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Hello League Families!

Covid 19 is affecting us all in different ways but we are happy to working towards baseball and softball in the weeks ahead.  See our latest league update here on the site.  

We are welcoming players into any divisions for which registrations are presently open, including families from others towns.  We want to try to give all a chance to play this year.  For late registrations we will do everything reasonable to find a spot for that player but draft timing and roster logistics mean there's a risk some may not be able to be added.  Therefore we'll work on a first come, first served basis per division as the finalize our season and teams.

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Elections update

The annual open meeting and elections were held on Oct 22nd.  Thanks to those who took the time to participate both in person and remotely via zoom. 

The board was happy to hear appreciation voiced by league parents on the work done to help make this year's seasons happen despite the additional challenges presented by COVID.  

In addition to announcing the election results, we want to take a moment and thank those who are stepping away from elected positions, including VP of maintenance Andrew Kelley, Registrar Jennifer Miller, and President Paul Salera.  We and the league are grateful for your service.  

The board recognized Paul Salera, outgoing President, with a plaque celebrating his over 15 years of volunteering with the league.  Paul shared some comments with the group on teamwork that has been critical for the league to continually work to improve what we can provide for the youth in our league.

The elections were held for all elected positions.  The results with full board listing can be found here: 

https://www.rybsaonline.com/board

Apart from people returning to the same positions, the board includes these changes:

- Move of Jason Sidok from VP Operations to President

- Welcoming Spencer DeSilva to the board for Fundraising & Promotion

- Welcoming Joel Lynch to the board as Registrar & Website lead

- Welcoming Nelson Silva as the VP of Maintenance

- Move of Chuck Roth from VP teeball/A/AA to VP Operations.

- Welcoming Adam Perry back to the board now in the elected, voting role of VP field and facility rentals

Thank you to all the people who have stepped forward to help lead the league in the year ahead.

We have a number of appointed position that need to be filled to help us run successfully as well as a critical role for VP of teeball/A/AA.   If you have any interest to help the league, please reach out to any board member.    

thanks,

RYBSA

Fall Ball Registration is open!

See the fall ball section of the website to register with our form and learn more for season updates on this page:

https://www.rybsaonline.com/fallball

Rehoboth Softball All Star Tryouts

Come and join us on Friday, August 14, 2020 for the Rehoboth Thunder 10U & 12U All-Star team tryouts for the upcoming 2021 season.

Players from ALL surrounding communities are welcome. Become part of a growing, fundamentally driven program no matter what town you live in. The RYBSA complex is located at 42 Martin Street Rehoboth, MA 02769.

10U Thunder tryout located on field 5 check in is at 6:30pm.

12U Thunder tryout located on field 6 check in is at 7:00pm.

If you’re interested in trying out for the team but can’t attend the tryout or if you have questions, please email tomrm67@yahoo.com. Rain date is Sunday, August 16, 2020, at the same location and times listed above.  Participation in 2021 rec program is a requirement to participate in the All star program.

16U Thunder Tryouts

16U Thunder Travel softball is holding tryouts for the 2020-2021 team. Class B team welcoming dedicated players from all local communities.

Practices start in September, Indoor training during the winter, one of the best softball complexes in the area (Martin St. Rehoboth), guest college coach training sessions and travel ball experience at a reasonable cost.

Cooperstown 2021 tryouts on Sunday 8/16 1PM (UPDATED: RAIN MAKE 8/19 5:30)

UPDATE - Due to rainout on Sunday this has been moved to 8/19 at 5:30 on Field 3 as announced on email.  Please let Chuck know if interested and unavailable to attend.  

RYBSA will hold tryouts for those interested in the 2021 Cooperstown team on Sunday 8/16 at 1PM on field 6.

This tryout is open to current RYBSA rec players only (registered through RYBSA) who will be 12 or younger on April 30, 2021.

This team will play a week of 50/70 baseball with 100+ other teams on a week to be determined next summer at Cooperstown dreams park. Additional details on the cost and experience were shared at recent info sessions and can be covered at the tryout if needed.  

Players who are interested and unable to attend the tryout should let team manager Chuck Roth know in advance at minors@rybsaonline.com  as rec season performance will be considered with the tryout to help in team formation.  Follow up tryouts may be added if needed to get necessary position depth for key positions - possibly to include players from other leagues if needed. 

RYBSA Golf Tourney 2020

RYBSA is happy to be hosting a golf tournament fundraiser this fall.   The event will be Sept 28th at Segregansett Country Club.  Spots will be limited and we expect to sell out so make plans for your foursome ASAP.   

See attached graphic with details.  

This has been a tough year for non-profit youth leagues like ours, so we are also looking for sponsors for tees and greens who can show their RYBSA pride.  

Please contact Jay Sidok if you are interested.  jsidok@me.com or (508) 958-6796

RYBSA

Welcome!

You have reached the league website for Rehoboth Youth Baseball & Softball Association.   We are located in Rehoboth, Massachusetts.  

Our mission is to provide a fun and educational baseball experience for youth from Rehoboth and surrounding communities.  We include recreational baseball and softball from Tee ball through Seniors as well as hosting all-star tournaments and sending our all stars around the region.

Thanks for your interest in RYBSA - See you at the fields! 

June 6 COVID Update

The league board and subcommittee have been working hard to develop guidelines and procedures to enable the safe return to play for our players.

As of today, June 6th, we are happy to release these to the league community.  There are 2 major elements for you to be read and review:

Return To Play Guidelines

Theses are the specific rules and expectations for participants of all types (players, parents, coaches, etc).  These define rules and processes to keep everyone and the league safe and compliant with broader directives.

Covid Waiver to Play

The waiver is a document to indicate your understanding of the guidelines and associated risks.  A signed copy needs to be submitted to coach or league officer prior to participation.

Updates

It's expected that guidelines may need to be updated as state and local guidance evolves.  We have created a static webpage to serve as home for the latest release RYBSA Guidelines.  You can find them now and in the future here:  https://www.rybsaonline.com/covid

Thanks and looking forward to seeing our league families at the fields soon!