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HISTORY OF THE MAJOR YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE

The league was created in 2004 as the Great Lakes Youth Baseball League by a group of individuals who were dissatisfied with the philosophy of what at the time was the largest youth baseball league in SE Wisconsin.  Prior to the 2006 season the founders of the league were no longer able to administer the league, so they passed the league onto Shawn Kramlich.  That 2006 season the league had 2 age levels and only 11 teams.

Since taking over the league in 2006, Shawn has provided much of the impetus behind the explosive growth of youth baseball in Wisconsin.  The first change he made was allowing 11 year olds to play using real baseball rules (leading off and stealing).  Then 10 and 9 year olds were given the same opportunity.  For many years, this was the only league in Wisconsin offering such opportunities.  What we take for granted today, 9-11 year olds playing real baseball, was not an option until the MAJOR YBL started offering it in 2006. 

Still very modest in size in 2009, the league had nearly tripled in size to 32 teams.  In 2011, the league had grown substantially to 78 teams.  Also in 2011, the league was the first offer a league for 8-year-old.

As the league continued to innovate and set the direction of youth baseball in Wisconsin, by 2012 it surpassed 100 teams.  Then just 2 years later, in 2014 it became the first and only league to date in Wisconsin to surpass 200 teams and became the largest youth baseball league in Wisconsin that year.  The innovation continued during this period as the league added competition based breakdowns at each age level and then added geographic breakdowns. 

The addition of the competitive and geographic breakdowns really accelerated the league's grow.  In just 3 years the league grew from 200 teams in 2014 to over 300 teams for the 2017 season.  The innovations have continued, with the introduction of our 7-year-old select baseball in 2017 and for the 2019 season offering leagues for U15-U18 players.  The MAJOR YBL now offers the opportunity for children to play baseball from age 7 to 18.  No other league in Wisconsin offers the same.  As we look towards the future, as the clear trendsetter in youth baseball in Wisconsin, the future looks very bright.

THE CERTIFIED YOU'RE SAFE UMPIRE PROGRAM

New for the 2018 season, all league umpires will be Certified You're Safe Umpires.  We are the only youth baseball league in Wisconsin that conducts background checks on all league umpires to make sure when you play in the MAJOR YBL You're Safe!  Why take the risk of playing anywhere else?

No one can guarantee something could never happen, but we are trying to be as proactive as possible. Anyone with a history of violence or abuse of any kind against anyone will not be allowed to umpire in the MAJOR YBL.  

BECOME AN OFFICIAL SPONSOR OF THE MAJOR YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE

By becoming an Official Sponsor of the MAJOR YBL you will reach over 10,000 current and former MAJOR YBL families with your brand message.  

Help support youth baseball, while benefiting from the opportunity exposure to these families offer. Our teams cover all the counties in SE Wisconsin and Northern Illinois. Don't delay, contact us today as we do limit the number of official sponsorships.

To contact us about our very affordable official sponsorship program, please click HERE

WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCES IN THE MAJOR YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE

Please take a moment and let us know why you love the MAJOR YBL. We will share your experiences with others, so they can see why we have become Wisconsin's Youth Baseball League.  Please send us your testimonialsrther than the MAJOR YBL.  Wisconsin's biggest and best baseball league.  See why we are Wisconsin's best youth baseball league.

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR THE MAJOR YBL
 
The registration fee includes 2 dozen high quality MAJOR YBL Game Balls ($125 value) and a NFHS Rule Book ($8 value).  Also included in your registration, is access to our Coach's Concierge, providing the best customer service anywhere, league administration, Umpire assigning for all league games, high-end trophies, the best youth baseball league website and the opportunity to participate in an on field parade at Miller Park during the annual Major Youth Baseball League Night at Miller Park.  
 
State Championship games at all age levels are played at marquee locations like Miller Park, Kapco Park, Helfaer Field and others.  League teams enjoy access to discounted liability insurance and special discounts offered from our sponsors to all teams and their families, including discounted tickets to some Milwaukee Brewer games.
 
Registration fee for the 2019 season is only $575.  Registration closing soon on October 1st, 2018.
 
REGISTRATION OPENING SOON FOR THE MAJOR YBL HIGH SCHOOL
 
The registration fee includes 2 dozen high quality MAJOR YBL Game Balls ($125 value) and a NFHS Rule Book ($8 value).  Also included in your registration, is access to our Coach's Concierge, providing the best customer service anywhere, league administration, Umpire assigning for all league games, high-end trophies to each league champion and access to the best baseball league website.  
 
Registration fee for the 2019 season is only $425.  Registration will be opening soon and close on April 1st, 2019.
 
For more info or questions, please contact Shawn 
 
330 TEAMS CAN'T BE WRONG, JOIN WISCONSIN'S YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE TODAY!
 
 

OUR LEAGUES ARE DIVIDED BY BOTH ABILITY AND GEOGRAPHY, THIS ALLOWS US TO PROVIDE A COMPETITIVE AND CONVENIENT LEAGUE FOR ANY AND ALL TEAMS. 330 TEAMS CAN'T BE WRONG, SEE FOR YOURSELF WHY WE ARE WISCONSIN'S YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE.

THE MAJOR YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE

We offer leagues for ages U7-U14 and we have no residency requirements. Our format does not penalize teams from smaller communities by giving teams from larger communities a competitive advantage, based on the size of their population base.

We believe regardless which High School our players will be attending, playing competitive games week in and week out will better prepare our players for High School and beyond, when compared to other leagues. 

Youth players that are not challenged regularly may not develop the necessary skills to thrive in High School or beyond.  Our format provides top-of-the-line competition, most every game.  As a result, our teams generally excel in tournament play against non-league teams and our former players are some of the better performers at area High Schools each year. 
 
Our 14-18 game regular season schedule allows teams that enjoy playing regularly in weekend tournaments the opportunity to play against solid competition during the week, without forfeiting much needed practice time. With a regular season stretching over 13-14 weeks, teams do not play more than one game a week, most weeks. Our flexible scheduling policy allows coaches to arrange their own schedule, avoiding conflicts. 
 
THE MAJOR YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE HIGH SCHOOL
 
New for the 2019 season is our high school summer league, open to U15-U18 teams.  The season will begin after the spring high school baseball season ends and will finish up before football practice begins in the fall.  Teams will play a 12 game regular season schedule over 7 weeks and participate in a single elimination playoff at the end of the season.  Teams will have the flexibility to create their own schedules for the regular season.  We will offer standalone leagues where possible.  Age levels will be divided by ability and geography when possible.  For more information about the new league and to register, please check out the Registration Info section below.  
 
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PLAYOFF CORNER

PLAYOFF INFORMATION

2018 MAJOR YBL Playoff Schedule

We encourage everyone in the league to attend these games to show your support for the MAJOR YBL.

July 19th Helfaer Field 

1pm U8 Standard Racine RiverDawgs vs East Troy Knights Red 

3:30pm U8 Select Waukesha Blazers Hurricanes vs Richfield Rockets Black

6:00pm U8 Elite Wisconsin Wave vs Watertown Storm

U8 State Championship

8:30pm U8 Premier Milwaukee Angels Red vs Greenfield Jr Hawks

July 24th Kapco Park

12:30pm U13 Select East Racine RiverDawgs vs Milwaukee Lutheran Jr Red Knights

3:00pm U13 Select West Hartland Hawks Blue vs Brookfield East Jr Spartans

5:30pm U13 Elite North Richfield Rockets Black vs Watertown Storm

8:00pm U13 Elite South Liberty Knights vs Mukwonago Tribe Gold

July 24th The Rock

U10-U12 State Championships

5:30pm U10 Premier Bronco Select vs Prospect Training Academy Cardinal

8:00pm U11 Premier North Richfield Rockets Black vs Premier South Prospect Training Academy Cardinal

8:00pm U12 Premier North Northshore Whitecaps vs Premier South Prospect Training Academy Cardinal

July 30th Miller Park

2:00pm U14 Select East Germantown Jr Warhawks White defeated U14 Select West Waukesha Blazers Fury 4 to 3 

U13 State Championship

5:00pm U13 Premier North Waukesha Firebirds White vs Premier South Prospect Training Academy Cardinal

July 30th TBD

U9 State Championship

U9 Premier Muskego Storm vs Milwaukee Angels

July 31st Miller Park

2:00pm U14 Elite North New Berlin Pumas vs Elite South Prospect Training Academy White

U14 State Championship

5:00pm U14 Premier North Titans Select vs Premier South Triple Play Crush

 

 

 

2018 STATE CHAMPIONS

U8 Milwaukee Angels Red over Greenfield Jr Hawks

U10 Prospect Training Academy Cardinal over Bronco Select

U11 Prospect Training Academy Cardinal over Rickfield Rockets Black

U12 Prospect Training Academy Cardinal over Northshore Whitecaps

U13 Waukesha Firebirds White over Prospect Training Academy Cardinal

 

2017 STATE CHAMPIONS

U14 Pewaukee Jr Pirates Black over Racine Redbirds 

U13 Kenosha Red Sox over Legends Baseball 

U12 6 Tool Baseball School over Titans Select

U11 Milwaukee Hitmen over 6 Tool Baseball School Blue

U10 ZEPP Prospects over Genoa City Predators

U9 Muskego Storm (2 time defending champion) over Dirt Dogs

U8 Milwaukee Angels over Muskego Storm

 

2016 STATE CHAMPIONS

U8 Muskego Storm

U9 Dirt Dogs

U10 Muskego Storm

U12 Wisconsin Rockhounds

U13 Spartans Select

U14 Brookfield East Jr Spartans Navy

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THE MAJOR YBL EXPANDING BY ADDING U15-U18 LEAGUES

For the 2019 season we will offer leagues for U15-U18 teams.  Season starts after the spring high school baseball season ends and will finish before football practice begins.  Please check out more details below.

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