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MAYBA's traveling program is governed by the Mankato Area Youth Baseball Association and its Board of Directors and plays under the Mankato Royals banner. The Mankato Royals Traveling Teams are divided into 8 age categories: age 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16VFW, and Legion Baseball (age 17-18).  With players in each age group placed on a AAA, AA or A team.

MAYBA players, coaches, parents and fans take great pride in representing Mankato and Mankato Area Youth Baseball Association in league play and tournaments in Mankato and the surrounding area. The Mankato Royals traveling program is well recognized as a leading baseball program that brings an attitude of good competition, sportsmanship, and good team development. Not only are we building good baseball skills, but good living and social skills that are important throughout life. One of the goals of the the travel team program is to give each player the opportunity to excel in a competitive environment, building good physical skills, lasting memories, and an attitude of good sportsmanship both on and off the field.

MAYBA Age Levels are based on state organization and/or league rules. Traveling team players must conform to the age levels as listed below.

However, MAYBA will allow a younger age to play up, if doing so allows that player to play with peers from his own grade level.

i.e. a player who is presently a freshman in high school AND who turns 15 on or after May 1 of that freshman year would be allowed the choice of playing by age (14) or by grade level (15).


2021 Team Information

Age Current Grade Team Size Teams Placement* Birthdate From Birdthdate To Fee Deposit
10 4th 12 Players 3 AAA, AA, A 05/01/2010 04/30/2011 $400 $100
11 5th 12 Players 3 AAA, AA, A 05/01/2009 04/30/2010 $450 $0
12 6th 12 Players 4 AAA, AA, A 05/01/2008 04/30/2009 $450 $0
13 7th 12 Players 3 AAA, AA, A 05/01/2007 04/30/2008 $450 $0
14 8th 12 Players 2 AAA, AA 05/01/2006 04/30/2007 $450 $0
14/15 South Central 8th 14 Players 2 South Central 05/01/2005 04/30/2007 $100 $0
14/15A 8th/9th 12 Players 1 A 05/01/2005 04/30/2007 $450 $0
15 9th 12 Players 2 AAA, AA 05/01/2005 04/30/2006 $450 $0
16 VFW 10th 12-14 Players 2 AAA, AA 06/01/2004 04/30/2005 $450 $0
American Legion 11th/12th Up to 18 Players 2 East/West 01/01/2002 05/31/2004 $450 $0

** Important Information for the 2019 Royals Baseball Season**

All Royals players (ages 10-15) will have to purchase their own pants prior to the
start of the season


  • Pants can be tried on for proper sizing and can be ordered at either Play it Again Sports (1668 Madison Ave., across from “Grizzly’s”) or Scheels (RiverHills Mall).
  • We will be switching the 2019 pant to the Easton Mako 2 (gray fabric with a single black braid, open-bottomed), and are available in all youth and adult sizes. For the 2019 season, players can still wear the Mizuno Premier Pro pant as their secondary pair.
  • Pants will be available for sizing and pre-orders, beginning January 4th through February 4th (at both stores). Parents can order as many as they wish.
  • Prices if ordered before February 4th: Youth and Adult- $34.00
  • Prices if ordered after February 4th: Youth and Adult- $44.99

When sizing and purchasing pants, where do I go in the stores? Scheels, go directly to the baseball/sport equipment department on the upper level. At Play it Again Sports, go to the customer service desk.


  • Pants can be returned to the store that they were purchased at, as long as all the original tags are intact, along with the proof of purchase receipt.
  • PLEASE ORDER BY February 4th to guarantee your proper sizes and quantities ordered, and the group pricing!
  • The individual stores will let you know when purchased pants are available to be picked up (both will order from Mizuno directly).
  • Royals 16VFW and Legion teams will size and purchase pants ($34) at their player/parent organizational meeting at the MAYBA Warehouse (time and date to be announced). Their pants will be Mizuno Premier Pro (white fabric with a single black braid, open-bottomed).

Please contact Rudy Kleist (MAYBA Equipment Manager) with any questions or concerns at or 507-995-7802

Bat Guidelines - 2021

The bat guidelines for 2021 are unchanged from 2020.  Please click on the link below for details.

Please be aware that the rules will be changing for 2022.  The Metro Baseball League has voted to allow USSSA bats starting in 2022.  Please stay tuned for additional details.