The IBL (Irondale Baseball League) welcomes you to our 63nd season of baseball for youth living in the 621 School District. The IBL and its volunteers annually offer a quality baseball experience to hundreds of youth in our communities. Our goal is to provide a positive baseball learning experience especially for players, volunteer coaches and umpires, as well as for families and spectators. The IBL offers an instructional and traveling programs in a competitive environment. Teamwork, sportsmanship, playing hard, giving your best, and having fun are emphasized.
Registration for the 2021 instructional season is now open!
IBL currently has three open board positions.
Treasurer: The Treasurer will have charge of all receipts and monies of the IBL, deposit them in the name of the IBL in a bank approved by the Board of Directors, and disburse funds as ordered or authorized by the Board of Directors. The Treasurer will report the financial status of the IBL to the Board of Directors at each meeting and as requested by the President. The Treasurer is also responsible for assuring compliance with tax and other regulatory requirements of non-profit organizations as described in the Tax and Non-ProfitResponsibilities Policies. The Treasurer will prepare and file annual Federal and Local tax returns. The Treasurer is authorized to sign Checks and notes to and from the IBL financial account. The Treasurer may delegate financial matters regarding the Competitive Program to the Competitive Director. In the absence of the President, Vice President and Secretary, the Treasurer will perform the President’s duties.
10U Director: The 10U Director will manage the creation of instructional teams at the 10U level, players and coaches, based on the current years registration. Assist coaches in needs throughout the season. Provide guidance to teams and assure needs are met. Assit the travelling director in creation of traveling teams at 10U and 9U. Field parent concerns and complaints.
Umpire Director: Responsible for recruiting, training and retaining umpires. Schedule and coordinate with umpires and outside umpire agencies for games throughout the IBL season.
If you are interested email us or attend the next board meeting for more information.
If you are 13 or older and would like to make some cash this summer we will train you to umpire.
IBL is providing training through an MYAS umpire clinic this year. The clinic takes place on Saturday April 18th from 9:00 - 11:30am at Fridley High School. The clinic is at NO cost to you and will be paid for by IBL.
This clinic is designed for NEW umpires without any experience or formal training, therefore, if your child has attended this clinic previously IBL will not cover the cost if they wish to attend again.
Please respond ASAP so I can get numbers for registration.
Umpire Director Mike Hanson
TRAVELING TRYOUT RESULTS
We had a great turnout at our tryouts for the 2021 season. All the players gave it their all during the evaluations and it is great to see the program growing each year. We appreciate the help of all the board members, the University of Northwestern evaluators and players to help it run smoothly.
Our teams change year to year with new registrants coming in to the program, advancements in ability due to hard work in the off season, players leaving the program, etc. You may not be at the same level you were last year, you may not be on the team you hoped for, or may not be placed on a traveling team this year. The evaluators give us an honest opinion of where they think each player will have the best opportunity for personal growth and development in their baseball skills.
For those that were not placed on a traveling team, look for the instructional team registration to open in mid-December.
For those that were placed on a traveling team, we will be sending you a registration link this week. We are asking that you register, using that link, by Sunday, November 8th in order to secure your spot on the team.
We appreciate everyone’s cooperation and look forward to a positive baseball season in 2021!
Below are the final team placements. Please click on your age to see team formations. As we stated in the emails leading up to tryouts, we had to combine some age groups based on the numbers. The ages that were combined are 9/10U (to form one 10U team), 11/12U (to form two 12U teams), and 13/14U (to form one 14U team).
After registration is completed on Nov. 8 we will post the final team rosters in SportsEngine
If you have any questions please contact the Traveling Director (via firstname.lastname@example.org).