NYBA COMPETITIVE TEAMS | NYBA BLUES
During its 50 year tenure, NYBA has built a strong competitive organization comprised of great players, coaching and management staff.
We are proud of the many successes of our rep and select teams which includes numerous TBA championships, several OBA championships - 12UAAA championship in 2021 and in 2019, a CNE championship. [See Team Stories].
The NYBA is governed by the Toronto Baseball Association and the Ontario Baseball Association.
North York Baseball Association offers three different competitive levels.
North York elite teams play in the Elite Baseball League of Ontario (EBLO - Elite Baseball League of Ontario ). The EBLO is made up of top players and teams from across the province beginning at the 15u age-group. It is a highly-competitive level of baseball and is a natural progression for players in the AAA baseball stream. These players are often interested in pursuing baseball opportunities at the university or college level.
NYBA will have two Elite Baseball programs in 2023: 15U Elite and 16U Elite. Tryouts for these two teams are being held now. Click for schedule.
This level of competitive play is suited for players looking for a higher level of baseball instruction and competition. There are three different levels, A, AA and AAA – AAA being for the more experienced players. Rep players play and practice weekly in the summer and train once or twice - depending on the coach in the winter. There are additional tournaments – both home and away agreed upon by the team. Travel is in Southern Ontario. Championships tournaments and games are held in August.
Rep tryouts will begin in September. The schedule is now posted and all players interested in trying out are urged to register. Click here to see the schedule.
Select is the perfect place for baseball beginners who want a higher level of commitment than house league but are not ready for the full commitment required at the rep level. Games are held weekly but are not scheduled on long weekends. All select teams compete for the TBA East Championship usually held in mid-August and the winner has the option to compete for the Select Ontario Championship usually held Labour Day weekend. Select teams training in the winter is typically determined on a team-by-team basis but generally starts on a weekly schedule in early January.
Select tryouts, if available, will held at the end of September.
Tryouts for Rep and Select teams begin in September. If your player is interested if playing Rep or Select, we invite you to visit our FAQ page for more information.
A standard season runs from approximately April to the end of August with approximately 20 regular-season league games, plus tournaments and playoffs.
Home games are played at Bond Park, in North York while away games can be played either within the city or in other cities in Southern Ontario or within the GTA for Select Teams. Most games (one, sometimes two games) are held on the weekends.
Clinics and practices during the winter months are held at Toronto Mets Facility, 100 East Beaver Creek - Unit 4 Richmond Hill, Ontario.
All competitive teams share in the overall administrative expenses of the North York Baseball Association. Team fees also include full uniform; umpires and any additional expenses the team incurs such as private coaching.
Every player pays a deposit when signed-up and the balance of the fees are pro-rated in installments during the year.
All NYBA coaches are certified through the Ontario Baseball Association. They, along with their assistants and management staff are committed to developing baseball skills and promoting team fair play among players and parents. Every coaching staff focuses on the physical and emotional well being of every player, and promoting a healthy playing lifestyle.
It is the goal of every rep/select team to be competitive in every game played. Players are continually evaluated in their baseball skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to make every reasonable effort to ensure every player has a meaningful role in accomplishing the goal.
The NYBA executive maintains an open line of communication with both players and parents and makes every effort to accommodate the concerns of players and parent members regarding these issues and matters.
The North York Baseball Association is always looking for parent coaches for its Rep/Select program. If interested please reach out to Heather | Marketing Co-ordinator | firstname.lastname@example.org