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JBO Baseball

*** JBO registration will open on January 4th, 2024, and will close on January 20th, 2024 *** 
                *** Registration may close earlier if the division maximum on participants is reached prior to the close. *** 

Registrations are accepted on a first come basis, all players will initially register for the waitlist and be activated in accordance with the below outline. Once teams have reached their maximum capacity, additional players will remain on a wait list and will only be added to a team if a spot becomes available.

Registration preference for players will be given as follows:
      1) Players who reside or attend school within the North Santiam School District
      2) Returning players from 2023   
      3) All other players 

Santiam Youth Sports participates in the Valley League of the Junior Baseball Organization (JBO).

Cost is $175.

JBO Baseball is offered to 3rd - 8th grade players.

SYS offers the following age divisions:
     Minors - 3rd/4th grade
     Juniors - 5th/6th grade
     Seniors - 7th/8th grade

Players must play in the corresponding age division based on their current school grade. Players may only "play up" in an older age division if approved by SYS.

All JBO players must attend our Evaluation Clinic which will be held on a date TBD in Late February or Early March 2024.
        Location of Evaluation Clinic to be determined:
                Seniors: TBD (check in starts at TBD)
                Juniors: TBD (check in starts at TBD)
                Minors: TBD (check in starts at TBD)

For those who are not able to make it to the evaluation clinic, please contact us as soon as possible to make other arrangements. 

During the clinic, players are evaluated on their baseball skill and ability. This is necessary in order to be able to place the players on the team most appropriate for them.

JBO has three skills divisions:
     National - recreational level of play
     American - semi-competitive level of play
     Federal - highly competitive level of play

SYS generally fields team in the National and American skills divisions. However, this is subject to change based on how many teams we have each season.

Practices generally begin mid to late March, depending on the team. The practice schedule (days, times, locations) is determined by each team's coaching staff.

Teams generally practice 2-3 times per week depending on the age group and skill level.

JBO games generally begin the first or second week of May and regular season games are played into early July, if a team makes the post season games may go until the 3rd weekend of July.  All players are expected to finish the season, if your child has a reason why they would not be able to play until late July please let SYS know ASAP.  If your player does not finish the season, it may affect future registrations.

JBO players must have their own glove, batting helmet and bat. Bats can be shared with other players.  If a player has their own bat, it must meet the JBO requirements.

JBO players will be provided with a team jersey and hat as a uniform. Players may be required to purchase baseball pants, belt, and socks as requested by the coaching staff. 

JBO players must wear a protective cup during all practices and games. 

JBO players must wear cleats (metal spikes allowed for Seniors only).

For further information regarding JBO Baseball, please refer to our FAQ's page below.

JBO Mission Statement

Junior Baseball Organization Inc. is an Oregon non-profit corporation that exists to provide young boys and girls an opportunity to participate in an organized baseball experience. It is the goal of Junior Baseball to provide each child, regardless of skill level, an opportunity to compete in baseball against other players of equal skill and grade.

We will purposefully aid in each athlete’s development of positive character traits and values that will foster success throughout their lifetime. We will coach skills, mental and  physical growth, a respect for the rules of the game, and essential principles of sportsmanship, safety, and fair play.  Junior Baseball is devoted to creating an environment where coaches, parents, fans, umpires, and athletes work together to accomplish our mission.

JBO Rules

For the 2019 JBO Rule Book, please click here.

JBO Bat Rule

In September, 2017, the JBO Board of Commissioners decided to not implement a new bat standard regulation. JBO will continue to follow the official rule, listed below:

Official Rule:

All baseball bats in JBO, Inc. will be either “BBCOR”,  “BPF 1.15”, or “USABaseball” certified. Umpires are required to perform a pre-game inspection of all equipment, especially bats, to ensure proper certification. Use of an illegal/altered bat shall be considered unsportsmanlike conduct and the player and Head Coach shall be ejected from the game. Both the ejected player & coach may be subject to further disciplinary action by the District and JBO, Inc.

For further information, please click here.


Field Locations

For a list of JBO field locations, please click here.
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