2021 LEAGUE RULES
WISCONSIN STATE YOUTH
Amended September 2020
Remove High School restriction
Change Number of 4th grade umpires to 1
1. LEAGUE FORMAT
1.1. Grade/Age Divisions & Eligibility
The Wisconsin State Youth Baseball League, hereafter referred to as the WSYBL, will consist of 8U/2nd, 9U/3rd,
10U/4th, 11U/5th. 12U/6th, 13U/7th and 14U/8th grade Divisions. Players in a division must either be in the specified
grade or age eligible as of May 1st of the upcoming season. For example, a player in the 10U/4th grade must either be
in 4th grade OR cannot turn 11 before May 1st prior to the season.. As in the past, younger players may play up.
The rules contained herein will apply to all divisions. Rules specific to a given age level will be noted as such.
The WSYBL is an open league format, which means that there are no residency requirements. While the WSYBL has
dropped the residency requirement, it is our hope that teams will continue to serve as a feeder program and make
every effort to develop players for their high schools.
WSYBL Rules state that new teams entering the league may not raid existing teams to get their players. However
there are times when an existing team may not object to the player moving to the new team. For those cases the
WSYBL has developed a release form, where an existing team will release a player to a new team. This includes 2nd
or “B” teams formed within an existing organization.
Team rosters will consist of a minimum of 11 players and a maximum of 20 players. No player will be allowed to play
unless he is listed on the official team roster, which is to be held at the league office, and has provided proof of grade
and residency. Changes to the roster during the season will require league commissioner approval. Failure to abide
by these rules will result in forfeitures of games played.
The WSYBL recognizes that the desire to play travel ball has become the norm. We a