Welcome to Rock Ridge Youth Baseball!
Registration is open!
Hello, Baseball Families!
Rock Ridge Youth Baseball would like to see an increase in Travel Ball participation. We put together a list of frequently asked questions to hopefully alleviate some fears about travel ball and garner more interest!
What is Travel Ball?
Travel Ball is a Rock Ridge team based on age (9u, 10u, 11u, etc) where you play in 3-4 tournaments per season. Travel Ball is in addition to the Minis/Minors/Majors leagues.
Why should my kid go out for Travel Ball?
Besides the fact it really helps with their development, most kids who play on a RRYB travel team love it! It’s a little higher level than in-house play, and the rules are usually very different (depending on the tournament). What we discovered is that we usually register for 3-4 tournaments per season and by the end of the year, we have parents asking if we can sign up for more because their sons and daughters are having a blast. For example, last year 9U started out with just two weekend tournaments and one one-day tournament. Due to parent and player interest, they added another and could have added even more.
What is the time commitment for Travel Ball?
Typically, travel teams play in 3-4 tournaments per season, almost always within an hour drive of the Rock Ridge area (Duluth, Hibbing, Proctor, Cloquet, etc). The tournaments are on the weekends. Any additional games/tournaments would only be added if there is interest to do so. We are not traveling every weekend or going to the Cities every weekend. Travel teams are not playing games during the week until after the regular league season is done (and only if the team has interest). Practices vary by age level, but typically there are 1-2 practices during the week, and rarely/never do travel teams practice on the weekend. We understand people love their summer weekends!
Are there tryouts?
Yes, there are tryouts. However, there is no limit on how many teams we can have. For example, if we have 22 kids that want to play 10U, there is nothing stopping us from having 2 teams. What we don’t want is to have 16 kids on a team and no one gets very much playing time.
Is there an additional cost?
Yes, typically around $100. The extra cost is to pay for the entry fees in the tournaments.
Just like regular teams, RRYB provides jerseys. However, they are real uniforms so you do not get to keep them at the end of the year.
What if I have to miss a practice or game?
While we would like you to be at every practice and game, we understand that people have things going on in the summer. Please work with your coach if you have to miss. However, make every effort to be there as much as you can.
Can I just play Travel Ball?
No, you must be rostered on an in-house RRYB team to be eligible for Travel Ball.
So, would I be on 2 teams?
Yes, your player would be on an in-house team and travel team.
If you have any further questions about our travel teams, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We would love to see more players going out for this level of baseball this season to develop their skills and have a ton of fun!
Rock Ridge Youth Baseball will only allow USA approved bats for all competitions.
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RRYB will only be providing balls and catchers equipment this year. Players are responsible for their own helmets, bats and all other equipment.
Bats for Minors and Minis must be USA approved (not USSSA, that is a different brand).
Bats for Majors are tbd. We have not received 2022 rules from Larry Nanti league. UPDATE - Larry Nantil league has decided USA bats only.
** This is for youth baseball only, for info on RRBA, please click on RRBA tab**
Early Bird Registration will run Feb 1-Feb 29 $100
Late registration will run March 1-March 15 $150
Week of April 8-11 at Eveleth-Gilbert HS. More info to come!
April 17 at 6, ITMEC, Ballroom A
April 24, 6-9, Old Gun Club, this is for coaches only, more info to come!
Week of May 6th! (weather permitting)
Week of June 3rd!
Vice President/Umpire Coordinator position is open! This term will run through the September 2025 season. Emails have been sent out with details of the position. If you are interested in filling this needed Board position or have further questions, please email email@example.com .
Hello! We have organized an online apparel store for Rock Ridge Youth Baseball clothing! Please check out the link below and order. The store will remain open for the season. If you have any questions, please contact Talithacumi Design through the website. Thanks!
Iron Trail Motors
US Steel Corp
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
RMS Tritec, LLC
Anderson Auto Service
Eveleth Elks Lodge 1161 Gambling
Frandsen Bank and Trust
Frandsen Investment Services
Lake Vermilion House Boats
Lundgren Motors, Inc
Malton Electric Company
Sawmill Saloon and Restaurant
Virginia Coop Credit Union
Walker, Giroux and Hahne
B.G.'s Bar and Grill
Country Financial - Erik Peterson Agency
Fortune Bay Resort and Casino
Iron Range Rotary
J.M. Auto Service
Miners National Bank
Conveyor Belt Services, Inc.
Five Season Sports
Mesabi Bituminous, Inc
Michael and Nancy Kearney
Northeast Technical Services
Northern Lights Dental Care
Northern State Bank of Virginia