Age and Skill Level:
Central Youth Sports is proud to continue its successful affiliation with the Junior Baseball Organization (JBO) in 2017. The Junior Division of JBO is players 11 and 12 year old. Central’s teams will participate in the (mid-Willamette) Valley League with surrounding communities.
The JBO Junior Division is made up of different skill level classifications or leagues. CYS plans to support at least 2 JBO teams for 2017 season, one American team, and one National team.
- Junior National teams are both recreational and competitive, and could be considered the natural progression from CYS “Minors.” Central’s National teams will have an opportunity to play in the State tournament at the end of the season. Junior National teams play on a mid-sized field with 70 foot base paths and 50 ft from pitchers mound to home plate.
- Junior American teams play at an intermediate level of competition. Junior American teams play on a mid-sized field with 70 foot base paths and 50 ft from pitchers mound to home plate.
League begins in early/mid MAY and runs through early/mid JULY.
Playoffs and Tournaments:
League and State playoffs will be held at the end of the season (mid to late July). Other tournament dates to be determined.
Skill Assessment/Player Assignment:
All players age 11 through 12 wishing to play in the JBO Jr. division must participate in player evaluation sessions (i.e. “tryouts”). Player team assignment will be based on these evaluations and other considerations such as player/family interest and commitment level. Player evaluations will be held only once. Participation is required if players desire to make the Federal or American teams. Try-out location is still to be determined. Players must be registered before tryouts. The office is open every Wednesday night from 6-8 pm.
Player "age" is that of August 1, 2017Player Fees:
Registration fees will be $ 195.00 for the 2017 season. This fee includes a jersey and hat. The fee also goes towards paying for games officiated by trained umpires.
Registration begins the first week in February for the 2017 season
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!!!!... For several minor responsibilities associated with the league and teams. Please call Brian Vinson -OR- email firstname.lastname@example.org