Have you ever considered getting involved as a volunteer in the SKSA Baseball Program? SKSA Youth Baseball currently has a variety of very important board level volunteer positions that need to be filled urgently.
Metro League Baseball
Metro baseball is focused on recreational play for players from the age of 5-14. All players register individually using the convenience of our online registration system. The league sorts players by age and forms rosters by considering the player's school, subdivision, and general area. "Friendship" teams are also available to allow a group of friends to play together in league ball, however there are guidelines in place to promote fair competition, such as limiting practice prior to the distribution of all teams at the managers meeting. SKSA rules require a minimum amount of playing time for each player. SKSA conducts Metro baseball fall and spring seasons, with the fall session focusing on player development while the spring season is a more competitive format.
5U teams play tee-ball, 6U teams plays modified coach pitch, 7U and 8U teams play coach pitch. The goal of these divisions is to teach the basics and fundamentals of baseball preparing them for the older age brackets. Players 9 and above will play kid pitch with each age group progressing to a less restricted set of rules designed to assist with the development of the players.
Metro classification games are played Monday through Thursday (6:00 PM or 8:00 PM) and throughout the day on Saturday. Schedules may include some double-headers. Rain outs are rescheduled for Friday evenings and Sunday afternoons.
For information on how to get started with Metro baseball check out our Getting Started section.
Make sure to check Field Status before leaving for the park.
Rain outs will be scheduled as availability allows. Always check your schedules in the event of a rainout.
Gallery of Champions
In the Gallery of Champions we like to recognize all of our champion league and tournament teams throughout the season. Check it out to see how to submit your team!
Youth Baseball News
Check out the Team Web Site and SI Play mobile application for improving your team communications this season.
Youth Baseball Event Calendar
Metro Baseball League Coordinators
Coordinators are assigned to assist with management of each age group. If you have any questions regarding your player or team, or any issues please contact your designated league coordinator first. The coordinators review questions and issues and will escalate to the executive baseball board as required.
|Age Group||Coordinator||Email Address|
|5U||See 6U Coordinatoremail@example.com|
|VP 5-8||Chris Drathfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|VP 9-14||Dustin McDonaldemail@example.com|
|Team Parent||Michelle Husbandfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Web Master||Michael Ballardemail@example.com|
Official Baseball Rules (OBR)
The Yellow Book outlines specific supplemental rules in play for youth baseball at SKSA. All other rules are set forth in the Nations Baseball Rules and OBR.
The Nations Baseball Rules for allowed bats will be enforced at all SKSA events. The following also apply:
- T-Ball: T-ball age groups (5U) will use a ‘t-ball’ bat. No big barrel bats are allowed in t-ball.
- 6U Modified Coach Pitch: This transitional program will use t-ball bats.
- Coach Pitch: Coach Pitch age groups (7U/8U) cannot use t-ball bats. Big barrel bats are allowed in coach pitch that comply with the standard 13U rule (BPF 1.15).
- 12U and under: Bats must contain the new BPF 1.15 "thumbprint" stamp on the transition area between the handle and the barrel.
- Metro 14U: Players must use bats that are designated BBCOR - OR - BPF 1.15 and -5 or heavier (this division is for 13 & 14 year olds).
- Seniors: For 15U and higher (Senior Division), only BBCOR bats are legal.
- Wooden bats are legal in all age groups
Bat Stamp Logos
BPF Logo: For age groups that require bats with the BPF stamp the following logo must be on the bat. It is not a sticker but a painted stamp on the bat.
BBCOR Logo: For age groups that require bats with the BBCOR stamp the following log must be on the bat. It is not a sticker but a painted stamp on the bat.