Zimmerman Youth Baseball: 2012 Spring / Summer Leagues
Traveling baseball is a competitive league offered to kids ages 9-15. Teams will be traveling to surrounding towns and cities for games. A player must not turn over the age they are trying out for by May 1 2013. Example : If your player was going to try out for the 9u traveling team the player may not turn 10 years old before May 1, 12:01 am.
These teams will be made up of 12 players that are determined after a two day indoor tryout is completed. The tryouts will be judged by professional evaluators closed to the public at Zimmerman high school in mid-march.
The regular season is made up of 12- 16 games depending on the age of your player. Also they will be playing in a minimum of two weekend tournaments. One is the local Zimmerman Traveling tournament and the other will be picked by your teams coach that will be paid for by ZYBA. Your team may attend more tournaments at the teams expense.
This league is formatted for 8 & 9 year olds (2nd 3rd grade) and introduces competitive play. Players pitch to each other in this league for the entire season. Scores/standings are kept. Teams are drafted after a player evaluation. Games are 7 innings long and are tentatively set for Tuesday and Thursday nights (with potential of Friday night games). The Majors League game season begins on the opening day May and concludes in mid - July. Practices will occur on one night per week or weekends. Team hat and jerseys are supplied. Major league baseball logos will be used for the team jersey and hat. Majors league uses parent volunteers to umpire.
For Kindergarten and First grades, ages 5 thru 7. Minors is a non-competitive league focusing on baseball fundamentals. This is a coach over hand pitch league. There are no player evaluations and the league commissioner randomly selects teams. At this age carpool sibling requests are considered so comment if needed in registration. Games are 3 innings long and are tentatively set for Monday and Wednesday nights with no more than 2 or 3 events per week. Safety baseballs are used to protect the players and the Coaches. Practices will occur on one night per week or weekends. Team hat and jerseys are supplied. The Minors League game season begins around mid to late May and concludes in mid July.
Zimmerman House 4th Grade
The 4th Grade House League is made up of Elk River, Rogers and Zimmerman communities for players currently in 4th grade. This league continues competitive house level play with the addition of more "live ball situations" such as players taking bases on passed balls. Players must go through an evaluation process in early April and then coaches will "draft" players for their teams. This is meant to keep a "competitive balance" throughout the league. Teams will play a regular season schedule with league playoffs in July.
Zimmerman House 5th / 6th Grade
Teams from Elk River, Rogers and Zimmerman communities will play a regular season schedule with Championship playoff Tournament is a weekend is in July.
Zimmerman House 7th / 8th / 9th Grade
7th grade will be playing in the Gopher State NorthStar House League. The NorthStar league is comprised of House league teams from surrounding communities such as Elk River, Zimmerman, Anoka-Ramsey and others. The 7th Grade House League is for 7th graders only and players begin playing on nearly regulation field dimensions and incorporate most high school baseball rules.