The River Falls Youth Baseball Organization supports a traveling baseball program for boys in the River Falls area.
The travel program is run by the RFYBO and competes in the Metro Baseball League. The season consists of 16 regular season weeknight games, weekend tournaments, and one or more playoff games. Weeknight away games (8) are in the East Metro and Western Wisconsin. Registration takes place in August. The player evaluation session (tryouts) is held in September with informal practices encouraged in the fall and overwinter, with formal practices starting in the spring. Games are played from May through mid-July.
Travel teams are based on grade levels: 4th grade and younger (10U), 5th (11U), 6th (12U), 7th (13U), and 8th (14U). Playing age is the player’s age on May 1. Younger players for their grade are encouraged to play with their grade (e.g., a 6th grader who is 11 on May 1 is encouraged to play 12U). Older players for their grade must play with their age (e.g., a 6th grader who is 13 on May 1 has to play 13U).
We are excited to announce the first 9U team to be part of the RFYBO!
Players are selected for travel teams using a formal evaluation process arranged by the RFYBO Board. Teams are divided based on baseball skill level (e.g., A & B teams). Player evaluations are designed to assess the general athleticism and baseball skill set of each athlete. The goal of the evaluations is to place each athlete at the level of competition in which they can be most productive and successful. Athletes will be selected and placed on teams based upon the results of their evaluation score and the prior year’s season-end evaluation (completed by their previous head coach). Players not placed on a travel team are encouraged to participate in the Park-and-Rec program run by the City of River Falls.
The Park-and-Rec program is run by the City of River Falls Parks and Recreation department. Programs are T-ball (K and under), Cub A (1st and 2nd grade), Cub B (3rd and 4th grade), Pony (5th and 6th grade), and Mini Traveling (7th and 8th grade). All games are in River Falls, except Mini Traveling which plays away games against local towns such as Hudson, New Richmond, Ellsworth, etc. The registration brochure for the City programs is published in March with registration deadlines in early to mid-April. There are no tryouts. The season is May through July.
Thank you to our sponsors:
First National Bank of River Falls
River Falls Sales and Sport
River City Stitch
St. Croix Lanes
Falls Family Eye Care and Vision Therapy
WESTconsin Credit Union
WEI-Wenzel Engineering Inc.
Property Executives Realty
Smiles In Motion, Pediatric Dentistry
Smokey Treats BBQ
First National Bank Field, 600 Hanson Dr, River Falls, Wisconsin 54022, United States
Link for 2022 RFYBO Traveling