbs

2 - 3 hrs of practice per week (depending on field availability)

1.5 hrs of practice per week

Playing time is not equal

Equal playing time promoted 

Competitive play - play to win while still developing fundamental skills

 Emphasis is on fundamentals

Players will have to purchase a uniform.

 League supplies jersey & hat. 

Approximately $250-300 in additional fees to cover team gear, tournament gate fees, etc.

No additional fees

A $150 Volunteer deposit check is required at registration time.  This check will be shredded after each family serves at a minimum of one shift at a DIBs time slot.   Volunteer opportunities will be posted on the website under Dibs

A $150 Volunteer deposit check is required at registration time.  This check will be shredded after each family serves at a minimum of one shift at a DIBs time slot.   Volunteer opportunities will be posted on the website under Dibs


Q:  If my child tries out for a travel team and does not make it, will they automatically be placed on a house team?
A:  Yes, any players not making travel teams will automatically be placed in a house league based on their current grade.  The registration fee already paid will be applied to that house league fee.

NOTE:  If an 8 or 9yr old (2nd/3rd grader trying out for the 9U/10U travel teams is NOT chosen for any travel team, they MUST attend the Majors (2nd-3rd grade) evaluations which are held outside at the Rogers Middle School or Otsego Prairie Park in mid-April.  See the House League General Info page for exact times. 

Q:  Can I request that my child play on the same team as another child that they know?

A:  Yes, for the Minors league (K-1st grade) only.  Write your request in the Special Requests field of the registration form.  We do not honor special requests for any other leagues (2nd grade and up) as players all go through an evaluation and draft process in those leagues.
Q:  Is this baseball association for boys AND girls?
A:  The Rogers Otsego Youth Baseball Association is for boys and girls.  However, there is also a girls softball league administered by Rogers Otsego Softball Association (ROSA).  For more information and to register, go to  
Q:  Do you have T-ball leagues?
A:  No, we do not have T-ball leagues.  For information about T-ball registration, please see
Q:  When are practices and games?
A:  The practices are set up by individual coaches and you will be notified by your coach of your practice time in late April after all teams are formed.  Game nights for the Minors league are on Mondays.  Game nights for the Majors league are on Wednesdays.  All other leagues have flexible game night scheduling and there are no specific set days of the week.  In most cases, you will play 2 games a week for the 4th grade and up house leagues and all travel leagues.  Travel leagues also participate in 3 or 4 weekend tournaments during the season.   Final game schedules will not be available until late April/early May.

Q:  Can my Pre-K child play in the Minors League?

 A:  Pre-K children will not be allowed to play in the Minors League. We would recommend the T-Ball option listed above.