Minnesota Youth Athletics Services


Trusted Coaches - Raising the Grade
Monday, October 17, 2016

Do we REALLY know who is coaching our kids? What is the policy of your association and how they select their coaches? Are they trained if someone gets hurt? Who me? Wait - what?!?

New MYAS Website
Friday, May 27, 2016

The MYAS website is new, it's cool, it's here for you.

Al Nuness - Hall of Fame
Friday, October 21, 2016

Al Nuness - MYAS Chairman of the Board - Inducted to U of M Hall of Fame

Online Registration - New Platform
Friday, May 27, 2016

The MYAS is transitioning to a new registration platform. We are not transferring any of the data from the old system into the new system.

MN-WI Border Battles
Thursday, August 4, 2016

Minnesota vs. Wisconsin in the first Border Battles!

Grade State Adds 3rd Grade
Monday, October 17, 2016

MYAS adds 3rd Grade to the list of grade levels for the prestigious Grade State Championships.

Honoring Michael N. Anderson – Shoreview Area Youth Baseball
Monday, May 24, 2021

It is with great sadness that the MYAS has learned of the sudden passing of Michael N. Anderson on May 20, 2021. Michael was a longtime member of the Shoreview Area Youth Baseball organization and a truly remarkable advocate for youth and h…

MYAS Foundation & Anderson Family Award Association Scholarships
Thursday, August 12, 2021

MYAS, in cooperation with the Anderson family, is proud to provide the opportunity for your 18 players to participate in the Fall Baseball League via the funds raised through the Michael Anderson Baseball Scholarship program.

MYAS Adds Tony Schrepfer as Director of Officiating
Thursday, August 12, 2021

Minnesota Youth Athletic Services, Inc. (MYAS) is pleased to announce the addition of Tony Schrepfer to the team.

Carolyn Derksen joins MYAS as Assistant Director, focusing on Officiating & Administration
Friday, September 17, 2021

Minnesota Youth Athletic Services, Inc. (MYAS) is pleased to announce the addition of Carolyn Derksen to our team.

From Dawson's Desk: The Officiating Crisis is Real
Tuesday, November 2, 2021

I started officiating in 1997, when I was in college to make some money and stay connected to the sports I love, and I haven't stopped since. It's been one of the best ways for me to support youth sports, which is why I haven't stopped …

Introducing Gray Investigative Group: Specialists in SafeSport
Friday, November 19, 2021

GIG is a Minnesota based investigative agency and consulting service, and training service specializing in investigating SafeSport, Code of Conduct, Code of Ethics misconduct claims, assisting organizations with navigation of both the SafeS…

Giving Thanks in 2021
Tuesday, November 23, 2021

I lamented the very real challenges facing officiating in youth sports. But given the time of year, I wanted to first express my thanks to the officials who continue to honor their important role and their passion for sport, the coaches, at…

MYAS and Pacesetter to Partner on Youth Tournaments
Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Pacesetter Sports and MYAS, Minnesota Youth Athletic Services, have agreed to partner on youth tournaments this season.

MYAS and D1 Minnesota Announce Partnership
Friday, December 17, 2021

Minnesota Youth Athletic Services ("MYAS"), Minnesota’s home for youth sports, and D1 Minnesota Basketball ("D1MN"), Minnesota’s premier youth basketball program, announced today it has formed a partnership to create and develop community-b…

Referees needed - all sports, all levels
Friday, January 14, 2022

The Minnesota Amateur Sports Commission is leading a collaboration of local youth, amateur, and professional sports groups to address the ongoing situation facing sports today, the sheer lack of available referees.

From the Desk of Dawson: Setting Standards
Friday, January 14, 2022

What are the expectations when each person arrives at a gym or field to participate in a youth sports experience? Because everybody has a role, and I think that is the proverbial elephant in the room at games and events in youth sports.

From Dawson's Desk: What We Need to Control in Youth Sports
Tuesday, February 8, 2022

After COVID locked everything down in March 2020, including practices and games, I noticed that parents were very thankful and respectful that their kids could return to sports in early July 2020. But that window was fleeting.

From Dawson's Desk : Deshaun Hill's Death and Impact
Thursday, February 17, 2022

What should be routine and an exciting time for our winter basketball community-based end of season event, the MYAS 30th Annual Grade State Basketball Championships, I can't shake the death of Deshaun Hill, the 15-year-old student-athlete a…

Cultural Interaction Through Sports
Friday, February 25, 2022

During these last few weeks, our Minnesota communities have been dealing with some unforeseeable events; events that could shake a community to its core. The Minnesota Youth Athletic Services, Inc. stands in solidarity with our communities …

From Dawson's Desk : Partnership With Youth 1st And Minnesota Softball
Tuesday, May 3, 2022

Dawson Blanck On Partnership With Youth 1st And Minnesota Softball At MYAS, we refuse to stand idly by, as the epidemic of abuse of officials continues in youth sports. We have teamed up with Minnesota Softball and Youth 1st to uphold t…

JonnyPops Becomes Proud Partner of MYAS
Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Minnesota Youth Athletic Services, Inc. would like to formally announce JonnyPops, a frozen treat producer and distributor based in Minnesota, as the Official Frozen Treat of the MYAS and a new member of our Partnership Family.

From Dawson's Desk : Alarming Anecdotes from Assignors and Officials
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

I often hear that referee/umpires "just need to understand the game better." I agree, there needs to be continued training and continued education, but that's not going to matter if those individuals don't continue as umpires and referees! …

Addition of MYAS Team Member, Akua Kennedy
Tuesday, May 31, 2022

On January 3, 2022, Akua Kennedy was officially hired as MYAS Program Manager and Community Engagement Director, and he hit the ground running.

From Dawson's Desk : 2022 Grade State Basketball Reflection
Tuesday, June 28, 2022

From an MYAS perspective, Grade State is an "all hands-on deck" effort by our team members. Everyone on staff has a responsibility, regardless of what program they administer. For instance, our baseball department assisted with the administ…

New MYAS Team Member, Idalis Riley
Wednesday, June 29, 2022

On May 31, 2022, Idalis Riley was officially hired as MYAS Marketing Coordinator

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