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JBO Baseball

*** JBO registration will open on January 1, 2020 and will close on February 8th, 2020 (or sooner, if team reaches the maximum number of players) *** 

Registrations are accepted on a first come basis. Once teams have reached their maximum capacity, additional players will be placed on a wait list and will only be added to a team if a spot becomes available.

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

Cost is $145.

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 SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd, 2020 at the Stayton High School Varsity Baseball Field (or in the Field House gym if it is raining). Please note the specific time frame for each age group below:
     12:00pm - 1:30pm  -  Seniors (7th/8th grade)  
     1:30pm - 3:00pm  -  Juniors (5th/6th grade)  
     3:00pm - 5:00pm  -  Minors (3rd/4th grade)  

For those who are not able to make it on Sunday, we will have a make-up clinic on Tuesday, February 25th, 2020 at the Stayton High School Field House Gym.
     6:00pm  -  All ages (3rd - 8th grade)

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) are determined by each team's coaching staff.

Teams generally practice 2-4 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 go through the end of June or early July, depending on age group.

Teams who qualify for the District and/or State Tournaments may end up playing into mid July.

JBO players must have their own glove and batting helmet. Bats are optional - SYS will provide two bats per team to be used if a player does not have their own bat. If a player has their own bat, it must meet the JBO requirements (see link below),

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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