It may still feel like Winter, but believe it or not baseball is right around the corner! Here are some key dates for MYBA members to keep in mind. If you know people who are new to town or have kids that are just starting out with MYBA, please forward this on to them.
Online Registration for In House Teams: Opens February 1 and runs through the start of the season. Sign your player up for his/her age group and sign up to volunteer as a head coach, assistant coach, or other positions.
Walk-in Registration for In-House Teams:Sat Feb 18 / Sat Feb 25 from 9am - 12pm at the Brenkman Indoor Hitting Facility. Parents can pay for registrations already completed online or go through the full registration process. We'll also be soliciting volunteers to coach and join the MYBA board as an associate.
In House Evaluations + Travel Lite Tryouts:Sat Mar 11. Like last year, we are planning to hold the evals and tryouts on the High School football field with the High School gym serving as backup for inclement weather. Times for all activities will be shared once we get closer to the date.
Coaches Clinic + In House Draft + Equipment Pickup:Sun Mar 12. This will likely happen at the Junior High. A more detailed schedule will be posted as we get closer to the dates.
Spring Workday: Sat Mar 18 (Rain date Sat Mar 25). We welcome all members to come out and help us prepare the fields for practices / game play that starts in April. There will be tasks to meet any / all skill levels.
Dear Morton Youth Baseball (MYBA) Friends and Supporters,
Another amazing season of baseball is in the books for MYBA. Our 2016 season was successful in so many ways. This year’s fabulous weather not only showcased one of the best baseball complexes in the area, Westwood Park, but afforded us the opportunity to develop over 550 youth throughout the season’s 450+ baseball games and countless practices. The ability to maintain this level of quality does come at a cost. MYBA invests ~$400 per player each year, but with the support of our local businesses we can keep the player registration fees to approximately $125 per player. This would not be possible without your continued support.
This year we are getting a leadoff toward our Fundraising and Sponsorship initiative. We must admit, last year were a bit lax in demonstrating the value for our sponsors’ investments in our program…. that will not happen again. We know you are asked to make donations throughout the year to many worthwhile organizations so we are reaching out much earlier than in the past to get in front of your budget planning for 2017. Our new fundraising committee is energetic and plans to maximize the value of your contribution through updated signage and banners at the fields, updating and sharing social media on a frequent basis, and increasing overall awareness of our sponsors well before the season begins.
We have a couple of changes with this year’s enclosed sponsor form. We are excited to announce that MYBA is now a 501(c)(3) organization so your donations are all tax deductible!! We are also offering a GRAND SLAM option that will provide maximum exposure to your organization by “owning” your own field for the season.
The committee is also looking at fresh ideas and opportunities for future sponsorship options such as in-house team jersey sponsorships, vendor / kiosk stands at MYBA tournaments, and whole tournament sponsorships. Stay tuned!
We can’t thank you enough for the generous support that MYBA has always received from the community and look forward to our future partnership. Any amount is gratefully appreciated and even the smallest donations will receive MYBA website recognition. Please let us know if you have any questions and we will be following up with you in the upcoming weeks.
Morton 2017 Travel Tournaments - Registration Open
MYBA is happy to announce that registration for our two Travel Team Tournaments is now open. The Memorial Day Tournament will take place from May 24th - 28th at Westwood Park in Morton and is open to U9, U11, and U13 teams. The Morton Classic Tournament will take place from June 21st to June 25th and is open to U10, U12, and U14 teams. Registration forms can be found under each of the tournament menus above. If you have questions, please contact Doug Hischke - Tournament Director at