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Message from PWYBA President, Joe Fusaro:

PWYBA Players and Parents,

The Plymouth Wayzata Youth Baseball Association (PWYBA) now has a Facebook page!   We plan to use the page to share key information, dates and events.  We are hopeful this will improve communication with everyone in the community.    If you have a facebook page, please click on the link below and like/follow our page.

https://www.facebook.com/PWYBA1

Please share it with any friends or family members that will benefit from it.    

Joe Fusaro, President, PWYBA

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Winter Clinics still Available & 2019 SUMMER REGISTRATION OPEN

Registration for the 2018-19 Winter Clinics is still open.  There is still time to sign up for clinics and training to prepare for the upcoming season.  For a description of each clinic in detail please review the "clinics" tab of this website.  We also encourage OPEN DOME passes for all PWYBA players to have a place to build their skills through the winter.

Additionally, the 2019 Summer Season registrations is NOW OPEN. 

Travel deadline is FEB 11, 2019. 

House registration deadlines are posted. 

6th Annual PWYBA/ Hammer Holiday Home Run

On January 5, 2019, the PWYBA hosted the 6th annual PWYBA/ Hammer Baseball Clinic at the CMS Dome. As in years past, the Clinic was run by former Minnesota Twin (and PWYBA Director Emeritus) Scott Leius with assistance from current and former PWYBA players and coaches and Hammer Program Coordinator, Brian Kelly.  Scott put the Hammer players through various drills; playing catch, batting, and pitching before taking the field for a spirited scrimmage.  More than 20 athletes from Hammer participated in the Clinic and all players received an autographed baseball from Scott.  In 2018 the PWYBA was honored to be recognized as a Hammer Community Partner.  Hammer has been serving individuals with disabilities in our community since 1923 and their corporate headquarters are just west of Village Chevrolet on 394.

Welcome To the Plymouth Wayzata Youth Baseball Association

The Plymouth Wayzata Youth Baseball Association (PWYBA) is dedicated to sponsoring and organizing a baseball sports program that promotes the appreciation and understanding of the game by providing recreation, instilling good sportsmanship and striving for excellence in baseball for youth living in School District #284.

Important Message from PWYBA President and Board

To PWYBA Parents,

We hope that you will consider joining the PWYBA team!    We are one of the largest non-profit youth organizations in the state.   We annually serve over 1200 kids in our program from Kindergarten through high school with various programs.   Our vision is to deliver an amazing baseball experience and memories that last a lifetime for families and youth athletes.  

Our program is entirely volunteer run and we work hard to improve each and every year.  We have a dedicated group of volunteer leaders who are committed to excellence but we want to strengthen the organization by involving more people from the community.      We know there are lots of bright, talented, energetic people living in the area and we hope to tap into more of you to help improve the organization and ultimately the baseball experience for kids!

We are looking for some great people in the community to lend your time and expertise to some key roles for the upcoming season.     The work is fun and rewarding! 

A list of open roles and descriptions are listed below.   If you have an interest in any particular role, please contact us via email at info@pwyba.com.   Please share your contact information and position of interest and someone from the Board of Directors will be in touch soon.

 

Role:     Field Schedule Coordinator

Responsibilities:   The main responsibility of this role is to schedule team practices and games.   This is a dual-person role and we already have one person in place with expertise on the process to make a smooth entry into the role.  The heaviest workload occurs during April as most practices and games are scheduled during that time frame.    The in-season workload from May- July can also be busy due to rescheduling due to inclement weather.     The workload in other months is minimal to none.     The training for this role will occur in February or March.    Most of this role is done on your own time on a computer and phone.  It is helpful in season to have some daytime availability to help with inclement weather changes on short notice.

Skills Required:  Strong Organization, Attention to Detail, Computer Access

 

Role:     Travel Uniform & Equipment Coordinator

Responsibilities:   The main responsibility of this role is to lead the process that involves ordering uniforms, measuring players, organizing uniform handout for all 29 youth travel teams.  The role also works with coaches to hand out coach gear and equipment.   The role has an experienced person in the role that will fully train a new person and be part of the process in a transition year role this spring.   The largest workload occurs in March and April as the time frame to complete the entire process is tight.  All ordering of uniforms will take place in December and January.  Training will begin once a person is hired for the role.   

Skills Required:  Strong Organization, Attention to Detail, Partnership, Computer Access

 

Role:     Volunteer Coordinator

Responsibilities:   PWYBA uses volunteers to help fulfill many roles.   Each family must sign up for 2 volunteer hours when they register their son to play baseball.   This main responsibility of this role is to organize needed roles, post open positions and track fulfillment of 2-hour volunteer requirement for each family.    The workload for the role is spread out throughout the year but the time required is minimal overall.   The peak is during the spring/summer time frame as jobs are needed and posts to our system are necessary.   

Skills Required:   Strong Organization, Attention to Detail, Communication, Computer Access

Workplace Giving

The Plymouth Wayzata Youth Baseball Association is a 501(C)(3) charity. Not all baseball associations are like ours. Many years ago, the PWYBA organizers decided that, as a charitable organization, we could give back the maximum to our baseball programs and fields.  As we approach the corporate fundraising season, we would like to make you aware that you may be able to donate to the PWYBA easily through your work.  Please click here for more information regarding workplace giving (United Way or other workplace giving campaigns)


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PWYBA Picture Day @Village Chevrolet

Big Thank You!

Thank you PWYBA Families and Village Chevrolet for helping raise $20,000 for the PWYBA.  The PWYBA is working on a multi-year initiative to upgrade fields and the support from PWYBA families and Village Chevrolet is critical to make the improvements possible. Thanks Everyone!



Connecting Youth Sports For Good

Linklete (www.linklete.com) is a website launched by former Twin’s player and current PWYBA coach Corey Koskie. The site is connecting people through the shared experiences of sports. Linklete is a collection of authentic sports stories and experiences that will inspire and encourage us as we navigate our way through youth sports. We believe these stories will help us be better sports parents,coaches and help our kids be better players.

Instructional Baseball Videos

The PWYBA has created a few videos covering the basics of pitching and hitting. Special thanks to Tim Dagoberg who filmed and produced the videos. To view the videos click the following link below (you will need to log in to the NGIN site to gain access to the video page). Four videos are available, Pitching Basics, Pitching Tips and Tricks, Hitting Basics, Hitting Tips and Tricks.