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Youth Travel League

BLBS Travel Baseball Without the Travel is the perfect fit for parents and players who want more competition than recreational ball, but don't want the expense, time commitment and fatigue of the 50 game schedules typical of travel ball teams. BLBS Summer League consists of some 70 teams in the three divisions with each team playing a 20 game schedule as one doubleheader per weekend.

The season includes a mid-season pool play format and a season ending seeded tournament in which all teams participate.


2020 DETAILS/CHANGES
9-10 and 11-12 yr old divisions has moved up two weeks to May 9th, 2020 with season to conclude on before July 10th, 2020).  The youth divisions (9-10, 11-12 yr old) will again play their games at Ohio State's Fred Beekman Baseball Complex (rain outs and make up dates may necessitate using addition sites) off West Lane Ave.

Our 13-14 division will start two weeks later at our normal time but we are working out details to also have them finish by July 10th as well (by utilizing a mid-week tournament or playing a few mid-week games).  The 13-14 and High School Divisions will play most of their games at Grandview HS, but we will also play as needed at various high schools around Columbus (including Hilliard, Dublin, Westerville and Gahanna).

Our reasoning for moving the schedule up is as follows:

  • The public schools are starting and finishing earlier with many kids going back to school  in mid- August, leaving little time for vacation or enjoying other family activities
  • Multi sport athletes (because of school starting earlier) were beginning to miss games late in the season for football, soccer, etc practice
  • Gives interested teams an opportunity to play in a few local tournaments after our season concludes
  • Not enough separation between our Summer and Fall Leagues…we were finishing late July and starting our Fall season 3 weeks later- players/coaches and parents were sensing that the two seasons were so close that it was becoming one long baseball season.
  •  Many of our teams were losing players to family vacations in July and it was becoming obvious that an earlier ending to our league made sense.

We hope you feel as we do that this schedule change will enhance and build on the success we have enjoyed over the past 25 years of league play.

We have kept the League fee at $495/player for a 20 game, 10 week schedule and for those Coaches/Teams registering early (before November 15) we have waived the $100 team registration fee.    

League fees include:

  • 20 game schedule includes mid-season *Pool Play & Year End Tournament
  • Two games per week (mostly doubleheaders)
  • Two certified umpires per game
  • Weekly League standings (website)
  • Trophies awarded to division winners as well as tournament champions
  • PARKING FOR ALL FAMILY AND FRIENDS ATTENDING GAMES AT OSU FRED BEEKMAN PARK

Teams and Free Agents may register year-round 
Player registration begins December 1st
Payment plan will be available with $95 down, then $100/month on the 1st of Jan, Feb, March and April.   Deadline March 1st
Division is based on player's age on May 15th. 

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TEAM/COACH 
Registration accepted until full 

FREE AGENTS
Registration accepted until full  

PLAYERS
Registration opens June 1 to Aug 10

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Big League Baseball School

Phone: 614-433-9980