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THANKS SABA COMMUNITY!

Thanks to all who came out to the clinic on Saturday - we had a fun, productive, and gorgeous day at Memorial!  Check out the photos below and don't forget to click the registration button by this Friday 12/15 to get a $20-25 discount off of your fees!  

SABA 2018 REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Deadline to get $20-25 off your registration fee is Friday, December 15th.  Deadline to register is Thursday, January 11th for the Spring 2018 season! Click here to sign up.

We would like to welcome you to another exciting season! The San Anselmo Baseball Association has three programs for different age levels: Minors, Majors, and Juniors. Learn more about SABA's approach and read detailed information on each level below. 

Mark your calendars:  Sunday, January 21, 2018 is Assessment day and Sunday, March 18, 2018 is Opening Day! Other upcoming events will include free skills clinics and field improvement day.  Come join us for another memorable season...  register today. Thank you for supporting the San Anselmo youth communities programs. 

LET'S PLAY BALL!

Interested in coaching?

We want you! Please reach out to Rich Friedman if interested. richsaba@yahoo.com

SABA Gear BLOWOUT Sale Continues...

Great SABA gear is still available at low prices... Get your holiday gifts here while they last!

Socks $5.... Hats $10.... T-shirts $10.....Sweatshirts $20....Swag bags $5

To place an order, please contact Anna at arascon@comcast.net.

SABA Gear Sale

BASEBALL BAT CHANGES

Looking to get a new bat for your child as a holiday gift?  SABA will be joining the nationwide bat policy change for youth baseball leagues starting in January 2018.  The changes are being for implemented for the continued safety and integrity of the youth game.  All bats must have a USA bat logo to be approved for play.  Each SABA team will be provided with these new bats.  More information can be found at https://usabat.com/about/

If you are interested in purchasing a new bat and you have any question, please contact Rich Friedman (richsaba@yahoo.com).


Your Young Athlete’s Best Interest at Heart

The San Anselmo Baseball Association (SABA) emphasizes sportsmanship, teamwork, best effort, and (of course) outstanding baseball fundamentals and technique. We provide a supportive and inclusive atmosphere, and we believe SABA is unique in its player/parental/community-centric approach to the game. SABA is an independent and entirely community-based baseball league, and as such free from the constraints and pressures other programs may face. We offer a high level of parental involvement, and the uncomplicated ease of local games played at lovely Memorial Park and our outstanding Red Hill facility. We want young players to love baseball, and want their parents to love watching them have fun and excel at the game.

Great Baseball Begins with Great Sportsmanship

The SABA approach to good sportsmanship includes the pursuit of fairness, the observance of rules, and the respect of opponents, coaches, umpires, and fans. SABA also believes each player should learn to challenge themselves, and be gracious in both winning and losing. Managers, coaches and umpires are guided in the cultivation of sportsmanship for young players. Great effort is taken to balance the composition of teams so that the competitive playing field is as level as possible and all players can maximize their enjoyment of baseball. We would love to hear what your goals are for your young player and we are eager to work with you if you have questions about age-group placement. Just send us an email: SABA Placement Inquiry


MINORS (Introductory Baseball – Kid Pitch):

Age 9-10 yrs old, 3rd-4th grade typically. Minors is an introduction to competitive baseball but the emphasis is on instruction. Player age is typically 9 to 10 yrs old or 3rd to 4th grade, but younger players that are not timid at the plate and can make consistent throws are welcome and usually fit in well, as are older 5th graders that may be seeking an extra year of skill honing before moving on to Majors.  Every player is in the batting lineup at all times, thus each player is given the opportunity to contribute to the team effort. Minimum playing requirements are in place and adhered to, and exposure to position variety is favored over the competitive desire to win. While recognizing the boundaries of physical skills and the development of individuals, managers are strongly encouraged to teach a variety of positions to all players where feasible. No lead offs allowed, modified stealing rules are in place.  Only feet first sliding into home plate. Questions about your young player’s appropriateness to this group? Just Ask! We’d love to help: SABA Placement Inquiry

  • Kid pitch
  • Each player bats at all times
  • Field Dimensions 60'bases and 46'pitching distance from mound to home
  • Players pitch and balls and strikes are called
  • No leads off the bases but can steal a base after the pitch passes home plate (no stealing home)
  • 2 games per week ALL played at Memorial (1 game either Tues/Wed, 1 game either Fri/Sun)

MAJORS (Intermediate Baseball – Full MLB Rules)

Age 11-12 yrs old, 5th-6th grade typically. Majors is a continuation of the instruction of the fundamentals of baseball but evolved toward the baseball format where full Major League Baseball rules are followed, such as lead offs and stealing.  Minimum playing requirements are in place and the same as in Minors and every player is in the batting line up at all times. Though pitching intensity and the level of athleticism is higher than Minors, playing time equity continues to be favored over competitive desires, and managers continue to be encouraged to teach and allow players to experience a variety of positions although some players will begin to specialize into primary and secondary positions. If in doubt about whether your player is ready for Majors or should be moving on to Juniors we are happy to work with you to decide. Just ask us: SABA Placement Inquiry

  • Every players is batting the line up at all times
  • Field Dimensions- 70'bases and 50' pitching distance from pitching mound to home
  • MLB rules are followed! Players can take leads and steal all bases including home!
  • Umps call balks
  • 2 games per week ALL played at Memorial (1 game either Tues/Wed, 1 game either Fri/Sun)

JUNIORS (Competitive Baseball – Full MLB Rules)

Age 13-14 yrs old, 7th-8th grade typically. Juniors is a competitive baseball division which continues to emphasize the fundamentals of the game. Minimum playing requirements are strictly adhered. Playing time equity should be favorably balanced over competitive desires. Every player is in the batting line up at all times. Players will focus on a primary and secondary field position.

  • Field Dimensions 80' bases and 54' pitching distance from mound to home. Some games played 60'x90'
  • MLB rules are followed
  • Memorial Park and Red Hill Park are our home fields. Week night game either Tues/Wed/Fri. Sunday games played at Red Hill Park or neighboring communities (San Rafael, Dixie, Fairfax). Occasional Saturday game.

SABA Store is up and running!

Click on the tab above to see the SABA Store. Register and view EXCITING new apparel from SABA! Hats, socks, sweatshirts and more..come check it out!!

SABA JOINS THE "Under Our Influence" Community Initiative

SABA is proud to announce their support of the “Under Our Influence” initiative through the Ross Valley Healthy Community Collaborative.  Please see the following letter for more information on this important effort in our community to affect the disconcerting data pertaining to our kids’ use/abuse of alcohol and drugs in our community.