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Overview of SLABA

The St. Louis Amateur Baseball Association (SLABA) was established in 1987 to provide St. Louis area high school players and younger teams with maximum exposure to the toughest competition by affiliating with nationally recognized and sanctioned youth baseball programs.

SLABA currently has national affiliations with the National Amateur Baseball Federation (NABF). The league sends teams at all of its age groups to various postseason tournaments hosted by affiliations throughout the country.

Former SLABA players have gone on to play in every level of college and pro baseball. Currently, four former SLABA players are playing in Major League Baseball; Ross Detwiler, David Freese, Ryan Howard, Dave Phelps and Max Scherzer. For a list of other players, click on the Honors link above.

What is the purpose of SLABA?

To promote sportsmanship, fellowship, and Americanism and encourage the welfare and development of youth through baseball related activities.

How is SLABA organized?

SLABA is made up of 15 organizations in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area and is governed by the participating members. The program head of each member organization is a voting member of the SLABA Board of Directors. A four-person executive committee made up of a President, Vice President, Secretary, and Treasurer are elected every other year to oversee the league. A Commissioner is also appointed to assist in operating each age group. League meetings are held the second Monday of each month (September through May) at the Kirkwood Community Center at 111 S. Geyer Road in Kirkwood. September through March meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. and April and May meetings begin at 7:30 p.m.

How are boundries for a member organization determined?

Membership is limited to organizations which are assigned specific boundaries based on public high schools in their area. SLABA organizations draw players from their base school districts, private schools and any "open" school district. All organizations may support teams at any age level, but league play is for 15-18 year-old age groups. All member organizations must agree to and abide by the SLABA Bylaws and Playing Rules. Click on the individual organization buttons above to find out more about the teams and where they play.