13U-17U Travel Baseball 


Greenville Youth Sports (GYS) and Hortonville Youth Sports(HYS) combine players to play in the Fox Valley Youth Baseball League (FVYBL). The league consists of teams throughout the fox valley region where half of your games are played at home (either Greenville or Hortonville) and the other half at each of the respective teams home that are in your division. Most games are played weeknights at 5:30pm or later with some possibly on weekends early in the season. The regular season usually consists of 12-14 league games (depending on number of league teams) and usually starts early May, and ends by middle of July, with playoffs for the tops teams finishing by the end of July. GYS and HYS have no bearing on the league and just organize our teams to play there. All rules and policies are mandated by the FVYBL. Players will not be able to choose a team that they would prefer to play on as the teams are formed by a draft based on their level of ability. 

Teams: 

The FVYBL is set up in 6 different divisions. Depending on numbers, we typically have: 
(2) 13U AA - highly competitive, 1 GYS sponsor, 1 HYS sponsor. Plays on intermediate 54'/80' sized fields (80ft bases) 
(2) 14U AA - highly competitive, 1 GYS sponsor, 1 HYS sponsor. Plays on full 60'/90' baseball fields (90ft bases) 
(2-3) 13U/14U A - less competitive, 2 GYS sponsors, 1 HYS sponsor. Plays on intermediate 54'/80' sized fields (80ft bases) 
(1) 15U AA - highly competitive, known as Greenville Astros. They play on full 60'/90' baseball fields. 
(1-2) 15U/16U A - less competitive. Sponsors TBD. Plays on full 60'/90' baseball fields. 
(1?) 17U- competitive. An alternative to Legion. New for 2016. Plays on full 60'/90' baseball fields.

  • Sponsored teams will play the majority if not all of their home games at their respective parks. 
  • 13 and 14u players are encouraged to attend the fall league and tournament team tryout to help determine which team they will play on. the AA teams will be divided equally with the balance playing in the A division. 
  • Coaches for league teams will be assigned by GYS/HYS. 
  • 15u AA team will be chosen by the Hortonville High School coaching staff. 
  • 15/16u A team will consist of any 15u players that sign up and any 16u players that do not play JV legion baseball. 

Uniforms: 

All 13U and 14U players are expected to wear the same black "Polar Bear" cap (available at Fox Cities Embroidery) with white pants with black piping on the side of the leg. These same caps and pants will be worn for league and tournament ball. The jersey will be provided for you by the team. The 15U-17U teams will typically wear white pants and the jerseys will be provided for them. The 15U Greenville Astros team can have a navy blue piping down the pants if you want. They will also wear the Astros hats. More details will come. 

Tournament Ball: 

GYS/HYS will support at least one (Polar Bears) team for each 13U and 14U age group. The HHS coaching staff and GYS/HYS will choose coaches as well as offer input on team composition. A separate tryout will be held in August, with all league players being eligible to tryout. There may be an additional fee required to play tournament ball. There will be only one 15U tournament team will be chosen by the High School staff and is usually the Astros team. 

Tryout Process:

Fall:

All players (tournament and league) are encouraged to attend the fall tryout.  This combined tryout will be used to pick the majority of the tournament team(s) and also evaluate each player's ability to allow proper placement on the league teams.  Any league only player hoping to be considered for an AA team (more competitive) is highly encouraged to attend.  After this tryout, the majority of the tournament team(s) players will be named, with a few spots left open until after the secondary spring tryout.

The fall tryouts for 2018 teams will be held on Sunday, August 6, 2017 at Otto Miller Field in Hortonville as follows:
3:00 - 5:00 p.m. - 14U 
5:00 - 7:00 p.m. - 13U

Secondary Spring:

There will be a secondary tryout in the spring (when fields are ready)to fill the final roster spots for the tournament team(s) and give those league only players that missed the fall tryout, a chance to compete for a spot on an AA team.  Those players that attended the fall tryout and were either placed on a tournament team or do not wish to play tournament ball do not need to attend.  All players that sign up for league ball will be placed on a team regardless of if they attend a tryout or not.  The players will be assigned to teams a few days after the spring tryout.  The coaches will notify players of their team assignment.

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