The sponsoring organization must be of perpetual nature (i.e. intend to be in existence from year to year). The MYAS recognizes teams that emanate from organizations that have a democratic posture, meaning that the administrative structure of the organization must allow for open election of officers and open forums for parents and participants to voice their concerns.
The MYAS recognizes organizations that promote and implement programs for multiple age/grade levels. We do not recognize single teams formulated by any individual(s) not affiliated with, or recognized by a recognized organization as described above or a bona fide association.
The MYAS/Gopher State Baseball is a community-based program. Participating teams must be comprised of players who are from the community in which their parent or legal guardian resides or in which they attend school. The MYAS will recognize a team if they are derived from a bona fide association (consisting of multiple teams of perpetual nature) or a school program within their boundaries according to their bylaws. Generally, association boundaries are based on a city’s limits or a high school district attendance area. The MYAS will not knowingly allow renegade and/or all-star teams to participate in the league. These guidelines are established to maintain a community-based orientation.
If an individual within your association is requesting to participate with a different association, an “Official Player Waiver” MUST be completed and submitted to the MYAS office for approval prior to participation. The waiver process is only valid if the current association is willing to waive the individual out of their association and the receiving association is willing to waive them into their association. Each individual requesting to be waived out of their home association must complete a waiver.
The MYAS/Gopher State Board of Advisors reserves the right to rule on all waiver situations.
All-Star– An all-star team is defined as any team that is comprised of players from multiple communities where recognized youth associations exist.
Renegade/Independent - A renegade/independent team is defined as any team that is comprised of players who all reside in the same community or attend the same school, but who have chosen to bypass the local traveling association.
*These guidelines are not applicable for the Gopher State August or Fall Baseball League (August-October).*