The 2023 Irondale Baseball League Traveling Teams have been formed based on the results from traveling tryouts held on October 1 at Irondale High School.
2023 IBL TRAVELING TEAMS (pdf)
NOTE: Due to the numbers at some age groups IBL reserved the right to combine age groups in order to form teams. Players were not selected for a team more than 1 age group up from their level.
Tryout Player Evaluations:
Every player’s baseball skills were evaluated by a team of impartial evaluators provided by the Baseball Board. The evaluators were people known to possess the knowledge necessary to evaluate a player's skill at a particular level. Evaluators were not related to any of the tryout participants involved in their assigned age level. The evaluation scores were the primary basis used to select the players for each traveling team. Tryout sessions were organized and facilitated by a board member, but board members did not participate in the actual player evaluation scoring process.
Players Transferred to Instructional Baseball:
Those players not making one of the traveling teams are eligible for the IBL Instructional Baseball program. Registration for the Instructional League will open in December.
For questions about the traveling baseball tryout and selection process, please email IBL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Individuals interested in coaching for the 2023 Irondale Traveling Teams, please register here. Thank you for your interest in supporting the development of Irondale Baseball!
The MYAS/Gopher State Baseball has clarified its player eligibility guidelines per GSBL policy to clarify the boundary agreement between Irondale Baseball League (IBL) and Shoreview Area Youth Baseball (SAYB) created in 2019.
MYAS/Gopher State Baseball, Shoreview Area Youth Baseball and Irondale Baseball League are all in alignment with the determinations in the attached letter.
IBL (Irondale Baseball League) offers 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.
**If you are not placed on a team, please know that some rosters may change and we will connect with families individually as roster positions become available.
IBL is looking to fill its final positions for the 2023 season! IBL is growing, and so is the board - we need your help to continue to support the kids participating in IBL.
- Travel Coordinator, 13U, 14U & 15U - this position reports to the Traveling Director, works alongside the 9U-12U Travel Coordinator and is an easy way to get involved with IBL for the first time!
- Communications Coordinator - this position involves pushing content to IBL social media feeds as well as general writing updates on behalf of IBL
- Volunteer Coordinator - this position is responsible for maintaining updates on each team member's family volunteer hours on behalf of IBL, communicating with teams about volunteer opportunities and ensuring families are meeting their fundraising and/or volunteer commitments.
- Player Development Director - a director-level position aimed at cultivating relationships with the Irondale High School varsity baseball program and coaches, ensuring that IBL coaches are instructing the game "the Irondale way" as well as working to provide additional camps, clinics and developmental opportunities.
If you are interested in serving on the board, contact a board member or attend a board meeting to learn more!
The Irondale Youth Baseball League will be seeking umpires for the 2023 season. All Umpires make their own schedule and are paid at the end of each game! Games are on Mondays.
***NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY***
Professional umpire training through MYAS, typically at no cost! Anyone with a general understanding of the rules can join. Must be age 13 or older.
**$30.00 CASH EACH GAME**
IBL President Mike Hanson
Cell: 651-271-5483 (call or text)