These offerings provide classic neighborhood baseball, playing with and against schoolmates and neighbors. Recreational leagues will prioritize fun and development. These leagues tend to be the most cost-effective and are a great option for those who are new and developing players who want to improve and enjoy a summer of fun with their pals.
Shoreview Area Youth Baseball has a long history of providing fun, competitive baseball for the beginner to the avid ball player. As we transition away from the Little League, we will continue to provide great baseball experience focused on player development and community engagement! Teams will be made up of Mounds View HS District players.
Once teams are formed, families should expect to receive communication from their coach and they will also eventually provide a roster and schedule. Coaches will receive uniforms to handout to the players with sizes based on your selection during registration.
Our entry level program (previously IL) is played 2 nights per week, Monday & Wednesday. Players will be pitched to by the coaches. Early in the season a tee will be used to help teach proper hitting mechanics and gets balls in play, to help develop defensive skills. This is a great way to expose your young player to baseball! Leagues will run through the middle of July. This league will be more competitive than community coach pitch leagues and is targeted at 1st-2nd graders preparing for kid pitch. Any Kindergartener that would like to play at this level should be able to play catch and hit a baseball within 7 pitches.
Our 3rd & 4th Grade program (previously Junior Minors) is a 3–4-night commitment. This will be the first-time kids will be introduced to pitching. This age group will learn new baseball fundamentals like base running, stealing, pitching & catching. League will run through the end of June, with playoffs going into the middle of July. *Some weekend practices and games*. Second half will be divided into division of like competition for full development at all levels.
5th and 6th graders (previous American & National League) will play 3-4 nights a week. Players at this level will continue to develop their baseball skills and IQ playing with friends in the community. League will run through the end of June, with playoffs going into the middle of July. *Some weekend practices and games*.