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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 VFW, 16 Jr. Legion, 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).


2023 Travel Team Information

Age Current Grade Team Size Teams Placement* Birthdate From Birdthdate To Fee Deposit
10 4th 12 Players 3 AAA, AA, A 05/01/2012 04/30/2013 $425 $0
11 5th 12 Players 3 AAA, AA, A 05/01/2011 04/30/2012 $475 $0
12 6th 12 Players 3 AAA, AA, A 05/01/2010 04/30/2011 $475 $0
13 7th 12 Players 3 AAA, AA, A 05/01/2009 04/30/20010 $475 $0
14 8th 12 Players 2 AAA, AA 05/01/2008 04/30/2009 $475 $0
14/15 South Central 8th/9th 14 Players 2 South Central 05/01/2007 04/30/2009 $475 $0
14/15A 8th/9th 12 Players 1 A 05/01/2007 04/30/2009 $475 $0
15/16 VFW 9th/10th 12-14 Players 2 AAA, AA 06/01/2006 05/31/2008 $475 $0
15/16 Jr Legion 9th/10th 12-14 Players 2 AAA, AA 01/01/2006 05/01/2008 $475 $0
American Legion 11th/12th Up to 18 Players 2 East/West 01/01/2004 05/01/2008 $475 $0

** Important Information for the 2023 Royals Baseball Season**

All Royals players (ages 10-14) 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., or Scheels (River Hills Mall).
  • For 2023 we will using the Easton or Champro Pant (gray fabric with a single black braid, open-bottomed).  They are available in all youth and adult sizes. For the 2023 season, players can still wear their old Mizuno Premier Pro pant as their secondary pair.
  • Please purchase soon.

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 SOON 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.
  • Royals 15VFW and Legion teams will size and purchase pants at their player/parent organizational meeting at the MAYBA Warehouse (time and date to be announced). 

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

Bat Guidelines - 2023

You can find the bat rules under the link below.