Baseball Program Overview
Posted Dec 28, 2011

Thank you for participating in McNary Youth Baseball!

We offer a recreational league for player 4-8 years old. For those seeking a more competitive level of play, we offer a competitive league option (JBO) for player grades 3rd through 8th.

 

Age / Grade Breakdown

Ages 5-6: MYB Recreational T-Ball

Season: April – Early June

  • Practice can begin immediately after teams are formed.
  • Approx. 12 games per season in Keizer

 

Ages 7-8: MYB Recreational AA (Coach Pitch)

Season: April – Early June

  • Practice can begin immediately after teams are formed.
  • Approx. 12 games per season in Keizer

 

Grades: 3rd - 4th (Minors) will play on a JBO team of appropriate skill level. Starting at this grade level, players will be evaluated for proper placement on a JBO team.

Season: April – June.  District and State playoffs begin mid-July

  • Approx. 12-18 games per season
  • Possible weekend tournaments (individual team discretion)

 

Grades: 5th - 6th (Juniors) and 7th - 8th grade (Seniors) will play JBO and placed at a level matching skill and experience. 

Season: April – June.  District and State playoffs begin mid-July

  • Approx. 12-18 games per season
  • Possible weekend tournaments (individual team discretion)

 

JBO Overview

JBO Levels:

Federal = highly competitive

American = very competitive

National = level similar to rec. with a bit more competitiveness.

League games are on weeknights April – June, but can extend into early July for makeup games. League standings are tracked with post season births on the line for the top teams in each league. Teams qualifying for post season play will play into mid July. About half of the games are played in Keizer the other half will be in neighboring areas like Silverton, Newburg, Aurora, and Canby.

JBO teams / coaches can also choose to play in weekend invitational tournaments. Tournaments are entirely up to each individual team’s discretion. Tournament games do not count towards league standings, but are an excellent venue for players to blossom by playing lots of innings over a short period of time and allows for kids to pitch who may not be ready for league game pitching duties.

JBO has very strong rules in place regarding player safety including strict pitch count limits to ensure pitchers will not be overworked in any given game or week.

We expect to have approx. 3 JBO teams for each age level: Midget, Junior, and Senior. The number of Federal, American and National teams will be determined based on evaluation scores at each level. 

At the JBO level we make every effort to place all players who register on a JBO team matching their skill, experience, commitment level, however in rare cases we have an odd number of players. In these instances first come first serve will apply.  For example if we have 3 teams at the maximum 13 player rosters (39 total), and have 45 players sign up, then the last 6 player to sign up would be put on a waiting list.  We would either need to find more players to make a 4th team or wait and see if spots opened up on existing teams.

MYB Recreational league games are April – early June (season ends around the same time as school is out).  All MYB rec games will be played in Keizer. Age brackets are designed to improve player development by keeping like ages / skill levels together. For example, this enables 9-10 year olds to gain the experience they need to develop their pitching / catching / infield skills without having older kids competing in this same age group.

 

Evaluations / Team Placement Process

JBO team selections will be based primarily on evaluations scores. 

Our goal is to place all players at a level where they can excel – at a level with players of similar ages, skill, and emotional maturity level. Our decisions are intended to improve the overall growth and success of our players and we strive to deliver the best experience for our players and families as possible. Please keep in mind that there will be no refunds after evaluations.