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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 15U-18U 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

Since 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 FOR THE 2020 MAJOR YBL YOUTH LEAGUE SEASON OPENS MAY 1ST, 2019
 
Register your 7U-18U team to be part of Wisconsin's Youth Baseball League for the 2020 Season.  The registration fee includes 2 dozen high quality MAJOR YBL Game Balls ($125 value).  Also included in your registration, is a NFHS Rule Book ($8 value), access to our Coach's Concierge, providing the best customer service anywhere, all league administration, Umpire assigning for all league games, high-end trophies, access to 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 as well as discounted tournaments.
 
NO OTHER LEAGUE CAN COME CLOSE TO OFFERING WHAT WE CAN TO OUR TEAMS AND THEIR FAMILIES
 
For more info or questions, please contact REGISTRATION INFO
 
325 TEAMS CAN'T BE WRONG, JOIN WISCONSIN'S YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE TODAY!
 
 
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OUR LEAGUES ARE DIVIDED BY BOTH ABILITY AND GEOGRAPHY, THIS ALLOWS US TO PROVIDE COMPETITIVE AND CONVENIENT LEAGUES FOR ALL TEAMS

OUR LEAGUE ARE DEEPER TOP TO BOTTOM THAN ANY OTHER, TOP HEAVY LEAGUES BENEFIT NO ONE, AVOID MAKING THE MISTAKE OTHERS HAVE LIVED TO REGRET.  WE PROVIDE THE BEST OVERALL COMPETITION, EXPERIENCE AND VALUE OF ANY WISCONSIN YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE

325 TEAMS CAN'T BE WRONG, SEE FOR YOURSELF WHY WE ARE WISCONSIN'S YOUTH BASEBALL LEAGUE

We offer leagues for ages 7U-18U.  We are the only youth baseball league in Wisconsin offering the complete range of ages.  The overall size of our league means we offer the most competitive leagues from top to bottom, with less travel.  Our leagues provides top-of-the-line competition game after game, avoiding those lopsided games common in other leagues.  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.  Don't believe the hype, whether your team is among the best or the worst at your age level, we provide the best overall experience, the facts don't lie.

Our 14-18 game regular season schedule (12-14 for 7U and 8U, 12 for 15U-18U) 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 (7-8 weeks for 15U-18U), teams do not play more than one game a week, most weeks. Our flexible scheduling policy allows coaches to arrange their own schedule, making things convenient for their team's families.
We are Wisconsin's Youth Baseball League     Anything else is like the Minor Leagues 
PLAYOFF CORNER

2019 PLAYOFF INFORMATION

Mark your calendar for your league's 2019 playoff dates.   

2019 MAJOR YBL Playoff Schedule

7U Wisconsin State Championship Helfaer Field July 18th 1pm

8U AA/Select Helfaer Field July 18th 3:30pm

8U AAA/Elite Helfaer Field July 18th 6:00pm

8U Wisconsin State Championship Helfaer Field July 18th 8:30pm

12U Wisconsin State Championship at Home of South Champions July 23rd 6:00pm

13U AA/Select South Kapco Park July 16th 9:30am

13U A/Standard Kapco Park July 16th 12:00pm

13U AA/Select North Kapco Park July 16th 2:30pm

13U AAA/Elite Kapco Park July 16th 5:00pm

13U Wisconsin State Championship Game Miller Park July 29th 5:00pm

14U A/Standard Kapco Park July 16th 7:30pm

14U AA/Select Miller Park July 29th 2:00pm

14U AAA/Elite Miller Park July 30th 2:00pm

14U Wisconsin State Championship Game Miller Park July 30th 5:00pm

15U Wisconsin State Championship Game Kapco Park August 3rd 12:00pm

Additional neutral sites may still be added for other league championship games.  If not, all other league championship games will be played at the home of the higher seed or in the event of the 12U Wisconsin State Championship Game, it will be played at the home of the South Champion. 

2018 STATE CHAMPIONS

U8 Milwaukee Angels Red over Greenfield Jr Hawks

U9 Milwaukee Angels over Muskego Storm

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

U14 Titans Select over Triple Play Crush

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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