Our mission is to teach our youth to play and compete in the game of baseball in a dependable, suitable and proper manner. We are determined to promote, encourage, direct and operate an athletic program for the children of the South River area, Anne Arundel County, Maryland. The association shall also strive to promote ideals of good citizenship as well as good sportsmanship through our athletic programs and activities, and for the benefit of the community. We hope to give our players the best opportunity to eventually feed into South River High School.
We offer 3 levels of play for baseball depending on age and skill level:
Clinic: T-Ball (Ages 4-6) & Coach Pitch (Ages 6-8)
County: Player Pitch at 10U, 12U, 15U, & 18U Levels
Travel: For Elite PLayers. Offered at various age groups, and requires try-outs for placement.
County/Recreation teams will compete in the Anne Arundel County Parks and Recreation league in all age groups, playing against other youth organizations throughout the county. T-Ball will play intramural games against other SRYA teams. Coach Pitch/8U will play intramural games in the Spring and county games in the fall. Travel teams can play in the league appropriate to their skill level and in tournaments that are assigned by the Head Coach.
*For Clinic & County/Rec Level, age determination date is August 31st of the upcoming spring season.
*For Travel Level, age determination date is April 30th. Players cannot turn the age over their current travel team BEFORE this date.
Please register for the level that best fits your child's age and/or experience. Register for the highest level of play that does not exceed his or her age level. Once you register, updates will be sent to you via e-mail. You can request for your player to play-up through registration.
There are two independent seasons each year: Fall and Spring. In the fall, practices typically start the week prior to Labor Day, with games typically played on Sundays from mid-September through the first weekend of November. For the Spring, practices typically start in early March, and games begin in early April through Mid-June. In some cases, depending on the number of teams and players, SRYA will conduct player evaluations prior to team placement.
We are always looking for volunteers to coach, while knowledge of the game is great, it is not always necessary! We will assist our volunteers by helping to create practice plans and coaching kits to make it as easy as possible for our volunteers! Please email the baseball commissioner at Baseball@srya.org for more details.
You can also follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Sryabaseball