Early registration for spring baseball opens the 1st of December and closes the end of January. Mandatory assessments are held each spring for kid pitch divisions with teams forming the first week of March. Teams in younger divisions are formed mid March mostly based on which school your child attends.

Anyone within Boise city limits can register to play for our spring baseball program. [sg_popup id=2]

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Tee Ball is for boys and girls league age 5 and 6. Players league age 4 will need to wait until the following season to begin playing Tee Ball. View the age chart for boys. Small teams are created with generally 8-10 players per team to help keep kids engaged in practices and games. While the division is considered co-ed, all boys will be placed on their own teams and will play other teams of boys and teams of girls. While this is the goal, if there is a sibling request outside of this structure then we will be able to accommodate that request.

This division serves as an introduction to baseball with teams mostly formed based on the elementary school they attend (varies on participation). The purpose for this division is to introduce your child to the game of baseball and to have fun learning the basics of hitting, catching, throwing, and base running. All players will hit a safety ball from a hitting tee and do their best to make a play in the field. Score will not be kept during games and there will be no divisional winners or end of season tournament.

Teammate or Coach Requests
Teams are formed based on the elementary school your child attends. During registration, you may request to play with a friend/player from another school and/or a particular coach. Both parents must make the request to be validated. We do try to fulfill requests, but cannot guarantee that your request will be fulfilled.

Playing Up
If parents would like to request their child skips their second year of Tee Ball to play up to Rookies, then they must do so after completing registration for the Tee Ball division.


Practices and Games

Games are played at Simplot Sports Complex on field C, D, and E near the main baseball parking lot. Practice times are available on these same fields before the season begins, but generally coaches opt to practice at nearby elementary schools instead. Games will begin in April and run until the end of May. Typically 12 games per season with 1-2 games per week.

For Parents

Coaches at this level might have knowledge of the game, but generally little to no experience in coaching. If you are able to assist your team’s coach, then please do so. At the very least, please have patience with these coaches as they begin their endeavor into coaching youth sports. This league runs entirely on volunteers so the true strength of the league comes from parents stepping up to contribute in any way they can. Kids learn to play baseball from repetition, so please work with your child at home reinforcing what is taught in practices and games.

Equipment Needed
  • Tee Ball glove, typically 8.5″ to 10″, soft leather recommended
  • Plastic molded cleats are recommended
  • Tee Ball bat (optional), stamped USSSA 1.15 BPF, 2-1/4″ barrel diameter or USA Baseball, 2-1/4″ or wider
  • Baseball pants, style per the recommendation of your child’s coach

EBYBS will provide your coach with helmets and safety balls for the team, along with hats and jerseys for each player.

Rookies is a division offered in the spring season for boys ages 7 to 8 (view age chart for boys). The Rookies division serves as an introductory to full baseball rules. The field increases in size from Tee Ball, real baseballs are used, outs do count, and batters will hit off pitches thrown by the coach. This will help them build confidence in hitting a moving ball without the fear of getting hit by the ball. Players will begin to make defensive outs and switch sides (offense/defense) when 3 outs are achieved in an inning. The purpose for this division is to build on what was learned in Tee Ball by continuing to practice and develop skills in hitting, catching, throwing, and base running, while also adding more basic rules and defensive strategy in baseball. Score will not be kept during games and there will be no divisional winners or end of season tournament.

Teammate or Coach Requests
Teams are formed based on the elementary school your child attends. During registration, you may request to play with a friend/player from another school and/or a particular coach. Both parents must make the request to be validated. We do try to fulfill requests, but cannot guarantee that your request will be fulfilled.

Playing Up
If parents would like to request their child plays up from Rookies to be assessed for Minors or Majors, then they must do so after completing registration for the Rookies division.


Practices and Games

Games are played at Simplot Sports Complex on fields A and F. Practice times are available on these same fields before the season begins, but generally coaches opt to practice at nearby elementary schools instead. Games will begin in April and run until the end of May. Typically 12 games per season with 1-2 games per week.

For Parents

Coaches at this level might have knowledge of the game, but generally little to no experience in coaching. If you are able to assist your team’s coach, then please do so. At the very least, please have patience with these coaches as they begin their endeavor into coaching youth sports. This league runs entirely on volunteers so the true strength of the league comes from parents stepping up to contribute in any way they can. Kids learn to play baseball from repetition, so please work with your child at home reinforcing what is taught in practices and games.

Equipment Needed
  • Youth baseball glove, typically 10″, soft leather recommended
  • Plastic molded cleats
  • Baseball bat (optional), stamped USSSA 1.15 BPF, 2-1/4″ barrel diameter or USA Baseball, 2-5/8″ barrel diameter
  • Baseball pants, style per the recommendation of your child’s coach

EBYBS will provide your coach with helmets and safety balls for the team, along with hats and jerseys for each player.

Minors is a division offered in the spring season for boys ages 8 to 10, as well as inexperienced players that are age 11 (view age chart for boys). The Minors division is a large step up from Rookies in the progression through the various divisions of EBYBS. The field increases in size from Rookies and batters will now hit off a pitcher from the opposing team. The field size has standard 60′ base paths with a 46′ pitching distance.

The purpose for this division will be to introduce the players to real baseball rules with very few limitations in play. Players will continue to build on what was learned in lower divisions with more practice to develop higher level skills in hitting, catching, throwing, and base running. Players interested in pitching will also experience their first introduction to pitching mechanics. More emphasis will be placed on rules and defensive strategy in baseball. Coaches are not allowed on the field with the players during games. Minors is considered a semi-competitive division. Scores and standings will be kept, outs will count, and teams will participate in a divisional end of season tournament based on the results of the regular season.

Mandatory Assessments
This is the first division that requires assessments for determining teams. This is done to create more balanced teams and help determine which division is safest for your child. Assessments generally involve playing catch with another player, catching a couple fly balls, fielding a couple grounders, and a short batting practice.

Playing Up or Down
All players registered for Minors and Majors 60′ will be assessed at the same time. Because of this, parents do not need to request to play up from Minors to Majors 60′. If your child registers for Minors or Majors, and at assessments it is determined your child will be safer in a lower division, then we will place your child on a team in a lower division.

Teammate or Coach Requests
Requests for certain teammates or coaches will not be honored in this division. The only way to select your child’s coach is to volunteer to coach the team yourself or assist someone you know.


Practices and Games

Games are played at Simplot Sports Complex on fields 3 and 4. Practice times are available on these same fields before and during the season, as well as the batting cages nearby. Games will begin in April and run until the end of May. Typically 14 games per season with 1-2 games per week.

For Parents

Coaches at this level might have knowledge of the game, but generally little to no experience in coaching. If you are able to assist your team’s coach, then please do so. At the very least, please have patience with these coaches as they begin their endeavor into coaching youth sports. This league runs entirely on volunteers so the true strength of the league comes from parents stepping up to contribute in any way they can. Kids learn to play baseball from repetition, so please work with your child at home reinforcing what is taught in practices and games. If you see your coach running a practice by themselves, prepping the field before or after a game or practice, then step in and help them out.

Equipment Needed
  • Leather baseball glove, typically 10″ to 12″
  • Plastic molded baseball cleats
  • Protective cup (required at all positions)
  • Helmet (optional)
  • Baseball bat (optional), stamped USSSA 1.15 BPF, 2-1/4″ barrel diameter or bats stamped USA Baseball (any barrel diameter)
  • Baseball pants, style per the recommendation of your child’s coach

EBYBS will provide your coach with helmets and catcher’s gear for the team, along with hats and jerseys for each player.

Majors 60′ is a division offered in the spring season for boys ages 9 to 12 (view age chart for boys). The Majors 60′ division is played at a noticeably higher skill level and faster pace than the Minors division. Pitching is more accurate and faster than in Minors and the age range of players is more varied. The field size has standard 60′ base paths with a 46′ pitching distance. There are no significant limitations to game play in this division.

Parents, the new USABat standard will be enforced on all players playing in this division for the spring, summer, and fall season in 2018. Do NOT purchase a USSSA stamped bat for use in 2018.

In Majors 60′, players will be able to demonstrate their skills and knowledge learned from previous seasons of EBYBS and continue to fine tune those skills with higher level practices and fast paced games. Additional emphasis will be placed on all baseball rules, as well as offensive and defensive strategy in baseball. Majors 60′ is considered a competitive division. Scores and standings will be kept and teams will participate in a divisional end of season tournament based on the results of the regular season.

Mandatory Assessments
Assessments are conducted before the season to determine teams. This is done to create more balanced teams and help determine which division is safest for your child. Assessments generally involve playing catch with another player, catching a couple fly balls, fielding a couple grounders, and a short batting practice.

Playing Up or Down
If parents would like to request their child plays up from Majors 60′ to be assessed for Majors 70′, then they must do so after completing registration for the Majors 60′ division. If your child registers for Majors 60′, and at assessments it is determined your child will be safer in a lower division, then we will place your child on a team in a lower division.

Teammate or Coach Requests
Requests for certain teammates or coaches will not be honored in this division. The only way to select your child’s coach is to volunteer to coach the team yourself or assist someone you know.


Practices and Games

Games are played at Simplot Sports Complex on fields 3, 4, and 8. Practice times are available on these same fields before and during the season, as well as the batting cages nearby. Games will begin in April and run until the end of May. Generally 14 games per season with 1-2 games per week.

For Parents

Coaches at this level generally are more experienced than lower divisions and have knowledge of the game. That doesn’t mean they don’t need your help. If you are able to assist your team’s coach, then please do so. At the very least, please have patience with these coaches as they continue their endeavor into coaching youth sports. This league runs entirely on volunteers so the true strength of the league comes from parents stepping up to contribute in any way they can. Kids learn to play baseball from repetition, so please work with your child at home reinforcing what is taught in practices and games.

Equipment Needed
  • Leather baseball glove, typically 11″ to 12″
  • Positions specific baseball glove (optional), ie, first base, catcher, outfield
  • Plastic molded baseball cleats
  • Protective cup (required at all positions)
  • Helmet (optional)
  • Baseball bat (optional), stamped USA Baseball (any barrel diameter)
  • Baseball pants, style per the recommendation of your child’s coach

EBYBS will provide your coach with helmets and catcher’s gear for the team, along with hats and jerseys for each player.

Majors 70′ is a division offered in the spring season for boys ages 11 and 12 (view age chart for boys). The Majors 70′ division is the highest level of play offered by EBYBS before the move to full sized baseball fields. The Majors 70′ field size has an extended 70′ base path with a 50′ pitching distance. Significant changes to this division from Majors 60′ include the ability for runners to take leads, the ability to steal once the pitcher starts their motion towards home, and batter-runners advancing to first base on a dropped third strike.

Parents, the new USABat standard will be enforced on all players playing in this division for the spring, summer, and fall season in 2018. Do NOT purchase a USSSA stamped bat for use in 2018.

Players in this division are fully demonstrating a high level of skills in all facets and display a solid understanding of the tactical approach to baseball. Pitching is at the highest level in this division with older experienced pitchers throwing more accurately, generally throwing different types of pitches, and considerably faster than in Majors 60′. There are no significant limitations to game play in this division. Majors 70′ is a highly competitive division. Scores and standings will be kept and teams will participate in a divisional end of season tournament based on the results of the regular season.

Mandatory Assessments
Assessments are conducted before the season to determine teams and only about half of the 11 and 12 year old players that assess will be placed on Majors 70′ teams. This is done to maintain a high level of competition in this division. Assessments generally involve playing catch with another player, catching a couple fly balls, fielding a couple grounders, and a short batting practice.

Playing Up or Down
If parents would like to request their child plays up from Majors 60′ to be assessed for Majors 70′, then they must do so after completing registration for the Majors 60′ division. If your child registers for Majors 70′, and at assessments it is determined your child will be better suited in Majors 60′, then we will place your child on a team in Majors 60′. Playing on a 70′ team one season does not guarantee your child will be on a 70′ team the next season.

Teammate or Coach Requests
Requests for certain teammates or coaches will not be honored in this division. The only way to select your child’s coach is to volunteer to coach the team yourself or assist someone you know.


Practices and Games

Games are played at Simplot Sports Complex on fields 5 and 8. For more varied competition, some games will be played on Saturdays against other leagues. Practice times are available on these same fields before and during the season, as well as the batting cages nearby. Games will begin in April and run until the end of May. Typically 14 games per season with 1-2 games per week.

For Parents

Coaches at this level generally are more experienced than lower divisions and have knowledge of the game. That doesn’t mean they don’t need your help. If you are able to assist your team’s coach, then please do so. At the very least, please have patience with these coaches as they continue their endeavor into coaching youth sports. This league runs entirely on volunteers so the true strength of the league comes from parents stepping up to contribute in any way they can. Kids learn to play baseball from repetition, so please work with your child at home reinforcing what is taught in practices and games.

Equipment Needed
  • Leather baseball glove, typically 11.5″ to 13″
  • Positions specific baseball glove (optional), ie, first base, catcher, outfield
  • Plastic molded baseball cleats
  • Protective cup (required at all positions)
  • Helmet (optional)
  • Baseball bat (optional), stamped USA Baseball (any barrel diameter)
  • Baseball pants, style per the recommendation of your child’s coach

EBYBS will provide your coach with helmets and catcher’s gear for the team, along with hats and jerseys for each player.

Juniors is a division offered in the spring season for boys ages 13 to 15 (view age chart for boys). The Juniors division is the first division on a full sized field with 80′ base paths and a 54′ pitching distance. There are no major limitations to game play in this division.

When players reach this division, they are fully demonstrating a high level of skills in all facets and display a solid understanding of the tactical approach to baseball. Pitching is at the highest level in this division with older experienced pitchers throwing accurately, and generally throwing different types of pitches. Juniors is a highly competitive division and professional umpires are hired at this level. Scores and standings will be kept and teams will participate in a divisional end of season tournament based on the results of the regular season.

Mandatory Assessments
Assessments are conducted before the season to determine teams. This is done to create more balanced teams. Assessments generally involve playing catch with another player, catching a couple fly balls, fielding a couple grounders, and a short batting practice.

Playing Up or Down
Players are not able to play up into Juniors or play down into Majors 70′. Once your son is league 13, he must play in Juniors, regardless of skill level.

Teammate or Coach Requests
Requests for certain teammates or coaches will not be honored in this division. The only way to select your child’s coach is to volunteer to coach the team yourself or assist someone you know.


Practices and Games

Games are played at Simplot Sports Complex on fields 6 and 7. For more varied competition, some games will be played against other leagues in the area. Many of these games are still played at Simplot Sports Complex. Practice times are available on these same fields before and during the season, as well as the batting cages nearby. Games will begin in April and run until the end of May. Typically 16 games per season with 2-3 games per week.

For Parents

Coaches at this level generally are more experienced than lower divisions and have knowledge of the game. That doesn’t mean they don’t need your help. If you are able to assist your team’s coach, then please do so. At the very least, please have patience with these coaches as they continue their endeavor into coaching youth sports. This league runs entirely on volunteers so the true strength of the league comes from parents stepping up to contribute in any way they can. Kids learn to play baseball from repetition, so please work with your child at home reinforcing what is taught in practices and games.

Equipment Needed
  • Leather baseball glove, typically 11.5″ to 13″
  • Positions specific baseball glove (optional), ie, first base, catcher, outfield
  • Metal baseball cleats
  • Protective cup (required at all positions)
  • Helmet (optional)
  • Baseball bat (optional), any bat stamped BBCOR or USA Baseball. Bats are not to exceed 34″.
  • Baseball pants, style per the recommendation of your child’s coach

EBYBS will provide your coach with helmets and catcher’s gear for the team, along with hats and jerseys for each player.