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2017 Spring Season Information Letter

2017 Spring Season Information Letter

Parents, coaches and players,

Welcome to Spokane Indians Youth Baseball and Softball 2017. We are excited to begin our fourth year under our new structure. Registration will open January 13th and will close March 9th for the 10-12u INW Division and March 16th for Full Team. For 6u t-ball, 6u coach pitch and 8u coach pitch registration will close March 30th.  The season starts for player pitch the week after spring break (week of 4/10). For coach pitch and tee ball we will have our  Opening Day Ceremony at Avista Stadium on Saturday, April 22nd with the season beginning the week of April 24th.

Our goal is to offer baseball to players of all skill levels from beginner to advanced. From there we strive to give players and teams an opportunity to play against like competition. There are two options for players in the spring, full team and free agent. Basically if you aren’t on a team then you are a free agent.

For the Spring player pitch (10u-12u) season we will be making a few changes. For the Full Team Division we will be registering teams by age group with the options being 9U, 10U, 11U and 12U. For the 10U, 11U and 12U we will be breaking into two separate divisions based on the competition level of the team. We will breakout the divisions based on the past history of the team and conversations with coaches. There will no longer be a Babe Ruth or Pony division. For All Star purposes we will continue to offer teams in both Pony and Babe Ruth. Every player will be registered in both and have an opportunity to try out for All Stars. Full teams pay as a team and provide their own uniforms and gear. Each player still needs to register, but doesn’t pay anything.

For the INW Individuals we will be offering a 10U and 12U division, our Inland Northwest division. Players register and pay individually. We will be  putting teams together based on your players high school area. Teams will be provided uniforms and gear from the league.

For players that aren’t on a team but would like to be on a full team as well as full teams that still need players we have automated our find a player and find a team page. Parents and coaches can login and post your information. See the tab under Baseball on our home page.

All divisions will have a City Championship (end of season tournament) that will now be held during the week. This change is due to field availability and will allow us to play our tournament on the best fields available.

For the coach pitch and t-ball divisions we will continue to offer free agent sign ups and assign players to teams as close to home as possible. We will offer a 6U and 8U coach pitch divisions as well as a 6U (4-6) tee ball division. All players register and pay individually. The league provides full uniforms and gear for each team. The big change this year is we will be starting these divisions in April. Opening Day at Avista Stadium will be April 22nd with the season starting the week of April 24th.

For all free agent divisions we are always looking for coaches and volunteers. If you have a baseball or softball background please volunteer to coach a team. If you would like to be involved in the operation of the league please email info@siyb.org and let us know that you are interested in helping out.

For all other questions please email us at info@siyb.org. By asking questions via email you will allow us to gather the most often asked questions and post them on the site.

Thanks,

SIYB