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Altoona Youth Baseball

Our baseball program is designed for boys in grades K-8.  Girls in Kindergarten are encouraged to join our Rookies league.  There are five age divisions for baseball and each is based on the players grade.  

AYS&B league play strives to create fair play opportunities for players of all skill levels.  Coaches are advised to consider a player’s abilities and may not put a player in certain positions in order to keep the child safe.  Our goal is to create a passion for the sport of baseball through team camaraderie and sportsmanship.  

Depending on weather, the season starts in late April and continues through the end of June.  Practices are generally held two times per week before season games begin and are based on field and coach availability.  Once games begin there are generally one or two games per week.  Practice may occur in addition to games, but generally no more than once per week when games are being played.  Specific dates and times for practice and games depend on field availability and the coach’s discretion.  In general, half of the games will be played in Altoona while the other half will be played within 30 miles of Altoona.  All Rookies program games are played in Altoona.

For additional information or questions about our baseball program please contact: 

Brad Stokke

Brad Stokke

Director of Baseball Operations

 

 

Rookies (Grades K - 1 Or will be 5 by may 1st)

 

This is an entry level age group for boys and girls who are playing baseball for the first time.  This age group stresses the fundamentals of throwing, fielding, and hitting.  It is a developmental league for kids of all skill levels, with a focus on learning and having fun.  The schedule normally consists of 10-12 games and all games are played in Altoona.  

 

 

Coach Pitch (Grade 2)

 

This program build off of our rookies program and continues to emphasize the fundamentals of baseball. It is a developmental league for boys and girls of all skill levels, with a focus on learning and having fun. This program will be have coaches pitching to the players. The schedule normally consists of 10-12 games.   This division takes part in the Chippewa Valley Baseball League.  Games will be played in Altoona and other surrounding communities. 

 

 

Minors (Grades 3 & 4)

 

This age group still covers the fundamentals of baseball and learning proper skills and techniques.  Kids will pitch!  The schedule will consist of 10-12 games in addition to a year end tournament.  This division takes part in the Chippewa Valley Baseball League.  Games will be played in Altoona and other surrounding communities.  Games will be played in Altoona and other surrounding communities.  

 

 

Majors (Grades 5 & 6)

 

This is more competitive division.  All aspects of baseball are stressed and fundamentals are further enforced.  The schedule will consist of 10-12 games in addition to a year end tournament.  This division takes part in the Chippewa Valley Baseball League.  Games will be played in Altoona and other surrounding communities.   

 

 

Preps/Pony (Grades 7 & 8)

 

This division is designed to help prepare players for High School Baseball.  Focus on fundamentals as well as building proper skills for pitching, offense and defense.  The schedule will consist of 10-12 games in addition to a year end tournament.  This division takes part in the Chippewa Valley Baseball League.  Games will be played in Altoona and other surrounding communities.  

 

 

AYS&B Baseball Travel Teams (8U - 14U)

 

If your son wishes to play baseball during the summer at a more competitive level, we do offer travel teams for 8U - 14U baseball.  Depending on the age group, this usually means 2 - 5 weekend tournaments and additional games/practices throughout the summer.  There is an additional cost to these teams and final cost is dependent on the number of participants.   Tryouts may be necessary based on participation and interest. 

 

 

 

JunIOR and SENIOR LEGION (14 -19 YEARS OLD)

 

Summer baseball in Altoona doesn't end once a player ages out of AYS&B!  American Legion baseball offers a great opportunity to keep playing Summer baseball.   When you play Legion Ball, you're representing your community because each team is based on area high school boundaries.  For more information, reach out to any AYS&B board member.