For all Soderville Baseball and Fastpitch families the volunteer fee is $50 per player this year
This volunteer fee applies to the first 2 children you register. You DO NOT pay a volunteer fee for the 3rd or more children in the same family.
Each family is required to volunteer for one 3 hour shift to get their volunteer fee back. So even if you have 2 children you still volunteer once and receive your full fee back.
We will send out many emails as the season nears on how to sign up to volunteer. We will need many volunteers for concessions and fields and then there will be other miscellaneous tasks we will email about also.
To get more information on our Volunteer Policy click on this link:
We will continue this year with the same fundraiser we have been doing the past few years, with a couple minor changes which works as follows:
To get more information on our Fundraiser Policy click on this link:
Age Determining Date for 2017
Deciding which division your child is eligible to play can sometimes be confusing. To ease the confusion during registration, ask yourself how old will my child be on the age determining date in 2017? The age determining date for baseball is May 1st, 2017. So for example, if your child will be 7 or 8 as of May 1, 2017 they would play 8U (8 and under). Players may never play in a age division below their age level.
Rules for Playing Up a Level
Occasionally players request to play up a level from their age/grade. Each request is taken on an individual case by case basis.
The following criteria are applied:
1) The player has already completed playing one season at the previous age level.
2) The player has demonstrated the ability and maturity to play at a higher age level.
3) At the request of a Head Coach already coaching at the higher level.
4) A player can only move up if there is a spot available and not taking the spot of a player of age.
5) Special family considerations.
Attempts to move whole teams or parts of teams, either as a group or individually, will not be allowed.
The request to play up must be approved by the Junior or Senior Baseball Director, or both, if moving from the Junior to Senior division.
Any misrepresentation of age eligibility will result in the players forfeiture and their ability to continue play for the season.
Soderville Rec League is divided into two leagues, the Junior League and Senior League. Teams play at the 6U, 8U, 10U and 12U level in the Junior league. We have 13U, 15U, 16U, & 17U-19U age groups in the Senior League. Games are played primarily at Ham Lake City Park, Ham Lake Lions Park, East Bethel Booster Park. Some of the younger ages may play the occasional game at one of the three Ham Lake neighborhood parks, based on field scheduling and availability. Game times are typically 6:30pm. Our league season begins in April and games begin the first week of May.
More information for each league can be found by clicking on the appropriate selection in the main menu to the left.
6U Baseball - for boys and girls ages 6 and under
Coach Pitch. Teams are formed by coach requests at registration. Remaining players are assigned teams based by school and community, as much as possible. The end of season tournament is held at the end of June.
8U Baseball - for boys ages 8 and under and girls wishing to play baseball
Coach Pitch. Teams are formed by coach requests at registration. Remaining players are assigned teams based by school and community, as much as possible. The end of season tournament is held in mid-July.
10U Baseball - for boys ages 10 and under
60ft bases and 46ft pitching rubber. Teams are formed by coach requests at registration. Remaining players are assigned teams based by school and community, as much as possible. The end of season tournament is held later in July.
12U Baseball - for boys ages 12 and under
75ft bases and 52ft pitching rubber. Teams are formed by a coach draft. The player's previous year's coach complete an evaluation for all returning players. The end of season tournament is held at the end of July.
Senior League - 13U, 15U and 17U-19U age groups
All Senior League levels participate in the MYAS Northstar League. Games are played in neighboring communities.
Tournament Baseball - players from Soderville Rec. baseball wanting to play more ball by playing on a separate team that plays in weekend tournaments.
Town Ball - 17 and older Men's league
Here is a picture of 12U Bruley with their 2nd place trophy at State!!! Congratulations, good job boys!