2nd Annual MLB Pitch, Hit & Run Competition Winners
The results are in! AYBA would like to congratulate the winners of our 2nd annual MLB Pitch Hit & Run competition and our 1st ever MLB Jr HR Derby. Our winners are invited to compete in the sectional competitions - good luck! Go AYBA!
Pitch, Hit & Run13/14 Overall Champion - Jadyn Crane13/14 Pitching Champion - Jadyn Crane13/14 Hitting Champion - Jadyn Crane, Garrett Lengefeld13/14 Running Champion - Jadyn Crane, Zach Orban
11/12 Overall Champion - Tahsan Hasan11/12 Pitching Champion - Tahsan Hasan11/12 Hitting Champion - Tahsan Hasan11/12 Running Champion - Luke Singletary
9/10 Overall Champion - Robbie Meddin9/10 Pitching Champion - Robbie Meddin, Jacob Turner, Hunter Campbell9/10 Hitting Champion - Hunter Campbell9/10 Running Champion - Jace Parent
7/8 Overall Champion - George Bixby7/8 Pitching Champion - Elliott Harvey, George Bixby, Andres Ramirez7/8 Hitting Champion - K. Hume7/8 Running Champion - Justin Gillham
Jr HR Derby
12U Champion - Tahsan Hasan
AYBA All-Star Tryouts
AYBA operates a Summer OOP All-Star baseball program with teams that will play in the Dizzy Dean summer program consisting of local, district and state tournaments and potentially the Dizzy Dean World Series depending on the age group. Teams begin play late May through late July after the conclusion of the Spring Recreation Baseball Season. Players that make one of AYBA’s Summer OOP All-Star teams must make the commitment for the full summer. Only registered players in AYBA’s Spring Recreation baseball program in the 6 – 12 year old age groups are eligible to tryout for the Summer OOP All-Star teams in their respective age groups.
Summer Out-Of-Park (OOP) All-Star Tryouts Dates are as follows with all Tryouts held at Wills Park:
6U: Tryouts 4/23 Sunday 1pm to 4pm on WP-T2
7U: Tryouts 4/23 Sunday 1pm to 4pm on WP-3
8U: Tryouts 4/23 Sunday 3pm to 6pm on WP-B
9U: Tryouts 4/23 Sunday 3pm to 6pm on WP-2
10U: Tryouts 4/23 Sunday 5pm to 8pm on WP-1
11U: Tryouts 4/23 Sunday 3:30pm to 6:30pm on WP-4
12U Cooperstown Allstar team has already held tryouts and been selected
Tryouts are mandatory for consideration for OOP All-Stars. Players plan to attend tryouts for the entire duration. Players will be evaluated by our OOP All-Star coaches, potentially independent travel coaches and AYBA Board Members. All registered players in AYBA’s 6 – 12 year Spring age groups are eligible to tryout for their respective age group. There is no cost to tryout. There will be a cost to participate in the OOP All-Star program (uniform, travel expense and tournament fees). The cost and time commitment varies by age group and team and coaches will be able to answer these questions at the tryout. Please keep in mind that this is a true tryout and not every player will be selected to play OOP All-Stars.
What is OOP All-Star Baseball? OOP baseball is highly competitive, tournament level baseball focused on "winning baseball games". A large percentage of the parks we play against take "winning baseball games" very seriously during the Summer OOP All-Star season. Our OOP coaches will be focused on selecting the top players in each respective league with the intent to field the best teams possible to represent AYBA.
Should your child tryout? If your family and your child are willing to make the time commitment and fully understand that this is a significantly higher level of baseball, then yes, please tryout.
What if my child is not at the level needed for OOP All-Stars or doesn’t make the team? As in previous Summer’s, AYBA will once again have a Summer Rec League. The League has been very successful. The focus is on player development with a clinic type league-wide practice once per week, a second practice with your team followed by games on Saturday. Not only did the players last summer have fun, they learned a great deal about baseball. If you are looking for a Summer Baseball Program that will provide high quality instruction for your child, this is the program for you.
If you have any questions regarding tryout dates for OOP All-stars, or AYBAs Summer Rec Baseball Program please contact Mike Harris at 404-312-8792
AYBA Game Night with the Atlanta Braves
Atlanta Braves vs. St. Louis Cardinals Friday May 5th 2017
• Braves promotions for the night are:
• AYBA player and Coaches Pregame Parade around the Braves field.
• Be one of the first to say I was able to walk on the Braves new field.
• Spring Training Tomahawk Cap Gate Giveaway.
• The first 20,000 fans will receive a Spring Training Tomahawk Cap.
• Friday Night Fireworks: Presented By Georgia Lottery.
Following the game, fans will be treated to the sights and sounds of the #1 rated fireworks show in the Southeast! Series Sponsored by Home Depot.
The Braves are giving you (2) choices in your ticket options.
GENERAL ADMISSION $9 or HOMERUN PORCH $26
Tickets are ordered online at: https://groupmatics.events/event/Alpharettayouth1
2017 has started with a BANG at AYBA and we hope to continue the season with some fun as the Braves and AYBA partner again for a fun filled Friday night! Be one of the few who can say they were at the first ever Friday night game at the New SunTrust Field. AYBA and the Braves have partnered for over 15 years. This AYBA supported program is one way for our AYBA community to get to a Braves game as a community. There are NO AYBA games or practices scheduled for the 5th so EVERY team can participate in the special event.
If your team wants a block of seats together, this can be handled online using the order link above.
Coaches please pass this information to your team moms. Team moms please send to all participants and parents and encourage making this a team event. The goal is to have 4 families per team attend this event.
Deadline to purchase tickets: May 3, 2017 @ 11:59 PM
FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT
The Braves will continue to have the pregame Braves parade for all participants who bought tickets from the web site above. Instructions for the parade: All players and coaches, who bought tickets from the web site, may participate in a pregame parade. Wear your AYBA team jersey and hat and go on the field the Braves play on. Line up at the 3rd Base Ramp by 6:30pm.
Announcing the AYBA Sponsor Referral Program
Refer a new sponsor to AYBA and if they agree to a sponsorship ($500 minimum) you get $100 credit/refund against a single season registration. Multiple sponsors can be referred, but total refund cannot exceed total registration fees paid to AYBA.
To submit a sponsor or if you have any questions, simply send your name, email address, and phone number, and the company name, contact name, phone number and email address to AYBA Sponsor Program.
AYBA Bat Rules
The AYBA Recreation League adopted the new Dizzy Dean bat rules on August 1st, 2012. The net-net of the new rules are:
Effective April 7, 2017 the following bats have been banned.
2017 CF Zen Balanced (-8)
2017 CF Zen SL 2 3/4" (-10)
2017 CF Zen Zero Dark 2 3/4" (-10)
Custom 2017 CF Zen 2 3/4" (-10)
Custom 2017 CF Zen Balanced (-8)
Click here to the see the official release by DeMarini, including how to proceed if you have one of these bats.
• 4-12 year olds –Bat must have a certified "BPF 1.15" label. Big barrel bats up to 2 & 3/4 inches in diameter are allowed for 9-12 yr olds.
• 13-14 year olds - Bat must have a certified "BPF 1.15" label or be a drop 3 BBCOR certified bat. Diameter m...ust be 2 5/8 inches or less.
• 15-18 year olds – Bat must be a drop 3 BBCOR certified bat. Diameter must be 2 5/8 inches or less.