Welcome! The Board of Directors and Managers of the Mankato Area Youth Baseball Association (MAYBA) hope that the participation of you and your family in summer baseball will be a positive experience for all. MAYBA is responsible for the organization and implementation of the summer youth baseball programs in the Mankato & North Mankato area. Programs are offered for all youth ages 6 to 18 who want to play baseball, regardless of ability. MAYBA is expecting 1,200+ participants and 100+ teams for the coming summer. MAYBA is governed by a 18 member Board of Directors responsible for the rules, regulations, and direction of the programs. These programs are administered by a General Manager, Registration Manager, Umpire Manager, Fields Manager, Warehouse Manager, Equipment Manager, Travel Team Manager, and a Concessions Manager.
The MAYBA "In House" program consists of teams ages 5-13. Registration runs from January to March. Teams in the 5-9 year old ages are formed by school attended. Ages 10-13 are formed by a coaches draft. Teams are formed in early April with practices starting in early May. The season ends in the 3rd week of July.
Teams will practice/play twice a week during the season. Ages 6, 8, 10/11, 12/13 will play on Monday and Wednesday nights. Ages 7 and 9 will play on Tuesday and Thursday nights.
The MAYBA "Travel" program plays under the banner of Mankato Royals and consists of teams ages 10-14. This program also covers the VFW (15 yr olds), Jr Legion (16 yr olds) and Legion (17-18 yr olds) programs. Registration is in January. Teams are formed through a tryout process in February and March.
Teams in the 10-13 yr old groups practice during the week and play weekend tournaments. The 14-18 yr old groups have league play as well as weekend tournaments.
Our fall baseball program is a joint effort between MAYBA and MSU Baseball. This program runs from late August through early October.