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INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE

Instructional & Coach Pitch Registration is now open!

Registration has opened for the 2024 IBL Instructional and Coach Pitch baseball seasons. 

REGISTRATION LINK

Registration Fees:

  • Early Bird, through Feb. 1: $175
  • Regular Rate, Feb. 2 to Mar. 1: $200
  • Late Registration Pricing, Mar. 2 and later: $250

Instructional League:

  • 10U - offered for kids in 3rd/4th grades (max age of 10 as of May 1, 2024)
  • 2nd graders are allowed to play 10U, we leave that decision up to the parents. Please keep in mind, this is live kid-pitch baseball, with higher level of skills and play instructed by the coaches
  • 12U - offered for kids in 5th/6th grades (max age 12 as of May 1, 2024)
  • 13U - offered for kids in 7th grade (max age 13 as of May 1, 2024) - this group features an intermediate field size, longer dimensions for pitching & bases than 10/12U
  • 15U - offered for kids in 8th/9th grades (max age 15 as of May 1, 2024) - this league features full size baseball field

Coach Pitch League:

  • Offered for kids in 1st/2nd grades (max age 8 as of May 1, 2024)
  • Some kindergartners may register, we leave that decision up to the parents, kids should be able to hit a live coach pitches within 7 pitches.
  • Modified rules, but gameplay mimics higher levels as much as possible
  • Players should be able to throw and catch with a hard baseball
  • At least 1 year of tee ball is strongly encouraged, especially for any kindergarten players

Adam Saralampi

Instructional Director

North Suburban League

Games and practices are all during the week.  Practices typically run 90 minutes (5-6:30 or 6:30- 8) while games are limited to a 2-hour duration (6-8 in May and 6:30 - 8:30 in June). Practices usually begin mid-April (weather permitting) and games begin the first week of May with games (including playoffs) conducted through mid-July.

Baseball registration uses a player's current age and grade at the time of registration.

10U - Grades 3 & 4

Teams are formed generally by school and location.

We will try to honor (NOT GUARANTEED) up to 2 mutual friend requests. They must be mutual.

* 2nd Graders are allowed to play 10U. We leave that decision up to the parents. Please keep in mind that this is kid pitch baseball and a higher level of skills and play will be instructed by coaches. Some prior baseball experience is recommended for younger players. 1st and 2nd grade players are encouraged to play in the IBL Coach Pitch League prior to participating in the IBL 10U Instructional League.

12U - Grades 5 & 6 

Teams are generally formed by school and location. Leagues begin practice in mid-April with games beginning in early May running through mid-July with playoffs.

We will try to honor (NOT GUARANTEED) up to 2 mutual friend requests. They must be mutual.

* We may use the results of those who participated in traveling tryouts and did not make a traveling team to help determine instructional league teams.

*To keep teams competitive, IBL limits player play-ups to one level (i.e., your player is 12 on or before May 1st. They would be a 12U player but may choose to play up to 13U but not 14/15U.).

Northstar League

Practices are all during the week and typically run 90 minutes (5-6:30 or 6:30- 8) and begin mid-April (weather permitting).  We try our hardest to schedule most games during the week but occasionally a weekend game may occur. Games are limited to 2 hours 15 minutes and start times vary. Including playoffs, the season will run through mid-July.

Baseball registration uses a player's current age and grade at the time of registration.

13U - Grade 7

Teams are formed generally by school and location.

We will try to honor (NOT GUARANTEED) up to 2 mutual friend requests. They must be mutual.

15U - Grades 8 & 9

Teams are formed generally by school and location. 

We will try to honor (NOT GUARANTEED) up to 2 mutual friend requests. They must be mutual.

Instructional Contact Adam Saralampi

Instructional Director

Coach Pitch

Irondale Baseball League's inaugural Coach Pitch league was conducted alongside Shoreview Area Youth Baseball in 2023.

This league is designed for players in 1st and 2nd grade who already have some baseball experience and basic knowledge of baseball rules (how to run bases, how to make outs in the field, basic throwing, fielding and hitting experience). Kindergarten age players can play if parents feel they are able to play alongside 1st and 2nd grade players, and are able to hit a coach pitch within 7 tries.

IBL Coach Pitch can expect to play 2-to-3 days per week, typically on Monday and Wednesday, including games against Shoreview Area Youth Baseball (SAYB) teams.

Beginners at an introductory level are encouraged to sign up for the city parks & rec tee-ball program before playing IBL.

Generally, players should have one year of tee-ball experience prior to starting in coach pitch, and players should have experience in the IBL coach pitch program before competing in the instructional (kid-pitch) league.

Coach Pitch contacts: Mike Hanson

IBL President

Coach Pitch contacts: Josh Deer

IBL Vice President

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