skip navigation

2024 Season Information

GFYBA 2024 Season Information

Welcome to another baseball season.   Please read through this message before registering so that you are familiar with the various options that we offer. 


As a reminder, Grand Forks Youth Baseball offers both local league baseball teams and travel baseball teams for ages 9u through 16u.

Equipment and Gear

FAQ: My 9u player is playing league and travel, what equipment do I need to purchase for him? Glove, Cleats (rubber), Gray pants(league games and practice), belt (royal blue), helmet(royal blue), socks (royal blue). It's also recommended that all players have their own baseball backpack, bat (USA STAMPED for 8-12, BBCOR for 13-16. NO USAAA BATS ) and batting gloves. 

FAQ: My player is only playing on league team, what equipment do I need to purchase for him? Glove, cleats, gray pants. Recommended that all players have their own bats, backpack, helmet (royal blue), belt (royal blue), socks (royal blue). 8u players should purchase a royal blue helmet if planning on playing on a travel team in the future. 

Local League Baseball Teams

  • Skill level:  Competitive
  • Commitment:  2 days per week and no travel
  • All teams will be provided a hat and jersey. Players are expected to provide baseball pants and gear. 
  • Season Start/End:  April-Early August
  • Games: typically 12-15
  • Weekends:  No games on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday except for one local tournament June 14-16.
  • Price:  $300 membership fee

 Travel Baseball Teams AAA and AA

  • Skill level:  Most Advanced
  • All players will be provided with a uniform including a travel hat, jersey, and pants. 
  • Commitment:  3-5 days per week
  • Season Start/End:  March-Early August
  • Weekends:  Typically 2 weekends per month
  • Price:  $300 membership fee
    • Once travel rosters are created, all travel players will have an additional registration and fees which will be $250 for 9/10u players and A level team. All AAA and AA teams 11-15u will pay $350 
    • The additional fees for travel players covers uniforms, tournament entry fees, umpire fees, field reservations, and baseballs and equipment.
  • Local League and Travel Team clarification:  9u and 10u travels teams will play on a local league team and a travel team.  The schedules will not conflict.  All 11u-15u AAA/AA travel teams will not play in the local league.  Depending on interest, It is possible that A level team will be created. These teams will participate in 3 travel tournaments but players will also be on a local league team. These teams will not play in State Tournaments. 

It should be noted that we strive to provide travel baseball opportunities for as many players as possible.  We hope to have at least 2 travel teams at each age level.  At the 9 year old level our goal is to have at  two even travels teams, while at the 10u through 15u levels our goal is to have one AAA team and one AA team.   Our travel teams are designed to give players competitive baseball opportunities by playing some of the top competition in the area, state, and region.  Grand Forks Baseball teams will be given the opportunity to travel to various tournaments throughout the area in the summer as well as the opportunity to compete in the North Dakota State tournament and beyond. It is not guaranteed that all players will have a travel team to play on, but we will try our best to provide opportunities for all. 


Those players interested in trying out for any travel baseball team will be provided the opportunity to attend development sessions for their respected age group beginning in March at the Gambucci Ice Arena.  These activities are for registered players that have paid the membership fee. The March Gambucci schedule will appear your SportsEngine App or you can find it at


The tryout process for travel teams will take place over a 2 day period, with the selection of teams completed by an independent group of evaluators.   The AAA, AA, and A teams will be decided during the same tryout process.  Tournament schedules and game schedules will be loaded to and the SportsEngine app as soon as they are available.  You will have the opportunity to review the schedule for each team in order to make an informed decision on playing travel baseball.  


Click on the following Links for more details:


Babe Ruth Local League Season Information and Rules (13/16u)

Cal Ripken Local League Season Information and Rules(11/12u) 

Cal Ripken Local League Season Information and Rules (10u) 

Cal Ripken Local League Season Information and Rules (8/9u) 

2024 Travel Teams Tryout Dates 

2024 Travel Team Tournaments

2024 GFYBA Clothing Order